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10-14-2007, 06:18 PM #1herberkids3Guest
Coupons & Stores
One thing I have learned over the years, is that chain stores can
have varied rules and regulations involving coupon acceptance and
The best thing to do in order to know exactly what your store
accepts, is to call and ask or email. Most places are allowed to
instigate rules above what corporate has, but not less than- meaning
if corporate allows for internet coupons, then the stores can allow
or not allow them on a store by store basis. However, if corporate
does not allow internet coupons, then the stores are not allowed to
accept them, period.
The same holds true for double or triple coupons, how many coupons
they will accept, how many duplicates they will accept, whether free
items in buy 1 get 1 free sales are allowed a coupon, etc.
If you find out from managment at a store that they DO accept
multiple coupons for b1g1 sales, but the cashier says no, simply ask
for a manager. Additionally, if it's something you run into often,
you can request a formal written coupon policy on the store level,
and carry it with your coupons. Then, just show it to the cashier.
Likely, they will still ask to speak to a manager to confirm, but it
One thing I've noticed is that cashiers are not always "in the know"
when it comes to coupon policies- some deny coupons they think they
aren't supposed to have, some accept coupons without realizing they
shouldn't, etc. It causes confusion on the customer level when they
constantly get conflicting versions.
Never challenge the cashier if you know you are not supposed to be
turning in some of the coupons you have, because they can lose their
job if they accept coupons they aren't supposed to accept. Never
lose your cool with the cashier- they are just doing their job.
Instead, if you are confused over a matter, ask for manager help to
Anyway, here's my list of stores that accept double coupons in the
various area's I've lived in:
Meijer- Any Lansing or Mt Pleasant (michigan) area Meijer's store
will double up to 2 identical coupons, with no limit on how many
coupons double. Any more than 2 coupons will register at face value.
The Mt. Pleasant store does not accept coupons on free items, but
many cashiers will do it anyway- it won't scan, they can add it in
manually, and most often will, so feel free to try, but don't get
upset if they reject multiples. Meijers does NOT accept internet
coupons, unless it is from their own website.
Kroger- The West Saginaw Lansing location, and the Mount Pleasant
location will double up to 2 identical coupons, again with no
limits. No internet coupons allowed.
Super Wal-Mart- the West Saginaw Lansing location & the Mount
Pleasant location will NOT double coupons. There is no limit to how
many you can use. No interent coupons allowed.
Grand Rapids area, Michigan:
The ONLY store in the Grand Rapids area that doubles coupons is
Housemans in Kent City, 20 minutes north of Grand Rapids. Meijers,
Family Fare, D&W, Spartan, Piggly Wiggly- none of these will double
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