You may run into a bit of a roadblock the next time you check out at a Colorado Walmart. Stores in Colorado are cracking down on certain practices when it comes to the use of coupons.

If you're a thrifty customer who enjoys saving at the checkout stand, there are a few policies you need to be aware of when it comes to using coupons at Wally World.

Walmart's Coupon Policy Changed Last September

If you enjoy clipping coupons, you may be a little disenchanted when it comes to some of the changes at Colorado's Walmart locations. According to Coupons In The News, "New policy changes have brought Walmart’s coupon policy in alignment with other retailers, in eliminating overage, imposing like-coupon limits, and declining to override the register if it rejects a coupon."

To help our customers save money and live better, we gladly accept valid paper manufacturer coupons issued by manufacturers of products that Walmart sells. These paper manufacturer coupons must scan at the register and must not be expired in accordance with the following guidelines. -

And Now For The 'Following Guidelines'

According to, the guidelines are as follows:

  • All paper coupons must be presented at the time of the purchase and have a scannable GS1 barcode.
  • Coupons must be scanned at the register, as the GS1 on the coupon must validate to Walmart’s master file.
  • Walmart does not give cash back nor will any overages apply to the remaining items in the transaction if the value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item, including WIC and SNAP.
  • The value of a coupon will be applied up to the price of the item and any excess value will not be applied to the transaction total.
  • Accept only one paper manufacturer coupon per item for in-store purchases only.
    Limit of 4 identical coupons per household, per day (unless otherwise noted on coupon).
  • There is no limit on the number of coupons (variety) that can be used in a total transaction.
  • Walmart does not accept expired coupons.
  • Items purchased must match the coupon description (brand, size, quantity, color, flavor, etc.). Acceptance of unmatched coupons is against policy and will be systematically denied.
  • Coupons are void if copied, scanned, altered, transferred, purchased, sold, or as prohibited by law.
  • Manufacturer coupons are not accepted on mobile phones.
  • Walmart reserves the right to limit quantities to ‘typical retail purchases’ except in states where it is prohibited (NM).

That Makes Perfect Sense

Looking at the list above, you'll probably conclude that most make perfect sense. Most will find it reasonable that Walmart will not give cash back or allow overages to apply to other items in the transaction if the coupon's discount is greater than the item.

The Reader's Digest condensed version of the new policies could be read as:

  • no expired coupons
  • coupons on your cell phone won't be accepted
  • only one manufacturer coupon per item
  • coupons must be scanned at the register
  • the items purchased must match the brand, quantity, color, size, etc., or the coupon(s) will not be accepted

One More Change: No More Overrides

In the immortal words of Khan Noonien Singh, "Where's the override... the override!" Well, Khan, it has gone bye-bye. According to Coupons In The News, the register now determines whether or not a coupon is valid, and its judgment is final.

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Would you be shocked to learn there are only 90 Walmart locations in Colorado? Doesn't that seem a little low? Did you have it in your mind there were hundreds of locations across Colorado? Grand Junction, Colorado, alone has three. Walmart Nearby reports Aurora has seven. Denver only has five. What's up, Denver?

Things change. If your crystal ball suggests your future may involve using a coupon while enjoying a Wally World shopping adventure, it may pay you to familiarize yourself with their new coupon policies.

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