This is SO exciting! Walmart just updated their Coupon Policy! They have clarified some of the points on their policy including what kind of  competitor coupons they will accept.  They have also clarified the issue of Overage. The highlights include:

  • Coupons may exceed the price of the item. Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase. (this is SO SO exciting- I am jumping up and down right now! Hello Overage!)
  • Walmart Does NOT accept: Competitors’ coupons for dollars/cents or percentage off, buy one get one free, and double- or triple-value coupons. (This means no more coupons! Sad!)

Please PLEASE print this new policy to keep in your binder while you shop. Go HERE to print.

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117 thoughts on “Walmart updates their Coupon Policy to allow Overage on Coupons!”

  1. Aburns1988 says:

    Hello. I was wondering if you could clarify walmarts coupon policy i have been researching it online for a few hours and can’t seem to get a straight answer. I ran into someone at walmart today that told me how much money they were saving by using other stores coupons. They were even using the dollar off coupons form target. When i looked online it says you can’t use dollar off only price points. For example If you have a walgreens coupon for 2 dollars off a product they wont take it but if it says product for x.xx price you can. But if you can get it for the same price at the original store that it was ment for (in this case walgreens) why even go to walmart? sorry this is very confusing

  2. connie says:

    Just got off the phone with Wal~mart customer service…was on hold for 22 minutes, ugh! When they Finally answered I was questioning her about the new coupon policy and explaining to her what had happened with my coupons, of course she doesn’t know anything about it but can have someone call me in a few days????
    I tried to use coupons the other day and they wanted to price adjust every coupon, so I the cashier about the new policy,of course he didn’t know anything about it, he called the front end manager who argued with me…I stood my ground….of course the woman behind me was huffing and puffing and giving me dirty looks…whatever…she called the store manager who said the policy had not changed and to price adjust my coupons..I stood my ground again and he then said he had checked with corporate and there had not been any changes and if I wanted to use my coupons they would price adjust them….so sick of wal~mart!!!
    When I called to question and complain I also told her about other past problems with this company… A few years ago I was going to be having surgery so I went in the beginning of Oct to pick out my daughters Christmas presents and made a layaway. Most of the things that I put on layaway were things that became “very popular” items…things that people sell on line for crazy amounts of money because you can’t find them anywhere. I was so content because I knew my daughter had all of her favorite things for Christmas. Well guess what??? When I went to pick up her layaway they couldn’t locate it, they wanted me to come back, I was in a wheelchair, I said no I’ll wait. 1 1/2 hrs later they brought my box which was all torn open??? All of the items that had become popular were missing~~~ I was so disgusted I just kept crying. Do you think walmart cared???

    Five years ago, I wanted to order a name necklace for my daughter for Christmas. The woman wanted my telephone #. I told her I preferred not to give it to her because if I was not home to take the call, I didn’t want them to tell my daughter and ruin the surprise. She told me that I couldn’t order the necklace unless they had my phone number and gave me her personal promise and marked on the order sheet that they could call but not say that my necklace order was in.. Guess what again…My daughter called me at work and was apologizing for knowing what her Christmas present was..they called and said we want to tell you that your Marissa necklace is in WTF are you F_____ serious??? I went to the store, sorry mam??? I called corporate, do you think they cared??? I told them obviously it is too late for my daughter, but I don’t want it to happen to someone else~!!! Whatever Wal~mart!!!

  3. Karianna says:

    I just have to say I am thrilled that if you print the PDF there are actual pictures of the coupons corporate accepts. I have been to Wally World three times trying to do coupons, and two out of three times I have had checkers refuse to accept coupons that were clearly marked as manufacturer coupons. Either they don’t go through, or they don’t believe I can use one coupon per item.

    I was about ready to give up, but I might give it another shot with a printed coupon policy with pictures. And this time I will wait as long as I need to for a manager even if its only over 6 boxes of cheese crackers.

