Target recently made changes to its cash register software to better align with a new coupon policy update. Per Target’s updated policy:

  • The value of a coupon will be applied up to the reduced price of the item, and any excess value will not be applied to the transaction total.
  • We do not give cash back nor do we apply any overages to the remaining items in the transaction if the value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item.

Although their policy previously did not allow overage, the cashiers had more power at the register. If a coupon beeped, the cashier could accept the coupon at full value, even if the price of the product was less. If you had more items in your transaction, the overage would be deducted from the overall price. The new software takes this power away from cashiers and automatically adjusts a higher-value coupon down to the value of the product.

Now if a coupon beeps at the register because it cannot find a matching item, the cashier will be prompted to apply the discount to a specific item. If the coupon does not match a specific item, it won’t be accepted.

Have you encountered this update at your Target store yet? What are your thoughts? Let us know!

Click here to view the full Target coupon policy.