Changes to the Target Coupon Policy

Well if you have had a copy of Target’s Coupon Policy in your binders, it is time to print another one. Target has updated its Coupon Policy and the most notable difference is now addressing the use of B1G1 Coupons. Since Target has never addressed the use of B1G1 coupons, it has pretty much been up to each store’s own discretion. That now changes with the new updated policy. You can view and print off a copy of Target’s Coupon Policy HERE. The following are the stated terms when using B1G1 coupons…

1. 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.

2. A second cents-off coupon of the same type cannot be redeemed towards the purchase price of the first item.
This means they are now prohibiting in writing the use of a $ Off manufacturer’s coupon on the non free item when using a manufacturer’s B1G1 coupon.

3. If a Target BOGO coupon is used, one additional manufacturer coupon maybe used on the first item.
You can no longer use 2 manufacturer’s coupons against a Target B1G1 Store Coupon. So in other words if you have a B1G1 Free Pantene Target Coupon, you may only use one $1/1 Pantene Manufacturer Coupon, you can no longer use 2 manufacturer’s coupons against both items.

4. If a Manufacturer BOGO coupon is used, one additional Target coupon may be used on the first item.
You can no longer use 2 Target Coupons against a Manufacturer’s B1G1 Coupon. So in other words if you have a B1G1 Old Spice Body Wash Manufacturer’s Coupon, you can no longer use two $1/1 Old Spice Body Wash Target Store Coupons along with it. you may only use 1 store coupon.

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  1. I’m confused. So, on the special purchase sale where you buy one degree deo and get the body mist free, can you still use the manufacturers q that is BOGO and get both free??

  2. so i guess this means that the degree deal wont work anymore? to get both of the items free

  3. Ok so if I have a B1G1 MQ for shampoo, then I can’t use another MQ for $1/1 of that brand shampoo? But I could use $1/1 Target Q if I had one. Do I have the correct?

  4. Yes, Jessica. You can’t use a money off along with a B1G1 if both are manufacture. You can still use a Target money off if the B1G1 is MQ. And you can use one money off MQ if the B1G1 is a Target.

  5. This is, honestly, not good business sense. If Target offers a BOGO coupon (in which THEY take the hit of the “free” item), then accepting a manufacturer’s BOGO coupon also is no different than if we pay cash for the item.

    And secondly…if Target has a BOGO coupon and won’t accept a manufacturers coupon on BOTH the free and the full priced item, again…it shouldn’t matter as it is the same as if we paid them cash. Heck…they would actually make MORE money allowing both coupons anyways since they wouldn’t have gotten a dime on the store freebie.

    I am just in disbelief about who actually comes up with these things.

  6. I also noticed that it says
    “We do not accept internet coupons for free items with no purchase requirements”
    so does this mean we cant use the printable for the free lipton iced tea that came out a few days ago?

  7. well that will lessen my shopping at target considerably – why go to Target when I can get a better deal at Publix which is closer anyway? I guess they had to make up for all the money they were stealing from customers before they got caught screwing with the coupons last year…..

  8. Does this change anything with the giftcard deals? Can you still use a manuf. and Target coupon on each item that you purchase?

  9. And so the wave of coupon policy revisions continues with Target being the latest edition. There is a part of me that likes some of the recent changes to help mitigate the number of extreme couponers who clear out the shelves, and on the other hand I will miss getting a really great bargain for the times that I do decide to utilize the coupons to their fullest.

    I fear that soon we will see these stores not only eliminate the BOGOs that we used to get for free, but also limit the number of coupons per item to just one per item as well. Our bargain opportunities are shrinking because some folks (none from TT that I can see) just can’t be satisfied with a few of an item as opposed to 20, 30, 40 or more of an item.

    Does anyone else feel like that?

  10. i am sure some cashiers will push the coupons through. Target will never lose any money since they get paid for all the coupons.

  11. Linda, no you’re not the only one who feels like that. I feel the same way. At least now when I go to get something, I can usually find it without having to set my alarm on Sunday morning. However, there has been a backlash from the extreme couponers. Hopefully, in the end, it will all even out and be for the best. (Crossing fingers.)

