We just got this email in our KCL inbox- and I thought it was worth sharing with everyone. Thanks to Beth for the great question!
On the Walgreen’s website, there is a coupon for $2 off pull-ups, however it says “Walgreens Coupon” at the top. Do you know if this means it can be stacked with a manufacturer? The barcode starts with a “5”.
Often stores make coupons available from their store website or even in their ad- that would leave you to believe they are store coupons. This was the case a few weeks ago with Albertson’s- and this is the case with the Walgreen’s coupon on their website. The coupon Beth is asking about is a manufacturer coupon. How can we tell? Here are the things we look for:
1. The most important thing to look for is a Remit Address. This will be in the Retailer Instructions and will say: Send Coupon to (Retailer Name and Address) This automatically tells you it’s a manufacturer coupon. If there is not a remit address it’s either a fake Manufacturer Coupon or a Store Coupon.
2. A Manufacturer’s Coupon will also have a barcode that starts with a 5 or a 9
3. A manufacturer’s coupon will usually say MANUFACTURER on it. But, if it doesn’t say it, it could still be a manufacturer coupon.
Below is an example of a Manufacturer Coupon trying to pass as a store coupon (it’s my best attempt at photo shop- Joanie is probably ashamed!)
Now, this image below is a store coupon
1. It’s Says “Walgreen’s Coupon”
2. No Remit Address or Retailer Instructions
3. Barcode doesn’t start in 5 or 9