Giant Eagle managers have been grumbling for some time about the effect of competitor coupons on the store's bottom line. There has also been some grumbling about how some couponers take advantage of the competitor coupon acceptance policy to use coupons in ways they weren't intended to be used.

Regardless of the reasons for this latest policy change, it seems Giant Eagle has decided to do something about the use of competitor coupons.

As of January 21, 2014, Giant Eagle will no longer accept competitor coupons in any of the company's 229+ stores.

Although the use of competitor coupons has certainly netted us KCLs some great deals, it's those double coupons that make Giant Eagle a great place to shop. For now, the official word is that double coupons are still in play, but the changing policies are definitely something to keep an eye on.

Here's the official word from Giant Eagle's website