  4. Sofia says:

    I’m wondering then, if Walmart accepts competitors coupons (for specified price) then they probably wouldnt let us STACK our coupons as though we were buying directly from their competitors (and stacking them w/MFCs)..right?

  5. Liz says:

    Elk Grove Village, IL is refusing to follow this new policy. I asked and provided a copy and they said that they weren’t aware of a change in policy and couldn’t find it on the Walmart site. They refused to allow me to show them where it was on the site and did nothing to accommodate me after I waited patiently for 45 mintues. I’ve placed a call in to corporate, but be prepared for poor treatment at that store.

  6. newbienomore says:

    I went back to Walmart today with my reciept from a recent transaction in which they did not give me the overage on the
    3.00 gain cupon (bought the ones for 1.87) The lady was quite nice I showed her the policy and she reimbursed me, ALTHOUGH when a manager came and looked at it she said “I don’t know about this!”
    so i politely said “well I do it written here under CORPORATE POLICY” She then said she was going to be speaking with the store manager, so….I HATE WAL-MART but ill go back and earn that OVERAGE!

  7. kelly says:

    now I dont understand cuz the new policy says it take competitors that feature a specific item for a specified price, for example 2.99,and I never knew that they took catalinas

  8. Alicia says:

    I was at Walmart last night doing the kmart doubles and they gave me the overage after having to have it approved. I went today to do Albertson doubles and they would not give me the overage. The store manager said no since they said they have the right over corporate. They did say they will keep taking doubles at my nampa idaho store.

  9. Tabitha says:

    I have never had a problem at Wal-Mart until today! They have always given the overage of my coupons and applied it to the rest of my purchase. Well now that they have changed their coupon policy, my regular Wal-Mart “supposedly” had a meeting this weekend and now they did not want to accept my coupon that was for $2 off of the dial lotion that sold for $1.97…The lady was quite rude and I insisted she get a manager. The manager finally gave me the 1.97 off, but did not give me the $2 off. I am not upset by this, only by the fact that all of the stores should be training their cashiers correctly. I also believe that most of the managers dont even know what they are doing! I am not trying to cheat the stores but I do want what is fair and what they advertise!!! I will be printing the coupon policy to take with me next time!!!!

    • tia says:

      I AM irritated by this. Walmart will send that coupon into Dial and get $2.00 for it plus 8 cent “handling” fee. Why should they make that extra three cents instead of us (couponers)?

    • MIRIAM says:

      same thing happened to me today. I told the manager she could adjust the price for the coupon so that I could get my lotion and just pay the tax, but she would not do it, even after telling her about wal-mart policy. I did not have it with me, but I don’t think it would have made a difference.

  10. Luv Movies says:

    This is great news for Walmart. Here is the sad thing, some competitors like Safeway and it sister stores are going other directions. They are being more coupon unfriendly everyday. Some of their sister stores are the worst culprit of giving worst harassment and attitude toward coupon users.

    I read horror stories form Dominick’s, Randall and others. The worst offenders from several websites are Vons/Pavilions chain in Southern California. E.G. Worst story, some Vons Cashier calling Coupon User Un-American and Socialist.

    This is very good for Walmart. Walmart want your business from the struggling poor to the affluent. Kudos!

    • Karianna says:

      That cracks me up that someone was being accused of being a socialist for using coupons. Coupons obviously keep capitalism bumping along. I had an uncle say that he thought coupons were unfair because everyone should be able to get the coupon price… now that’s more socialist. LOL. We work hard for our coupons!

  11. fairy says:

    I have been reading all the comments above, and i never knew that i could use WAGS register rewards in walmart. I have always dreaded shopping at WAGS for the simple reason that the RR has too short of an expiration date.Can i use the SCR check from rite aid at walmart? So pls correct me if i am wrong about my use of RR’s.

