It seems that with the ever increasing IP coupons available, some of the cashiers at retailers are confused as to what is allowed and is not in regards to coupons. Here is some general information for some of the stores. Please be sure to follow the rules as stated.
TARGET — There is NOT any policy available in print from them on the internet. Instead they send the same blanket e-mail to anyone who inquires (I did research and found this exact verbiage on many sites). Here is what I have found:
-We accept two kinds of coupons: Target-issued coupons and manufacturer-issued coupons.
-We’ll accept one Target coupon and one manufacturer coupon for the same item, unless either coupon prohibits it.
-We can’t give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item; in that case, we’ll adjust the value of the coupon to equal the price of the item.
-We can’t accept coupons from other retailers, or coupons for products not carried in our stores.
WAL-MART – Here is a link to the policy so you can print it to take along with you when you go to the stores.
This is what it says:
Wal-Mart accepts the following types of coupons (see guidelines below):
-Manufacturer coupons (Cents Off)
-Free merchandise (or manufacturer’s Buy-One-Get-One-Free) coupons
-Pharmacy (Advertising and Promotional) coupons
-Soft drink container caps
The following are guidelines and limits:
-Wal-Mart only accepts coupons for merchandise we sell and only when presented at the time of purchase.
-Coupons should have an expiration date and be presented within the valid dates. Wal-Mart will not accept expired coupons.
-Internet coupons should be legible and say “Manufacturer Coupon.” There should be a valid remit address for the manufacturer and a scannable bar code.
-Only one coupon per item is permitted.
-Use of 40 or more coupons per transaction will require approval by Customer Service Manager.
I have submitted e-mails to both CVS and Wal-Greens and will update the information when it is available.