  12. Steve, I TOTALLY agree with you. I don’t know what these stores are thinking or the motive behind the BOGO limitations. Rite Aid just did the SAME thing. It seems like they are trying to make it hard for us couponers so we don’t use as many. Well if they want to be difficult, they can get NO money from me or the manufacturer. Shame on you Target and Rite Aid for being so GREEDY! Seriously, who needs the money more, your big shot quadrillian dollar store or us barely making it families who have to penny pinch to get by. Seriously…help a family out!

  13. I just did used a M BOGO and was able to use a cents off MQ today. Glad I did it now rather than later

  14. Wonder if this is part of their new retail strategy and because they want their sales numbers to be higher? I know Target wants higher end customers who can spend more- but in this economy, not everyone can do that. I don’t think a huge percentage of shoppers are using these BOGO scenarios- and the average couponer doesn’t have all the multiple coupons to do some of the best or free deals. I wonder what made them change this now? I feel like I got hooked in the beginning of the year when I discovered the lower prices and Target coupons, but I do think prices have been creeping back up. At least we can still do some combining if we have MQs and TQs. The BOGO changes won’t stop me from going, but if the price isn’t right on some of the sales, I will certainly pass it up. Lately there haven’t been enough deals to get me to the store every week.

  15. @Kristina- you may still use 1 TQ and 1 MQ per item- so unless a gift card deal involves using a B1G1 coupon- it will have no bearing.

    @Shannon & Melissa- they are addressing the use of B1G1 coupons not B1G1 sales. While it is still a YMMV (using B1G1 coupons against a B1G1 sale) the new terms do not prohibit it- they simply just don’t even address it. hth

  16. I never did any of those to begin with. lol.
    I always thought using 2 bogo coupons to get both items free was cheating in the first place.
    I’m glad Target set these new rules. 🙂

  17. That’s good. I enjoyed finding my new favorite deo with the special purchase deal yesterday and found some BOGO coupons so got both items free. This policy doesn’t really seem like it’ll change too much. Target still has amazing deals. I guess if you can’t you a 75cents off one item then hand them a BOGO coupon…just pick the bogo coupon. You’re still getting an item free, which is better than nothing. 🙂

  18. I guess I don’t understand why they would allow a Target coupon with a Manuf. bogo coupon when they would be losing the money on their Target coupons instead of allowing another Manuf. cents off coupon that they would be reimbursed for. It seems to me they would lose more money in addition to the fact that people are going to shop elsewhere with their bogo coupons. Hopefully they will see the comments and see the loss of sales in the coming months and change their policy again.

  19. I agree with Evelyn, some cashiers will just push it through. Also it will depend a lot on if their registers flag it. But their registers sometimes flag nothing and something flag everything. My only question would be that if it gets put through is it ethical or unethical due to the fact that they will get paid back for it?

  20. Thank you TLC for totally screwing everything up. The thing that really reeks here is the fact that each store involved in the filming of “Extreme couponing” has been in agreement with the filming and also has been helping commit coupon fraud.. so what is all this? Is this to stop people from abusing the coupons? Is this to make up the money the let walk illegally out the door? Is this to make money for the lawsuit that will have to be paid up soon? I don’t know if Target was ever a store involved in this show because I never really watched it since it made me sick to my stomach.. so what do you think?

  21. I never have used a cents off manuf coupon with a BOGO coupon anywhere. It always seemed wrong to me so this doesn’t affect me but not being able to use the free internet printed coupons might.

  22. So I am trying to figure out if what I did earlier today at Target is against their new policy (which I read after I came home) The Kellogg’s Touch of Fruit in the middle Mini-wheats were on sale for $2.50 each. I bought three boxes. I used one Target coupon to save $1.00 on the purchase of 3 Kellogg’s items. I also used two coupons from Vocal Point – one coupon was Buy 1 Get 1 Free and the other coupon was $1.00 off on item. (and by the way, many of the boxes of that type of cereal have a mail in rebate form on the back – Try Me Free – offer) So is this new against policy since that Target coupon was $1 off three but I ended up getting one box for free with my manufacturer’s coupon???

  23. To be honest, I wonder if the stores are getting push back from the merchants to limit the number of BOGO’S. There seems to be a lot more extreme couponers out there, and I see customers clearing shelves everyday. While they still get the same money for their product either from us or from the manufacturer, the manufacturer may be putting pressure on stores due to the higher cost to them when the store puts out a BOGO the same time they do…Are they pushing back saying we offered the free one, you did to, you eat the price, not us. It all goes back to if you’re being ethical or not. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good deal as much as the next person, but getting something completely free or at a money maker price was great, but getting mad when this loop hole is sealed just seems greedy on my part. Target and other stores may already be losing customers becuase of bare shelves from couponing…I guess the question is if couponing is a right or a priveledge?