  12. Shannon DiMare says:

    I too went to Walmart today and had a problem with using a coupon whos value was more than the item. Lucky for me the customer in back of me was patient and understanding. Stores (not just Walmart) really need to do a better job of training the employees on the coupon policy. I have problems at Target also with coupon stacking. Why should we feel embarassed about trying to save money for our family? Shame on you cashiers!!

  13. Jen says:

    I was in Walmart today and the cashier had no knowledge of the new policy. She questioned me on 2 catalinas from other stores and I told her of the new policy. I find this hysterical that I, the shopper, was telling the employee of the policy. She scanned one coupon and not the other. I didn’t notice this until I got home that only one had scanned. I had 2 $.50 coupons for sure and only one on my receipt. Walmart is the worst for couponing and educating their cashiers.

    I was also wondering about the scenario of having a coupon from a competitor, for example Walgreens having Arm & Hammer on sale this week for $2.99. That is one coupon, but then I had the $1.25 coupon for Arm & Hammer. Can I use them both at Walmart or will this be considered 2 coupons?

  14. Kathy says:

    I am sorry to ask this but, do they still match an add price if say there is no coupon. Just an add for like .99 for sure deoderant.

  15. Jennifer says:

    My family has always been against walmart. Now, I will go on black Friday for the $2 DVDs, but other than that, I really haven’t been in walmart but once or twice in the last 2 years sence I started couponing lol. I may have to get the Bambi DVD deal today sence I can use my Catalina from walgreens for the baby magic. :) I always loved Bambi, and I think my lil girl will too

  16. Trish says:

    I HATE Walmart. Going there is never a pleasant experience, so I generally choose not to enter the store. I’ve been there twice in the last year and both experiences were terrible. Walmart stores are filthy, their prices are NOT good (most of the time, the item I’m buying is less or comparable at Target), and their employees are rude. So, no matter what their coupon policy, I will go elsewhere and will even pay more to avoid dealing with this horrible, horrible store. Frankly, I don’t know why anyone would anyone shop there.

    • Christina says:

      I use to work for WM and I have my issues with the company as a whole, but I do need to say that not all WM’s are the same! My local stores are very clean, the employees are very nice to their customers, and the cashiers are easy to work with when it comes to coupons.

      • Adhis says:

        What Christina said.
        Two of the four Walmarts in my area are updated, designed in modern flooring and shelving, and have their employees dress nicely.

        The third is very clean and the employees courteous.

        The fourth one is outdated, dimly lit and dirty.

        It just depends on the neighborhood the store is located in and the demographics of the majority of its patrons.

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  17. Lynn says:

    doesnt make sense to me….if they will match for a coupon with a specific price, then that is just pricematching. A coupon is for a savings otherwise it is just an advertisment. How many competitors coupons are for a specific price????

    • Christina says:

      You see the specific price coupons more from Grocery store ads. Cub foods always has coupons for specific prices on items.

  18. Shannon says:

    so if you have a coupon for a product up to 7.00 and it really cost 4.98 will they give you the difference?

  19. Ashlie says:

    Doing the happy dance here. Was just at Walmart last week and they argued with me about taking my catalina and after calling a manager they actually took the $ off, but ripped up the coupon and threw it in the trash. Their loss…they could have mailed it in!

  20. Tricia says:

    My Walmart doesn’t even take printed coupons at all, and even regular coupons are a hassle. I don’t even shop there with coupons at all. It is too much hassle and i am made to look like i am doing something wrong. I have even pointed out their own coupon policy. I have to laugh at this new policy because i sincerely doubt it will be followed, just as it wasn’t being followed already. Good for those of you who get to use it!

  21. Angela says:

    I just went to Wal-Mart in Coral Springs, FL. I had 4 $3.00 off coupons for Gain dryer sheets. I bought 4 boxes priced at 1.87, because they were out of all other boxes. The cashier yelled at me and said he could not take the coupons. After speaking with 2 managers and giving them a copy of the policy, I got the full value of the coupons. The manager said she would share the policy with her management team. Next time when I go there maybe I will not be yelled at and not be treated as if I am trying to rip Wal-Mart off, but I will not hold my breath.

