Smith's has finally come out with an official coupon policy! Here it is:
Copy for you to print:
Smith’s Coupon Policy
Store Management has the right to limit the quantity of coupons and /or items purchased in a single transaction, by a single Customer, or in a single day.
An Electronic Digital Coupon and a paper Manufacturer Coupon cannot be used on the same item.
A Store Coupon and a paper Manufacturer Coupon may be used on the same item.
An Electronic Digital Coupon and Store Coupon may be used on the same item.
We do not accept expired coupons
• Doubling does not apply to the following coupon types:
- Store Coupons
- Electronic Digital Coupons
- Items prohibited by law
–One store coupon per item may be used. Store coupons are nontransferable and duplication of these coupons is prohibited.
–Couponed items will not be sold to dealers.
–We do accept “free item coupons” from the Internet if all purchase requirements stated on the coupons are met.
We reserve the right to reject any Internet coupon that is altered or does not scan properly.
–Only one Internet coupon per item will be accepted.
–Internet coupons that display characteristics below will not be accepted.
- Out of proportion
- Do no scan properly
- Appear to be altered in any way
I don't know about any of you, but my first thoughts are: wow, this is vague! I doubt many of our common coupon issues will be resolved with this official policy. There is no mention of how overage is handled and apparently the limit for how many coupons we can use is dictated by each individual store manager? That's going to be fun. Are internet coupons accepted in both black and white and color, or color only? No mention of that or to the new rule stating only 2 internet coupons can be used in a single transaction. Interesting.
I am happy that they specified they do take free product coupons that are printed off the internet. Also, I like that they came out and said we can stack a store coupon with a manufacturers coupon, should the stars align and that situation ever happens.
What are your thoughts?