Qpon Ethics: 2 identical per shopping trip

Qpon Ethics: Don’t forget to watch out for the Qpon’s limits…
This treseme Q states that only “2 identical” qpons allowed in same shopping trip. Some stores will allow you to make multiple transactions and each transaction is considered one shopping trip. Or if you leave that store and go to another store.. that is one shopping trip.. some stores will even say if you take it out to your car, come back in, that is another shopping trip.
What I do is ask, “Can I do multiple transactions at this location..” then if the manager says, “yes”… then I get back in line after each transaction not making other customers wait behind me during multiple transactions. If the manger says, “no”… then I go to a different store…

If your Q states “Per Day” or “Per household” then that is a different story altogether.. it would be against the coupons restrictions to go to multiple stores and/or complete multiple transactions unless shopping for multiple households.

Qpon Limits

Wal-Mart Price Matching

We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it.
The following are guidelines and limitations:
The prices on Walmart.com and online retailers* will be matched
Our customers must provide the online price and retailer
The item must be currently in-stock at the online retailer’s website at the time the request for the price match is made
The item must be sold and fulfilled by online retailers listed below*
We reserve the right to verify the price of the identical, in-stock item at the online retailer’s website (i.e., size, model, quantity, brand, color)
We will limit quantities to one-per-customer, per item, per day**
How to match an in-store purchase to an online price:
Request the price match right at the register
The Store Management has the final decision for matching an online price
How to match a Walmart.com purchase to an online competitor:
Contact Walmart.com Customer Care at http://help.walmart.com prior to placing your order on Walmart.com
The Customer Care Agent has the final decision for matching an online price
We do not honor:
Prices from marketplace and third-party sellers.
Prices from auctions or requiring memberships
Prices that cannot be determined independent of other items, e.g., fees, shipping charges
Percent off or dollar off if the item’s price cannot be determined independent of other items, fees or charges
Bundle offers, Instant Rebates, Mail-in Offers, Offers that include financing
Prices that require minimum quantity purchases
Clearance, Close out, Liquidation, Special Hour/Flash/Limited Quantity offers
Damaged, Used or Refurbished items
Misprinted or inaccurate prices
Online price match is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico for in store purchases
We will not offer rain-checks for items that are not currently in-stock in our store or Walmart.com
Online price match is not available for Walmart One Hour Guarantee Items
Walmart.com will not price match on behalf of Walmart Marketplace Retailers to other online competitors
Walmart.com will not price match items purchased on Walmart.com between Thanksgiving and Cyber-Monday
*Online retailers are limited to: Academy.com, Amazon.com, Autozone.com, Babiesrus.com, Basspro.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Bestbuy.com, Cabelas.com, Dickssportinggoods.com, Dollargeneral.com, Familydollar.com, Homedepot.com, Jcpenny.com, Kmart.com, Kohls.com, Lowes.com, Michaels.com, Newegg.com, Officedepot.com, Oreillyauto.com, Pepboys.com, Petco.com, Petsmart.com, Sears.com, SportsAuthority.com, Staples.com, Target.com, Tigerdirect.com, Toysrus.com, Walgreens.com, Walmart.com
**Quantities are not limited in New Mexico except when purchases are made for the purpose of reselling merchandise
Walmart reserves the right to update or modify the terms of this Policy at any time
 
http://corporate.walmart.com/policies/our-online-price-match-policy

Whole Foods Market Coupon Policy

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Whole Foods Market Global Coupon Policy

  • A store coupon and a manufacturer coupon can be combined on one item.
  • When the value of the coupon exceeds the value of the product no cash back is given.
  • Coupons are never doubled or tripled.
  • All types of coupons are accepted with the exception of those that are obviously photocopied.
  • Competitor coupons are not accepted with the exception of Michigan stores in Midwest.
  • Case discounts can be combined with coupons.
  • Multiple Whole Deal coupons for the same item in one transaction can be used as long as there is an individual coupon for each item purchased.
  • If there is a BOGO FREE promo, one coupon can be used for the full price item.
  • All regions will allow Whole Deal coupons to be combined with manufacturer’s coupons.
  • Team Member discounts may be used in conjunction with all Whole Deal coupons.
  • Regions will override printed guidelines when necessary for customer/guest satisfaction.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/whole-foods-market-global-coupon-policy