    • Trish says:

      Several boxes of the 80 ct Gain sheets were marked $2.97 at my local Walmart and I was told I couldn’t use the $3.00 off coupon because it was above the cost of the item. The manager wasn’t in and I waited 10 minutes for the assistant manager to talk to me…and finally left the store when they didn’t show. And I too hated the fact that the employees treated me like I was trying to steal something by asking them to use the $3.00 coupon for a $2.97 item.

  22. Melinda says:

    I think what this means is that they will take these MANUFACTURE coupons that print from competitors for dollars/cents off but not “STORE coupons” for dollars/cents. For example,’s printable coupon database has both manufacture and store coupons. They will now take the MANUFACTURE ones (even with the target logo) but no the ones that say “target STORE coupon” (unless a specific price is stated…$2.99), because then its the same as price matching. And like the Wags IN AD coupons that state specific prices ($2.99)will be accepted but not an IN AD coupon that says $3 off. Does that make any since? Someone correct me if I’m wrong ;)

  23. Robert Stark says:

    Alright i like the sounds of this, i have been using overage to get free products and its great. so if i used a 3 dollar coupond for 1.87 gain fabric sheets i would actually get 1.23 change and pay nothing?please let me know thanks.

    • Leizel says:

      The overage will be applied towards any of your items you will buy in your basket. So, to get that $1.83 overage, you need to find a filler equal that amount or more so you will only pay the difference or just taxes :)

  24. Becky says:

    Somebody is making counterfeit coupons and making it all hard on us. Last week I was at freds for the double up to 70 saturday sale and had coupon I printed from and the cashier wouldnt take it…I had to get a manager who had to call somebody and finally approved it. Above the register is a pic of a fake coupon and it looked like the ones we print.

  25. Bananas!! No more haggling with cashiers or begging them to adjust coupons down — even better, we score overage and have the official document from corporate to back us up! I’m kinda crushing on Walmart right now. *swoon*

  26. Gracie says:

    I went to Walmart today and they took all of my coupons but the manager did have to approve the total which was over $70.00. The register would not let the cashier complete my transaction until the manager did an override. Many of my coupons included free items. I must admit I did the old cashier profiling.

  27. Julie says:

    Everyone read the WHOLE policy! It says 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.
    But then it says: they DO NOT take: Competitors’ coupons for dollars/cents or percentage off, buy one get one free, and double- or triple-value coupons.
    So the ones from WAGS will not work. Also they dont scan!

    • Kristin M says:

      A competitor’s coupon is a discount from the competitor – the competitor does not get reimbursed. Walmart will NOT accept these (as they will not get reimbursed, either) They will accept competitor’s manufacturer catalinas – which Walgreen register rewards are.

  28. Kelsey says:

    I recently used $9.00 worth of Register Rewards from the Baby Magic Walgreen’s deal at Walmart. They scanned them in and the $9.00 was deducted from my total.
    Time will tell what actually happens at each individual store regarding Albertson’s Twice the Value coupons and store coupons!
    I’ve had to politely educate more than one cashier on their old corporate coupon policy, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this new coupon policy doesn’t end up changing much at the check out.

  29. Jen says:

    It means a coupon that states an item at a specific price is ok, like milk for 1.99 but not one for a dollar off milk. Make sense?

  30. Maggie says:

    This is great. I just came back from Walmart and had a manager lecture me about which coupons and ads they will honor after I had another manager tell me thier policy two days before. I came home and immediately looked for the offical policy and couldnt find it any where. Thirty minutes later this popped up. Thank you.

