Safeway has once again updated the coupon policy. You can see the Safeway coupon policy here.
Basically here is a quick run down of what it says:
1. Coupons can be adjusted down if they are higher than the price of the product.
2. No coupons can be applied against a free item. That means that you can’t use BOGO coupons on a BOGO sale. I also interpret it to mean you can’t use 2 coupons on a Buy One Get One Free sale either.
This clause is a little interesting:
12. Purchase reward thresholds (if any) will be calculated based upon customer’s final price (after deducting Club Card savings and all other discounts and savings) before deductions for any manufacturer coupons. As an example (and not as an offer), if a $10 minimum purchase is required for a customer reward, a customer’s order at full retail would be $12, a Club Card discount of $1.75 applies, and a manufacturer’s coupon of $1 applies, the customer would be given credit for a $10.25 purchase, and would be eligible for the reward (assuming compliance with all other requirements) even though the customer’s cash payment would be only $9.25. The manufacturer’s coupon would not be deducted from the total for purposes of determining reward eligibility.
So they do state that the in ad coupons that are based on minimum purchase amounts are calculated before manufacturer coupons.
Also, they put the nail in the coffin on the stacking of coupons and e-coupons. the policy says:
21. Safeway does not allow a customer to redeem two or more manufacturer coupons against the same item in a single transaction.
You can still use e-coupons and if you also have a paper coupon for the same item, the higher value coupon will prevail but you can not use both.
Everything else looks the same to me. What I do find interesting is that they seem to allow a very large amount of discretion at the store level on internet coupons. So just keep in mind that any free item printable coupons will be refused and they can basically refuse any other internet coupons that they want.
Any other changes that you noticed?