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Posted by: Katrice

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 @ 15:33
Do commissaries accept coupons from the newpaper or just military coupons?

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Julie

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 @ 08:49
they accept manufacturer coupons--from newspapers, peelies stuck to products, etc and also internet printable manufacturer coupons

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Anonymous

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 @ 12:33
But you can't combine a military/commissary coupon and a manufacturer's coupon.

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Robin

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 @ 11:20
I would ask you commissary if they will take Military/commissary and manufacturer's coupon if the coupons where the same.(double up on coupon for 1 item) I found out the last base we where at they just started do it.

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Jackie

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 @ 12:52
Ft Riley lets you double manufacturer + commissary coupon.

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Sherry

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 @ 14:41
I am an avid user of coupons and I have found that which checker you get determines the coupon policy of the day. Most of the time they allow me to combine military and manufactureres coupons as long as there are no more coupons than the number of items. (ie. $1 off on 2 Mfg w/ a $0.50 off on 1 military) However, this week I got the coupon Nazi as a checker and she wouldn't take hardly any of my coupons. I even went and found items in my already sacked bags and she'd say, sorry the pic on the coupon doesn't look like that so I'm not taking it. She even got so picky that the saralee coupon on bread said wheat bread and I got the whole grain white... Nope not taking it it didn't say whole grain it said wheat. Really!!! She was young and probably wasn't trying to raise 4 kids on E5 pay. My DH is Natl Guard and we took a $16K/yr pay cut for him to deploy to Afghanistan this year from GS12 to E5. She didn't care just kept piling them in the not letting you take these pile!!!

RE: Coupons
Posted by: YokotaBound88

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 @ 17:04
You need to check DeCA's coupon policy. It does not change with each cashier. The commissary has ONE policy for all bases. If your cashier doesn't know the coupon policy then he/she is letting you get away with coupon fraud if you are doubling coupons at your commissary! Just saying. Please be respectful and use the coupons as they were intended. Learn DeCA's coupon policy and coupon correctly and legally.

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Patti

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 @ 20:43
The commissary at Fort Knox takes both Commissary/Military only and coupons you get from the newspaper, any kind even ones you print, as long as these are not for too much off(I know 2.00 is ok but not sure what the limit is) or free items. They will not take expired. They will take as many as you have but one coupon per item. They have not doubled coupons in yrs and when they did it was 2 coupons per item they didn't double the amount on one coupon. They also have many coupons on hand at the store and on the shelves. Call you commissary and ask they will let you know.

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Posted by: maryann

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 @ 11:07
what about fort benning im new to the coupon thing and im trying to get started before my son arrives in febuary

RE: Coupons
Posted by: HH6

Friday, December 9th, 2011 @ 11:59
After reading these post, I went and actually printed and hi-lited the coupon policy and it says one coupon per item. Then I looked at the FAQ area and it says one per item or item group. I know that that is the opinion of whomever wrote the FAQ section as it wasn't worded that way in the actual policy statement. So I wonder if I have a leg to stand on if I request to use one coupon per item based on the actual policy statement instead of the one per item group that some cashiers insist on??? Anyone appealed the checker's decision to management and if so what was the outcome?

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Navy Wife

Friday, December 9th, 2011 @ 21:47
I always thought it was one coupon per item. You could have 20 coupons and buy 20 items using one coupon per item (just an example with the amount). I have never heard that you could stack coupons, nor were there any restrictions for the amount of the coupon, as long as you use only one per item. I always thought everyone had the same policy. Now it seems it varies?

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Again

Friday, December 9th, 2011 @ 22:37
My commissary for example have the Friskies Cat treats for .99. I had 20 coupons for 1.00 off. My commissary will not give more than the item price so I got 20 packages of the Friskies cat treats at .99 cent off which made them all free except for the commissary surcharge so it cost me like 1.00 for 20 packages of the treats. I called ahead to ask them if I could use multiple coupons or was it limited to like only 5 and they said no, 1 coupon per item and it don't matter how many I got if I had 20 coupons and wanted to get 20 items thats what I got.

Call you local commissaries and ask they will tell you.

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Coupon_Crazy

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 @ 03:58
I've shopped many times at my local commissary and used hundreds of coupons and I've never had them decrease the amount of a coupon because the item I was purchasing cost less than the coupon value. That is not the policy either. They will not pay you an overage but you can use any overage on the remainder of your bill. You do have to make sure the cashier reads the coupons instead of just looking at the pictures also.

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Sherri

Monday, January 9th, 2012 @ 11:48
I cut all coupons out of teh papers and have a batch ready to go - some are expired but I have been told the militaary can still use them. The groups I have been referred to show no interest - anyone need/want coupons?
sherrieddy@yahoo.com

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Posted by: Julia

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 @ 10:27
I shop at Ft Mead and APG, Mead will take expired coupons. Apg wont. They said you can only use over seas. Has anyone had problems using expired coupons?