  24. Target needs to see the comments. Before I couponed I have NEVER purchased anything full price at Target, since its 95% sure to clearance out. Plus now that I do coupon they raise prices when the coupons come out. I have to visit 4 Targets a week just to compare prices between them because they are all different. I CANNOT STAND this stupid extreme couponing. Its ruined all my savings!!!

  25. This is just fine with me as they are the rules that i have always went by, because in my OPINION..not judging, im am just saying, in my opinion you should not be able to use a bogo coupon with another dollar amount coupon anyway. The way i read it, is that the bogo coupon applies to both items you are getting therefor you should not be able to use an additional coupon on either of those items. Doesnt change my shopping, and I still love my Target.

  26. I think the new policy stinks. My target is already stingy with coupons, this just makes it worse. Guess I’ll just be shopping elsewhere for certain deals.

  27. So, that I understand this correctly I can no longer get this deal that they are advertising buy a degree and get a body mist for free, and get them both for free using my B1G1 coupon?

  28. I think the new policy sucks! That said, I’m sure we will still be able to get some great deals. 🙂

  29. Dont some of these go against there coupon stacking policy? Also, does this mean you can use a b1g1 free coupon with a b1g1 store promotion and get both free?

  30. I dont think this has anything to do with BOGO sales. The Policy clarification seems to ONLY refer to coupons, not sales.

  31. Hopefully this will eliminate those shelf clearers…and later stores (Target and Rite Aid) will revise again to bring back the regular couponers! I am all for limits! I don’t need thirty…just 2 or 3. I will be happy to find them. I wish would have considered that instead.

  32. WOW! I am a Target lover and now I am not so sure about this. I have always gotten such good deals this way and now they are changing, just like all the other stores. I do understand that they probably get scammed just like anyone else but my allegience to Target may change. Such a shame. Oh well, I will survive lol but I am just not sure I will be putting all my eggs in one basket w/ Target anymore. I spend A LOT of money there even using coupons and I kind of feel a little put-off by this. I know this isn’t anyone’s fault but I am upset. I may actually write to Target and let them know they might lose a frequent shopper (not that I will stop shopping there but may look for deals elsewhere). This should be interesting!

  33. just did the DEGREE deal last nite , got them and the sprays all free, no issues at all. Also got Kellogs cereals along with FREE die cast PIXAR CARS ii CARS, M&MS fresh fruit , and boxes with codes to redeem for FREE gas cards with peelies. Not a single issue with a single coupon. Only paid for the cereal and had $”s off coupons for those as well

  34. Well, Target was already frustrating me since my store has given me so many issues with coupons. Today I went in with the “$2 off wby 2 Ore-Ida frozen potatoes” TQ. I found a box of Easy Fries on sale for $.89 and was excited to get free fries. There were no size restrictions on the coupon, but the system wouldn’t accept the coupon and the cashier and manager told me that I had to get one like the picture. *sigh*

    I’d like for their coupons to be more specific, but I think I will probably be limiting my shopping there with this update to their policy…

  35. blame it on TLC and that stupid extreme couponing show. ugh, first kroger then riteaid and now target! it is going to end up that we arent going to be able to get a deal at all. If they dont want us to use coupons, they shouldnt put them out there!

  36. The first part of the B1G1 policy seems kind of obvious. Were a ton of people getting away with using 2 B1G1 coupons on 2 items? I wouldn’t have even remotely thought that would fly….In regards to the other parts, major bummer. I guess it was nice while it lasted. Like others have said, it’s silly for them not to let you use 2 manuf q along with a Target B1G1 because they would get more money that way….I wish there was a way to actually get a message to one of the higher ups in the company. Emailing does absolutely nothing…so many people post on their fb page about boycotting Target and things that I’m sure they don’t even read anything on there..I’ve never seen them respond to anyone. Oh well – I’m just glad that I grew my stockpile when I did so I can be selective on the deals that I go after now. I’m honesly ok on all toiletries and cleaning supplies for at least a year! 🙂

  37. Jeez this stinks. I already limit my shopping at target as it is because of their crazy coupon policy of not allowing more than 1 identical target q per transaction, now it’s even more limited, since they are limiting the use of manufacturer coupons too! Why? they get reimbursed for MQs right? Arg, so frustrated!

