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My Shoppers Drug Mart limits the use of internet printed coupons down to three


I'm pretty new to couponing and I usually use  not more than 3 coupons in one single transaction. I've seen on some money-saving groups that many people have used lots of coupons in one shopping trip so today I got more ambitious and tried using 6 coupons on 3 different items at Shoppers Drug Mart. However, the cashier told me that the store limits the use of internet printed coupons down to three. So I decided to cut down on the number of purchase and the cashier needed to void the transactions...

Honestly I feel so embarrassed and a bit disappointed as well. Too bad that I've hold up the line. It makes me look so bad. I feel I don't want to use internet-printed coupons ever again..

Is it always the case that Shoppers has limited the use of internet printed coupons? Or they just changed the policy recently?
Aug 07, 2016 @ 02:25 am

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News to me

I've been to Shoppers very recently and used more then 3 coupons without a comment or issue - possibly it's only one store / manager trying to do this? I haven't seen anything in print posted at my store about a limit.
Aug 07, 2016 @ 07:34 am

It doesn't seem like anything has changed, I think your SDM is acting on their own accord

There is no limit to the amount of internet coupons you can use according to SDM's coupon policy. Here is their coupon policy for reference

Aug 07, 2016 @ 10:35 am


You could maybe print out the coupon policy @dandy_123 provided you with and the next time they give you this answer, you're equipped with the proof. Sometimes, store managers make up their own rules, unfortunately. A good way to see whether the manager retracts their decision, is to say you'll contact the head office and ask them to clarify the guidelines they've posted online.
Aug 07, 2016 @ 12:31 pm

That said...

The file does say " Coupon acceptance is at the discretion of the store management team. "I think I'd just try my luck at another store or use the coupons elsewhere..
by the way, in Vancouver. I do think folks in other parts of Canaan's are " luckier". Here the coupon policy in many retailers seem to be more stringent. I saw online that people on the East coast can use 12 coupons at one time for Pampers wipes, and their No Frills allows them to get 70 yogurt solely using coupons. My No Frills didn't even allow me to get 1 pack of yogurt last week...
Aug 07, 2016 @ 01:23 pm


It's such a shame that you had this experience :( I feel like shops that act like that make me so mad and I would take my business elsewhere for that reason. People who go nuts with coupons are so rare that they are making more money on the publicity of having 'good coupon' rules, than they are losing (especially as the manufacturer refunds them for many coupons.
Aug 07, 2016 @ 06:34 pm

Aug 07 2017 @ 11:57P.M.

There was some Dove hair Conditioner on sale at Zehrs about a month ago I printed 2 coupons and went to the store to bye the conditioner the cashier told me sorry but,we don;t accept printed coupons anymore I asked her why she said to me because some people use to many at one time I've used printed coupons there for years only 1 or 2 at a time but, I've never anything like this before only on that day It's a shame that they did this and it's not like they don't get their money back
Aug 07, 2016 @ 09:58 pm

printed coupons

sorry chicks one of the lines is supose to read I've never seen or heard of anything like this before
Aug 07, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

Printed coupons

Don't be embarrassed or worried about the line, it happens! It happens to other shoppers and I'm sure the cashier doesn't mind or might feel embarrassed she/he had to enforce the policy!

I'm not sure about SDM policy but one of the major grocery stores near me does have restrictions on printed coupons. It's to protect them from one person "buying out the shelf" when there's a really good coupon (so products are no longer available for others) and from fake coupons. I figure with things like free product or high value coupons, they are okay to take the loss if the coupon is invalid if they've only sold a few, but it's another thing if the coupon has been used a lot.
Aug 08, 2016 @ 11:08 pm


That makes a lot of sense. TY!
Aug 09, 2016 @ 02:14 am

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