I noticed that Fred Meyer’s e-coupon site has changed a bit! I was excited to share this with you, but also wanted to make sure I looped in with my contacts at Fred Meyer to ensure I provided you with correct information.
When you log into the e-coupon site with your Rewards card, you’ll now notice a message in a pink box at the bottom of many of the coupons.
In the examples above, each of these coupons reads “use up to 5 times in a single transaction.” This means that you can get the e-coupon discount more than one time in a transaction when you present your Rewards card at checkout. To be clear, once you’ve loaded the e-coupon to your card, you have ONE transaction to redeem it and get up to that maximum quantity. For instance, if I load the $2/5 Hot Pockets coupon to my card, I could use it up to five times in one transaction. If I only don’t do up to five times? Those extra times won’t be saved on the card for another trip.
What I wondered the most when I noticed this is whether the e-coupons are now considered store or manufacturer coupons and if you could stack them. Of course, I always want to make sure you’re aware of all the ways you can legitimately use coupons to save money, so I thought I’d ask. Here’s the statement from Fred Meyer:
digital manufacturer coupons (which is what these are) cannot be combined with paper manufacturer coupons for the same item. The Customer must decide which is the best offer and use that.
So, pretty straightforward. This is basically unchanged in how their e-coupons worked before; you could not stack them with another paper manufacturer coupon. You can count on me to continue to present your Fred Meyer Coupon deals according to their policies.
If you’re new to Fred Meyer, you might want to read more about how the Rewards Program works at Fred Meyer.