  38. While policy changes can be irritating it seems like it takes a while for all of the stores to get used to the changes so things won’t be different (hopefully) at least for awhile. Like with Walmart and their new policy. Most of the cashiers and even some managers don’t even know the policy and it’s been out for over a month. lol

    I LOVE me some Target and will always shop there, but I hope they don’t get super strict with coupon use. Target has been one of my favorite coupon friendly stores and I would hate for that to change.

    Thanks for the update, Kerry!

  39. These limitations must be coming from the manufacturers. If they don’t like it, they should print limitations on each coupon. “Buy one at full price, Get Second on Free, Cannot be combined with other coupons, Etc.” All this when retail sales dropped last month.

  40. Thanks for making my life easy and clarifying before I get to the register. Stinks but what can you do?

  41. @ Delilah – #2 means that you cannot use a $1 off coupon along with a B1G1 coupon. So, if you are buying 2 items for $5 each, before we were able to use $1 off coupon with a B1G1, getting 2 items for $4 total. Now, you’d get them for $5 total.

  42. Angie, how can couponing be a privilege when the manufacturers advertise the deals in the inserts, advertise the coupons in the newspaper, and allow us to PURCHASE them? I buy newspapers to be able to use them. Unless they erradicate coupons altogether… peelies, bonus coupons in packages, savings on websites, newspaper inserts, etc., we have the right to use them.

  43. I see why Target is doing this- I have heard of people in my area getting mulitple coupons for an item and then using several coupons on that item if the coupon has a different barcode. So they don’t use the same coupon several times on 1 item, but example: buy 10 yoplaits use a $.40 off 6, a $.75 off 10, and a $.20 off 3 (just pulling numbers out for the copuons) but they use all three of these coupons for the same 10 coupons just becasue 1 coupon says so much off if you buy 10 and the others are so much off if you buy less than 10. They have told me you can do this because they coupons are coded differently, but when a coupon says limit 1 coupon per specifications of coupon then they can’t use the other 2! No wonder their bill is always nothing! People like that just make it bad for others. Why can’t people just do it right instead of trying to rip people off for a few extra dollars.

  44. When I 1st read the heading, Changes to the Target coupon policy I got really nervous. But after reading thru it I feel alot better, at my local Target they always treated the bogo coupons this way, so I’m glad to see nothing is changing for me. I do feel bad for everyone who is used to shopping the other way, it stinks having to change your routine up and learn something different!

  45. I agree with Katherine and Amber. I never used BOGOs in this manner anyway so it doesn’t really affect me. Heck, I don’t think I have ever used a BOGO Q at Target ever. Their system is so complicated to begin with that it wasn’t worth the headaches. I think people have abused the BOGOs across the board at all stores and the stores are now finally catching on. I don’t think it has anything to do with TLC’s Extreme Couponing show. That show only features grocery stores. I actually think the blog world and social media sites have contributed to the crackdown and restrictions because now everyone and their brother are posting their hauls.

    I know the economy is tough but saying you’re going to boycott a store because they won’t allow you to get tons of stuff for free anymore is just plain silly. There will still be great deals to be had. Take it from someone who doesn’t use BOGOs. I still get plenty of great deals by not using BOGOs and couponing responsibly.

  46. Is the Buy Refill get the Airwick Freshmatic Gadget considered a Target BOGO coupon because technically it isn’t the same product.

  47. This is definitely hurting the “non” extreme couponers like myself who are just trying to buy a few of an item at most and who at most grab an extra paper or two at the beginning of the month which there’s the extra PG insert. When I first started using coupons, I’d visit Target a lot b/c I love the availability of their store coupons matched with the manufacturer ones. Now, I limit myself to at most one visit per week because the deals aren’t so hot anymore. With all the drugstore deals and with the complicated above restrictions, I will definitely be going there less. I have been a bit frustrated on using their coupons including ones printed from their catalinas. For instance, the Revlon one is suppose to make for some free beauty tools (not including tax I’d pay for them). Instead, I’ve had cashiers argue with me that it has to be exactly like the photos on the catalina even though it says on ANY beauty tool. I’ve had other cashiers say I must spend at least $5 and wouldn’t just round it down. I’ve had others who simply told me I couldn’t use them. And as for those people that use multiple for same set of items, shame on you!

