Price Chopper’s competitor coupon policy is often times difficult to understand. Here I explain their coupon policy and how to shop using other grocery store coupons to save extra money.
Let’s Explore Price Chopper’s Coupon Policy on Competitor Coupon Use!
Price Chopper’s competitor coupon policy is often times difficult to understand. It seems that when we think we are following the terms as outlined in their policy, we really ARE NOT! Why then do we find it hard to understand? I find it hard to keep straight myself as it has many components to it. Really!!! I keep their policy on hand when shopping in any Price Chopper or Market32 store. Now that I finally have a handle on what is to be expect while using competitor coupons I often run into cashier who are new or don’t understand it themselves. I have only had this happen a handful of times.
FYI: Starting April 22, 2018 this policy will be changing. Read here about the new changes that will be coming.
Let’s go over what we know about Price Chopper’s Competitor Coupon policy
Please take note that Price Chopper/Market32 grocery stores are the ONLY stores in the Capital District New York that accepts competitor coupons.
Price Chopper’s Competitor Coupon Policy
Price Chopper and Market32 grocery stores do accept competitor coupon from like grocery stores or big box stores that carry grocery items.
They do not accept store coupons as competitor coupons from the following stores. I have listed reason next to each store as to why they consider them not a competitor.
- BJ’s – Wholesale store, not a grocery store
- Sam’s Club – Wholesale store, not a grocery store
- CVS – Drug store, not a grocery store
- Walgreens – Drug store, not a grocery store
- Rite Aid – Drug store, not a grocery store
- Family Dollar – Dollar store, not a grocery store
- Dollar General – Dollar store, not a grocery store
- Aldi – Limited Inventory store, not a grocery store
- Save-A-Lot – Limited Inventory store, not a grocery store
- Price Rite – Limited Inventory store, not a grocery store
Treats competitor coupons like Price Chopper store coupon. This does mean that THEY DO allow you to combine one competitor coupon & one manufacturer coupon together.
You can ONLY use One dollar off your order competitor coupon accepted per transaction (Example: $15 off of $30 purchases). This type of coupon can be combined with other coupons (i.e. manufacturer coupons)
One competitor coupon or store coupon per item is allowed. Such as Pay $0.99 for Ball Park Hot Dogs coupon can only be used once on the intended item, but can not be combined with a $1.00/2 Ball Park Hot Dogs Price Chopper store coupon. You can however, use either a competitor coupon or store coupon in conjunction with a manufacturer coupon.
No limit to competitor coupon use except for the instance of dollar off your total order competitor coupon. Competitor coupons can only be applied to items purchased. Meaning you can not use 2 like competitor items on a single item. It is important to note that Price Chopper/Market32 stores will follow the instructions stated on each competitor coupon.
This coupon above states: Hatfield Bacon, 1 lb package is $2.99. In the fine print at the bottom if does states that you are required to purchase an additional $15 in groceries in order to utilize this coupon savings. It also states “Limit ONE per family” . You will only be able to purchase one Hatfield bacon at the $2.99 price with this coupon.
Does not accept ANY dollar double or triple coupon offers from other stores. This includes ANY and all grocery store competitors.
As couponers, we know our store policies better than some of the store staff. Let’s not take advantage. What we have learned is that Price Chopper/Market32 has in the past and will continue to stop accepting select coupons on the basis of wrongful use. Per their policy each store manager has the right to refuse of accept any or all coupons.
Will Price Chopper’s Coupon Policy Change?
Yes, of course it will. All stores just like Price Chopper/Market32 adjust the need for change based on many factors. Factors include; manufacturer coupon changes, consumer usage, competition from other stores, marketing strategies and more.
It is frustrating as a couponer, when you get to the check out line and are denied the use of coupons because of a “pop up” change in policy. It becomes a “He Said, She Said” situation as their policy does not outline the terms of all intent forms of coupons.
You leave the store feel baffled. After all the each store has the right to refuse coupons as per their policy. Just beware, there is absolutely no need to get upset. Always be kind and then contact Price Chopper here.
How many of you use competitor’s coupons while shopping and where do you use them?
If you are new to couponing, you may want to check out the Couponing for Beginners section where you will find a lot of answers to your questions.