– – – – – – STORE COUPON POLICIES – – – – – –

One CRUCIAL tip for couponing, is to know the coupon policies for each of the stores you’re shopping at. Here are links to the main stores policies. I recommend printing them off then bringing them along with your coupons when you shop. This way if there is any issue with your coupon, you can pull it out and remind either yourself or the manager, about the stores coupon policy procedures.







Those four stores are the only ones with official online copies of their policies. If you frequently shop at a certain store, it’s a good idea to request their Coupon Policy by emailing their Customer Service department!  Here is an awesome letter posted by the The Krazy Coupon Lady that  covers all you’d need to store to tell you about!  They suggest requesting that the response be mailed to you, instead of emailed because “a hard copy holds much more value.  The policy will come on company letterhead and it will have YOUR name on it- you can’t argue with that!”


To whom it may concern at ______________________,

My name is ___________________.

I’m learning how to become a couponer and I’m looking forward to shopping in your store with coupons.  Before I begin, I would like to request a copy of your coupon policy.  Can you please clarify your policy and answer these questions?

  • What kinds of coupons do you accept?

manufacturer coupons, printable coupons, e-coupons on my loyalty card

  • Do you offer store coupons?  Where may I find them?
  • May I use a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon on one item?
  • Do you exclude any coupons?  Ex: above $5 off, BOGO offers, coupons for free product?
  • Do you accept Internet Printable Coupons?  May I print them in black and white?
  • Do you match competitor prices or take competitor coupons?
  • What is your policy on overage: when the value of the coupon exceeds the value of the product?
  • If the coupon exceeds the item’s value do you adjust the price of the coupon down? Ex: $1.00 off coupon on $0.97 cent product.
  • Do you limit the number of coupons I may use per transaction?
  • Do you employees understand “one coupon per purchase=one coupon per item”, not “one coupon per transaction”?
  • Does your store ever double or triple coupons?
  • Concerning buy one get one offers.  If your store runs a BOGO FREE promo, may I use 2 manufacturer coupons for the 2 products?  Or may I only use one?
  • Are individual stores allowed to impose their own rules or vary from this policy?

Thank you for taking the time to educate me on your store policies.   Will you please mail your response to :
{provide your name and address}
Your Name