  48. Do the manufacturers check the sales of their products compared to the # of coupons redeemed? If enough customers used BOGOs along with 2 MQs, it could affect the store’s redemption amount (not enough product sold compared to # of coupons). This was probably not an issue in the past, but with increased couponing (and some fraud), the manufacturers may be more strict about reimbursing the store.

  49. I have been using coupons longer than most of you have been alive! I just appreciate the coupons at all. I feel that each business has the right to set their own rules and if I don’t like them, then I am free to shop somewhere else. And when you think about BOGO the B stands for BUY, therefore I always felt I needed to BUY one in order to get the other free. I think that’s pretty neat all by itself. So, let’s all stop whining and say thank you for accepting coupons and even allowing us to stack TQs with MQs.

  50. I always thought you had to ACTUALLY BUY one product to get another one free, so I haven’t ever been brave enough to try to use to BOGO’s to get 2 things for free or wait for a BOGO sale and use a coupon. BUT…I have used a BOGO coupon with an additonal manufacturer’s coupon for a certain amount off. So, that part of the change bugs me. I am perfectly happy to ACTUALLY BUY something to get something for free…but still feel that I should be able to get a discount on the one that I am actually purchasing. I use coupons BECAUSE I wouldn’t pay full price for something even if I WASN’T getting something for free. Just my little opinion…I know it differs from everyone else’s.

  51. This is the same policy they use in my town.

    I AM deeply concerned about target corp’s earnings. They seem to be having some growing pains. I am watchful waiting with the grocery /foods in the target stores. I think the grocery needs some experts to come in and give them that correct mix of merchandising with foods while at the same time maintaining the target magic special red. They need to brand identify that grocery department or ditch it. It seems to be dragging them down. I feel that the grocery items (particularly the refrigerated and freezer sections) are not cost leaders in the target merchandise mix, even though frozen foods are usually good profit margin items.
    Anywhooo, keep an eye on the future of targets merchandising mix, because something has to give. I do not own stock in target, I just LOVE shopping there. I also am a loyal Kmart person as well. I think target needs to stay on the up and up or it will be crazy takeover time and then our coupons will be screwed or disappear.

  52. Please let me know if i’m correct.

    I buy:
    1 Degree deodorant + degree body mist spray(which is on special this week at Target) and use my 1- BOGO coupon = both FREE? or not? I have 1 coupon that I’m trying to use and don’t want to have problems at the register.

  53. I think it should be obvious that you cannot use 2 MQ BOGOs and only be buying 2 of the products. However, I completely disagree about using a BOGO tq plus a BOGO mq to get both items free- that should be fair game. the offers are from 2 different sources so you are not “doubling up”. I also think you should be able to use 1 money off mq with a BOGO coupon, after all, you are still BUYING one.

  54. Lisa: I do agree with you. If they put out the coupons, then we have the right to use them. However, looking at it from a sales and marketing perspectve, when consumers are using multiple B1G1’s and then stacking MQ’s on top of that, the merchants pay the price because it is up the store to control their coupon usage. This is where it is a priveledge and when the actions of a few abuse this priveledge, everyone pays. I mean, it could be worse, the could state you cannot stack coupons, or only one coupon per item, or limit the number of coupons used per transaction or currency or payment.

    If the store offers to put out coupons to stack with MQ’s, then ultimately, the merchant will pay. So yes, as someone else has stated, the number sales compared to the revenue being paid to stores for coupons are not adding up and now they are pushing this back onto the stores forcing them to regulate coupon usage. Due to the new trends in couponing…they are taking it out on everyone.

  55. Does this mean we can combine a B1G1 coupon with a B1G1 store promo- not coupon, and get both for free? As long as only one coupon is being used. I’m thinking about the Degree deal you posted earlier in the week?

  56. I LOVE Target but lately their checkers have been giving me problems with my coupons. I do not have 100’s of them, I do not try and “sneak” one in for a different product, ect. I have coupon morals. While their prices have been getting lower the last 2 years, they seem to still be far behind other companies in their coupon policy, specifically Walmart. As much as I hate Walmart I have found myself there several times in the last 2 months because of their coupon price match policy. Where Target will make me price match at the service desk (big hassle) they also price match only 1/2 the ads I get in the paper since some require a loyality card. Walmart will match all the ads and in the checkout lane. I Wish Target would get out board and let their policy mirror Walmarts, especially the OVERAGE part:) That would win my loyalty back instead of only when they have a good sale.