Dollar General Coupon Policy

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Dollar General Coupon Policy
Updated 4/10/12
Dollar General is pleased to accept Manufacturer’s Coupons and Dollar General Store Coupons at any of our more than 10,000 stores.  These coupons come from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, newspapers, magazines, print-at-home (internet), direct mail, product packaging, and in-store coupon boxes.
Our coupon requirements are as follows:
Dollar General accepts Manufacturer’s and Dollar General issued coupons (Including internet coupons) that meet these requirements:

  1. Coupons must be original (no photocopies)
  2. Coupons must have a scan-able barcode or valid promotion code
  3. Coupons must have a printed expiration date
  4. Coupons can be redeemed only for items sold at Dollar General, and can be redeemed only for the exact same item (package weight, size, etc.)
  5. Coupons for free items are only accepted if a purchase is required to get one free
  6. Maximum of two coupons per item. One coupon must be a Manufacturer’s Coupon and the second coupon must be a Dollar General Coupon as long as neither coupon states that it is not valid with other coupons

 Dollar General will NOT accept coupons that:

  1. Are from other retailers
  2. Are expired
  3. Are internet coupons without a scan-able barcode and/or promotion code
  4. Contain the combination of an invalid barcode that won’t scan and promotion code that the register will not accept
  5. Are for “free” items, unless a purchase is required (i.e. Buy one get one free is acceptable)
  6. Do not have a “remit to:” address on the coupon

In addition:“Cash Back” will not be issued if the value of the coupon is greater than the purchase price of the item.
 
http://www2.dollargeneral.com/Customer-Care-Center/pages/coupon-policy.aspx
 

CVS Coupon Policy

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CVS/pharmacy coupons (ExtraBucks® Rewards and ExtraCare® Coupons) and Third Party
Manufacturer Coupons are accepted in our retail stores in accordance with the following
guidelines:
CVS/pharmacy does not accept expired coupons.
Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash or gift cards.
Third Party Manufacturer coupons are issued by a third party and sales tax may be charged on pre-coupon price.
CVS/pharmacy does not accept coupons for items not carried in our stores.
CVS/pharmacy only accepts ExtraBucks Rewards applicable to the ExtraCare card offered at time of purchase.
CVS/pharmacy does not currently accept coupon bar code images displayed on a Smartphone, iPhone, Droid etc.
The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.
Certain CVS/pharmacy coupons may be subject to state sales tax rules similar to Third Party Manufacturer Coupons and sales tax may be charged on pre-coupon price Language at the bottom of CVS/pharmacy coupons provides specific coupon acceptance rules.
Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines may be accepted at the discretion of CVS management.
Sale Items

CVS/pharmacy will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale.
CVS/pharmacy will not accept percent off coupons for an item that is on sale.
In the event that any item’s price is less than the value of the coupon, CVS/pharmacy will only accept the coupon only to the price of the item. CVS/pharmacy does not provide cash back in exchange for any coupons.
Multiple Coupons

CVS/pharmacy accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable CVS/pharmacy coupon(s) per item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
There is no limit to the number of ExtraBucks Rewards that may be used in a transaction as long as it does not exceed the transaction total.
The number of manufacturer coupons used in a transaction may not exceed the number of items in the transaction.
The coupon amount will be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
CVS/pharmacy accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.
CVS/pharmacy reserves the right to process coupons in any order.
CVS/pharmacy accepts multiple Dollar off Transaction coupons (e.g. $3 off $15) in one transaction if they apply.  Ex. Customer may use two 3 off $15 coupons if they are purchasing over $30.00.
Buy One, Get One Free Coupons

