Say what you will about Black Friday, but when I was a kid, when of my favorite things to do with my cousins was to pull out the guts of the newspaper on Thanksgiving and clip the coupons that we were going to use on America's biggest shopping day.

We used those coupons to plan our route through town--where to start, where to finish, where to stop for a coffee or lunch. But just like a vacation, the fun part was the planning, so for us, it was all about the coupon clipping.

These days, there aren't as many opportunities to "clip" a coupon. Usually, you have to download an app and tap it to save a deal. I love deals, but somehow, tapping is a little less satisfying.

One business that still accepts paper coupons is Walmart, and if you like to use coupons at Walmart, you'll want to know about some changes they've made to their coupon policy.

What Has Changed in Walmart's Coupon Policy?

You may have missed it, but Walmart released an update to their Coupon Policy on September 24, 2023. Coupons in the News is reporting that an "internal memo began circulating in online couponing groups, notifying store staffers that register software would be updated this week to automatically enforce the new policies." As they point out, the major changes apply to overages and overrides.



I didn't know this but I guess it used to be that Walmart would give you money back if the coupon you had was for more than the item was worth. The new policy says, "Walmart does not give cash back nor will any overages apply to the remaining items in the transaction if the value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item, including WIC and SNAP."


This change was actually something that was previously in the policy but now has been removed. Coupons in the News explains, "The register now determines whether a coupon is valid, and its determination is final."

You can read the full updates to Walmart's Coupon Policy at this link.

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