View Full Version : Wal-Mart's coupon policy

08-02-2006, 02:41 PM
I went to Wal-Mart the other day with some grocery coupons I had printed off online from the manufacturers. W-Mart refused to accept them! Said that they "stopped taking coupons that you can print off your computer."

Is this everywhere or just my local Wal-Mart?

08-02-2006, 02:43 PM
I don't know about our local Wal-mart, but our grocery stores have done the same thing, because of such a high incidence of fraud, and you can't really blame them.

08-02-2006, 02:54 PM
Same here with my grocery store.

08-02-2006, 02:56 PM
I guess I thought that's what the barcode is for. :confused3

Maybe it's not just my Wal-Mart....although this particular Wal-Mart is of the devil...really ;)

08-02-2006, 03:15 PM
Lots of places (the actual companies) send me coupons to print out. That stinks!

08-02-2006, 03:23 PM
yeah our publix too , oh well!! :(

08-02-2006, 03:30 PM
Our local Grocery stores will not accept them. To Much Fraud involved I was told!

08-02-2006, 03:33 PM
Our Kroger does not accept them but the other grocery stores in town still do.

08-02-2006, 03:33 PM
My Walmart said they will take them as long as they scan. If they don't scan they won't put them in manually. I use the real ones from the websites and some scan and some don't.

08-02-2006, 05:59 PM
ok if thats so where do we go to get our coupons sent to us? insted of printing?

08-02-2006, 06:44 PM
My Wal Mart just stopped taking them too.

08-02-2006, 07:45 PM
Our Albertsons stopped taking coupons from the internet for "free" products.

08-02-2006, 07:53 PM
My local Wal-mart won't take the printed coupons when I go through a cashier's line; BUT the self-check line will accept them. I use real coupons like for Tylenol, & hair products, etc. that I get from the manufacturers. :)

08-02-2006, 10:05 PM
Our grocery store will take coupons except for those that are item for free. These are excluded.

08-03-2006, 12:17 AM
It's likely due to a recent influx of really "good" coupons for beauty products that had been forwarded through emails last spring. I'd think the fact that they didn't scan would be a good enough give away to which are fakes and which aren't, but I guess they just want to eliminate the hassle all together. I never honored coupons that didn't scan (especially if they were for like, $8.00 and $15.00 off) and did let a manager make the final decision if a customer was persistent. My Wal-Mart received a notice telling the front end to avoid honoring coupons without the "Manufacturer's" notice, but how hard would it be to replicate that on a fake? :confused3