Sales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offer, if required by applicable state laws.
Two coupons may be used on a Buy One, Get One Free promotion as long as it does not exceed the item total.  Ex. Suave Shampoo is on sale for $2.00 Buy One, Get One Free and the customer is purchasing two shampoos; customer may use two coupons for $1.00 each and pay the applicable tax.
Buy One, Get One Free promotions may be combined with Buy One, Get One Free Coupons. Customers are responsible for paying applicable tax.  Ex. Suave Shampoo is on sale for $2.00 BOGO and customer has a MFG coupon for Suave BOGO. Customer will receive both items for free but will need to pay any applicable tax.
Internet/Print at Home Coupons

CVS/pharmacy accepts internet/print at home coupons that include a barcode.
CVS/pharmacy will not accept reproductions or rebates.
http://www.cvs.com/bizcontent/general/contactus/couponpolicy.pdf
 
 

Food Lion Coupon Policy

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Coupon Acceptance Policy
In service of Creating Great Customer Experiences for you, Food Lion stores will follow these steps when accepting coupons.
We will only accept coupons that are in date and the product or purchase requirements have been met.
We will accept Manufacture, Store, Internet, and Catalina Checkout Coupons.
Competitor coupons will not be accepted in our stores.
Coupons with limits specified on them must be followed.
No “cash back” will be given for coupons of any kind.
We will not Double or Triple any Manufacture, Store, Internet, Catalina Checkout, or any other coupons.
Customers may not use more than (1) one coupon per item with a maximum of (10) ten of the same coupons for
the same item per customer. This includes coupons that are downloaded onto your personal MVP Card.
We will only accept paper or Internet coupons that appear to be originals.
We will not accept internet coupons from other retailers.
We will not accept FREE internet coupons.
We will accept pre-printed Manufacture and Store coupons for FREE items.
The value of any coupon cannot exceed the purchase price of that item.
The value of the FREE item cannot exceed the purchase price of that item.
We will only accept paper coupons or coupons loaded directly onto your personal MVP Card. Any coupons
displayed on a phone or tablet will NOT be accepted.
State tax law determines the application of sales tax.
For any coupons with a minimum spend, the minimum threshold must be met before taxes and after MVP
discounts in order to receive the discount. Discounts are not applicable towards the purchase of tobacco,
alcohol, gift cards, postage stamps, or services.
http://d1pmybhtyfsbgv.cloudfront.net/Assets/Docs/customerService/CouponAcceptancePolicy.v-2-2-6812-0.pdf

Rite Aid Coupon Policy

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At Rite Aid, we gladly accept many coupon types—including manufacturer coupons found in newspapers and magazines, as well as print-at-home coupons—to ensure you get the most value for your dollar. We accept the following coupon types as detailed in the coupon acceptance guidelines listed below:
 

COUPON TYPES:

Manufacturer Coupons

  • Manufacturer coupons are found in newspapers, magazines and even affixed to products.  The UPC on these coupons begins with a “5.”

Rite Aid Manufacturer Coupons

Rite Aid Manufacturer coupons generally appear in our weekly circular, on our website and are sent to customers via email.  These coupons are labeled “manufacturer coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “49.”

Rite Aid Valuable Coupons

  • Rite Aid coupons are labeled “Valuable Coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “48.”

Internet/Print at Home coupons

  • Rite Aid will accept internet / print at home coupons.

+UP Reward Coupons

  • +UP Reward coupons are special coupons earned by a customer in a prior purchase that can be used for any non-prescription purchase with a small number of exclusions that are listed on the +UP coupon.  Multiple +UP coupons can be used (subject to the printed exclusions) up to the amount of purchase before sales tax.

eCoupons

Rite Aid and its business partners make electronic coupons available that can be loaded directly on a wellness+ card.  The register automatically “rings” the coupon when the qualifying item is scanned. eCoupons are subject to the same rules as other coupons as defined in this policy.

