Safeway has once again updated their coupon policy. Here are a few highlights:
1. We will redeem coupons only for the specific items included in our customer’s purchase transaction. 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).
Translation: Safeway does accept FREE item coupons as long as they do not cause you to have overage and they are not printables (see #18 below). Coupons can be adjusted down.
2. Paper coupons must be presented at the time of the purchase transaction. We will accept only coupons issued by Safeway or the manufacturer of the relevant product. We will not accept photocopies of coupons.
I just wanted to remind everyone that it is never alright to photocopy a coupon. 😉 If you are new to couponing please be sure to check out my post on ethical coupon use.
4. Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.
Translation: This has not changed. You cannot use two coupons on a buy one get one free sale.
6. Safeway will not accept manufacturer coupons (including, but not limited to, coupons issued through a Catalina or other in-store coupon dispenser) that display another retailer’s logo or name unless such coupon is for a specific item with the same product identifiers as the product included in our customer’s purchase transaction.
Translation: It is no longer ok to use Walgreens Register Rewards at Safeway. We can still use coupons with another retailer’s logo that are off of a specific product.
12. Purchase reward thresholds (if any) will be calculated based upon customer’s final price (after deducting Club Card savings and all other discounts and savings) before deductions for any manufacturer coupons. As an example (and not as an offer), if a $10 minimum purchase is required for a customer reward, a customer’s order at full retail would be $12, a Club Card discount of $1.75 applies, and a manufacturer’s coupon of $1 applies, the customer would be given credit for a $10.25 purchase, and would be eligible for the reward (assuming compliance with all other requirements) even though the customer’s cash payment would be only $9.25. The manufacturer’s coupon would not be deducted from the total for purposes of determining reward eligibility.
18. We will not accept “free product” internet printed manufacturer coupons.