Kmart may not be the first place you think about grocery shopping, but they have lots of ways to save! Read on to find out more about how to save with coupons at Kmart.

In Ad Coupons

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Kmart store coupons are found in the weekly Kmart sales circular released every Sunday.  You can also find store coupons in Kmart’s monthly Storewide Savings Guide.  You can find both of these circulars in your Sunday paper or near the entrance of your local Kmart store.  Unfortunately, we can’t use a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon per their coupon policy:

More than one coupon may not be used on a single product, so we could not accept a Kmart store coupon along with a manufacturer coupon on the same item.

 

Manufacturer Coupons

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Manufacturer Newspaper coupons: These coupons are found in the free-standing inserts in your Sunday paper: Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble. If a coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the register will auto-adjust the coupon value down to meet the item’s price.

Printable Coupons: Kmart accepts printable coupons that scan at the register and are less than 75% of the item’s retail value.

Shop Your Way Rewards

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Kmart has a rewards program called Shop Your Way Rewards.  First, you’ll need to sign up for a Shop Your Way card at your local Kmart store or online. Become a Bonus Member by entering your email address when signing up. This will allow you to earn extra Rewards points.

There are two ways to earn rewards:

1.  Earn 10 points for every $1.00 that you spend on qualifying purchases.  You will find qualifying items throughout the store and in the ad.  You can also earn points by making purchases online at kmart.com, sears.com and more.

2. Look for Shop Your Way Promotions to earn additional rewards. It’s important to remember that you can use manufacturer coupons on these promotions and you will still earn the points.  For example:

Buy 2 Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner, 32 oz $2.79
Buy 2 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, 35 ct $2.79
Spend $10.00, Receive 3,000 Points ($3.00)
Use four $1.00/1 Formula 409 Cleaner or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes from SS 9/12
Pay $7.16, Receive 3,000 Points ($3.00)
Final Price: $1.04 each, when you buy all 4

To redeem the points, enter your phone number or email address and PIN at checkout.  The cashier will ask if you want to apply to the points you’ve earned.  You can chose to redeem all or part of them.  Remember, 1,000 points is worth $1.00

You can change your PIN by going online to Shopyourwayrewards.com and accessing your account. If you do not have your PIN number you can not redeem your points. If you don’t know your PIN you will need to contact Shop Your Way Rewards at (800) 991-8707 for your PIN number. Or if you used your mobile phone as your phone number you can text PIN to 595959.

 

Coupon Order

Order matters! To get the maximum savings, here is how you should present your coupons:

    1. Kmart In-Ad or In-Store Coupons
    2. Manufacturer Coupons
    3. Catalinas – You can only use one Catalina per transaction.
    4. Gift Cards

 

Email Savings

Kmart sends out printable coupons, such as $5 off $50 purchase via email for those signed up for their newsletter. Visit Shop Your Way Rewards to register.

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9 thoughts on “Kmart 101: How The Krazy Coupon Lady shops Kmart!”

  1. Tina says:

    I called the only K-Mart in this area which is 30 miles away and asked the important questions (are you doubling, up to what value, how many can I use, and do you ad match) I received a yes on all the questions from a manager. So I headed up there before work yesterday, spent a hour matching the things I wanted to the ads and coupons, went to check out and the cashier told me the do not ad match. I told her that I spoke to the manager Amanda (I always write down the name of the person that I speak to) but she informed me that they do not and she said and I quote “I don’t know what to tell you” I was so mad by the time I left there I don’t know if I will ever go back even if they do double.

  2. Megaland says:

    @tinnie23 – I've run into the same problems!!! it's amazing how much information the employees are lacking about the promotions they are running. Like you, I'm addicted to double coupons so I keep going for more. But the customer service is so poor, it makes it soooo difficult to want to go back. I have written corporate twice now regarding the poor customer service and have actually gotten good feedback from them. But still, I wish the employees were a little more "educated" about what's going on in their place of employment!

  3. Joanie Demer says:

    our family,

    I did the diaper deal (as did many others) and received the $14 off coupon. I would write in to KMart customer service FOR SURE!! I REALLY think they'll take care of you and get you a $14 gift card or something!!

    Keep your receipt, send them and email and let us know what turns out. You should have got your coupon. It IS $50 BEFORE COUPONS!!! (Check your receipt to make sure you got ALL the way up to $50 before any tax!! If you bought 5 diapers at $9.99 each, you'd be at $49.95)

  4. our family says:

    i just went and did the diaper deal last night. at the kmart i went too i missed the $14 back because they told me that i had to spend $50 after the coupons too. i had no idea that was the case so it wasn't that great of a deal. just some helpful info i wish i would have known ahead of time.

  5. tinnie23 says:

    I have had so many problems coupon shopping at Kmart, yet I still go back for more (I'm addicted to double coupons)!! I have found not only are the cashiers uninformed, the managers are as well. Also, the sales are sporadically posted on the items/items ring up wrong, so I always carry the flier to show the cashier or manager. Maybe this is just my local store? FYI, my store's registers must not be "smart", they do not automatically double coupons or adjust for overages, or do anything else automatically for that matter. Thanks for your site!! I discovered it by accident, and was surprised to see you are out of Boise. Used to live in Ontario, Or.

  6. Joanie Demer says:

    Suzette,
    You are 100% correct. Every time a store adjusts down a coupon, like the example you used: $1.00 of coupon on a $0.97 product. They should be physically crossing out the $1.00 on the coupon and hand writing in $0.97. If they don't, they just stole your $0.03 from the manufacturer.
    It makes me laugh that some stores are SO HUNG UP on the "adjusting the price down. . . oh no, we don't pay overage. . no NO NO!". If they did pay us overage and didn't mark the coupon, they would still be reimbursed the full value of the coupon, plus the $0.08 handling fee like always!!

    If you want to know how to do something strict and by the book, (and long-winded) ask the US military, right? Well Military Commissaries TOTALLY pay overage, because they understand the concept of getting reimbursed by the manufacturer. I CANNOT WAIT until I live close enough to shop at a commissary. I'm gonna have the hook up!

    Moral of the story. If you ever care to tell your cashier, they should be hand-writing the lower amount on the coupon, otherwise the store just gets that extra money. Don't know if it's technically fraud, but it's interesting. I'm not gonna get my panties in a twist over $0.03. Even though I could probably feed my family of 4 on that money for at least a couple days. . . ;)

  7. Suzette says:

    I understand how they "double" a $1 coupon on a $1.99 item. I've always wondered this though- If I use a $1 coupon on a $.97 item and they adjust the price down, wouldn't the store be commiting coupon fraud by turning it in to the mfg for the full $1 price?

  8. Joanie Demer says:

    Becky,
    KMart is doubling this week, but not in ID. We've been receiving lots of questions from newbies and we thought we'd just do a post.
    Stay tuned later this afternoon for a great Internet Printable Roundup!

  9. Becky says:

    did i miss something? was k-mart doubling this week and i miss it or was this just an fyi?