  57. I love the new policy! So glad they did this!!

    I never did any of this to begin with me, because TO ME PERSONALLY, it’s not ethical.

  58. I KNEW I was right!!! Ugh, I got into a “disagreement’ with the checker/.mananger at my local Target in Santa Ana, CA and she was WRONG! I truly feel like printing the new policy and taking it in to show HER, she needs to be educated! Thank you for posting this!!! I knew I was right, I will get a good night’s rest 🙂 I LOVE Totally Target!!!! Thanks for all you do!

  59. I had a totally weird Target experience the other day. I bought 2 34 ct. bags of Tide Action Pacs. I had 2 P&G $3/off coupons. When I checked my receipt, the first coupon scanned $3/off but the second scanned as $1 off (identical coupon). To further complicate matters, I got an unadvertised $5 Target gift card. I can’t for the life of me figure out what happened to the other $2 of the second coupon and if the gift card had anything to do with it. It still wound up being a good deal, but nothing in the Target coupon policy that I see addresses this. Any ideas?

  60. What I dont’t like about Target is if you have to return an item they will only give you money back on what you pay out of your pocket and not the face value of the Q. Dont they get paid by the manufacture? Walmart returns to you full price and also kroger does.

  61. Claudia – with a TQ, you get the amount minus the coupon, because Target ate that coupon amount. With a MQ, you get the full amount back no matter what, since they will get the coupon amount reimbursed.

  62. Toni, just to let you know about the different pricing of items at Target stores, if there is a Super Walmart close to a Target store, it seems to me that pricing was always cheaper on a lot of items, and even clearance items. So one day I asked, and was told this, that they have comp people that go to stores in the area and have them check prices on items in the area, if they can lower the price of that item they will, most of the items they can, but there are some of them they wouldn’t be able to.

    This came from one of the managers I have spoken to.

  63. Well this well lessen my Target shopping. First off IT will NOT lessen the shelf clearers because they dont carry more than a few items at a time, Second this is not because of extreme couponers, but the ECONOMY has increased the coupon use by 58% last year alone, third it isnt the show. The show is a fake staged reality show. People just think of coupon users as low life individuals who are bad at budgeting. Well Rite aid will continue to get my business, Target not so much. Sad I had replaced crapmart with Target, guess now as they adapt to poor policy changes, I too will adapt to cheaper stores.

  64. Mystery solved. Thanks. I’m not sure if I’ll avoid it in the future though seeing as it was a “hidden” gift card and the checker scanned through so many coupons at once (I saved $41.99 that day in stacked coupons, even with the glitch) that it was a done deal before I ever realized anything had happened.

  65. The only thing I am upset about is if I use a bogo coupon, we cannot use a coupon on the item we are buying. I use to do this all the time to pay less out of my pocket, sometimes none. I will just use my target coupons at Publix since mine takes them as a competitor, it maybe a better option for me now.

  66. Chava- I am not so sure about that since the glitch has seemed to morph into only being a $5 coupon value-eater now and it sounds like you had a lot in your order to absorb. What I am curious about is if you bought any other P&G items. Not sure if this is still happening- but in the past the Target registers would sometimes misapply P&G coupons- so wondering if you see $3 deducted from another P&G item that should have only had $1 deducted. so for example if you bought pampers wipes refill for $5.99 and had $1/1 coupon- you would see a $3 coupon deducted from the wipes when it should have been $1. and $1 from the tide when it should have been $3.

  67. Ok, so I spoke to Guest services who directed me to my local Target manager (concerning the BOGO coupon for Degree/Body Mist). The manager at my local Target said that they would accept the coupon as long as both requirements were met. Both would be free, now I just gotta hope they have them in stock when I go shopping on the weekend, (they probably wont tho). But I hope this helps other people…talk to managment BEFORE you attempt the transaction, AND DONT GO WITH 50 COUPONS, CUZ THEY WONT ALLOW IT!

  68. Yesterday, after my Target cashier had scanned and bagged all of my items, I handed her my coupons. On at least two items, she questioned the validity of the coupon. I removed the items from the bags, and after looking at them closely the checker agreed that I did have the correct items. She was very nice about it, but she also did insist that I prove that I had the correct coupon-to-item match-ups. She informed me that there had been recent problems with coupon fraud, and that employees had to check items carefully.

