New Walmart Coupon Policy (Catalina's, Competitor Coupons & More)
Walmart has just unveiled a NEW Official Corporate Coupon Policy for all stores. I suggest you read the policy and print it out for yourself, keep it in your coupon binder in case you end up needing to remind them of it.
There a few things I would like to point out though. The most notable differences or breakthroughs if you will, are concerning Overage & Catalina coupons:
Overage: Coupons may exceed the price of the item. Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase.
Meaning: If you have a coupon for $1.00 off but your item is only .50, then the difference will either be given back to you in change or put towards your next purchase.
Catalina Coupons: Checkout coupons (also called “Catalinas”) that are printed at our competitors’ registers, have “Manufacturer Coupon” with specific requirements printed on them, a valid remit address for the manufacturer, valid expiration date, and a scannable bar code.
Meaning: These are the coupons that print out at the end of your transaction at some stores.
Coupons Walmart Will Accept:
Print at Home Coupons: Must be legible, have “Manufacturer Coupon” printed on them, have a valid remit address for the manufacturer, valid expiration date, and have a scannable bar code.
Competitor's Coupons: Must feature a specific price such as a $2.99 Target Coupon
Soft Drink Container Caps
Coupons Walmart Will NOT Accept:
Print at home coupons that require no purchase (i.e. printable coupons for free products)
Competitors coupons that are percentages off, double or triple coupons, B1G1 free
Honestly, this is one HUGE step in the right direction for Walmart. The trick will now be getting all stores to recognize the changes. The changes are good ones and it's a big deal that a major retailer has a policy like this, could make shopping at Walmart worth it for many couponers.
Please do print the Walmart Coupon Policy and keep it with you for reference.