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Slickdeals Drugstore and Grocery Store Coupon Usage Rules and Guidelines

The Raddish 2,876 April 11, 2011 at 04:58 PM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (2)
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The following are the official rules concerning posting about coupon usage in the Drugstore/Grocery B&M Deals forum.

Rules:
  • Materially Modified coupons are not allowed on Slickdeals. They are not to be hosted by, or linked to from, Slickdeals.
  • Immaterially Modified and Unmodified coupons may be hosted on Slickdeals as long as they do not violate any of our other rules.
  • Multiple Prints per Page(MPP) coupons are generally not allowed and will be examined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Users may link to offers from Coupon Printing sites, but they may not link to scans of already printed coupons.
  • Scans of Manufacturer's Coupons are not to be hosted by, or linked to from, Slickdeals. The exception to this is a link directly to a coupon hosted on the manufacturer's website.
  • Discussion of how to use coupons for anything other than their original intent is prohibited.
  • Discussion of store policies is acceptable. Discussing how to intentionally trick or fool stores into accepting coupons that they would otherwise reject is prohibited.
  • Store Coupons that are not widely distributed and/or issued to a particular individual are not allowed are not to be hosted by Slickdeals, also they may not be linked to if hosted offsite, unless hosted by the individual store
    - Target and CVS store coupons are not to be hosted by, or linked to from, Slickdeals.
    - Links directly to coupons hosted by Target or CVS are allowed.

Definitions:
  • Materially Modified: A coupon to which a substantial change has been made. For example, a change to the dollar amount, expiration date, bar code, or member id#.
  • Immaterially Modified: A coupon to which an insubstantial change has been made. For example, a coupon that has been resized to print more clearly.
  • Unmodified: A coupon that has not been modified in any way.
  • Coupon Printing Site: A site that requires users to install a proprietary "printer" before coupons may be printed. For example, couponnetwork.com.
  • Manufacturer's Coupon: A coupon from a manufacturer. For example, General Mills.
  • Store Coupon: Coupons issued by a store to be redeemed only in that store. For example, Target.

If a user is uncertain about the application of the rules, he or she should contact one of the Drugstore Forum Moderators. If there is any doubt regarding whether a coupon is allowed, users should not post until they have a moderator's approval.

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#151
Quote from nuffsaid View Post :
QR's are
ra coupon +
on ra card =
ra issue
Hi nuffsaid,

I know that QR's are under the tab "RiteAid Coupons", but if you look at the "Offer terms", QR's are manufacturer's coupons:

Here's the "Offer terms" for Tums:


"$2.00 Off Tums (excluding rolls)

$2.00 Off Tums (excluding rolls)
Good on one purchase only of at least $2.00. May not be redeemed until 6 a.m. local time the next day after issuance and is good for 14 days from date of activation. Purchase must be on eligible product excluding sales tax. Not redeemable for cash. Not valid on prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, money orders, prepaid/gift cards, stamps, other mailing services, online purchases, licenses, or any items excluded by law. Lost, stolen, damaged, or expired coupons will not be honored or replaced. Not responsible for unintended redemption. Wellness+ card must be presented. Manufacturers Coupon"


I have five QR's loaded and all say they are MQ's.
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#152
Quote from tryingmybest View Post :
Hi nuffsaid,

I know that QR's are under the tab "RiteAid Coupons", but if you look at the "Offer terms", QR's are manufacturer's coupons:

Here's the "Offer terms" for Tums:


"$2.00 Off Tums (excluding rolls)

$2.00 Off Tums (excluding rolls)
Good on one purchase only of at least $2.00. May not be redeemed until 6 a.m. local time the next day after issuance and is good for 14 days from date of activation. Purchase must be on eligible product excluding sales tax. Not redeemable for cash. Not valid on prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, money orders, prepaid/gift cards, stamps, other mailing services, online purchases, licenses, or any items excluded by law. Lost, stolen, damaged, or expired coupons will not be honored or replaced. Not responsible for unintended redemption. Wellness+ card must be presented. Manufacturers Coupon"


I have five QR's loaded and all say they are MQ's.
Sometimes store Qs say manufacturer on them but are really store Qs as there is no remit address..............................anyways why continue a debate that the powers to be on SD have stated emphatically what their ruling is??????