Buy One, Get One Free

  • Rite Aid accepts Buy One, Get One Free coupons, however only one coupon can be used for each pair of items purchased.  A customer can use one “cents off”  coupon (a coupon of fixed value such as $.50, $1.25, etc.) in conjunction with the item they are purchasing on a Buy One, Get One Free promotion (or with a Buy One, Get One Free coupon), although the value of the cents off coupon cannot exceed the selling price of the item.  Customers can use up to two coupons with a Buy One, Get One at a % off promotion, provided the total value of the coupons does not exceed the selling price of the two items combined.
    • Buy One, Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One, Get One Free or with a Buy One, Get One at a % off promotion.

Total Purchase Coupons

  • Rite Aid may feature total purchase coupons, which discount the total purchase amount based upon meeting specific requirements.  For example, $5 off a $25 purchase price threshold coupon.
    • These coupons are accepted under the following conditions:
      • The coupon is valid and in date; only one total purchase coupon per transaction.
      • Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 before tax (before any coupons are applied).
      • Coupons for individual items can also be used including another “48” coupon that is tied to an item in the transaction.
      • Provided the total of items purchased is equal to or greater than the purchase requirement, other coupons can be used in conjunction with the total purchase coupon.

 

ACCEPTANCE GUIDELINES :

General Guidelines:

  • Coupons must be valid and in date; Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash.
    • Register will validate coupon through scanning or keyed entry of the coupon UPC number.
    • In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Rite Aid will accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item.  Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is allowed.
    • When making a return for a product that had a coupon attached, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used.
    • Rite Aid reserves the right to not accept any coupon where the validity or the coupon cannot be established.

Multiple Coupons

  • More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions:
    • All coupons match the item being purchased.
    • The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.

No more than one “48” Rite Aid Valuable coupon, one “49” Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one “5” Manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item. Rite Aid may accept up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion.
 

Updated October 18, 2013

https://www.riteaid.com/customer-support/coupon-acceptance-policy

Dollar Tree Coupon Policy

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COUPON ACCEPTANCE POLICY

Manufacturer Coupons

  • We accept Manufacturer Coupons only. We do not accept retail-specific coupons, such as those of Target, Wal-Mart, etc.
  • We do not accept photocopies of coupons. Coupons must be intact and not altered or modified in any way.
  • Coupons can only be used in stores, must be presented at time of purchase, and cannot be redeemed for cash at a later time.
  • Item purchased must match the coupon description (brand, size, quantity, color, etc.) and be presented prior to the expiration date printed on the coupon.
  • We accept only one (1) Manufacturer Coupon per single item purchased.
  • We accept coupons for over a dollar on a single item, but the coupon value will be reduced to the purchase price of the item.
  • We cannot give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase price of the item.
  • We accept coupons for over a dollar on multiple items if the coupon amount does not exceed the combined retail price of the items indicated.
  • We accept up to four (4) like coupons per household per day.
  • Coupons for free items are only accepted if a purchase is required to get one free (for example, Buy One Get One Free offers).
  • Any applicable sales tax must be paid by consumer.
  • We reserve the right to accept, refuse, or limit the use of any coupon.
  • This policy is subject to all local, state, and federal laws and regulations where applicable.
  • These guidelines apply to all coupons accepted at Dollar Tree (Manufacturer and Internet Coupons).

Internet Coupons

  • We accept up to two (2) Internet Coupons per household per day.
  • Internet Coupons must be a “Manufacturer Coupon”, have a valid expiration date, and must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer.
  • We do not accept Internet Coupons for “Free” items with no purchase requirements.
  • Duplicated (photocopies) Internet Coupons will not be accepted. Each Internet Coupon must have a different serial number.
Last Revision: March 1, 2013

Walgreens Coupon Policy

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As a customer-focused retailer, Walgreens encourages the use of coupons by our customers in our retail stores, in accordance with the following guidelines and as required by state and local laws. Note: this policy may change at any time without advance notice or advertisement. The coupon policy shall be made available upon request in store and online at Walgreens.com/CouponPolicy. Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines shall be accepted at the discretion of Walgreens management.

