Ryan and Amy asked “Is there a policy for overages? I have looked into this, but I couldn’t find anything. Some cashiers just scan the coupon and give the full amount off. I had one cashier say that she is suppose to reduce the amount of the coupon. If a product costs $0.89 and the coupon was for $1.00 off, if they reduce the amount does Wal-Mart still get $1.00 or do they get $0.89? If they get $1.00. then we should, right? Have you heard anything official on this?”

I haven’t heard anything official on this – but I thought it would be a good topic of discussion. Please leave a comment on this post with your thoughts on this question. I believe that it will vary by store. I also believe that the store usually gets the face value written on the coupon from the manufacturer unless they write a different amount on it – so it would make sense in theory for them to also give you the full amount of the coupon even if the product is priced a little bit less. I find that if you get any coupon overage, it is highly variable within each store and depends on which cashier you get and how they ring up coupons. I never expect to get any coupon overage, but I do expect to get the product for free if the coupon value exceeds the price.

A Quick Coupon Summary
Because I’m in Colorado this week, my update is more general. Please visit Coupons.com to see if there are any new coupons you would like to print.

You might also want to look at the coupons in my purple “Quick Print” boxes. If you don’t see them, they’ll be back! Sometimes Coupons.com likes to put a general ad in this spot instead of displaying specific coupons you can print.

Check the giant list of printable coupons scattered across different product websites. It’s a great list to browse if you are new to printable coupons.


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I hope that your coupons do amazing things for you this week! Thank you for being so supportive while I take a bit of a break from coupons and blogging to spend time with family this week.