Store Coupon Policies

January 26, 2009 · 49 comments

by Jennie

It is always a good idea to bring a copy of the store's coupon policy with you when you are going to be using coupons, that way it is much easier to clear up any confusion at the register.

Albertsons Coupon Policy

Dollar Tree Coupon Policy

King Soopers Coupon Policy
*also be sure to check out this post which includes clarifications to the King Soopers Coupon Policy

Safeway Coupon Policy

 




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1 Shanle April 23, 2014 at 3:39 PM

I was unable to access the coupon policy for King Soopers. Is there a problem with the link or my computer? :)

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2 Samantha February 15, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Does Walmart double coupons?

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3 Marion February 16, 2014 at 8:49 AM

No. Walmart, Target and Walgreens don’t double.
King Soopers and Safeway do.

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4 Hazel January 17, 2014 at 6:37 AM

King Soopers & Overages – is there a set rule? I’ve gotten cash of $.37 a few years ago but I thought there might be something official against it?

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5 Angela September 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Target Coupon Policy. The link you have is not coming up with the policy. If you update, please let me know (comment) so I can make sure I have it printed out. Going to search the Target site now for the policy. Thank you so much for all the wonderful help and tips you provide. You are awesome!

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6 Jennie September 19, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Thanks for letting me know that the link wasn’t working Angela. I’ve corrected it. :)

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7 Andrea S July 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Lately I’ve had so many problems couponing, last week I went into KS to get Capri suns, they only allowed me to use 3 Internet coupons. Is this new???

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8 Jennie July 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

I would suggest talking to your store manager Andrea. There has not been a change in policy.

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9 Nancy May 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

So…it’s now the end of May 2013. Are these store policies still the same?

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10 Jennie May 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Yes, this list is frequently updated. :)

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11 Merili March 4, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I was trying to find the Target coupon policy, but I couldn’t find it on the link, which leads to their site. So do they accept printed internet coupons and consider those manufacturer’s coupons?

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12 Jennie March 5, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Sorry about that Merili. I’ve fixed the link to their policy. :) They do accept printable coupons and they would be considered MQs if they are MQs. Keep in mind that there are also Target store coupons that are printable.

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13 Hazel February 27, 2012 at 5:28 AM

Hear ye, hear ye … there is a new King at the Soopers @ Castle Pines, Dirk Stevens. King Dirk has issued an edict – 3 coupon max.

My couponing buddy and I were quite shocked yesterday morning when we were denied usage of 5 coupons. We politely stated our case which is the Corporate policy. She then called King Dirk over and he sauntered over and explained that since the show “Extreme Couponing” came out, KS has changed their policy to accept no more than 3 coupons. Of course, we know better because we’ve been through this time and time again with KS. He then went on about how he’d been in the business for over 30 years, and my mind went into Peanuts mode. Bwah bwah bwah bwah bwah bwah. Thank goodness I’ve trained myself not to laugh out loud in situations like this.

Okay on Sunday mornings my best face isn’t put forth so I do look like a scrud, but, I don’t really appreciate being treated like a moron. However, since we are all educated to the coupon policies, it’s rather amusing when you know you’ve got the facts on your side and someone continues to dig themselves deeper.

We went to the Soopers in Castle Rock (since Pines was out of a particular item) and I asked them for a copy of the policy – golly gee Wally it says 5. When I got home I decided I wanted another little round of enjoyment so I called King Dirk and he stuck to his guns. He asked if I needed the policy (which was odd since I had just read it to him) and I kindly told him no, it’s on the internet for all to see. I also let him know that I would be contacting Corporate.

Again, he attempted to make me feel like a moron. All that was left was for him to refer to me as Missy. My goat would have been let loose on that one.

Now, I understand that it might be up to a manager to make the call on what he will allow, but jeepers, just own it. Not owning your decisions makes it your problem, not mine.

So, be forewarned. You may encounter a 3 coupon max at Castle Pines. If you’re in the mood for some internal amusement, ask to speak to King Dirk. Hearing him wiggle around with words is a bit of a treat. Just know that even if you have your policy in hand, it will do no good. In the court of King Dirk, he is the King and you are the serf.

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14 Hazel March 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM

The Saga of King Dirk … part duh, err … deux

Just rec’d a call from KS (not going to use the name or the title) and the situation has been dealt with. Jeepers, King Dirk wasn’t aware of the policy and had improper signage posted. Oh my. It’s now been corrected and he has been made aware of the 5 coupon policy.

Yanno, sometimes I just get so excited & happy I want to weedle.

Score one for gentility and the education Jennie has given me!

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15 Barbara July 3, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Good for you! I’m glad you stayed polite and kind, the other sort of behavior never helps couponers’ causes!

