Target Coupon Policy Updates (June 2012)

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Time to pull out your Target coupon policy from your binder and toss it.  There have been some recent updates, which affects how you shop there.  Here are the changes:

1. Limit of 4 identical coupons per household, per day (unless otherwise noted on coupon).
This means if your coupon has stricter limits (i.e. one coupon per customer or transaction), then the limit is per that coupon.

2. Returns of items purchased using Manufacturer coupons may receive coupon value returned in the form of a Target GiftCard.
If you purchase an item for $3 and used a $1/1 coupon and return it to the store, you will get $2 refunded to you and then $1 will be placed on a gift card.  Not that this wording also says “may”  —  so this will be at the store’s discretion.

3. We reserve the right to accept, refuse or limit the use of any coupon.
This means that your coupon which is accepted at one store, may not at another location.

4. We do not accept Canadian coupons in our US stores.

Thanks Totally Target!


  1. jen says

    I think that great…I seen a lady return a lot of thing from couponing and got back 100$ I was like she is why normal people have trouble usin coupons

  2. Nicole C says

    I don’t agree with that – the mfg is reimbursing them for the coupon, so essentially Target would be keeping a $1.00. No this woman is not doing something right, but if you or I were to return one item, I definately would want the correct amount reimbursed.

  3. MJ says

    I agree with Nicole! The store is being reimbursed for the value of the coupon so keeping these funds then forcing you to accept a store credit is just bad business (sounds like double dipping to me). NO, you shouldn’t profit from returning an item which you purchased with a coupon but nor should Target.

  4. Tracie says

    You are still getting the coupon value back – just not in cash. You are getting it to spend at Target. It is due to fraud and people just trying to use coupons to be able to return items and get cash back. It is not that Target is not getting reimbursed, it is that people are trying to basically turn coupons into actual cash and Target is trying to prevent their store from being a vehicle used in that method.

    You still get $1 back – just not in cash – in a Target gift card.