New Walmart Coupon Policy (Again)

03/18/2011. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

Remember the new Walmart coupon policy that I mentioned a few weeks ago?

Well there was one clause on the policy that cause a little confusion- it said Walmart will accept:

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.

So there was a little confusion over whether this meant Register Rewards from Walgreens or not. Personally, I have been through this exact thing with Safeway already and I did not feel they intended Register Rewards to be redeemed.

I was reading that to mean if you go to Walgreens and get a catalina coupon for a specific item-like .50 off Wonka Chocolate bars you can use it at Walmart not if you go to Walgreens and get a Register Reward for $1 off your next purchase.

Anyhow, Walmart has updated the policy and clarified this point:

They will accept:
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

and they WILL NOT accept:

Checkout coupons
Dollars/cents off the entire basket purchase
Percentage off the entire basket purchase

So I read this to mean that Walmart will no longer accept Register Rewards. I think it is certainly worth inquiring at your store because I have had readers that have used Register Rewards for ages at Walmart with no problem. In general though, I believe most stores will probably not allow them.

Bummer. I had big plans for next week!

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