Store Coupon Policies


Walmart accepts the following types of coupons (see guidelines below): 

Manufacturer coupons (Cents Off)

Free merchandise (or manufacturer's Buy-One-Get-One-Free) coupons

Store coupons

Pharmacy (Advertising and Promotional) coupons

Internet coupons

Soft drink container caps

The following are guidelines and limits:

Walmart only accepts coupons for merchandise we sell and only when presented at the time of purchase.

Coupons should have an expiration date and be presented within the valid dates. Walmart will not accept expired coupons.

Internet coupons should be legible and say "Manufacturer Coupon." There should be a valid remit address for the manufacturer and a scannable bar code.

Only one coupon per item is permitted.

Use of 40 or more coupons per transaction will require approval by Customer Service Manager.


• To get the best deals, sale prices and the ability to receive and use store coupons, you must get a Winn-Dixie Reward Card. They are free and you can apply online and receive it in the mail. 

• If you are expecting or have a child under two you can sign up for their Baby Club. You can sign up for that online too but you must have your reward card first. Being a Baby Club member will get you special discounts and more coupons. Read more about those here.

• The registers at Winn-Dixie print catalina coupons. There are two kinds of these coupons. Most are manufacturer coupons. I buy a lot of baby products and cat food at Winn-Dixie so most of my catalinas are from Gerber, Pedilyte and Purina. I have also gotten Kellogg’s catalinas too. These are all manufacturer coupons.

• The registers also print out $/$$ coupons. For example get $10 off a $50 purchase. In fact, these should print once per week per reward card. But they are not valid until the next week. (In this case Wednesday through Tuesday is considered a week because that is the way their ads run). So each week you shop there you will get a $10/$50 coupon good for the next week. You may only use one of these per purchase. The one exception to this is your $10 from getting 200 Baby Club points. That is treated like cash and is $10 off any purchase exceeding $10.

TIP: Give the cashier your $/$$ coupon FIRST before all other coupons. (Give Baby Club Rewards second.) If you other coupons make your total lower than the amount to qualify for the $/$$ coupon then you can’t use it. Smart shoppers would get as close to $50 in products without being under $50 and use their $/$$ coupon first. Then with remaining coupons (and smart shopping!) could easily bring the total to $20 or better!

• Winn-Dixie doubles all manufacturer coupons up to 50c everyday! (except in Florida)

• Buy one, get one free sale items ring up this way: First item rings up full price, second item rings up free. If you only buy one of the items it will ring up full price, not half price. So make sure you get BOTH items to take advantage of the deal.

• Most stores will allow you to use coupons on BOGO items. For example if Kellogg’s cereals are Buy One Get One Free and I have two $1 off coupons for Kellogg’s, I can use them. Or if I have a coupon that says “$1 off this when you buy that” and I have a coupon on that, I can use it. Your store may vary on this. I had to have a discussion with my WD’s store manager after I was treated very rudely by TWO cashiers. The manager whole-heartedly agreed with me and said that it was his policy that the cashiers take any coupon unless there was blatant fraud involved. He assured me that he would talk to his staff, gave me his business card should I have any more trouble so I could call him and I’ve since had no trouble out of the cashier’s there. It never hurts to question the cashier (and the front-end manager and the customer service manager…) The only one who’s opinion matters on the coupons is the STORE MANAGER.

• Overage is generally allowed. Meaning that if I have a coupon for $2 off a product that’s only $1.95, $2 will still be taken off of my total. But remember, stores will not give you money back from overage. Example, if you had two products totaling $3.50 and coupons for $4 off – don’t expect them to open the register and give you 50c back – throw in a candy bar to do what we call “absorb the overage.” Occasionally, a coupon that's worth more than the product will beep and then they'll check and see that the coupon exceeds the price and they will get a manager to override and change the price. You will get the item for free with no overage.

• Winn Dixie does not ad match or take competitor's (other store's) coupons.


Kroger does not have an *official* coupon policy available. However, along the way there are questions I have asked to Corporate and received answers to better understand how to be an informed shopper.

The ad dates vary upon region. In Cincinnati, all weekly sales begin on Monday and last thru Sunday. You can find the current ad information online at

Fuel Saver Rewards
Earn fuel rewards with your purchases. Earn even more with a Kroger 1-2-3 Mastercard. Read more about the Kroger Fuel Saver Rewards Program.

Store Loyalty Card
Kroger requires use of the Kroger Plus Card to receive the weekly advertised price. Visit the Customer Service desk to request a card.
When you register your Store Loyalty Card, you will begin to receive Home Mailer coupons. Also load your Kroger Plus Card number to your Upromise account to receive further savings.

