Walmart Competitor Catalina Acceptance Policy Clarified
As you know, Walmart has updated their coupon policy. Their new policy is a great policy and they have clearly laid out a lot of coupon acceptance policies. There was one item that they mentioned under “Checkout Coupon” also know as Catalina Coupons. This was the only item on the list that still needed clarification. Well, it appears that they have now updated that part of the Walmart Coupon Policy.
The initial thought was that they would take items such as Walgreens Register Rewards or ShopRite Catalinas. The “Checkout Coupons” they are accepting are actually “Checkout Coupons” that are for a dollar off a product. Reader Bree did her detective work and spoke with Walmart Corporate Office for clarification. Here is the email I received from Bree detailing her conversation with Walmart:
OK, after a very lonnnnngggg conversation with corporate (1-800#), it makes more sense now. When WE think of catalina, we think of those wonderful coupons that say “Save $10 off your next order.” When THEY say catalina, they mean the coupons that print from the catalina machine that say such things as “Save $1 off Tropicana” or like the one I got at S&S yesterday, “Save $1 on my next purchase of 5 Dole Frozen Fruit.” It seems that Walmart’s idea of a “catalina coupon” is different than ours.
The catalinas that say things like “Save $3 off your next order”, though say Manu. Coupon on them, are for dollars/cents/percentage off an order which Walmart DOES NOT take [found at the bottom of theWalmart Coupon policy print-out].
So again here’s another example:
You go to SR (ShopRite), pay for your purchases, and get 2 “catalinas” from the machine
- Save $2 off your next purchase of Purex
- Save $2 off your next order
Going by what I was told from calling the 1800#, Walmart will take coupon #1 but NOT #2. Unfortunatly, Walmart considers Coupon #1 a “catalina.”
So, be sure to print out and read the revised Walmart Coupon Policy. And bring it with you when you are shopping.