We're all trying to get our dollars to go a little further. Looking for the best deals, the cheapest buys, the BOGOs (buy one get one). For many of us, clipping coupons became a hobby. To a few, a very lucrative one. But for one of the country's biggest retail chains, they're cracking down on it.

Walmart, for many, has been one of the most "coupon-friendly" retailers around. Those opinions may change with the new coupon policy Walmart has recently rolled out. Here's a quick rundown of the changes Walmart has implemented.


Walmart Denying Older Coupons

If you've been storing some older coupons with the UPC-A versions of the barcode, you might as well toss those in the circular recycler! They are no longer being accepted.

Walmart Accepting Paper Coupons In Store Only

You used to be able to make your purchases online for a pick-up order and then hand over your coupons to get cash back onto your card. Not anymore. If you're purchasing stuff online, you better have your online coupons.


Walmart's No Longer Giving Coupon's Worth & Money Back

On those "extreme couponing" TV shows, you see a significant trick those customers use. The trick is finding coupons that save more money than the item is worth. They then apply that overage to the rest of their purchase or actually get cash back. Sadly, those days are over.

Walmart's Limiting Exact Coupons

If you like something and have multiple coupons, why not stock up? Don't try that for 5 items. The new policy limits the customer from using more than 4 of the exact same coupon. Don't ask the checkout worker to override it because the computer register won't allow it.


Walmart Manager Overrides

I've always had an issue with the saying, "The customer is always right." When it comes to extreme couponing, that issue goes to a whole new level! Many employees would override the register to keep things moving and everyone happy. That is no longer the case. The computer/register's programming is the final decision-maker when it comes to coupons.


Why are these policies now in place? Simple, coupon abuse and money. It's only going to be a matter of time (in my opinion) when Walmart will go the route of many retailers and accept only coupons they offer and digitally in their app. The biggest issue I have with that is that the phone reception is horrible in many stores. It's kind of hard to use your digital coupons when you can't get a signal. (First-world problems, I know).


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