Maybe this story sounds familiar: When I sent Hubby out to get milk one night, I sent the free coupon with him. But Shopper's wouldn't accept it. Eerrgh. If we'd realized that ahead of time, he would have gone elsewhere to get the milk.This was one of those times I was mad at myself for not double-checking the coupon policy before he went to the store. Has this happened to you too?
To solve this problem keep a copy of each store's coupon policy in your coupon box or binder. I can't do this for every store I ever enter, but I can certainly do it for the ones I frequent.
Some coupon policies are easier to find than others. So, for those who live in Maryland and some of the surrounding states here are the links to the coupon policy (that I could find) for some of our larger grocery chains.
- Food Lion - does not have policy online; check your local store's customer service
- Giant Food - doubles up to $0.99; accepts internet coupons
- Harris Teeter - complicated policy - you need to read it yourself
- Martin's Food Markets - general policy that varies by store, check at your store
- Safeway - complicated policy you need to read all the fine print
- Shoppers - doubles up to $0.99 (may be limited to 4 identical coupons); accepts internet coupons up to $1.00, does not accept internet coupons for free items
- Super Fresh - could not find policy online; check your local store
- Target - accepts coupons at face value
- Walmart - accepts coupons at face value (>40 coupons requires Manager approval)
- Wegman's: Virginia & Maryland, Other states, Internet Coupon Policy
- Weis - could not find policy online; check your local store
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