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Can you use expired coupons? The answer is yes — well, sometimes. It depends on the store, type of coupon, and the cashier.

There are quite a few stores that are well known for either accepting old coupons, or at least finding you a replacement. Just remember that it isn’t required for most of these places, so the trick is to be nice, and if you get a no, leave it at that.

TIP: If you have an expired store coupon, ask the cashier if they have any new coupons you can use. Or, visit KCL’s coupons page where you’ll find free coupons for almost every major retailer and brand.


1. Can you use expired Kohl’s Cash?

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Kohl’s won’t take expired coupons like their 20% off family pass, but some stores will accept expired Kohl’s Cash. It depends on the location, but some stores will take your Kohl’s Cash a few days after expiration, while more and more are starting to not allow it at all.

Check out the top Kohl’s Shopping hacks here.


2. Does Bed Bath & Beyond take expired coupons?

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Bed Bath & Beyond is probably the most popularly known store to take expired coupons. Coupons can also be used on sale and clearance items here, like the “20% off one item” coupon. Their main rule for coupons is one per item.

Check out our Bed Bath & Beyond shopping hacks too.


3. Will Michaels take expired coupons?

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In short…nope. Since new Michaels coupons come out so frequently, they won’t accept your expired coupons. But since new offers release every Sunday, you have plenty of chances for a new discount.


4. Does Bath & Body Works accept expired coupons?

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Bath & Body Works stores used to have a three-day grace period that would allow you to use your coupons three days after the coupon’s valid date — and we loved this perk! Unfortunately, that ended in a directive from the corporate offices in early 2020. Some readers have had their stores accept expired coupons, so it never hurts to ask, but assume the flexibility is gone.

Just because you can’t use expired coupons doesn’t mean your savings end there. If you want all the hacks to save at Bath & Body Works, we have them!


5. Can you use expired coupons at Buy Buy Baby?

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In short, the answer is yes! Buy Buy Baby has never batted an eye at me using an expired coupon in all my years of shopping there — and I have three kids from 1 to 13, so I would say I’m an expert. Not only will they take their own expired store coupons, but they also accept Bed Bath & Beyond expired coupons!



6. Does CVS take expired coupons?

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Bad news…CVS doesn’t accept expired coupons. They won’t take expired manufacturer coupons or even expired ExtraBucks. Don’t let your ExtraBucks expire — that’s like lighting cash on fire! Here’s how to become an expert at saving at CVS with ExtraBucks.


7. Can you use expired coupons at Military Commissaries Overseas?

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Commissaries outside of the United States will take manufacturer coupons up to six months past their expiration date.

If you live in the States, you can send your expired coupons to them through Troopons, which is a program that collects and sends coupons to military bases around the world.


8. Can you use expired coupons at Kroger?

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Like many other stores, Kroger’s coupon policy states that they won’t accept expired coupons. Fortunately for us, they have “Make It Right,” a policy that promises customers that they can walk out happy.

In this case, it means they’ll often take expired coupons, like the “dollar off” ones in their weekly ad, or try to find you one that’s current.

Learn how to coupon at Kroger!


9. Does Petco take expired coupons?

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While Petco’s policy states they don’t accept expired coupons, a lot of locations will still take them. They almost never accept expired manufacturer coupons, but may accept store coupons like “$5 off a purchase of $25 or more.”

TIP: Some manufacturer coupons have a few days grace period so it’s worth still trying to use them if they just expired.

10. Does PetSmart honor expired coupons?

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PetSmart been known to accept their own dollar-off or percentage-off coupons up to six months expired!

They won’t accept expired manufacturer coupons, though.



11. What if my Lowe’s coupons are expired?

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Lowe’s doesn’t have an official coupon policy on their website, but cashiers have honored coupons that are up to seven days past their expiration date, like the 10% off store coupon.


12. Does Staples take expired coupons?

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Staples associates are pretty great at taking your expired coupons — or if they can, they’ll reissue or reprint a coupon for customers.

Item coupons like “20% off any single kitchen appliance” can only be used on full-price items. If you have a coupon for a specific item and the product is already on clearance, regardless of the expiration date, you won’t be able to use that coupon.


13. Does Burger King accept expired coupons?

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Most Burger Kings are all about the customer. They often won’t even bother to look at the expiration date on your coupon.

If you’re in the drive-thru, mention your coupons, like the free Whopper sandwich with the purchase of a Whopper, as you’re ordering your food — don’t wait until you get to the window.


14. Does Chipotle take expired coupons?

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At Chipotle, some expired coupons, like the “buy one get one burrito” offer, will still register when the associate scans them. Usually, they’ll work up to a few days after their expiration date.

Check out KCL’s dining deals page for more deals.


15. Does Dick’s Sporting Goods honor expired coupons?

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Dick’s Sporting Goods often comes out with percentage coupons such as 20% off. If your coupon is expired, see if the cashier can accept it. Sometimes they’ll honor it or even offer you a non-expired coupon in its place.

Right before football season starts for my son, his league gives out a 20% off coupon that expires at the end of August. Our location lets us use that coupon value all the way through October!

We have all the details on the Dick’s Sporting Goods sale schedule too!


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