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16 Hazel February 7, 2012 at 6:26 AM

This really isn’t regarding the store policies – has to do with the gas rewards. Had a nice little chunk of points and went to the Shell in Castle Rock that’s by the Soopers. Only got .10 off per gallon. So I sent them an email and this is the response:

“Thank you for contacting King Soopers regarding your fuel discount. I see
that you did indeed have 286 points and that you did receive a 10 cent discount
on your fill up. However the reason why it only gave you a 10 cent discount
instead of a 20 cent discount is because you were at a Shell station. Even
though Shell does participate in our fuel rewards program their policy is that
you can only use a 10 cent per gallon discount. In order to use all your
accumulated points at once you would have to go to a King Soopers fuel center.
If you go online to our website it has a store locater that will tell you all
the stores in the area so you can find a King Soopers with a fuel center. I hope
this answers your question regarding your fuel points. ”

Silly me thought hey, it’s in the Soopers parking lot it’s got to be part of the game plan.

Lesson learned (mild grumble)

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17 Sarah January 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Hi Jennie –

I had the most FRUSTRATING experience at King Soopers today – my checker told me they now only take ONE internet printable for a specific item PER TRANSACTION (but up to 5 manf. coupons from inserts per transaction). I am SO going to go back and chat with the manager. I came home to double check to see if the policy has been updated. With the mega sale going on, it wrecked my budget!

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18 Stephenie January 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Hi Jennie-
Tonight I had an issue with doubling coupons to get free Colgate. The sale price was .99 and I had .50 coupons. I bought 3. I was charged 2.97 (.99ea) The the computer deducted the 1.50 and only doubled .48 one time. The manager told me I couldn’t get the item for free because the double would exceed the price. I’ve read that the checker needs to “adjust” the coupon amount but is this within their policy or is it just smart thinking on the checker’s part? I’m very frustrated as I had to argue for my .99 back for more than 15 minutes. Any suggestions on how I should handle this?
Thanks.

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19 Diane December 5, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Hi Jennie,

I attended your coupon class in October and thought I remembered you saying that Sam’s Club now accepts coupons. Is that correct? If so, do you have their coupon policy?

Thanks,
Diane

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20 Dora November 7, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Hi,
Do you happen to know when Albertson is doubling coupons if I have a coupon for .75 cents do they round it up to a dollar?

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21 Jamie November 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Hi,
I just got a packet in the mail with king soopers coupons (red and tan ones) Can I stack these with newspaper coupons? The ones that are not kroger brand say manufacturer, but are still the red/tan coupons.

Thanks for the help

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22 Barbara July 3, 2012 at 10:50 PM

They count them like regular MF coupons, so no, I don’t think you can stack with other MF. You might be able to stack with other Kings Store coupons.

You CAN use those MF at Safeway (at mine anyway) if they carry the product!

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23 vee October 19, 2011 at 11:21 PM

I want to learn how to cupon because it has been getting very expensive to the buy a with nothing but nesseseties .. they sure want to make it difficult

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24 Kelly August 4, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Just wanted to let people know in the Denver area…I was told today that King’s Sooper no longer will limit coupons to 3 per item etc. My checker told me they changed the policy last week to keep up with the “trends”. She said you are allowed to buy a “reasonable” household amount!!!! Great news!

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25 Barbara August 1, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Tina, no they do not to your last question. I found this out the HARD WAY today!

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26 Tina July 17, 2011 at 10:52 PM

April,
Walmart and Rite Aid (and Walgreens) do NOT double coupons. Albertsons does on specific weeks, but not all the time. King Soopers and Safeway will only double coupons up to a dollar total. Meaning if you have a .25 coupon it will double to .50, a .40 to .80, a .50 to $1, but anything over that amount will only add enough to reach $1. So .75 coupons get a bonus of .25, .60 coupons get a bonus of .40, etc. You will not receive any additional money off for any coupon over $1 at any local store I know of. Hope that helps.

To the other couponers, I was at my local King Soopers today and they said the do NOT allow stacking of store and manufacturer coupons. That it’s part of their store coupon policy. I’ve never heard this before from KS. Any input?

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27 April June 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Quick question. I went to Walmart, Rite Aide and Albertsons non of these stores Doubled my coupons. Should have have doubled?
Also, If I’m looking to doulbe my coupons and I go to King Soopers or Safeway and I have for example a $1.00 off coupon that means they will double up to $1.00 which means I’m really getting $2.00 off, Right??? I want to make sure prior to going back to the store.
Just wanted to let you know that even though the stores listed above did not double my coupons I actually saved 65% I would have spent $115.00 and only spent $70.00 still looks like a lot but 65% is my best so far.
I look forward to hearing from you and having some clarification on the above questions. Thanks in advance.

April

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28 Cindi June 6, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Hi Jennie! I took your class this past Sat. and am already confused! So, I can use one manufactures coupon with one store coupon with one of another kind of coupon? Is this what stacking is? I thought I had it all figured out until I got home and started looking at your web site.. I think that going from one web site to another for e coupons is making me more confused… Help!!!!!!!!!! Where to start!

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29 Jennie June 7, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Hi Cindi. :) Yes, you can use one MQ with one store coupon…keep in mind that eCoupons (the ones that you load on to your shoppers card) are MQs, so they cannot be stacked with other MQs. Don’t worry…you’ll get a hang of it! Keep asking quesitons!

