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I had the opportunity to speak with the local Utah County Walmart front end managers in regards to solidifying their corporate and regional policies.  The goal was to make sure all of our Walmart locations enforced the SAME policy at each location and that you didn’t get a different story at every Walmart.  I must say, the Walmarts in my area are really working hard to make sure that we couponers do things right and feel accepted at the same time.  It may take a while for everyone to be made clear on the policy but in a few weeks I think things will be running smoothly.
 
Here are some meeting notes. I’d be happy to help explain anything you’d like.
 

Walmart Coupons and Double Coupons

 

  • All Cashiers will ask for coupons at the same time that a product is rung in.  If coupons are not handed over at the time of sale, the transaction will be voided and re-rung in by a CSM at a different register as to not create congestion in the current lane.

 

All Coupons MUST be scan-able

 

Walmart gladly accept the following types of coupons:

 

  • Printed Internet Coupons

 
-Must have “Manufacture coupon” printed on them

-Must have a valid remit address for the Manufacture

-Must have a valid expiration date

-Must have a scan-able bar code

-Buy one, get one coupons with a specified price $

-May not be photocopied. Each coupon should have a unique ID # printed on them.

-Black and White copies are accepted

-Dollar value must be printed
 

  •  Manufacturer Coupons

 
-Must have “Manufacture coupon” printed on them

-Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer

-Must have a valid expiration date

-Must have a scan-able bar code

-Dollar value must be present
 

  • Coupon Acceptance Guidelines:

 
-       If a coupon says on “ANY” although the photo shows only one variety, as long as the size, qty. and variety match it is valid

-       NO store coupons, (with out a specific product price listed for an ad match), will be accepted (they can not be scanned into Walmart’s register)
- this includes Catalinas, Register Rewards and checkout bonuses

-       Following all Guidelines and Limits printed on coupons is required:  If the coupon specifies that a limit is present, then explain to the customer that the remaining amount can be purchased on a different transaction as long as the coupon does not state otherwise

-       All coupons must be presented with the product, whether handed to the cashier or placed on the product.

-       Only one coupon per item

-       Redeeming a coupon with wording ”up to” or “BOGO” the amount entered should reflect the EXACT amount of the product it is paired with

-       If the coupon exceeds the price of the item then the remainder is given as cash or applied to the baskets total.
 

  •  Ad Matching Guidelines

 
-       Walmart DOES match Internet/Online grocery and retail ads, as long as products advertised may be purchased In-Store and NOT online only

-       Ad matching a BOGO sale is allowed when the competitors specific price is listed in the printed ad

-       Walmart DOES NOT honor any sales where a free gift card, iTunes or Xbox card etc. is involved in the advertised sale.
- Walmart DOES NOT honor any store coupons where the specific price is not listed. Ie, Walmart does not accept $5/25 Staples Coupons, $10/50 Fingerhut Coupons, $10/50 Winco Coupons.

-       Customers DO NOT have to bring or present their own ads, all stores should be provide them for all customer use

-       Ad matching is allowed from any stores printed ad in the regional area (Utah county)

-       All ad matching limits are only if the stores ad has a limit printed on it

-       Ad match verification is allowed and encouraged anytime during a transaction
 

  • Wednesday Double Coupons

 
-       Customers can ad match Ridley’s and double coupons on the same product up to a $1.00 value

-       Customers can double a coupon on any item at Walmart’s price up to $1.00

-       Customers CAN NOT double a coupon and ad match any store other than Ridley’s on Wednesday
 


walmart-christmas-price-match-guarantee

 
Walmart is once again having their Christmas Ad Match Guarantee! Just buy an included item from Nov. 1st through Dec. 24th and if you later find a competitor’s printed ad with a lower price, Walmart will give you the difference on a store gift card!
 
Walmart Christmas Ad Match Excludes: Screen Shot 2013-11-10 at 2.44.48 PM
 

  • Black Friday Sales
  • Thanksgiving Day Sales
  • Expired Ads
  • Internet Pricing
  • Clearance Prices
  • Typos
  • % Off Sales
  • Wireless Products That Require a Contract
  • Offers With gift Cards

 
To apply for the Christmas Price Guarantee, customers need to simply bring in their original Walmart cash register receipt and the local competitor’s current printed ad to Walmart’s Customer Service desk through Dec. 25. Once validated, a gift card for the difference will be issued. Items placed on layaway will also be eligible for the Christmas Price Guarantee.
 
If there is something you know you want to buy for Christmas and worry that it may sell out, then I’d buy it now and hold on to your receipt for a possible ad match!

 


Friskies Cat Treats Coupon Walmart Deal
 
Friskies Party Mix Cat Treats are $1.50 at Walmart for a 2.1 oz size bag.  Use this new $1.10/2 Friskies Cat Treats Coupon to get two bags for $0.95 ea.

 

Walmart Coupon Deal: Friskies Cat Treats Coupon
 
Friskies Cat Treats, 2.1 oz: $1.50

Use: $1.10/2 Friskies Cat Treats Coupon

Final Price: $0.95 ea!
 


  • ALL 7 Utah County Walmart Locations and select stores in Boise ID, Charleston WV, Charleston SC and Tucson AZ will double coupons on Tuesday.
  • No price matching and doubling together – you must pick one or the other (unless a competitor is doing both)!
    • Coupons will only be doubled up $1.00 MAX:

 

$0.25 coupon = $0.50
$0.50 coupon = $1.00
$0.75 coupon = $1.00
$1.00 coupon = $1.00 NO DOUBLE
  • To double a coupon, the product being purchased must be “price matched” by deducting the face value of the coupon (up to $0.50). Then the coupon will be scanned at full value. Ie…

- ($0.25 coupon) $1.00 item – $0.25 = $0.75 price match – $0.25 coupon scan = $0.50

- ($0.50 coupon) $1.00 item – $0.50 = $0.50 price match – $0.50 coupon scan = FREE

- ($0.55 coupon) $1.00 item – $0.45 (total of $1.00 off) = $0.55 price match – $0.55 coupon = FREE

- ($0.75 coupon) $1.00 item – $0.25 = $0.75 price match – $0.75 coupon scan = FREE





(Print off a copy of the Walmart Price Match Policy (Ad Match Guarantee) 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 Ad Match Guarantee ::

 

(Walmart Price Match Policy Download Link)

Walmart is committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell them and they’ll match it. Right at the register.

Walmart will gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*

  • Walmart Price Match PolicyBuy one, get one free ads with a specified price
    • Example: Buy one for $2.49, get one free (BOGO)
  • Competitors’ ads that feature a specific item for a specified price.
  • Preferred shopping card prices for specific items that are in a printed ad.
  • For fresh produce and meat items when the price is offered in the same unit type (lb. for lb.; each for each)

*The following are guidelines and limitations:

  • Walmart will match any local competitor’s advertised price.
  • Walmart does not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor’s ad.
  • Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)

Walmart DOES NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

  • Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price
    • example: “Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C”
  • Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
    • example: “Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free”
  • Items that require a purchase to get a competitors’ gift card
    • example: “Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card
  • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
  • Going out of business or closeout prices
  • Percentage off
    • example: “All mascara, 40% off”
  • Competitors’ private label price promotions Walmart Price Match Policy

Walmart DOES NOT honor:

  • Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined.
  • Internet pricing
  • Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
  • Competitor ads from outside of the store’s local trade territory.  It is a store manager’s discretion as to what defines a territory.
  • “Going out of business” sales or “close out” prices

(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.