HELP! My Coupon Printed With Another Store’s Logo! Can I Still Use it at Kroger?


You may have noticed more and more coupons printing with other store logos on them and many have asked “Can I still use it at Kroger?”.  My stance on this issue is that no matter what the coupon states (with the exception of the word “ONLY”), if your coupon prints as a regular manufacturer’s coupon, you can use it at any store. When a coupon states “redeemable at such and such store”, I view that as merely a suggestion and just another way for stores to advertise. The store advertising on the coupon does NOT change the fact that:

  1. the coupon says “manufacturer’s coupon” at the top
  2. the coupon WILL SCAN at any store that accepts coupons
  3. the coupon offers a remittance address that does not state any store exclusions

Unless a store’s policy specifically outlines something contrary to what I have here, these are the guidelines I use. themselves back up my take on this. Here is the comment I received from my contact in an email dated March 14, 2014:

“Hi Katie,

Here’s how our Walmart offers can be clarified:

-”Redeemable at Walmart” means the offer can be redeemed at Walmart. It can also be redeemed at other participating stores.
-”Only at Walmart” means the offer can only be redeemed at Walmart.”

Cashiers will sometimes see the words “Redeemable at Walmart” and wrongly advise the customer that the coupon can only be redeemed at Walmart, ignoring the words “Manufacturer Coupon” printed at the top of the coupon offer.

Below I have shared a few examples of different coupons and a brief explanation of where and how you can use them.

This coupon states “Redeemable at Walmart” AND prints with a Walmart Logo. It is just a regular manufacturer’s coupon, however – and can be redeemed at any store. You may also see this worded as “Redeem at Walmart”. Again, just a suggestion.

This coupon shows a Walmart logo and states “Available at Walmart”, but the logo does not print. It is just a regular manufacturer coupon that can be redeemed at any store. The words “available at” just tell you where you might find this item. I say thanks for the heads up, but I’ll use my coupon where it’s on sale! :)

This coupon states “Redeemable ONLY at Walmart”. It is a regular manufacturer’s coupon, but since it uses the word “ONLY” I feel like that one should only be used at Walmart. It just comes across as a command to me. In this case, this product is only sold at Walmart anyway – so you wouldn’t have a choice. This terminology is quite rare to see on a manufacturer coupon.

This coupon states “Redeem ONLY at Target” and prints as a Target Store Coupon. This coupon can ONLY be redeemed at Target.

The Kroger coupon policy varies by region, and I have never seen this addressed within. All it states is that “competitor coupons” are not accepted. With that being said, I can sit here and type all day long about MY opinions on the matter, but if your cashier/store manager feels differently…there’s not much you can do other than show them this post and the comment from Until we get a clear policy on this, it’s all up for debate. Hopefully these guidelines will give you something to work with when making your stand.

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  1. amy little says:

    my Kroger said they won’t accept manufactured coupons that say redeemable at Walmart . only if they say available at Walmart .

  2. Do the coupons that you can print directly from the Target website work at other stores too? I printed from Target website and coupon has the Target logo but the top says Manufacturer’s Coupon.

  3. Used the Hillshire Farms coupon at Kroger and it went through. .no questions asked. And it doubled so it was an awesome deal. Thanks for the info! So many times I didn’t print a coupon because I wasn’t sure about the I know better! Thanks again. Happy couponing!

  4. Frugal Nana says:

    Sorry my voive reconition is not.working properly. Kroger in Acworth, GA at one time acceptef nesrby competiter store coupons. Now, they will Only accept MFG coupons. Sorry for the previos post erros.

  5. Frugal Nana says:

    I live GA, our Kroger in Acworth, Publix. Target stores were considered competitors at one time. now they will only take manufacturer coupons. her wil will accept nearb store competitor coup and manufacturer coupons.

  6. It is ever more confusing when it prints a logo, but it is a manufacturers coupons, and it says “Redeem at (insert store name here)”. It does not say redeem ONLY at a certain store, it just says redeem at such and such place. Is that a suggestion? A command? I dont know! Some other stores will accept and others wont. They you may just have wasted a bunch of ink if they wont accept it.

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