Wal-Mart's coupon policy

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  1. plgrn

    plgrn DIS Veteran

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    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?
     
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  3. shirleyb

    shirleyb I'm a lot funnier in real life.

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    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.
     
  4. buzz2400

    buzz2400 <font color=teal>The TF waves to buzz2400's DS

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    Same here with my grocery store.
     
  5. plgrn

    plgrn DIS Veteran

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    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 ;)
     
  6. rparmfamily

    rparmfamily In paradise

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    Lots of places (the actual companies) send me coupons to print out. That stinks!
     
  7. dodukes

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    yeah our publix too , oh well!! :(
     
  8. lUVTOGO

    lUVTOGO Born To Run

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    Our local Grocery stores will not accept them. To Much Fraud involved I was told!
     
  9. BonnieA

    BonnieA I don't need no stinkin tag

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    Our Kroger does not accept them but the other grocery stores in town still do.
     
  10. hollieplus2

    hollieplus2 <font color=blue>Tags always make people happy<br>

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    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.
     
  11. mommiepoppins

    mommiepoppins <font color=red>I miss sitting in a bucket

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    ok if thats so where do we go to get our coupons sent to us? insted of printing?
     
  12. SusieJane

    SusieJane Mouseketeer

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    My Wal Mart just stopped taking them too.
     
  13. TallyLassie

    TallyLassie Are we there yet?

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    Our Albertsons stopped taking coupons from the internet for "free" products.
     
  14. jl

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    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. :)
     
  15. bradleysnana

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    Our grocery store will take coupons except for those that are item for free. These are excluded.
     
  16. Mirage

    Mirage "Excuse me miss, which way to the haunted castle?"

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    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
     

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