General Guidelines

  1. All coupons are to be presented to the cashier at the time of checkout.
  2. Walgreens does not accept expired coupons. Coupons expire at 11:59 p.m. on the expiration date at the point of sale, whether in store or online.
  3. Walgreens will not accept fraudulent or counterfeit coupons as determined by Walgreens.
  4. Coupons and their face value cannot be exchanged for cash or gift cards.
  5. Competitor’s coupons shall not be accepted by Walgreens.
  6. The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards manufacturer coupons, shall not exceed the number of items in the transaction. The total value of the coupons shall not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.
  7. Walgreens will not accept coupons that exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.
  8. Coupons that appear distorted, blurry or altered in any way shall not be accepted; all coupons must have a clear and scannable bar code.
  9. For offers when multiple items are purchased and additional items are free (buy 1 get 1 free; buy 2 get 1 free, etc.), the number of coupons applied to that offer cannot exceed the number of items required in the “buy” portion of the offer.
  10. Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer (See 7 above).
  11. Paper coupons will be processed before digital coupons.
  12. Walgreens shall not accept coupons for items not carried in our stores.
  13. Walgreens reserves the right to limit quantities to customers and employees.
  14. Manufacturer coupons must include a valid redemption address.
  15. Coupons may be subject to advertised offer limitations and all other limitations and restrictions on the applicable coupon or product.
  16. Walgreens shall accept manufacturer coupons for items that are on sale.

The General Guidelines apply to the categories below and are to be referenced in addition to the specific coupon category guidelines.

Multiple Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.

  1. When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
  2. When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple coupons for multiple qualifying items, as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified on the coupon. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased and/or prohibit the purchase of excessive quantities. An excessive quantity is any quantity above and beyond normal household usage.

Buy 1, Get 1 Free Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.
When items are featured in a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion, at least one product needs to be purchased. A maximum of one BOGO coupon is permitted per two qualifying items in a BOGO offer.

Internet Printed Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.

  1. Walgreens shall not accept “free product” internet printed coupons.

Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.
Earning Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards

  1. Register Rewards/Savings Rewards will only print for in-stock merchandise during the promotional period.
  2. Register Rewards/Savings Rewards can only be earned for eligible items. No substitutions are permitted.
  3. There is a limit of one Register Rewards/Savings Rewards coupon per offer per customer per transaction.
  4. Customers redeeming a Register Rewards/Savings Rewards against the same offer may not receive another Register Rewards/Savings Rewards coupon.

Redeeming Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards
Customers redeeming a Register Rewards/Savings Rewards against the same offer may not receive another Register Rewards/Savings Rewards coupon.

  1. The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register Rewards/Savings Rewards manufacturer coupons, shall not exceed the number of items in the transaction.
  2. Register Rewards/Savings Rewards shall be forfeited if the qualifying merchandise is returned.
  3. Register Rewards/Savings Rewards can be redeemed for eligible items only. Ineligible items include but are not limited to:
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Dairy products
    • Gift cards/phone cards/prepaid reloadable cards
    • Health care services, including immunizations
    • Lottery tickets
    • Money orders/transfers
    • Postage stamps
    • Prescription Savings Club membership fee
    • Prescriptions
    • Special event/entertainment tickets or passes
    • Tobacco products
    • Transportation passes
    • Any items prohibited by law

Digital/Paperless Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.

  1. Only digital coupons, attached to your Walgreens Balance® Rewards account, shall be honored. Digital reproductions of offers shall not be accepted (such as using a mobile application to reproduce an image of an offer/coupon).

Total Store Offer/Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.
Total store offer/ coupons cannot be combined, i.e., 20% off your whole purchase (circular coupon), Seniors Day, Friends and Family, Veterans Day, employee discount, etc.
http://www.walgreens.com/topic/help/generalhelp/coupon_policy_main.jsp?_requestid=37856