Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beginner's Guide to Target

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.
•  *****BEST THING ABOUT TARGET: Target accepts one manufacturer coupon and one Target coupon for the same item (unless prohibited)
•    Super Target coupons can be used in any Target store if the store carries the item
•    We gladly accept valid internet coupons

Because of the variety of coupons available to our guests, we do have some guidelines for how coupons can be redeemed at Target.

When accepting coupons, we use the following guidelines:

•    We accept two kinds of coupons: Target-issued coupons and manufacturer-issued.
•    We'll accept one Target coupon and one manufacturer coupon for the same item, unless either coupon prohibits it.
•    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.
•    We can't accept coupons from other retailers, or coupons for products not carried in our stores.
•    All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier while you're checking out.

Go HERE for printable Target Store coupons.  Remember that you can stack these with a manufacturer coupon to get a great deal! 
Go HERE for the latest deals at Target.

Beginner's Guide to Kroger

Register for a Kroger Plus card to get store discounts and to receive coupons in the mail.

Printable Coupons
  • We only accept printable coupons if they scan properly at checkout.
  • We do not accept “FREE product” printable coupons, with no purchase requirement. 
  • Buy-one-get-one-free coupons and other values that have a purchase requirement are acceptable but will be MUCH less common than traditional value-off coupons.
  • Coupons will be rejected if they appear out of proportion or blurry, or are obvious duplicates.
  • Coupons will be rejected if they appear to have been altered in any way.

Double Coupons:
  • Manufacturer coupons of $.50 or less will be “Doubled”. 
  • Manufacturer coupons over $.51 will be redeemed at face value. This Does Not apply to “Free”, Kroger, Retail Food Store coupons, Electronic Coupons on the Kroger Plus Card or items prohibited by law.

Pharmacy Coupons:
  • We do not accept Competitor Pharmacy Coupons. 

General Coupon Policy:
  • Limit one (1) manufacturer coupon per item purchased. 
  • Limit one (1) store coupon per item purchased. 
  • One (1) manufacturer and One (1) store coupon can be used on the same item. 
  • Coupons cannot be used on “Free” items. 
  • Does Not accept coupons that are expired. 
  • Amount refunded cannot exceed the cost of the item. 
  • The store manager has the right to accept, decline, or limit the use of ANY coupon upon view. 
  • The store manager has the right to limit the Quantity of coupons/items used/purchased in a single transaction, by a single customer, or in a single day Customer is responsible for tax on all items even “Free” items.”

Digital Coupons
  • You can load digital coupons to your shopper card that will come off automatically at the register.  Get Cellfire coupons here and Shortcuts coupons here.
  • Note: Coupons are limited to one per item. Digital coupons and paper coupons may not be combined on the purchase of a single item.

Beginner's Guide to Harris Teeter

Here is Harris Teeter's Coupon Acceptance Policy from their website:

  • We accept coupons that have not passed their expiration date for use; we cannot accept any expired coupons.
  • We accept only one manufacturer coupon per purchased item.
  • We do not accept coupons on items not purchased.
  • Coupons must be presented at time of purchase; we cannot return money for coupons not used.
  • Coupons presented and items purchased must match exactly; size, variety, flavor, etc.
  • We uphold any purchase stipulations set forth by product manufacturer.
  • We accept only one coupon for Buy One Get One Free items.
  • We accept coupons for items only of equal or more value; we do not give cash back.
  • Sales tax is paid by customer at full retail.
  • We accept 20 double coupons per day per customer/household with VIC card; all others redeemed at face value. No orders may be separated that would allow the 20 coupon limit to be exceeded or any other coupon limits to be exceeded.
  • We double manufacturer’s coupons up to face value of $0.99; with total amount not to exceed $1.98 or entire retail of item; whichever is less.
  • We double up to three identical items with manufacturer coupon; additional coupons for like item will be honored at face value. Like items include all flavors.
  • No competitor coupons will be doubled or tripled.
  • Coupons that state “do not double” should not be doubled or tripled.
  • eVIC coupons can be accepted along with paper coupons, however will not be doubled.  Sign up for eVIC HERE to get special deals each week and to download eVIC (digital) coupons to your shopper card. 
Internet Coupons
  • We gladly accept internet manufacturer’s coupons for product; however no “free” product internet coupons are accepted.
  • With the purchase of two like manufacturer’s products, we accept two internet coupons, per store, per day.
  • We do not accept internet coupons that do not appear to be originals or that won’t scan.
Competitor's Coupons
  • We gladly accept local competitors' manufacturer coupons. We also redeem circular or direct-mail coupons for money off of the total order.
  • We do not accept any internet coupons from other retailers.
  • Rainchecks never expire and are accepted at any Harris Teeter store.
  • We do not issue rainchecks for coupon items that may be out of stock or for “while supplies last” items.
  • We reserve the right to limit raincheck quantities based on product availability and advertised limits.
  • Rainchecks can be written for a limit of three unless otherwise stated in the ad.
Scan Guarantee
  • Our scan guarantee states "If an item scans higher than the shelf tag or sign, you will receive one like item free, excluding alcohol and tobacco." 

Beginner's Guide to Lowes Foods

 If you are new to Lowes Foods, here are some details you want to know before going:

Coupon Rules:
  • You must use your Lowes rewards card to get credit for the coupons.
  • Lowes will double up to 20 coupons with a face value $.99 or less.  Example: A$.75 Q will double to make $1.50 off of a product as long as it doesn't exceed the product's value. 
  • Lowes will take 4 like (or the same) Qs for 4 items in one day.  For example, if you have 5 Qs for $.30 off Heinz Ketchup, they will only double 4 of those coupons.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to be able to use and double coupons. 

Internet Coupons (printables)
  • Due to fraud (people copying internet coupons), Lowes will only accept printable coupons if they scan.  Make sure your coupon's UPC bar codes are clear and easy to scan.  You can use black ink only to conserve ink.  I use the grayscale, low quality printing option to conserve ink and I haven't had an issue with my coupons scanning at the register.
  • Lowes doesn't accept FREE product Qs from the internet.
  • Lowes will accept Buy One Get One Free product Qs from the internet where a purchase of something is required.
  • Lowes will only accept 2 of the same printable coupons for a product.

Competitor Coupons
  •  Lowes will accept competitor coupons from local supermarkets or super centers (Walmart and Target) that are from their circular or direct mail and are for a dollar amount off of an order.  Example: $5/$25 order. 
  • Lowes will not accept competitor Qs for specific items.
  • Lowes will not accept internet Qs from other stores.  Example: Target store printable coupons.
  • Lowes will not accept competitor Qs from drug stores or club stores.
  • Lowes will accept Catalina Qs from competitors!  Catalina Qs are the coupons that print out from the register when you check out.  They will have the logo of the store you bought it from and some stores will NOT take these if it printed at another store.

Digital Coupons
  • Digital Coupons are coupons you have added to your shopper card that automatically come off at the register.  These will not double.  To add digital coupons to your Lowes card, go HERE to Lowes Foods website.
  • You can also add digital coupons to your shopper card with Cellfire coupons.