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Monday, June 18, 2012

Target coupon policy changes: Now limiting coupons used per transaction


Target has updated their coupon policy: as of Monday, June 18, 2012, Target shoppers will be limited to four identical coupons per products purchased, per household per day.


So basically, Target is attempting to minimize shelf-clearing, by restricting stockpiling to four like items purchased with the same coupon by the same family each day.

Here's an example of what that looks like in the real world:


Say Wheat Thins crackers are on sale for $2 per box (actually, they are this week.)  You have a handful of $1 off 2 Wheat Thins coupons you want to use.

Target will now limit you to using four of those $1 off 2 Wheat Thins coupons per day -- not per transaction, and not by sending another family member through a second register line.  Per day.

My guess is that most hard-core (but legitimate couponers) will just begin shopping Target deals multiple times throughout the week -- but that shelf-clearers or coupon scammers will be encouraged to go elsewhere due to this policy change.

The other big change I saw in the Target coupon policy was the addition of this line: "We reserve the right to accept, refuse, or limit the use of any coupon."

So remember when I had that run-in with a Target manager a few months ago who arbitrarily refused my coupons?  Yeah, it's official now that they get to do that.



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