Saturday, July 24, 2010

Target Corporate Coupon Policy

When going shopping in a "big box store" figuring out how to use coupons can be a little bit confusing. Thankfully, many stores, like Target, will put their corporate coupon policy on their website for customers to check out.

My suggestion is to print out the policy and take it with you when you go shopping. This way if there is a question, or if your cashier is unsure, you can just whip out your handy dandy coupon policy.

The Target Corporate Coupon Policy states:

• Target accepts one manufacturer coupon and one Target coupon for the same item (unless prohibited) (This is how you can get some amazing deals by printing off a coupon from and matching it with a manufacturer's coupon. Here is a tip when doing this: 1. Always place the manufacturer coupon on top of the web coupon. Don't ask me why, but for some reason, this works a little better with the computer.)
• Super Target coupons can be used in any Target store if the store carries the item
• We gladly accept valid internet coupons

Because of the variety of coupons available to our guests, we do have some guidelines for how coupons can be redeemed at Target.

When accepting coupons, we use the following guidelines:

• We accept two kinds of coupons: Target-issued coupons and manufacturer-issued.
• We'll accept one Target coupon and one manufacturer coupon for the same item, unless either coupon prohibits it.
• Coupon amount may be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied.
• We can't give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item.
• We can't accept coupons from other retailers, or coupons for products not carried in our stores.
• All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier while you're checking out.

In a perfect world, all of the coupons that you have carefully, and lovingly, clipped out, will be immediately accepted by the cashier and you would be on your merry little way in no time. However, in actuality, there is a great chance that a cashier might not be aware of the corporate policy and might give you an issue with your coupons.

First of all, stay calm. You will not get anywhere if you are snippy and snarky with the cashier. Try to explain to them what the coupon states and how you are able to use it on the product.

If they are still refusing your coupon, politely ask to see the manager. The manager is your last line of defense in the store. If the store still refusing to take your coupon, and you know that they should accept it, then you can either say you don't want the products or you can buy the products and then call corporate when you get home.

The key to remember is that you catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar, so try and remain nice when things don't always go smoothly.


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