(Print off a copy of the Walmart Coupon Policy and keep it with you just in case you run in to a cashier who doesn’t know the rules.  Remember to be polite, but if need be ask for a manager to clarify any questions.)


:: Walmart Coupon Policy ::

 

(Download Walmart Coupon Policy Link)

Walmart gladly accepts the following types of coupons*

  • Print-at-home internet coupons
    • Must be legible
    • Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” printed on themWalmart Coupon Policy
    • 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, $2.99Walmart Coupon Policy
    • 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

Walmart DOES NOT accept the following coupons:

  • Checkout coupons (Catalina 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:

  • Walmart only accepts coupons for merchandise that they 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.
  • SNAP items purchased in a SNAP transaction are ineligible for cash back.Walmart Coupon Policy
  • WIC items purchased in a WIC transaction are applied to the basket purchase and may not be eligible for cash back. Refer to state-specific WIC guidelines.
  • 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: (It makes my day when they have to call for a CSM!)
    • 40 coupons per transaction.
    • A coupon of $20 or greater on one item.
    • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction.

About Amy

Finding amazing Walmart Deals through price match strategies and coupon organization techniques has always given me an extreme coupon high! It’s truly a mental rush to leave the store with a shopping cart overflowing with great Wally World money makers, freebies, discount sale items, and with my grocery budget still in tact! My passion for bargain shopping has always come hand in hand with helping other deal seekers save money and become more financially secure, and all while still maintaining our integrity. With over 18 years experience, 3 websites, managing the largest deal website in Utah, and thousands of hours spent combing the grocery aisles, I know a great deal when I see one. Roll back the savings, one price match at a time with http://www.thewallyworldwoman.com.

11 Comments

  1. Curtis
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I have a question on the policy, can I use something like the curad print out that is $1 off any curad product on double tuesday and buy as many hydrogen peroxide or bandaids as I want or may I only use the same coupon once? The same question goes for other coupons as well I guess where I print them off from different computers, am I allowed to use those as long as they have different coupon numbers on them?

  2. catherine
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    thank you! I printed the policy and will bring with me when I shop-90percent of the time the caisher gives me a hard time when the coupon value exceeds the item. I had to remind a cashier that it is their policy I can still purchase the item with coupon (after she told me I couldn’t) It will be good to have their policy with me, in case it happens again. Its awesome getting a great deal, it just bothers me when cashiers get mad that you are a wise shopper!

  3. KELLY
    Posted October 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    I TRIED TO PURCHASE NOXZEMA RAZORS WITH THIS WEEKS COUPONS 5 BLADES EXACTLY LIKE COUPON REQUIRED, BUT IT WAS A BONUS PACK AND REGISTER BEEPED AND THEY WOULD NOT LET ME USE IT ? IS THIS A NORM AT WALMART?

    • Posted October 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      They should be able to push the coupon through – that’s weird as the coupon specifically states it can be used on that item. I’d ask for a manager to override the coupon.

  4. Angelica
    Posted November 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Amy, I tried to use a coupon this week at walmart that the cashier said was not being accepted by the machine then the CSM said that if that happens then they are not able to enter the coupon manually therefore the coupon is not accepted. This coupon was a manufacter’s coupon not online coupon. Just wondering is this right? I don’t see any specification about this in the new policies.

    • Posted November 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

      They should be able to override the coupon. I’m working with the local Walmart’s to fix this problem as it is due to their sytsem software update.

  5. Susan
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Question about coupon stacking. – Have two coupons for $1.50 off Dial Soap 6pk or larger and a buy two 6pk or larger get one free. CSM
    said that I could not do this. I have to take the buy two get one free. Did not even give me to option to use the $1.50 coupons. Current policy says “Only one coupon per item”
    I had three 8pks of soap and each 8pk had a coupon, so what is the problem?

    • Posted December 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

      Susan, It sounds like the cashier was right on this one. You were buying 3 packs of soap but the B2G1F coupon is being used on all 3 packages already (you have to buy 3 for the coupon to be valid, thus it counts towards all 3 packs), so the additional 2 coupons would not be able to be used. You can only use 1 coupon per package and you would have been using 2 coupons on 2 of the 3 packs. Does that make sense?

  6. Susan
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Get it. Do not like it. Will go to Target with my three coupons, as they allow this kind of coupon stacking. Thanks.

  7. james
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    went to wally world had buy 1 get 1 competitor ad also tried to use buy one cheerioes get one free printable coupon they would not take

    • Posted January 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

      Unless the B1G1 competitor ad had a per item price than they can not take it. Walmart has to know the actual sale price of an item to ad match.

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