Double Coupons
Coupon doubling policies also vary by region. Your store will know the exact details of their policy.

The Cincinnati, OH Region Kroger stores policy is as follows:
Coupons for $.50 or less will be doubled. Any coupons between $.50 and $1 will be redeemed at $1. Coupons over $1 are redeemed at face value.

I have read other regions only double coupons $.50 or less. Some regions double $.75 coupons to $1.50.

Competitor Coupons
Kroger does not accept other store coupons or Catalina coupons.

Coupon Limits
There are no limit on the amount of product or coupons you use.

If you are going to purchase a large volume of products, it is best to discuss with your store manager ahead of time. This will help to ensure the store stock is not depleted because of large quantities purchased. It also allows you to begin a relationship with the store manager for future occurrences.

Internet Printable (IP) Coupons
Kroger does accept IP coupons. As with any coupon, it must be used on the product as stated on the coupon, have a scannable bar code (or at least a visible number to punch in), have a valid expiration date and an easily readable mail-to redemption address.

Kroger does not promote overage, however their register system allows for overage.

$.80 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
$1 Printable at
Net Price FREE

After using the $1 coupon, there is a $.20 credit. Overage is a YMMV. In a perfect world, the Kroger register would down-value the coupon. Until this is fixed, there will be overage to use on the other items in your transaction.

B1G1 FREE Sale
The product to manufacturer relationship is 1 to 1. You can use two manufacturer coupons on B1G1 FREE Sales.

$3.29 Hefty One-Zip B1G1 FREE
$1 in the 12/7 RP Insert (exp 12/31)
Net Price $.65 each

Since you are using two $1 coupons, that takes the $3.29 total for both down to $1.29 making your individual price $.65 (or $1.29).

You can also use a B1G1 FREE coupon on a B1G1 FREE sale. The coupon cancels out the item you purchase, you will receive both items FREE!

There are several eCoupon sites available to use at Kroger. You must register with each site and input your Kroger Plus Card information. Active eCoupon sites include:

Shortcuts – Discounts are taken at register. More information in my previous post.

Upromise eCoupons – Discounts are loaded into your Upromise account. More information in my previous post.

Cellfire – Discounts are taken at register. More information in my previous post.

Kroger eCoupon site

These sites are all subject to change.

Stacking eCoupons
You cannot stack eCoupons. It technically will work. However, it is essentially using two coupons on one product. Since the product to manufacturer coupon relationship is 1 to 1, it is easy to see how it’s not legitimate.

Resusable Bag Credit
Kroger offers 3 Cents per reusable bag used for each shopping visit. Simply tell your cashier how many bags you are using and they will apply the credit to your transaction.

Other Questions?
Contact your local store manager.
Contact Kroger Customer Service or at 1-866-221-4141.


I get most of my very best deals at Publix. BOGO items with 2 coupons can even give you overage to apply to the rest of your bill! The Publix customer service department email shared the following policies:

We will always comply with all rules and regulations that are printed on a coupon.

If a product is on a Buy One and Get One Free promotion you can use one manufacturer’s coupon on each item.

If a product is purchased with a Buy One and Get One Free manufacturer coupon, no other manufacturer’s coupon can be used on the same item.

There is a limit of one Manufacturer’s coupon and one Publix coupon per item if no limit is mentioned.

Many (most) of the Publix coupons these days have specific language written on them “Not to be used in conjunction with any other coupon or offer.”

This means that you cannot stack these coupons with a manufacturer’s coupon. The Grocery Game website does not tell you this on The List when they list the two coupons together.

If you are planning to stack two coupons together, read them carefully so you don’t end up standing in line expecting a deal you’re not going to get. Publix cashiers are fabulous, but they don’t really want to argue with you over the language on the coupons. They will always follow the letter of the rules on the coupons.

If you stack your Publix and Manufacturer’s coupons, remember that they have to scan your Manufacturer’s coupons first. The system will not accept your manufacturer’s coupons once a Publix coupon has been scanned for that item.

Publix will accept “cents off” Internet Coupons.

We will not accept “free product” Internet coupons.

We also reserve the right to reject any Internet coupon that does not appear to be legitimate or does not scan properly.

Internet coupons valued over $5.00 should be approved by a Manager or Customer Service Team Leader.

Publix Consumer Relations toll-free number 1-800-242-1227, write us at the Publix Super Markets Corporate Office, PO Box 407, Lakeland, FL 33802, ATTN: Consumer Relations, or contact us at our website,