  31. Lily says:

    Well damnit! I JUST went ot Walmart to get Gain fab. sheets (1.87 with 3 dollar coupons) and they JUST told me that they dont allow I told them nevermind. I’ll print this out and rub it in their face…jerks. -.-

  32. Lisa says:

    Just a little confused. So we will not be able to use our “free” Mission Tortilla Chip coupon at Walmart because it was printed at home?

    • Adhis says:

      According to Walmart’s policy, no.

      But if you get a cashier who does not remember all of the policy, yes. :D

    • Brenda says:

      My Mission Tortilla Chip coupon actually doesn’t have the word “free” on it at all. Rather, it is for “$2.99 off”, which I suspect is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. It’s very possible that Walmart will carry it for LESS than that, so you’ll even be able to get the overage.

      • Adhis says:

        OH! Mission CHANGED the wording on their coupon! After reading your comment, I went back to the site and it let me print a NEW coupon with NEW wording.

        How awesome of them!

  33. Sarah says:

    While I am sooooo tempted by the “overage”, I have been trying hard to cut Wal-Mart from my shopping list. They simply overlook helping out America in the way they do business- pretty much everything from China. Having family members who have worked for the company, I do not believe they as a company should be your #1 store.

    • Beth says:

      Thank you for this comment! So many times I see Walmart praise, but it is one of the worst companies in America.

      I don’t shop at Walmart and I tell everyone I know not to shop there as well. They are an extremely unethical company, and I don’t care how much I might save there (which wouldn’t be much), it’s not worth it.

  34. Marion says:

    Love it! In the past, I would be a little nervous but they always took my coupons that exceeded the price and the overage simply got applied. They always looked a little confused when it was time to pay up. Now, I don’t have to worry to see if it will work or not like I did in the past.

  35. holly says:

    Yes they will take Target coupons, it says comepetitors’ coupons that feature a specific item for a specific price, they just would not take a coupon for $5/$50 or something to that effect.

  36. Pam says:

    My walmart always gives overage!

  37. Joe Blakley says:

    I would be excited for this as well but every Wal-Mart near me has treated me horribly when I attempt to use more than one coupon.

    • maggie says:

      I had that today with the “GOOD” walmart. The cashier snipped and commented on every coupon I had then even laughed at a couple I had for KY jelly.

      • Adhis says:

        REALLY?? oooh, that would have made me mad, and I would have asked for their manager right there and then.

        Last week, I had a cashier who made me do 12 separate transactions because I had 12 coupons and he would not believe my explanation of “one coupon per purchase.” I spoke with the store assistant manager and he just laughed and laughed about the cashier’s ignorance. Then, he gave me a gift card to compensate for the inconvenience.

        Do not let cashiers bully you!

      • Maggie says:

        Actually at one point the cashier called the manager because she didnt like all my coupons and the shift manager lectured me about how they don’t do the Buy One Get One Half off when another manager told me not three days before that they did. They took it reluctently, so i called the old store manager who promised to sit down with them and talk to them about the behavior. He did give me a five dollar giftcard to make up the difference for the coupons my cashier refused to take, but that was all. At least down here the only way to get a straight answer is to go to a store manager.

  38. Anne says:

    I’m new to couponing and so I’m still confused. Can I use Safeway in-store coupon at Walmart!? If yes, can I combine it with manufacturer coupon!? Thanks.

  39. kimme says:

    Oh my gosh, this is the best news I’ve heard in a long time! Thank you so much!

  40. Jessica M. says:

    I wont lie. I’m actually kinda bummed because I personally save more money at Walmart using competitor coupons and Albertson doubles than I do using coupons that would allow overage. The overage policy is nice though. So what kinds of competitor coupons WOULD they excep? Or is it basiclly saying they no longer except any at all? Thanks!

    • Adhis says:

      I can answer this one since it was explained to me at a Walmart register a couple days ago.

      Walmart will accept competitor coupons that state a price for an item, for example “Campbell’s soup, 99¢ each.” But they will not accept competitor coupons that only state a discount, for example “25¢ off Campbell’s soup”.

