Store Policies &Tips

With a little time and effort, you can save hundreds a month on your shopping trips using coupons. You can maximize those savings by learning to use sale ads to price match and use coupons. Some stores even allow stacking of coupons (using one store coupon and one manufacturer's coupon on the same item). Every store policy is different, so it is important to know them. I would suggest printing them off and carrying them in your binder just in case you run into any problems.

*CVS*- Find a store near you here.

Coupon policy  *UPDATED FEB 2012*

Shopping at CVS can seem kind of difficult at first, so let me help you get started.

Get a ExtraCare Rewards Card and register it online. Go here to learn more about Extra Care Bucks and using your ExtraCare Rewards Card.

*DILLONS*-Find a store here

Digital coupon policy

Printable coupon policy

First, get a shopper's card! This will save tons, plus you can download eCoupons onto your card instead of printing paper coupons. Second, they will double coupons up to $1.00. Even coupons over .50 are worth $1.00 (For example .55 will double to $1.00)! Third, they give catalinas (coupons that print at the register for future use).

Another thing I love about Dillon's is the crazy markdowns in the meat department. I ALWAYS get meat at ridiculously low prices!

*DOLLAR GENERAL*

Here is the Dollar General Coupon Policy.

Dollar General is a fun place to use coupons. Every few weeks they put out a $5/$25 purchase coupon, get it from their website. They also allow "stacking" of Dollar General Store coupons with manufacturer coupons.

*HY-VEE*

Pretty new to Hy-Vee still, but get their current coupon policy here.


*MURFIN'S*

Current coupon policy. Find a location near you.

*PRICECUTTER*

Coupon policy

Ok, so I have to say PriceCutter is one of my FAVORITE stores to shop. Why? Because they price match any printed ad  if they have the same thing in their ad AND they double coupons up to and including .50! There are several restrictions on coupons, so know the policy and plan your transactions around them. For example, they will only double 20 coupons in a single transaction. Any after that will be scanned at face value. (Do multiple transactions.)

Price Cutter is also another great place to find cheap meat.

*SUMMER FRESH*

Coupon policy

Summerfresh doubles coupons everyday up to and including .50. Occasionally they have triple coupon days also!

*TARGET*

A quick note about Target's coupon policy, you can use two coupons per item. One STORE coupon (says Target Web Coupon) and one MANUFACTURER'S coupon. This is called "stacking" coupons. When doing this keep in mind Target doesn't pay you for an overage. You need other purchases to absorb any overages.

Target Coupon Policy

Target Ad-Match Policy

Target also has mobile coupons you can sign up for here. These come as texts to your phone and have a scannable barcode. These can be stacked with Manufacturer coupons.

*WALGREENS*

Walgreens

A few tips to keep in mind when coupon shopping at Walgreens.

*They will not pay overage for a coupon. If the coupon value exceeds the selling price of the product, they can (and should according to policy) adjust the coupon down. For example, you are purchasing and item for  .99 and you have a coupon for $1 off, the cashier should adjust the coupon down to .99. Some cashiers won't do it. In this case, I would suggest talking to management :)

*Also, the number off coupons cannot exceed the number of items. If you have 8 coupons and 7 items, you must purchase a filler item. Cheap candy or gum found near the register works nicely for this!

*They allow stacking coupons (one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon) on one item. Yay!!

*Last but not least, you can combine a B1G1 coupon with a B1G1 sale to get both items for free, just pay tax!

*WALMART*

Walmart Coupon Policy

Walmart Ad-Match Policy

Love couponing at Walmart, but at times it can be a challenge. Not all cashiers and managers know their own policies so know your stuff and carry your printed policies with you at all times!

There is always a lot of confusion about price-matching and using coupons on the same item. YES, it is allowed. This can save a lot of money! Now, you don't even have to show your paper ad to price-match.

Walmart is also the only store that will pay an overage IN CASH!!

Example:
An item is $3.97 and you have a coupon for $5.00 off of 1, you will get back $1.03 in cash!

There are some stores testing double coupons. Fingers crossed it rolls out to all the stores!