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Extreme Couponing Tip: Ask for a Value Adjustment

Chelsea Shepherd

Extreme Couponing Tip: Ask for a Value Adjustment

Many store employees say they cannot accept coupons with a value greater than the product price. However, most of their store coupon policies state otherwise! In many cases, the store will accept the coupon for the product’s selling price. Stay informed and ask for a value adjustment.

Store Coupon Policy examples:

CVS: “In the event that any item’s price is less than the value of the coupon, CVS/pharmacy will accept the coupon only to the price of the item.”

Rite Aid: “In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Rite Aid will accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item.”

Safeway & Safeway affiliates: “If application of the redemption value yields a price less than zero, the coupon will be redeemed only for the amount that yields a zero price.”

Target: “Coupon amount may be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied.”

Walgreens: “In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item.”

Note that some stores will pay overage, meaning if you have a $1.00/1 coupon and use it on a $0.95 item, they will physically pay you the $0.05 extra (e.g. Walmart) or apply it to the other items in your cart (e.g. Albertsons).

Always keep policy printouts with you every time you shop. For more stores, check out our Extensive Store Policies List.

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