  69. I love Target for the gift card deals, but nothing beats Publix’s BOGOs — 1 MQ and 1 Store Q allowed on EACH item, that’s their official policy and I have no problem taking advantage of it.

  70. I think the new policy kind of stinks but I’m shopping at Target so rarely now anyway, this won’t really make a difference for me.

  71. For all the people that don’t think it’s “right” to use an Amount Off Coupon along with a B1G1 Free Coupon… Here’s what I think, and please think about this scenario….
    If I have a B1G1 Free Coupon for Coffee which is regularly priced at $8.99, and I use a $2.00 off for the first one, my purchase would be $6.99 for 2 coffees right?
    If I go to the store the next week (after I used said coupons) and now there’s a sale on the coffee, priced at $6.99, then anyone could use a B1G1 Free Coupon and get the same price I did. So how is it not “right” to “Buy” 1 with an Amount off Coupon? To me, it’s just like buying it at a great sale price or even a clearance price. I’m still buying one – no specification on the coupon states that I have to “buy” that first one at Regular price! Also, If Target only allows us to use (1) B1G1 Coupon along with (1) Target Coupon, then how is that “stacking”? I have 2 products and only 1 MFR Q, and 1 TGT Q! They have just disallowed stacking on B1G1 Free items

  72. My other thought here is that I wonder how the Manuf. are going to feel knowing that so many stores (now including Target) are making it so hard to use their coupons and purchase their products. Last week when we had that $5.00 off John Frieda coupon, I had a cashier that wouldn’t accept more than 1 per transaction because of the wording… and reading this blog, I saw that many other people had that same problem. Guess what I did? I put that John Frieda back because I didn’t want to do the deal if I couldn’t use the 3 coupons it took to get the Gift Card… With all these problems of not having the right item “pictured” on the coupons, etc., we are likely to put back the items and not get them at all. In the end, the manuf. are putting these coupons out to be used. They want us to try their products, and hopefully become life long customers. When Stores like Target make it hard for us to use those coupons, the manuf. are the ones that hurt. I just wonder if they ever get furious when hearing that their coupons are being refused?

  73. Ok, here is my scenario and I’ve done this several times before the change, and just today for the first time since the policy change: (and today a comment was made)

    I purchased 1 Bounty Extra Soft 8-12 roll paper towels and 1 9-Mega pack of Charmin. I used: (1) TQ for $5 GC when both Items are purchased, (1) .25 Bounty MC, (1) 1.00 Bounty TC, (1) Dawn Dish soap free wyb Bounty, (1) 1.00 Charmin MC, (1) 1.00 Charmin TC. And today you got the free Bounty napkin dispenser. So, aren’t those all okay because the they are itemized differently? It’s not really a BOGO situation. Let me know what you think! 🙂

  74. Help!

    Help me understand, Target says it can only accept 1 MQ and 1 TQ for the same item.

    So if I have a $5 off two Clairol products MQ from P&G AND a $1 off Herbal Essence (Clairol brand) body wash. Can I use both when I buy 2 body washes?
    This is just one specific example, but my question is in general how does it work for situations like this?

    Also, If I have a BOGO for Panteene from P&G, can I also use the printed MQ that is $2.00 any Panteene product for that transaction?

  75. I went to target today and bought three of the same item and had three manufactures coupons which state 4 is the limit and 2 target coupons, plus a few other coupons perhaps about 10, anyway the cashier told me that target had changed there policy and that target was only accepting 6 coupons per shopping trip, and also they were only taking 2 manufactures coupon and 2 target coupons for the same item not more regardless if its noted on the coupon. The cashier told me that target had changed there policy, is this true? Confused becuase I’m reading differently on there coupon policy.

  76. Need help: At Target today I purchased the 6 Tide Oxi’s. With each 3 purchased you received a $10 target gift card. I had 3 B1G1 coupons for the the Tide Oxi. Target said I had to chose between get the 2 – $10 gift cards or using the 3 coupons. Is that correct? I thought I could use Manufacture Coupons on the items and still receive the gift cards. Would love some clarification.

  77. I was at my local Target yesterday. A couple of my mobile coupons were not taken. I had TQ for these items as well as MQ. After checking out, I went to the customer service to ask why the mobile coupons were not deducted. She told me that you can only use a mobile Q or a TQ. Is this correct ? I have read the Target coupon policty and do not see this addressed.

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