Texas Walmart stores are cracking down on customers who use them

Nowadays everyone tries to save money in every possible way. We’re constantly looking for the best sales, buy-one-get-one free events, free or discounted samples of new products, and anyway we can save the money to get the things we need for ourselves and our families.

However, shoppers could soon find some of their bargain hunting thwarted at the checkout.

While they’re looking for money-saving deals, Texas Walmart customers may be in for a shock the next time they check out.

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People use coupons for a variety of reasons, most of which revolve around saving money, trying new products, and planning their shopping more efficiently.

The most obvious reason people use coupons is to save money on their purchases. Coupons offer discounts, which can lead to significant savings over time, especially on routine or bulk purchases.

Manufacturers often issue coupons for new products to encourage consumers to try them. For consumers, it’s a low-risk opportunity to try something new at a lower cost.

For some, stocking up on essential items when they go on sale and additional discounts that can be applied through coupons is a way to prepare for unexpected financial problems or emergencies.

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Change to Walmart coupon policy

In late 2023, Walmart began putting pressure on some customers when it comes to coupons and the types of coupons some manufacturers make available to consumers.

From coupons in the news via newsbreak.com –

“Walmart hasn’t touched its coupon policy in almost six years, so it went largely unnoticed when the policy posted online introduced several changes.

People started taking notice after an image of what appeared to be an internal memo began circulating in online coupon groups, notifying store employees that the software would be updated to automatically enforce the new policy.”

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Texas Walmart’s new coupon policy

From changes in the way Walmart handles digital coupons, to changes in overage policies and more, there’s some important information regarding Walmart’s new coupon policy that you need to know about.

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1. Elimination of overages and refunds -Walmart historically respected the full value of a coupon, regardless of the actual price of the product.

If your coupon was worth more than the product you purchased, you would actually get a refund or have the difference applied to your transaction.

Not anymore.

2. Limit of 4 identical coupons per household, per day – If more than four identical coupons are scanned, there will be a “hard stop” at checkout per Walmart’s new coupon policy.

3. No more transfers – This means that if a coupon is not scanned, it will not be accepted. Previously, if a coupon was not scanned, a manual transfer could be made and the coupon would be accepted. Now the registry’s decision is final.

4. Expired coupons – Expired discount coupons are no longer available and will no longer be accepted.

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5. Product matching – According to gator995.com “must match size, brand, quantity, color, etc., otherwise coupons will not be accepted.”

You can read the new change to Walmart’s discount policy in full at corporate.walmart.com/policies.

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