      This is because the competitor may have a higher price than Walmart anyway to make up for the 25 cents they are “giving away”.

  41. Ashley Yost says:

    Last week I used (10) $2 off any Clean and Clear coupons to purchase 10 travel size tubes. The small tubes were 0.97cents each, which was an overage of $1.03 each!!!

  42. Kara says:

    I’m confused….It says that they accept competitors’ coupons that feature a specific item for a specific price and catalinas that are printed at competitors registers in the top portion of the policy then in the second part says they DON’T accept competitors coupons for dollars/cents or percentage off, BOGO, and double/triple value! Are the two sections contradicting each other or am I misunderstanding what’s being said?

    • Annette says:

      No, those are two different types of coupons. Competitors catalina coupons are actually manufacturer coupons and say “manufacturer coupon” on the top. Competitor dollar off coupons refers to store coupons from another retailer (like a Target store coupon).

      • Annette says:

        Oops, just re-read that and now I understand. What they refer to as “competitor coupons for dollars off” is things like Register Rewards from Walgreens or catalina coupons for $2.00 off your next order, for example. Because they state in the beginning of the policy that they take competitor coupons for a specific item, which would be store coupons for a specific item. But if it’s just a coupon for X amount off your order, they will not take it.

    • candice says:

      i think it means they will not take like.. $5 off entire purchase or 50% off an item or buy one get one coupon from other stores but they will accept like $1 off totinos or a specific product coupon

      i know around where i am they are gonna try not to hold up to the new policy…. i actually stopped shopping wally world here b/c of the coupon issues

    • Adhis says:

      The competitor coupons they will NOT accept are the ones that are the competitors’ store coupons–> They state “store coupon” at the top.

      Any of them that state “Manufacturer coupon” WILL be accepted.

  43. Jaime says:

    Oh, I am so excited! I can’t wait to pull this baby out at checkout! Bahahaha!

  44. Jaime says:

    Oh, so exciting! I can’t wait to pull this baby out at Walmart! bahahaha

  45. Kylee says:

    Ok I’m a little confused. A couple of months ago, when CVS had crest mouthwash for like 3.99 and you got back 3.99 in EB, I went to walmart and got it for free. Will situations like that still work?

  46. Kat says:

    So does Walmart accept competitors Pharmacy coupons?

  47. Adhis says:

    It looks like comments are not posting or they are being deleted.

  48. Melinda says:

    So then can I cash in my register rewards at walmart?

    And why no more coupons? Im confused?

  49. Adhis says:

    Oh no! I downloaded their policy and it states they will NOT accept “print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase”! And then it has a photo of a coupon giving a FREE item! That eliminates my new Mission chips coupon among others!

    • KAS says:

      Some Wal-Marts are taking this coupon anyway. They DO have an expiration date and some Wal-Marts are making an exception.

    • Deb says:

      They reset the whole mess that was going on and changed the coupon to $2.99 off any bag of the chips. I was able to print and get the new coupon.

    • judi says:

      I thought the same thing but when I looked at the Mission coupon it doesnt say FREE it is for a value of $2.99 so they would take it and you should get overage or change back.

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  51. Barb says:

    Does this also mean that we cannot use Albertson’s double coupons anymore?

  52. Linda F says:

    What is the policy for price-matching?

  53. monica says:

    yay! maybe I’ll start shopping a bit at walmart :) havent been there in a while! :)

  54. carrie says:

    YAY awesome!! I have some kmart catalina coupons that ive been wanting to use but didnt want to drive all the way out to kmart!

  55. Nicole says:

    I don’t see the changes added…..anyone else?

  56. Paige says:

    I also shared this with my sister who is an Asst. Manager in North Georgia. I hope that all the employees are trained on the new policies.

