Everyone loves a good deal, and you might wonder if Walmart, the retail giant known for its everyday low prices, offers coupons to save you even more. While more straightforward than you might hope, the answer is yes and no.
Walmart does not have a coupon program. However, they do accept valid manufacturer’s paper coupons. Walmart allows the use of one paper manufacturer coupon per item and follows the manufacturer’s limitations on that coupon.
You’ll also be happy to hear that Walmart puts no limits on the coupon variety used in your transactions. For a coupon to be valid, it must have the following information printed on it:
- It must read “Manufacturer Coupon” somewhere on the paper
- A scannable GS1 barcode
- Remit Billing address for the manufacturer
- Clearly labeled expiration date
Even with that, you can still find several online sources that offer Walmart promo codes and coupons for various products and services. For example, during special sales events, you may come across Walmart Promo Codes & Coupons that offer up to 20% off select items.
So, while it’s not a traditional coupon system, there are still opportunities to stretch your dollar when shopping at Walmart, especially if you’re making use of their apps.
Breaking Down Walmart’s Coupon Policy
Walmart’s coupon policy is pretty flexible, and they accept a wide range of coupons, including manufacturer coupons, printable coupons, and Catalinas. However, they don’t have a specific store coupon program since their commitment to everyday low prices aims to help customers save money.
This means you won’t typically find Walmart store coupons, but the ones you do find will likely be from other sources like newspapers, magazines, and online merchants.
According to Walmart’s coupon policy, the store will accept coupons with a greater value than the item’s price, giving you those extra savings! Just make sure that the coupon is received from a reliable source like a newspaper or magazine so you don’t run into any issues.
Be mindful that Walmart does not allow coupon stacking for the same product. This means you can only use one coupon on a single item to get a deeper discount.
Here are a few more things to keep in mind about Walmarts coupons:
- Coupons cannot be used online, they have to actually be scanned at the register in-store
- If any coupons are scanned, copied, purchased, or transferred, they are considered void
- In select instances, Walmart may give cash after overages (so think SNAP, or WIC purchases)
When it comes to internet coupons, the rules are mostly the same, but with a few caveats:
- Walmart won’t accept internet coupons that are blurry and hard to read
- Coupons out of proportion are also not accepted (this happens a lot with emailed coupons)
How to Find Walmart Eligable Coupons
Finding Walmart coupons is easier than you might think, especially with a simple Google search at your fingertips. However, there are still a few tips you may not be aware of. Let’s explore some ways to find those valuable coupons.
First, visit walmart.com and search for your preferred store. Once you’ve found it, click “store details” and choose the “coupons” category. This will let you browse available offers for that specific store. Remember to select and print any coupons you’re interested in, so you can present them at checkout. I like this option because you might be able to snag that item you wanted at a discount by simply going to another location.
If you prefer using your smartphone or tablet, the Walmart app is another great way to find coupons. Trust me, I use it every day and can attest to the number of active promotions going on in nearly every category, as well as seasonal deals.
Another thing I like to do when searching for coupons is to use third-party coupon sites like Forbes and The Wall Street Journal for the latest Walmart discounts. These sites often provide exclusive promo codes that can help you save on a wide range of products.
One thing to keep in mind is that Walmart only sometimes offers coupons directly on its website.
Coupon Types and Usage
Earlier, I mentioned that Walmart accepts various types of coupons to help you save on purchases. Some of my favorites to use in this case are the manufacturer coupons. These coupons are usually available from the product manufacturers and can be found in print, digital, or on the product’s packaging. I’ll sometimes visit the manufacturer’s website to see if I can locate a good deal.
Just remember, when using manufacturer coupons, if the coupon value exceeds the price of your purchased item, you may get cashback for the difference. If you’re using a $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon on a $0.95 item, you won’t miss out on the extra $0.05 savings.
Walmart also offers its own promo codes that can be applied to online purchases. To use a Walmart promo code, enter the code during the online checkout process, and the discount will be automatically applied to your qualified items. It’s quick and easy, and there’s usually one always floating around.
I often see them do promo codes, coupons, and markdowns throughout the year, with some of the most popular events being Black Friday, Memorial Day, Christmas, and Labor Day sales.
In particular, the Walmart Black Friday sale is famous for massive discounts on items like electronics, toys, and home appliances. It’s when I always go for those big-ticket items and appliances that I’ve had my eye on. Otherwise, I just wait for a rollback sale or see if the brand has an offering I can bring into the store.
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