Update 7/9/12: King Soopers’ official policy has changed; please read here for the latest update.
I emailed King Soopers for clarification on the part of their coupon policy that states “limit of three (3) coupons for like items per customer.” I did get an answer, but don’t have exact clarification. But here’s what I know!
King Soopers’ policy states that you can use coupons for up to three products of like UPC. Just to clarify, if you have two coupons for $1 off two products, you could not purchase four of the exact same product, even though you’re using just two coupons?
And, how should shoppers handle coupons for $1 off four or more products? During the winter especially, we see coupons for $1 off five cans of soup. Does that mean that in order to use that coupon, we’d need to purchase at least two different varieties so we’re not purchasing more than three of the exact same product, even if we’re using just one coupon?
The response I received was confusing, so I emailed again for clarification and this is what I received:
Our policy is a limit of 3 coupons for like item (like item being the same UPC code) be it the same coupon or not. If you have a coupon requiring the purchase of multiple items ($1/2 or $1/5), the limit is still 3 coupons.
Here’s the full King Soopers’ coupon policy.
So, I’m still not sure exactly how to interpret the policy as to whether it’s three like items or three like coupons and how to handle multiple coupons and coupons for multiple items. I will tell you that what I do, and plan to continue doing, is this: never use more than three like coupons, and never purchase so much product off of a fully-stocked shelf that there isn’t enough left for others.
It’s going to depend on your store/manager/cashier as to whether or not they’ll let you use two coupons for $1 off 2 Wheat Thins on four identical boxes of Wheat Thins. My encouragement to you is to abide in the spirit of their coupon policy and you’ll have an enjoyable shopping experience and the cashiers won’t dread you getting into their checkout line! :)