The folks at Fred Meyer informed me that a change to their coupon policy has gone into effect regarding their acceptance of Catalina coupons you may receive at checkout from other stores:
Most Catalina coupons (the coupons that print out for you at check stands) are manufacturer’s coupons and are stated as such. Catalina coupons that are printed with another retailer’s name may be accepted at Fred Meyer. These competitors’ coupons for dollar/cents off a specific item will be accepted. Dollar or percent off coupons for an entire shopping order will not be accepted. Note: This only applies to Catalina coupons and not to other manufacturer’s coupons that are designated as valid for use at a specified retailer.
They made this change to be consistent with how their competitors accept similar coupons. Please note that you can still use Catalina manufacturer coupons printed at other stores good for specific products.
You might want to print the revised Fred Meyer Coupon Policy for your records. Please let me know if you have questions or need further clarification.