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30 Kristina May 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Hi =) i was reading the coupon laws for Safeway and the first one says, “The redemption value will be as stated on the coupon, unless that value yields a final price for such item less than zero; if application of the redemption value yields a price less than zero, the coupon will be redeemed only for the amount that yields a zero price (our customer cannot net a cash credit or payout from a coupon purchase). ”

Does that mean that I can’t get a negative value then can be used towards the rest of my transaction? i hope that makes sense. thanks for the help!

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31 Katie May 5, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Our King Soopers has 3 like-item coupon limit as well. I’ve been under the impression for a long time that Safeway is “more expensive” than KS, but it looks like Safeway will be getting more of my business now.

I never hear anything about couponing at Albertson’s – any thoughts on that?

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32 Sarah May 25, 2011 at 10:48 PM

I shop at all three – King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons. I have found, as Jennie often notes, that it totally depends on the specific store. One K.S. near my in-law’s house is horrible with coupons, but the one near my house is awesome – all the cashiers wave me into their aisles to see how much I save! Safeway is good, but I have had some resistance at mine lately – especially with new cashiers. Albertsons is hit and miss. They only double coupons every once in a while (they are this week) and the managers make up policies all the time. I have gone head-to-head with my store’s manager multiple times. I wish they all had to take a couponing class!

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33 kara April 28, 2011 at 11:55 AM

can we use regular coupons on top of ecoupons for kingsoopers?

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34 Jennie April 29, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Kara~ Per the King Sooper’s policy, no you cannot.

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35 Christa March 30, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I have a catalina from King Soopers for $3.00 off two Folgers, it says it’s a Manu Cpn on top, but it has a King Soopers logo above the barcode. Can I use this at Walgreens with their Folgers sale right now? (I missed out on the $2.00 off coupon).

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36 Jess June 6, 2011 at 12:51 AM

Walmart now takes catalinas. They do no accept dollars off your purchase ones. Check out their website for their coupon policy updated in May.

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37 Jude splinter November 16, 2010 at 10:37 PM

does any grocery store accept coupons with other stores logos on them?

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38 Jennie November 17, 2010 at 7:43 AM

Safeway does…and some other stores do to. As long as it is a manufacturer coupon you should be good to go. :)

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39 Lisa Stone October 25, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Do you know where I can find (I looked at King Soopers website) KS coupon policy? I can’t find one anywhere. Today, I was trying to use 6 Hungry Man coupons (from 3 different computers) to get a great deal with their frozen foods. The cashier and the manager both told me their policy is to only allow 3 like coupons. I’ve never heard of such a thing. They blamed it on the overuse of coupons by people who use http://www.grocerygame.com and other couponing blogs and websites. They said they have to make sure there is enough product for others. I told them to put all the frozen stuff back, then, which screwed everything up and in the process they misplaced a couple of the coupons I actually could use. It was all very frustrating and embarrassing. After a year of couponing I’ve only had a couple questioned and they were BOGOs off facebook, that they said were fake, but then couldn’t find them in their book of fake stuff. It made me never want to shop there again, but I know that will wear off in a week or two.

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40 Jennie October 25, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Lisa~ Yes, some King Soopers stores do have that policy. I have asked them many times for their coupon policy and they have never provided me with one. I suggest talking to your store manager about it…that is what I did at my store and was able to get them to allow me to use more than three coupons. If your store manager cannot/ will not help you talk to corporate. :)

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41 Lorie February 8, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Our store started the 3 coupon limit as well. they further said that they will only allow 2 of the same of printables. There is alot of tension between our store & couponers. Like we are doing something wrong. It is frustrating… I don’t understand it because they are selling more and being reimbursed plus handling credit.

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42 Nicole May 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM

I feel your pain with King Soopers and even Safeway for me at my location. I wanted to get into couponing, because our family desperately needs it, yet I have hit a brick wall. Neither of the stores will allow doubling of any coupons! Our family can’t afford to save only .25 cents here and there. Just not worth the hours and hours I have been putting in. I feel as though the stores are trying to force people not to coupon. Ugh…..maybe I am just frustrated.

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43 Sarah May 25, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Nicole – I have been couponing for nearly two years now and have never had as many couponing problems as I have in the past month. I know they mean well, the I blame the new TLC series “Extreme Couponing”. Get to know your store managers. By face, by name. It helps tremendously.

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44 Melissa December 10, 2011 at 8:58 PM

I just wanted to let you know that, now their is a limit of 5 like coupons …so you buy 5 items and can use one coupon on each….I work at a king soopers in Firestone, and our coupon policy is posted at the service desk…also we are more then happy to do more then one transaction so you can get your moneys worth.

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45 Sheila August 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Melissa,
Do you still work in Firestone? That is my regular King Soopers, and I got hassle from a young mgr of some type (black vest) that the policy is only 3. I came here to BargainBlessings to get confirmation of the policy.

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46 Becky October 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Will Albertons allow me to purchase 5 smoothies with 5 coupons or do they have a limit per transaction?

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47 Jennie October 15, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Becky~ They should, but it really depends on the store it sounds like it has been very commen lately for Albertsons managers to make up their own rules as they go. ;)

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48 Toni October 1, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Does King Soopers accept Walgreens RRs?

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49 Jennie October 1, 2010 at 10:59 PM

No they do not. :)

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