  57. Peelie Pickin Daddy says:

    So this should mean no more of that BS ” Your coupon is for $1 and the item is only .99cents so we cant accept the coupon ” If this policy change is legit , lets see how many months or years it takes for cashiers to get the message or understand it. Goodluck everyone

  58. Kristin says:

    Awesome! I have gotten away with overage using the $3/1 Gain coupons before (I have like 30 coupons, and have used 10 of them on the $1.87 boxes and always got the overage.) I was in Walmart last night and was going to use 4 of the coupons, my kids wanted to go play in the kid center thing so I left DH to handle the Q’s. Big mistake. The cashier told him he couldn’t use the coupons because the coupon amount exceeded the price of the item. She wouldn’t even adjust the coupon just said, nope you can’t use it! And without thinking DH didn’t have her take the Gain off. *rolls eyes* I really need to print a copy off of their new policy and carry it around!

  59. Mellisa says:

    So does the new walmart policy mean that they will price compare but wont take coupons for $ off anymore? Also that they will no longer be doubling coupons when kmart or albertsons double theirs?


    • Betsy says:

      I checked with my Walmart today…They will still do the Albertsons doublers with no limit BUT you can no longer price match and item use a Man Q and a doubler. You can either Price match and use a Man Q OR use Walmarts price a Man Q and a doubler!! On the Kmart deal they said that they will still be doing that but they now are using the $25 purchase requirement. So if you buy $25 you can use 5 Doublers if you buy $50 you can use 10 doublers and so on.

  60. soni says:

    what do u mean by “Competitors’ coupons “?

  61. Gayle says:

    Wow $20 and over coupons require aproval?!?! How many stores take coupons that high of value any more!

    • Emma says:

      I was wondering where you even FIND a $20 off anything coupon? We’re lucky to find .25 sometimes!! lol

  62. Maegan says:

    WOW! This is awesome! Guess all that complaining with corporate about having problems using coupons at Walmart has paid off! I’m wondering, do Walgreens register rewards qualify under the catalina guidelines? It seems they would, which would be awesome!!

    • Paige says:

      Maegan- I am not sure, but I take this as the catalinas that you get from Safeway etc. that have their logo, but are a dollar amount off an item, but also read manufacturer’s coupon. I was wondering how they could be both.

      • jess says:

        They’re a manufacturer’s coupon because they come from the manufacturer of what ever it is that triggered the catalina. I think the problem will come from the words “We only accept coupons for merchandise that we sell”. Because there’s no item attached to a $ off catalina, I think there will be trouble.

        The military commissaries take these and I’ve had my share of trouble with them. They don’t have that kind of wording in their policy though. Often a catalina will say “thank you for purchasing xyz”. It’s a $ off total purchase coupon, but some cashiers at the commissary tell me that I have to purchase that specific item … again. Luckily the store director knows better! I hope this stuff gets cleared up quickly for us and for Wal-Mart!

      • JJ says:

        My understand is as follows (but this is just IMO):
        Walmart states that they WILL NOT accept a COMPETITOR’S coupon for dollars/cents or percentage off
        Walgreens Register Rewards are clearly marked MANUFACTURER CPN
        For comparison, check your Rite Aid +Up; that, to me, is a Competitor’s dollars/cents off coupon. It has no remittance address and is coded RC48 or RC49. Walgreens RRs are coded 5, just like regular coupons.

  63. Paige says:

    Am I the only one excited about them taking competitor’s catalina manufacturer coupons? This is great! I am printing it and crossing my fingers!

  64. Kelli says:

    I am not liking this at all. The only reason I have gone to walmart is because they took doublers from Albertsons. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Betsy says:

      Check with your store. I just asked mine today as we have Albertsons doublers and they said that they are still doing it and it all went as usual!!

  65. Bob says:

    I found this out to my surprise and delightment earlier today when I went to redeem my coupon for free Mission chips, and the girl told me I was getting change back as the coupon was for $2.99 off and the chips were only $2.19, I thought she was on drugs until she handed me the new coupon policy. I just got hjome and was going to post this until I saw you already had it up. This is awesome!!!!!

