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Target Coupon Policy Updates

on 9.26.2014 at 10:45am

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coupon policyHeads up Target shoppers! Target recently updated their Coupon Policy that might help with some popular coupon questions. If interested about the policy, check it out!

One thing Target addressed was the issue of using manufacturer’s coupons that contains another retailer’s logo or mention thereof. In case there is any confusion, the policy now states that these coupons are accepted!

Also, they have clarified the difference between “per purchase” and “per transaction.” If the coupon fine print states “limit one per transaction”, then you would only be able to use one of this specific coupon per your entire transaction in the store, while one per purchase is as stated.

Hopefully that can clear up some questions! Go ahead and check out this week’s Target deals and head to the store.

I know for some of you that couponing in Target is not fun… what other issues would you like them to clarify in their policy?

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    • Jenna

      Oh, that’s WONDERFUL news! I know I can use those coupons at Publix, but I wasn’t sure about Target.

    • Bret

      The one coupon per purchase thing needs to be clarified like this at all retailers. There is way too much confusion regarding that statement. I’ve run into many, many cashiers who thought one per purchase meant you can only use one coupon for the entire shopping trip. Makes things very inconvenient…

    • Jill

      I wish CVS would go the same way with the logo coupons. I’ve been boycotting them over that lately. They have no reason to be so difficult about it, because they will still get reimbursed for the coupon because it is a manufactures coupon.

    • Nathalie

      I just wish they would change their policy one their own printable coupons so we’re not limited to the 1 coupon per guest, or whatever the wording is (I don’t have a coupon close-by to look it up). I’m not against reasonable limits and I think limiting the other coupons to 4 of the same per day is fine, but then why not apply this to their own Target printable coupons as well? I’m just venting :)

    • stitcherymart

      The biggest issue I have at Target is not them accepting the coupons (although occasionally the associate has no idea what stacking is), but the issue is getting my items rung up correctly. I contacted Target recently since EVERY time I go in to the store there is a problem with how my items and/or coupons were rung up. EVERY TIME. I won’t leave the store now until I fine tooth comb the receipt and get it fixed before I leave the store. To Target’s credit, they truly have a no-hassle, “we will fix it” policy, but it is really aggravating that I have to go back in every time and have something fixed. Either the price rung up is not what is on the shelf, or even though I watched them scan my coupons, none or some of them didn’t get picked up. I appreciate they never give me a hard time when fixing it, but still. If you shop at Target, make sure and check your receipt EVERY time.

      • Elle

        I’ve had the same issue!!!! Must be a Target thing. Every time I have to get them to fix something that didn’t ring up the shelf or advertised price. They were even offering a free product that they didn’t carry with purchase of a different item! But I agree they are good about fixing it and the deals can be sweet. I got a tressemee deal this week. Buy shampoo and conditioner and use the print cpn buy shampoo/cond get free tressemee hair product up to $7.99. That product was 4.99 but they gave the max. Used $5 insert cpn to make shampoo/cond and hair product all free:-) just wish id caught it Sunday with $5 gift card back and I’d have made money!

    • Kathy

      I recently had an issue while trying to use a manufacture coupon, my cartwheel 5%, and I had a target mobile coupon to use. The computer wouldn’t allow the target mobile coupon because the cashier said it was a manufacture coupon. I told her, “no, it’s a target coupon” . She then said that some of the target mobile coupons are actually manufacture coupons so that meant I couldn’t use both of them.

    • Jerad

      The last time I couponed in Target, the associate said I couldn’t use the coupons I had for an item because it would make the price too low. I knew that didn’t sound right, but I was a relatively new couponer and there were folks behind me, so I let it go. Still, I felt embarrassed and the way she handled the situation made me feel as though I was trying to do something bad or get away with something wrong. It nearly put me off couponing entirely. A year later, I have yet to set foot in a Target, but armed with this new policy, I may consider it again.