Please respect the ruling, all the arguments have been made, remade, and then argued again.............and the decision was made, you can choose to abide by whatever makes you comfortable as is the case with many deals in the grey area of deal hunting and leave it at that. I am responsible for myself as you are for you and there is no need for anyone else to push their own comfort level on anyone else.

I for one would just like to get on with the deal hunting and leave this in the past. Thank you!
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#153
Quote :
Sometimes store Qs say manufacturer on them but are really store Qs as there is no remit address..............................anyways why continue a debate that the powers to be on SD have stated emphatically what their ruling is??????

Please respect the ruling, all the arguments have been made, remade, and then argued again.............and the decision was made, you can choose to abide by whatever makes you comfortable as is the case with many deals in the grey area of deal hunting and leave it at that. I am responsible for myself as you are for you and there is no need for anyone else to push their own comfort level on anyone else.

I for one would just like to get on with the deal hunting and leave this in the past. Thank you!
I'm truly sorry if my post bothers you. I realize that a decision has been made by the "powers that be", but if I understood nuffsaid correctly from the post I responded to (and from other posts), the reason for the decision to allow the postings was based on the understanding that the QRs are RA q's, and Slickdeals no longer "polices" store policies. Considering that, I thought it might be important to make her aware of that info, which, to my knowledge, was not previously discussed. My sincere apologies if it already had.

I too would like to get on with deal hunting, like how Slickdeals was in the days of Slayers... abiding by both manufacturer's and store policies Smilie
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#154
With the RA QR's, they come off at the register, for those lucky enough to be able to utilize them, therefore, they are under the control of RA and can be combined with MQ, per RA rules.

SD will likely never go back to the good old days, but it's a combination of "the show" and the ungrateful folks who copy and paste people's hard work to their own sites or competitor sites, which is unfortunately shifting long time contributors to be silenced. SD ds used to be a nice little community, but along side "the show" and a few posters that have chosen SD as their personal podium I don't forsee things ever being like they used to be here. Frown

There are other factors too. The ever shrinking coupon values, store limits, etc....... It's just made for a perfect storm of the necessity of more discretion in the way deals are shared and this site, apparently, have folks that are more interested in attention and/or their sites bringing in $$$ from others hard work out in the field.

People have a choice on what to contribute here and they are making their choices based on the environment today, not 2 years ago.

SD has spoken loud and clear on the store policy issue, so as Reg stated, people need to worry about themselves and not others. You have the choice to abide by the MQ's ad store polices, but there's no reason to keep this discussion going, as if you were here during ecbgate you know that if anything would have changed that ruling, it likely would have come back then. This QR is taken directly off at the register that only RA can control, so it is what it is.
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#155
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SD will likely never go back to the good old days, but it's a combination of "the show" and the ungrateful folks who copy and paste people's hard work to their own sites or competitor sites, which is unfortunately shifting long time contributors to be silenced. SD ds used to be a nice little community, but along side "the show" and a few posters that have chosen SD as their personal podium I don't forsee things ever being like they used to be here. Frown

There are other factors too. The ever shrinking coupon values, store limits, etc....... It's just made for a perfect storm of the necessity of more discretion in the way deals are shared and this site, apparently, have folks that are more interested in attention and/or their sites bringing in $$$ from others hard work out in the field.
Hmmm... I'm don't think the changes at SD can be blamed on EC, copy and pasters, shrinking q values, etc. While I do think that more people probably started coming to SD because of the upsurge in couponing in general, making the job of moderating much harder; I would think that those things would be cause to keep a tight moderating hold, rather than a cause to loosen the rules. Sooo...I think the good old days are gone solely because the decision was made that it's okay to post transactions that have improper use of coupons or are against store policy.

I suspect too that some of the long time contributors have chosen silence because what used to be forbidden on SD is now welcomed.

