WalMart 101

Walmart can be a great place to coupon when you combine an item on rollback with a manufacturer coupon!  And with Walmart’s price match guarantee and their coupon policy, which allows for “overage”, you can even get paid for your purchase!

Walmart Accepts Manufacturer Coupons

Walmart accepts manufacturer coupons from the Sunday coupon inserts as well as printable manufacturer coupons.  In order to be in compliance with policy, coupons must read “manufacturer coupon” across the top, have an expiration date, and a scannable barcode.
Coupons can be printed in black and white.  Walmart will not accept print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase.
Tip to remember when checking out: There is no limit on the number of coupons per transaction. (Though a manager will need to approve transactions where 40 coupons or more are being used.)

Walmart Accepts (some) Competitor Coupons

Walmart will accept current competitor coupons that specify a price for a specific item. Walmart will not accept a competitor coupon for cents/dollars off or a percentage off.  Ask your local store for a list of those whom they consider local competitors (it varies by region). Walmart only accepts one coupon per item, so you cannot stack a competitor’s store coupon with a manufacturer coupon;  just use one or the other.
Walmart will accept Buy One, Get One free (BOGO) competitor coupons for items with a specified price.  

Walmart Accepts (some) Catalina Coupons

While Walmart does not have Catalina machines at their stores, they will accept Catalinas/Checkout Coupons printed from other store locations. They must be manufacturer coupons for a specific price off a specific item. They will not accept drugstore rewards or Catalinas that are for a dollar amount off the shopping trip total.

Price Matching

Walmart will price match a current competitor’s ad price right at the register. Let your cashier know that you will be price matching before they ring an item up since the price will need to be entered manually. Walmart will price match from a competitor ad when there is a specific item and price listed.  They will also price match a BOGO only if there is a specific price. (For example, Buy 1 at $4.00, Get 1 Free.)  They will not price match for a “gimmick” sale, such as Spend $25, Save $5 Instantly; nor will they match a price based on a rain check.  Best part? You don’t even need the ad with you; just let the cashier know which store, and Walmart will provide the ad!

Rollback: Look for items on rollback at Walmart! Rollbacks are Walmart’s version of a sale and are a great way to save when you stack their low prices with coupons!

Overage: Walmart is one of the few stores whose policy is to give the customer overage (cash back or applied to the basket purchase) if the value of the coupon exceeds the item’s price.
If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied toward the basket purchase.
Trial/Travel Size: Walmart has an extensive trial size section comprised of items priced around $1.00. When coupons do not exclude trial/travel size items, you can score some free products! If your coupon value exceeds the price of the item, you will receive overage.