Target: Stores Coupon Policy – June 2012 Update

Target has made a few amendments to their coupon policy this month (June 2012).  They’ve imposed limits on identical coupons and made it much stricter.  Read all about the changes:


Notable changes include:

  • We reserve the right to accept, refuse, or limit the use of any coupon.
  • Limit of 4 identical coupons per household, per day (unless otherwise noted on coupon).
  • Returns of items purchased using Manufacturer Coupons may receive coupon value returned in the form of a Target GiftCard.

The first two points above are certainly a detriment  to couponing: the first is going to be bad at stores where employees are less coupon-friendly; and, for the second, it’ll be interesting to see how each store interprets “unless otherwise noted on coupon.”  The returns with coupon value can be construed to be the most proper way (legally) Target has to operate, but there is the potential for abuse with this clause.

What are your thoughts?

If you’d like to read more, here’s the Target Store Coupon Policy in full:

Target stores coupon policy

Manufacturer and Target Coupons:
•Target accepts one Manufacturer Coupon and one Target Coupon for the same item (unless prohibited by either coupon).
•We reserve the right to accept, refuse, or limit the use of any coupon.
•Limit of 4 identical coupons per household, per day (unless otherwise noted on coupon).
•All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier during checkout.
•Item purchased must match the coupon description (brand, size, quantity, color, flavor, etc.).
•Coupon amount may be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied.
•We can’t give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item.
•All applicable sales taxes are paid by the guest at the full value of the item.
•These guidelines apply to all coupons accepted at Target (Color Checkout Coupons, Internet Coupons, •Mobile Coupons, Mailed Coupons, Coupons from Newspapers and Magazines, etc.).

Internet (Print-at-Home) Coupons:
•We gladly accept valid internet coupons that contain a clear and scannable bar code.
•We do not accept internet coupons for free items with no purchase requirements.

Mobile Coupons:
•Guests can receive Target Mobile Coupons by signing up for Text Alerts at or by texting COUPONS to 827438 (TARGET).
•Message and data rates may apply.  See site for full details.
•To redeem, simply show your coupon barcode to the cashier.  With one simple scan, all applicable coupons are applied.

Buy One Get One Free Coupons (BOGO):
•BOGO coupons cannot be combined (i.e. you cannot use two BOGO coupons on two items and get both for free). Unless stated otherwise on the coupon, the use of one Buy One Get One Free coupon requires that two of the valid items are presented at checkout of which one item will be charged to the guest and the 2nd item will be discounted by its full retail price.
•A second cents-off coupon of the same type cannot be redeemed towards the purchase price of the first item.
•If a Target BOGO coupon is used, one additional manufacturer coupon may be used on the first item.
•If a Manufacturer BOGO coupon is used, one additional Target coupon may be used on the first item.

•Returns of items purchased using Manufacturer Coupons may receive coupon value returned in the form of a Target GiftCard.

•Coupons are void if copied, scanned, transferred, purchased, sold, prohibited by law, or appear altered in any way.
•We regularly monitor the Coupon Information Corporation (CIC) website for counterfeit coupons.  We do not accept counterfeit coupons.
•We can’t accept coupons from other retailers, or coupons for products not carried in our stores.
•Some items may not be available at all stores.
•We do not accept expired coupons.
•We do not accept Canadian coupons in our US stores.

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  1. daniela6968
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM | Permalink

    “Unless otherwise noted on the coupon” might mean the Unilever ones where they only let you use 2 identical coupons. :(

    • Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:02 AM | Permalink

      well, there are several other ways to interpret it as well. per household, per day is a little extreme. :o lol

      • Rita
        Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:36 PM | Permalink

        I loved when I purchased 10 starkist single serve tuna pouches recently and after scanning 4 coupons the screen came up with the message – “too many coupons used, give back to customer”. Really? What a joke! I understand the need to limit or restrict certain items but requiring the cashier to void out 6 of the pouches and re-ring in 2 other separate transactions has to have a knock on effect to their productivity and service levels. The lady behind me certainly wasn’t happy and the cashier had no clue why the system was saying that – neither did I honestly……..until tonight ;)

  2. Moonspirit30
    Posted July 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM | Permalink

    Ok with reading this just now… has anyone used a BOGO Target and a BOGO Manufacture together? It states you can use a mm q with a BOGO Target and vice versa and does not specify the other q can not also be a BOGO.

    Thanks for any info your able to provide and of course I realize some times it depends on the store or cashier.

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