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Target walmart don't accept internet coupons

econberkeley 12 10 May 30, 2016 at 05:49 AM in Health & Beauty (4)
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FrownMy printed coupons from coupons.com have been rejected in both target and walmart recently. when i look at their policy online i dont see anyhthing supporting that. Can individual stores overwrite the company policy? I am curious about your experiences in both stores.

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they can not. if the manager on duty refuses to call for store manager. if they still do you can call corporate and they will help. they are supposed to be universal in their policy
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I can still use IPs at my WM as long as they scan. I don't push it when, fwr, IPs won't scan. There are IPs I print from the walmart website that have the WM logo and I don't have problems with those most of the time. I just go to the grocery store where they also ad match and the IP scans w/o issues. I haven't used IPs in a long time at Target since I have only one and rarely go there.
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We have had reports of people having issues like that and even Corp couldn't force them as there is a line item in their published policy that gives the store discretion to limit coupon usage.

These types of store specific policies are usually put in place because they got badly burned by fraudulent coupon usage and abuses. These come out of the store management bonuses so they get pretty bitter fast.

You can try to contact the district manager by asking CS or the stores to forward your contacts to that person specifically and sew if they condone the new policy. They usually have no idea and try to help make the customer happy. Sometimes they don't give either and will shut you down.

Doesn't hurt to talk to management and hope a good relationship can start with you so that they allow you special treatment. This happens for some here.

Good luck and keep a smile Smilie
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They should build a system so that same coupon can not be twice.
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Quote from econberkeley View Post :
They should build a system so that same coupon can not be twice.
you mean like Walgreens? no thank you. just because some people fraudulently copy coupons doesn't mean to punish everyone by only allowing 1 of each coupon. there is also no way any company would release a unique barcode to scan on every single coupon. they can't realistically or even logistically do that.

it would be better for the stores to shut down the individual shoppers wiping the shelves (literally preventing anyone else from having any) and train the employees how to spot copied printable coupons. it's not hard to compare the pin codes and shut down any that have duplicates.
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Quote from shopgirl24 View Post :
you mean like Walgreens? no thank you. just because some people fraudulently copy coupons doesn't mean to punish everyone by only allowing 1 of each coupon. there is also no way any company would release a unique barcode to scan on every single coupon. they can't realistically or even logistically do that.

it would be better for the stores to shut down the individual shoppers wiping the shelves (literally preventing anyone else from having any) and train the employees how to spot copied printable coupons. it's not hard to compare the pin codes and shut down any that have duplicates.
Ditto to the bolded text.

My Target also has stopped accepting any printable coupons as well (including their own store coupons from target.com). Even calling Target's customer service did nothing, as it was up to each store as to whether or not to accept any coupon whether specific or type of coupons.

I let both the front end manager and the customer service rep know that they lost my business because I can literally walk across the street to both Giant and CVS, both which gladly will take the printable coupons. Harris Teeter and Safeway will also take my printable coupons with little or no issues. If all these other chains can train their employees and have reduced fraud as a result, then why isn't Target (or Walmart) doing the same?
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Last edited by jamesdc May 30, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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I had like an opposite experience at my Target showing the lack of training is probably mostly causing the problems.
The cashier tried to hand me back my printable IP Qs and when I questioned her on it, she said some people like to have them back...
I told her that she needed to keep them for reimbursement....
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