Quote :
SD has spoken loud and clear on the store policy issue, so as Reg stated, people need to worry about themselves and not others. You have the choice to abide by the MQ's ad store polices, but there's no reason to keep this discussion going, as if you were here during ecbgate you know that if anything would have changed that ruling, it likely would have come back then.
Err... I don't think anyone's forcing you look around

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This QR is taken directly off at the register that only RA can control, so it is what it it.
True, but SD can control whether it's discussed or not nod.
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#156
Facepalm

Nuff shops RA so she is well aware of how things work and is the best person to make these decisions................really no-one wants to debate you, Nuff has spoken, she shops RA and has for years before you registered so lets end this and follow SD's guidelines and stop trolling to get a response you want, it's not gonna happen.
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#157
Quote from tryingmybest View Post :
Hi nuffsaid,

I know that QR's are under the tab "RiteAid Coupons", but if you look at the "Offer terms", QR's are manufacturer's coupons:

Here's the "Offer terms" for Tums:


"$2.00 Off Tums (excluding rolls)

$2.00 Off Tums (excluding rolls)
Good on one purchase only of at least $2.00. May not be redeemed until 6 a.m. local time the next day after issuance and is good for 14 days from date of activation. Purchase must be on eligible product excluding sales tax. Not redeemable for cash. Not valid on prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, money orders, prepaid/gift cards, stamps, other mailing services, online purchases, licenses, or any items excluded by law. Lost, stolen, damaged, or expired coupons will not be honored or replaced. Not responsible for unintended redemption. Wellness+ card must be presented. Manufacturers Coupon"


I have five QR's loaded and all say they are MQ's.
If you look at your Video Values coupons, you'll see that they also say Manufacturer's Coupon on them, but they are Rite Aid coupons.
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#158
Quote from reg036 View Post :
Facepalm

Nuff shops RA so she is well aware of how things work and is the best person to make these decisions................really no-one wants to debate you, Nuff has spoken, she shops RA and has for years before you registered so lets end this and follow SD's guidelines and stop trolling to get a response you want, it's not gonna happen.
I'm honestly not looking for a debate, and I'm sorry if you feel that I am. I already explained my reason for posting to nuffsaid, and again, I apologize if that information had already been discussed.
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#159
Quote from angellinda View Post :
If you look at your Video Values coupons, you'll see that they also say Manufacturer's Coupon on them, but they are Rite Aid coupon.
Thank you for pointing that out; I'd never noticed it before. I'm going to guess that they are actually a joint venture between the manufacturer and RA, which is probably also the case with the QRs.
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#160
And per RA's coupon policy and printed weekly ads, it is encouraged to use a MQ with a RAQ. Perhaps you should read the RA faq's before posting any further. You must be new to RA?

RAQ's include vv's, qr's, allergy, diabetes, etc.... Actually since you must not have read the RA faq's at all,you're probably not aware that RA coupons are coded 48 and 49, so in some cases you are able, per RA's rules, to stack 3 coupons on one product. Perhaps qr's are coded 48, while most others are coded 49, in which case whatever point you seem to want to dwell on would be invalid anyway, kwim?

If you're not happy with SD, as many aren't, you have the choice on whether to stay or go. As I stated, ecbgate was allowed to continue and qr's are an internal RA computer thing, so for those able to utilize them.....good for them. Smilie
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#161
Quote from stitchshopgirl View Post :
And per RA's coupon policy and printed weekly ads, it is encouraged to use a MQ with a RAQ. Perhaps you should read the RA faq's before posting any further. You must be new to RA?

RAQ's include vv's, qr's, allergy, diabetes, etc.... Actually since you must not have read the RA faq's at all,you're probably not aware that RA coupons are coded 48 and 49, so in some cases you are able, per RA's rules, to stack 3 coupons on one product. Perhaps qr's are coded 48, while most others are coded 49, in which case whatever point you seem to want to dwell on would be invalid anyway, kwim?

If you're not happy with SD, as many aren't, you have the choice on whether to stay or go. As I stated, ecbgate was allowed to continue and qr's are an internal RA computer thing, so for those able to utilize them.....good for them. Smilie
Nope, not new to RA, and yep, I've read the FAQ and even RA policy, so I'm fully aware of all of the above. And nope, none of it invalidates my posts - all it means is that they are manufacturer's qs with special redemption abilities Smilie.

I'm sorry, if you feel I want to dwell on it cuz that's truly not the case at all. I've simply responded to those who have responded directly to me or about my posts Smilie. Many blessings to you.
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#162
Looks like this thread has not been updated for quite a few years? Big Grin
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#163
Thanks. Learning
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