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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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I’m excited to say amidst all the “news” of stores cracking down on couponing and tightening belts, that it’s not every store.  Bi-Lo just released a new coupon policy that I think will make most of you very happy.

There is really only one new addition, I’ve made it bold.

  • Coupons must be presented at the beginning of the checkout transaction, along with your Bi-Lo Bonuscard.
  • Manufacturer and store coupons will only be redeemed on or before expiration date.
  • One manufacturer and one store coupon can be redeemed per item.
  • Items must be purchased in the size, variety and quantity as specified on the coupon.
  • All restrictions and/or limits printed on coupons will be enforced.
  • Limit of ten (10) coupons on like items are eligible to double. Remaining coupons on like items will be redeemed at face value and will not be doubled.
  • Manufacturer coupons with a value of 60¢ or less will double, unless otherwise posted at store level.
  • Double coupon redemption applies only to manufacturer coupons. Bi-Lo store coupons will not be doubled.
  • Free manufacturer or store coupons will not be doubled.
  • Electronic coupons will not be doubled.
  • The total coupon value, including the doubled amount, must not exceed the price of the item and no cash back will be given.
  • Coupons on alcohol or tobacco products will not be doubled.
  • Coupons will not be doubled when restricted by manufacturer or where prohibited by law.
  • Only valid, scanable Internet coupons will be redeemed.
  • Bi-Lo will redeem local competitor coupons on identical items.
  • Bi-Lo reserves the right to accept, decline or limit the use of coupons.

A few Bi-Lo stores in Tennessee have taken competitor coupons for years, while the rest of us had to get manager approval on each coupon.  It’s awesome to see it become company wide a policy to accept them.  I asked Bi-Lo corporate to clarify who was a competitor so we could all start on the right foot.  Their answer:

We consider competitor coupon to be a “coupon for any identical item we carry” including Target, WalMart, and even drug stores, if the coupon is for an item we carry.

I’m excited at the deals this will open up for many of us!  I’m also excited for folks that live in small towns with a Bi-Lo and no other grocery stores, you guys will still have competitor coupons to use.

What do you think about these changes??