Couponing 411

Abbreviation Key

BOGO = Buy One Get One
CPN = Coupon 

ECB = Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
GC = Gift Card
Manf. = Manufacturer
OOP = Out of Pocket
P&G = Proctor & Gamble
POP = Proof of Purchase
RP = RedPlum
RR = Register Rewards (Walgreens)
SP= Stockpile
SS = Smart Source
UPC = Universal Product Code
WCR = Winn-Dixie Cust Reward
WYB = When you Buy!

Coupon Sources 
Betty Crocker
Valuepack (Valpak)

WalmartCoupon Policy~ For Florida Publix, Target, Walmart, Winn Dixie


Description: About Publix

Q: What is the Publix coupon policy?

A: Publix accepts manufacturers’ coupons (limit one per item), Publix coupons (originals only—no copies), valid Internet coupons, and coupons from nearby competitors identified by each Publix store. (Competitor names are posted at each Publix store.) We will accept coupons from competing pharmacies for prescriptions only. We will not accept percent-off-items or percent-off-total-order coupons. We will only accept coupons for identical merchandise we sell. Acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon, and we reserve the right to limit quantities. Manager approval is needed for individual coupons above $5.00. For a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate sale. We will accept a manufacturer’s coupon and either a Publix or a competitor coupon on the same item. Dollars-off-total-order coupons will be limited to one Publix and one competitor coupon per order. The order total must be equal to or greater than the total purchase requirements indicated on the coupon(s) presented.

As of July 3rd, 2011

Target Stores Coupon Policy
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Target Stores Coupon Policy

Coupons are a great way to save even more when shopping with us, and it's easy to use them at our stores. When accepting coupons, we follow the guidelines below.

Manufacturer and Target Coupons:

· Target accepts one Manufacturer Coupon and one Target Coupon for the same item (unless prohibited by either coupon).
· Item purchased must match the coupon description (brand, size, quantity, color, flavor, etc.).
· Coupon amount may be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied.
· We can't give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item.
· All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier during checkout.
· All applicable sales taxes are paid by the guest at the full value of the item.
· These guidelines apply to all coupons accepted at Target (Color Checkout Coupons, Internet Coupons, Mobile Coupons, Mailed Coupons, Coupons from Newspapers and Magazines, etc.).

Internet (Print-at-Home) Coupons:

· We gladly accept valid internet coupons that contain a clear and scannable bar code.
· We do not accept internet coupons for free items with no purchase requirements.

Mobile Coupons:

· Guests can receive Target Mobile Coupons by signing up for Text Alerts at or by texting COUPONS to 827438 (TARGET).
· Message and data rates may apply. See site for full details.
· To redeem, simply show your coupon barcode to the cashier. With one simple scan, all applicable coupons are applied.

Buy One Get One Free Coupons (BOGO):

· BOGO coupons cannot be combined (i.e. you cannot use two BOGO coupons on two items and get both for free). Unless stated otherwise on the coupon, the use of one Buy One Get One Free coupon requires that two of the valid items are presented at checkout of which one item will be charged to the guest and the 2nd item will be discounted by its full retail price.
· A second cents-off coupon of the same type cannot be redeemed towards the purchase price of the first item.
o If a Target BOGO coupon is used, one additional manufacturer coupon maybe used on the first item.
o If a Manufacturer BOGO coupon is used, one additional Target coupon may be used on the first item.


· Coupons are void if copied, scanned, transferred, purchased, sold, prohibited by law, or appear altered in any way.
· We can't accept coupons from other retailers, or coupons for products not carried in our stores.
· Some items may not be available at all stores.
· We do not accept expired coupons.


Updated 6/10/11
Walmart Coupon Policy
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.
  • SNAP items purchased in a SNAP transaction are ineligible for cash back.
  • 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:
    • 40 coupons per transaction.
    • A coupon of $20 or greater on one item.
    • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction.


Winn-Dixie's coupon policy and tips

Winn-Dixie's Coupon Policies

• To get the best deals, sale prices and the ability to receive and use store coupons, you must get a Winn-Dixie Reward Card. They are free and you can apply online and receive it in the mail.

• If you are expecting or have a child under two you can sign up for their Baby Club. You can sign up for that online too but you must have your reward card first. Being a Baby Club member will get you special discounts and more coupons. Read more about those here.

• The registers at Winn-Dixie print catalina coupons. There are two kinds of these coupons. Most are manufacturer coupons. I buy a lot of baby products and cat food at Winn-Dixie so most of my catalinas are from Gerber, Pedilyte and Purina. I have also gotten Kellogg’s catalinas too. These are all manufacturer coupons.

• The registers also print out $/$$ coupons. For example get $10 off a $50 purchase. In fact, these should print once per week per reward card. But they are not valid until the next week. (In this case Wednesday through Tuesday is considered a week because that is the way their ads run). So each week you shop there you will get a $10/$50 coupon good for the next week. You may only use one of these per purchase. The one exception to this is your $10 from getting 200 Baby Club points. That is treated like cash and is $10 off any purchase exceeding $10.
TIP: Give the cashier your $/$$ coupon FIRST before all other coupons. (Give Baby Club Rewards second.) If you other coupons make your total lower than the amount to qualify for the $/$$ coupon then you can’t use it. Smart shoppers would get as close to $50 in products without being under $50 and use their $/$$ coupon first. Then with remaining coupons (and smart shopping!) could easily bring the total to $20 or better!

Winn-Dixie doubles all manufacturer coupons up to 50c everyday! Except in Florida, parts of Louisiana and some coastal Alabama stores. Matchups on this blog will reflect double coupons.

• Buy one, get one free sale items ring up this way: First item rings up full price, second item rings up free. If you only buy one of the items it will ring up full price, not half price. So make sure you get BOTH items to take advantage of the deal.

• Stores will (should) allow you to use coupons on BOGO items. For example if Kellogg’s cereals are Buy One Get One Free and I have two $1 off coupons for Kellogg’s, I can use them. Or if I have a coupon that says “$1 off this when you buy that” and I have a coupon on that, I can use it. Your store may vary on this. I had to have a discussion with my WD’s store manager after I was treated very rudely by TWO cashiers. The manager whole-heartedly agreed with me and said that it was his policy that the cashiers take any coupon unless there was blatant fraud involved. He assured me that he would talk to his staff, gave me his business card should I have any more trouble so I could call him and I’ve since had no trouble out of the cashier’s there. It never hurts to question the cashier (and the front-end manager and the customer service manager…) The only one who’s opinion matters on the coupons is the STORE MANAGER.

Overage is generally allowed. Meaning that if I have a coupon for $2 off a product that’s only $1.95, $2 will still be taken off of my total. But remember, stores will not give you money back from overage. Example, if you had two products totaling $3.50 and coupons for $4 off – don’t expect them to open the register and give you 50c back – throw in a candy bar to do what we call “absorb the overage.” Occasionally, a coupon that's worth more than the product will beep and then they'll check and see that the coupon exceeds the price and they will get a manager to override and change the price. You will get the item for free with no overage.

• Winn Dixie does not ad match or take competitor's (other store's) coupons