Walmart Coupon Policy 2011

Here is the Walmart Coupon Policy as of April 2011.  You can check here to see it on the Walmart website.

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We gladly accept the following types of coupons*

  • Print-at-home internet coupons
    • Must be legible
    • Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” printed on them
    • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons with a specified price
    • Are acceptable in black and white or color
    • May not be duplicated
  • Manufacturers’ coupons
    • For dollar/cents off
    • For free items (except those printed off the Internet)
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons
    • Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” printed on them
    • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • May not be duplicated
  • Competitors’ coupons
    • A specific item for a specified price, for example, $2.99
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons for items with a specified price
    • Have a valid expiration date
    • Are acceptable in black and white
  • Soft drink container caps
  • Checkout coupons (“Catalinas”)
    • Printed at our competitors’ registers for dollar/cents off on a specific item
    • Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” with specific item requirements printed on them
    • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • Are acceptable in black and white
    • May not be duplicated

We DO NOT accept the following coupons:

  • Checkout coupons
    • Dollars/cents off the entire basket purchase
    • Percentage off the entire basket purchase
  • Print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase
  • Competitors’ coupons
    • Dollars/cents off at a specific retailer
    • Percentage off
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons without a specified price
    • Double- or triple-value coupons

*The following are guidelines and limitations:

  • We only accepts coupons for merchandise that we sell.
  • Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
  • Only one coupon per item.
  • Item purchased must be identical to the coupon (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc).
  • There is no limit on the number of coupons per transaction.
  • Coupons must have an expiration date and be redeemed prior to expiration.
  • If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied toward the basket purchase.
  • WIC or SNAP items purchased in a WIC or SNAP transaction are ineligible for cash back or application to the basket purchase.
  • Great Value, Marketside, Equate, Parents Choice, and World Table coupons have no cash value and are ineligible for cash back or application to the basket purchase.
  • The system will prompt for supervisor verification for:
    • 40 coupons per transaction.
    • A coupon of $20 or greater on one item
    • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction

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  • Anonymous

    The last time I went to walmart to price match the razors they told me that I can only price match or use the coupon I cant do both has anyone else had this problem?

  • Lexe Wilson

    Having been a cashier and CSM at walmart, I will say this. The majority of the cashiers dont care one tiny bit. Others simply are iggnorant of policies. In the 5 years I worked there, I never had someone come in and use that many coupons, but I imagine it happens. I would personally still try and double my coupons there, just find a cashier I am pretty sure is not paying any attention. As for ad-matching, as long as you have the paper, and its local, they have to match it. Pretty much, they just dont care. Untill a manager gets involved. And still then, most will just pacify the customer as long as you dont make a big fuss about it.

  • Heather

    Does WalMart match prices that include the discount after register rewards (Walgreens) or UP rewards (Rite Aid) or ECB’s (CVS)? Ex: Aussie shampoo on sale for $3 with $1 RR – Does WalMart give you the shampoo for $2 as listed in the ad as the bottom line price?

  • Sammie

    Just did a big couponing trip at walmart. They DO in fact have a limit of 41 coupons per transaction. No matter the size of the transaction, and it cannot be overridden by a csm,

    • Becky

      I coupon at walmart all the time, and I have used well over 40 coupons in a single transaction with no problem on multiple occasions without problem. Sure they have had the CSM cove over to turn their key. But I didn’t have an issue. I also price match on a regular basis at walmart. It makes it much easier to do it that way since the walmart is around 20 miles away, and every other store is even further away. I do wish Walmart would do like Kmart does and have a time period each month where they do double coupons.

  • caroline

    cashier @ walmart told me I couldn’t use a B1G1 coupon and a manuf coupon of 75 cents off for the same two items. Every store I know allows stacking on B1G1 coupons. The 75 cents off goes toward the item you’re buying, then you get one free. And it doesn’t specify this example on the webite policy. So can someone please explain this?

    • Jean

      You can’t us a B1G1 coupon and a manuf coupon together because it is one coupon per item. They consider B1G1 coupons to cover both items. Stacking should automatically tell you it is not allowed since they only allow one coupon per item. I was recently told however that you should be getting the highest amount possible with the B1G1 coupons. If it says up to $7 and the item is $5 you get $7 off. Has anyone else heard this.

      • Jessica

        I have used a BOGO coupon for deodorant at walmart along with a .75 cent coupon for the same deodorant and they took it with no problem as the .75 cents came off the one I was buying.

  • jennifer strole

    my local wal-mart told me that they will only match circulars that are local and not from anywhere in the U.S. via internet circulars from another state for example is that true or are they to match any circular add if there is a price attached?

    • Jean

      The policy specifically states local ads.