RE: Coupons
Posted by: JM

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 @ 12:18
I too have been told expired coupons are not accepable in the states; I'm told overseas the limit is no more than 6 months past expiration.

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Coupon User

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 @ 13:21
Please go to the DECA website and read their policies. We have a huge coupon program here in Vicenza, Italy and we use them all the time but for those who try and abuse the system and not follow the rules written we can all loose the "PRIVILEGE" of using them. Yes overseas is 6 months past the expire date and state side is the date on the coupon. You are only allowed to use one coupon per item for example you may not use a coupon on a product and then use a BOGO with it. I have asked this question and read the policies.
Thank you to those who send coupons to Italy the program here saves our soldiers and families thousands a year.

RE: Coupons
Posted by: Vanessa

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 @ 08:32
One thing I would reccomend is having a printed copy of the commissaries coupon policy with you. (go to commissaries.com) It has helped me a lot. Also there was an article in the navy times about the commissary's new coupon policy that went into effect May 1st. It warns to be careful to not look like you are abusing the use of coupons.
Here is the facebook post from DECA's Facebook page- Hope this helps


DeCA Facebook Post – Change in Coupon Policy – Effective May 1, 2012


by Defense Commissary Agency on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 4:26am ·



DeCA Facebook Post – Change in Coupon Policy UPDATE ON COUPON POLICY: We have made changes to our existing coupon policy. These changes are available on our Facebook “Notes” page along with some frequently asked questions with answers. If you have additional questions beyond what are listed there, please contact your store’s customer service representative or store manager, who can help answer specific questions with regard to this policy change. The purpose for this policy change, which applies to all of DeCA’s commissaries, is to update our current customer service policy and:

- Adds clarification and new requirements for instances of suspected privilege abuse.

- Adds the requirement for each operator on the refund terminal to have their own till and operator number.

- Adds the requirement for gift cards to be issued to customers, in conjunction with cash, for refunds of $25 or more when a receipt is presented showing the merchandise was originally purchased with a gift card(s).

- Adds the requirement for gift cards to be issued to customers, in conjunction with cash, for refunds of $25.00 or more when a receipt is not presented.

- Updates the coupon acceptance policy to clarify dot scan barcode requirements and Pin number requirements for unique numbering, that photocopies and counterfeit coupons are not accepted, and that coupons must be in English.

- Adds the requirement for gift cards to be issued to customers, in conjunction with cash, whenever the face value of a coupon exceeds the selling price of the item purchased and the transaction results in a negative balance of -$25.00 or more; i.e., transaction total reflects $25.00 or more is owed to the customer due to coupon “overages.”

NEW GUIDANCE.

a. DeCAD 40-6, paragraph 3-5, is replaced with the following: 3-5. SUSPECTED PRIVILEGE ABUSE a. Commissary management has a responsibility to notify the installation commander, or their designee, when privilege abuse is suspected. Store directors should verify the appropriate point of contact with installation officials. Managers must use good judgment, especially during case lot or Guard and Reserve sales, in deciding when it is appropriate to notify the installation officials of suspected abuse. Some examples of indications of possible abuse are: (1) Frequently buying large quantities of cigarettes/tobacco products. Quantities could be considered excessive when they exceed one (1) case or 30 units of cigarettes/tobacco. (2) Buying excessive quantities of an individual item. Quantities could be considered excessive when a customer special orders and/or purchases more than three (3) cases or 36 units of an individual item. (3) Excessive number of large orders/transactions on a frequent basis. This would include frequent orders/transactions of an individual item which give the appearance of an attempt to stay below the threshold identified in paragraph 3-5a(2) above. (4) Buying excessive quantities of an individual item with coupons that exceed the value of the product. (5) Making numerous purchases in a single day; (6) Persistent efforts to exceed sales restriction limits; and (7) Frequent returns of high-dollar items or multiple items, with or without a receipt. b. Reporting Suspected Abuse. (1) When privilege abuse is suspected, the commissary employee will immediately notify the manager on duty. (2) The store director is responsible for elevating suspected abuse to the installation authorities. It is imperative that management reports suspected abuse and leaves the investigative follow-up actions to the appropriate installation authorities. (3) A DIRep will be completed and forwarded to DeCA Headquarters indicating the suspected abuse and notification to the appropriate installation official. The installation response to the reported suspected abuse should be included in the DIRep, if known. If the installation indicates they will not investigate the suspected abuse, notify the Store Support Directorate for assistance. c. When a customer reports suspected abuse by another patron not currently in the commissary, the manager should refer the customer to the appropriate installation officials.

b. DeCAD 40-6, paragraph 4-12a, is replaced with the following: a. If, for any reason, a patron is not satisfied with merchandise paid for and removed from the commissary, the merchandise may be returned for a refund or exchanged for another of the same item.

c. DeCAD 40-6, paragraph 4-13b, is replaced with the following: b. Issue a separate cash till specifically for refund transactions, except for instances where refunds are not processed on the refund terminal but at a full service cash register. Each employee operating the refund terminal must have their own till and refund operator number. Tills and operator numbers cannot be shared. Stock tills with funds consistent with anticipated volume/amounts of refunds.

