Friday, March 4, 2011

Updated Wal-Mart Coupon Policy

Earlier tonight the Krazy Coupon Lady posted Wal-Mart's updated policy on coupons! There are some exciting changes for us couponers at Wal-Mart including their allowing for overages (coupons that are for more than the product you are purchasing that results in money owed or credited to your bill) and the use of Catalina coupons! Here is the official Wal-Mart coupon policy. Feel free to go here and read about it yourself and print it out for your Coupon Keeper. It is always good to have a written copy of the coupon policy for the stores you shop frequently. This way if you ever have any problems using your coupons you can pull out the store's coupon policy for verification purposes.

Walmart accepts the following types of coupons (see guidelines below):

  • Manufacturers' coupons
  • Print-at-home internet coupons
    • Must be legible, have "Manufacturer Coupon" printed on them, have a valid remit address for the manufacturer, valid expiration date, and have a scannable bar code.
  • Competitors' coupons that feature a specific item for a specified price
    • for example, $2.99
  • Soft drink container caps
  • Checkout coupons
    • (also called "Catalinas") that are printed at our competitors' registers, have "Manufacturer Coupon" with specific requirements printed on them, a valid remit address for the manufacturer, valid expiration date, and a scannable bar code.

Walmart does not accept the following coupons:

  • Print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase
  • Competitors' coupons for dollars/cents or percentage off, buy one get one free, and double- or triple-value coupons

The following are guidelines and limitations:

  • Only one coupon per item is permitted.
  • Coupons must have an expiration date and be redeemed prior to expiration.
  • Coupons may exceed the price of the item. Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase.
  • Walmart only accepts coupons for merchandise that we sell.
  • Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
  • We accept the following with Customer Service Supervisor/Management approval:
    • 40 or more coupons
    • Any coupon over $20
    • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction


  1. So does this mean that the catalina coupons that Kroger/Target or wherever else prints out for you , you can use at Wally World now? :)

  2. Yes Kelley! Isn't that great!?