  66. Hollie says:

    I know when I go to walmart they will take target coupons and any other coupon but the doublers and the percentage off, also the ones that say albertsons or safeway but they have always taken my coupons or target web ones. I guess I should double check at ours?

  67. Jessica says:

    I found this out first hand the other day when I used the $3/1 Gain dryer sheets. They were $1.87 at Walmart and I got overage! I never knew they took catalina’s so this was great to hear!

  68. Brittaney says:

    Even though it is CORPORATE…these new rules are going to be at the discretion of each particular walmart. So just because you print it, that doesn’t mean the particular store you go to will allow it. :(

    • Kristin M says:


      Are you sure? I would think Walmart needs to adhere to corporate policy, just like any store would. I’ll be throwing a TEMPER TANTRUM and calling corp on the cell if they won’t adhere to this policy!! A scene will be made! ;)

    • Adhis says:

      The old policy mentioned leaving things up to the discretion of the individual store managers. This is not so with the NEW policy. Let’s be a little more optimistic, shall we?

      • Candice says:

        Good Luck! I had an overage of $1.09 tonight, stood in line with a crying baby and cranky toddler for 20 minutes as four different people/managers came over, they finally called a manager over the walkie and they said normally they won’t do it but this time they would. Every cashier was staring at me, they broke apart my purchases and coupons piece by piece and treated me like I was stupid. I had their new coupon policy in my hand and when I tried to show them, they said “look, I’m just doing what my manager said!” I called the store when I got in my car and spoke to a manager. She was polite, apologized and said she would look up their new policy and go over it with employees so it wouldn’t happen again. My husband and I were both managers with Wal*Mart and know that if it’s under $3 difference in something, you just do it so you don’t cause a problem or lose a customer. My Wal*Mart just lost me over $1.09.

      • King of Coupons says:

        Candice are you kidding me you wasted 20 minutes of your life over $1.09? That is $3.27/hr. I’m all about saving money and what is right is right but sometimes you just got to leave it on the table. I would never spend 20 minutes of my life to save a buck. You could have found that much change in the parking lot in 20 minutes

      • Jersey Girl says:

        I had to respond about King of Coupons comment to Candice- you are right $1.09 is not worth 20 mins of your time… BUT, I am sure that it wasn’t about the $1.09. Honestly, I went through a similar situation today (although it was $8 overage) and I stuck it out because I want my NEXT trip (and subsequent trips) to be hassle free and so I stayed and made my point and next time (and the times after that) the managers know me and know the policy.

  69. Seuss says:

    “•Walmart Does NOT accept: Competitors’ coupons for dollars/cents or percentage off, buy one get one free, and double- or triple-value coupons. (This means no more coupons! Sad!)”

    Our Walmart(s) never did accept other stores coupons. Did they at yours?

  70. Julie in OK says:

    Ok cool, it’s a start. Walmart reported it’s had a 6% sales slump…wonder if all thees new savy couponers had anything to do with that? :) We’re not brand loyal, we’re Saving’s Loyal!

  71. shayna says:

    this is AWESOME !!!!!!!

  72. Renae says:

    We can’t use BOGO coupons anymore?!

    • Adhis says:

      Yes, you can as long as it is a “Manufacturer Coupon” and not a “store coupon” from a competitor.

  73. Kimber says:

    Awesome!! :)

  74. Alicia says:

    So the “double” mentioned above means that they will not double anymore even with albertsons doubles?

    • Brittaney says:

      The treasure valley walmarts are the only ones taking the doublers so even though it says that in corporate rules, you can still use doublers here.

      • Janet says:

        I just called the Meridian walmart to verify that they still accept the albertsons and Kmart doublers and they do! I was so worried there for a minute…this is where I do most of my “grocery” stockpiling :)