See this week's deals & coupon match ups HERE.
June 2011 Update: The changes are in red HERE. Basically, you can redeem a coupon that has a value higher than the product, if you apply the overage to something else you are purchasing. It will rarely come into play, but possibly if you have a $1 coupon for a 99¢ item or get a higher value coupon that doesn't exclude trial sizes.
July 2011 Update: Effective Aug.1, 2011 — Fry's will no longer accept competitors' coupons. Manufacturers' coupons will still be worth $1.
I've scanned a copy of the new Fry's coupon policy that starts January 26th and goes for an unknown amount of time. Click on the image above to enlarge it. I will update this posting when I hear that the policy has changed.
If you have a problem when you're in the store, I suggest calmly (don't forget that part!) asking to see their policy. If that doesn't clear things up, contact corporate (623-936-2100) and they will help you and/or the store understand where the confusion is. Of course, ask me any questions you have too!
To me, these are the major points:
- NEW They will accept competitor's coupons — AFTER your coupons and VIP discounts are taken off
- You can use more than one different competitor coupon as long as you meet both totals
(ex: A Fresh & Easy $5 off $25 and Albertson's $10 off $100 would require a $125 purchase.)
- You can use a competitor's coupon with a manufacturer's coupon
(ex: Use Safeway's coupon for beans w/ a manufactuer's coupon for the same beans.)
- All coupons will be worth $1, even coupons that say "DO NOT DOUBLE."
(Only three coupons for a like item is worth $1, extras are taken at face value.)
- Competitor's brand items can be substituted for a comparable brand item
(ex: If you have a Target brand ice cream coupon, you can purchase Fry's brand instead.)
- You can use a competitor's coupon for pretty much anything in the store (food & non-food)
(This excludes rare items like a BBQ, patio furniture, etc. Ask first, if you're in doubt.)
- Digital coupons are not subject to doubling (eCoupons that you load directly to you card)
- You cannot use an eCoupon & a paper coupon on the same product (paper won't be accepted)
(From: Cellfire, Shortcuts, or Fry's.com)
I like the added specific, written clarifications that were missing last time. The major change is that if you are using a competitor's coupon, you must hit the required minimum AFTER your coupons are deducted. I have to say that I think this is fair, though I loved taking advantage of the "before" savings during the holidays. It was good while it lasted, just remember that! :)