There have been a couple questions recently about Albertsons’ Coupon Policy and I wanted to make sure to clear them up for you…and well, for me, frankly.
Question: My Albertsons store isn’t honoring their overage policy when I use my doublers!
Answer: Your cashier is correct. The new overage policy applies to when your manufacturer coupon exceeds the value of the sale item:
Coupons that exceed the retail value of an item will have the remaining amount applied to the balance of the
For instance, if there is yogurt on sale for $1, and you have a $1.50 off manufacturer’s coupon, you’ll then be able to apply the remaining $0.50 to the rest of your transaction.
However, overage cannot be produce on Twice the Value deals and I’ve verified this with corporate. Per the coupons themselves:
Total coupon redemption cannot exceed price of item.
For instance, the Muir Glen deal I reported yesterday – the cans of sauce were $1.09 and there is a $0.75/1 printable coupon available. If you use a Twice the Value coupon with this, Albertsons will give you $0.34, making it free. They will not double it up to $0.75, giving you overage.
Question: Can I use a BOGO and a cents-off coupon and a Twice the Value coupon in the same transaction?
Answer: My initial, gut feeling was no, it’s using too many coupons. However, I stand corrected! I shared a scenario like this with my contact at Albertsons and she’s confirmed with the folks responsible for writing the policy that this is acceptable. Here’s what I learned:
We will accept a BOGO coupon on the first item, then a TTV and manufacturer coupon on the second item. However, the items will just be free—using the TTV means no overage.
Remember the caveat – no overage on such a scenario since a Twice the Value coupon is being used. Now I didn’t see anything either way in the Albertsons Coupon Policy to back this up, but there you go! Going forward, I may include scenarios like these on my lists.
Question: Can I double a coupon that reads “do not double?”
Answer: This one has been cleared up for awhile, but I’ve seen a few folks asking about it recently. YES, you can double any manufacturer’s coupon up to $1 in value, even if it has this verbiage!
Albertsons DOES allow manufacturer coupons that state they cannot be ‘doubled’ to be used in conjunction with a Twice the Value store coupon.
I recommend you review and print the Albertsons Coupon Policy (pdf) for keeping on hand. I think some of their recent changes have made couponing there even more enjoyable! What do you think?
If you ever have additional questions about Albertsons’ Coupon Policy, let me know and I’ll do my best to get some answers for you! Does this clear up any confusion or question you may have had?