d. DeCAD 40-6, paragraphs 4-13g is replaced with the following: g. When the customer provides the original purchase receipt for merchandise being returned: (1) Merchandise purchased with cash, debit card, check, traveler’s check, or money order will be refunded in cash. (2) Merchandise purchased with a credit card will be refunded as a credit card refund, per the guidance in paragraph i. (3) Merchandise purchased with a gift card: (a) If the total amount of the refund is $24.99 or less, the refund will be in cash. (b) If the total refund amount is $25.00 or more, the refund to the customer will be given as a combination of gift cards and cash. Gift cards will be issued to the customer in $25.00 increments until the remaining balance of the refund is $24.99 or less, which will be refunded in cash. For example, if the total amount of the refund is $63.42, two $25.00 gift cards (or one $50.00 gift card) must be “sold” and activated for the customer within the refund transaction and the remaining balance of $13.42 will be refunded in cash.

e. New paragraph 4-13h is added to DeCAD 40-6: h. If the original purchase receipt for merchandise being returned is not provided: (1) If the total amount of the refund is $24.99 or less, the refund will be in cash. (2) If the total amount of the refund is $25.00 or more, the refund to the customer will be given as a combination of gift cards and cash; gift cards must be issued to the customer in $25.00 increments until the remaining amount of the refund due is $24.99 or less, which will be refunded in cash. For example, if the total amount of the refund is $37.28, a $25.00 gift card must be “sold” and activated for the customer within the refund transaction and the remaining balance of $12.28 will be refunded in cash.

f. DeCAD 40-6, paragraph 4-13h, is renumbered to paragraph 4-13i.

g. DeCAD 40-6, paragraph 4-13i, is renumbered to paragraph 4-13j.

h. DeCAD 40-6, paragraph 7-4k, is replaced with the following: k. Commissaries may accept Internet coupons. (1) Internet coupons will not be accepted for free products; however, “Buy-One-Get-One-Free” coupons are acceptable if they meet all other coupon requirements. (2) Internet coupons must contain a typical barcode (UPC-A) and/or GS1 DataBar and be scanned. Coupons with only a GS1 DataBar are acceptable. (a) If an Internet coupon does not scan and contains a typical barcode (UPC-A), the first 11 digits under the barcode, starting with the number 5, will be manually input into the register and the cashier will validate the coupon with the item(s) purchased. (b) If an Internet coupon has only a GS-1 DataBar and does not scan, the cashier will examine the coupon for authenticity and, if deemed valid, the coupon value may be manually input. (3) Internet coupons must be an original print in either black and white or color. Photocopies will not be accepted. (4) Internet coupons may have, but are not required to have, a dot scan barcode or “Pin number.” If an Internet coupon has a dot scan barcode or “Pin number,” the dot scan barcode number or “Pin number” must be unique for each coupon. Coupons with duplicate dot scan barcode numbers or duplicate “Pin numbers” will not be accepted.

i. DeCAD 40-6, paragraph 7-4m, is replaced with the following: m. Accept only one coupon per item or purchase requirement as stipulated on the coupon. Additional cents off coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a “buy this, get that free” or “buy item A and get $X off item B” type coupons. “Military” or “commissary” coupons also cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon.

j. DeCAD 40-6, paragraph 7-4n, is replaced with the following: n. Valid coupons will generally be entered at the value stated on the coupon. If the face value of a valid coupon exceeds the cost of the product, the customer will be given the full face value of the coupon, unless prohibited by the manufacturer’s terms and conditions printed on the coupon. In instances where the coupon prohibits the coupon value from exceeding the selling price of the item (frequently referred to as “overage”), stipulates “no cash back,” or contains other restrictive verbiage, e.g., “No cash back if coupon value exceeds retail price,” the coupon value will be entered into the register only for the actual selling price of the item being purchased. (1) When a transaction with a coupon “overage” results in a negative balance, meaning money is due the customer: (a) If the amount due the customer is $24.99 or less, the customer will receive cash. (b) If the amount due the customer is $25.00 or more, a combination of a gift card(s) and cash will be given to the customer. Gift cards must be issued to the customer in $25.00 increments until the remaining balance owed the customer is $24.99 or less. For example, if the transaction results in $100.87 owed to the customer due to coupon “overage,” four $25.00 gift cards (or two $50.00 gift cards) must be sold and activated within the transaction for the customer, and the remaining $0.87 will be given to the customer in cash.

k. DeCAD 40-6, paragraphs 7-4r, s, and t are added as follows: r. Photocopies of any coupon will not be accepted. s. Coupons identified as counterfeit by DeCA Headquarters or on the Coupon Information Corporation website, www.couponinformationcenter.com, will not be accepted. t. All coupons must be written in English. Coupons that have verbiage in English plus a language other than English are acceptable; e.g., coupons that contain both Spanish and English.