Coupons & Stores

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      One thing I have learned over the years, is that chain stores can

      have varied rules and regulations involving coupon acceptance and

      usage.

      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

      helps.

      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

      clarify it.

      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

      coupons.

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