I would no doubt be a more frugal shopper if I used coupons. I don't, but maybe you do. If that's the case, you need to know about a very recent policy change that will affect every customer that relies on coupons to save money.

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Full disclosure: I get more than a little impatient when I end up in a checkout lane behind someone with a bunch of coupons. I shouldn't because it's a legitimate way to save money. I'll try to be better. But, if you are a coupon person, you need to know about a policy change that now affects every single Missouri Walmart store.

What policy did Walmart change that will affect coupon shoppers?

Credit to Coupons in the News for catching this. They reported that Walmart just issued a press release at the end of September which is in effect now involving coupons. I've found it on the corporate Walmart website and it's true. Here's the exact wording of the policy:

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

But, wait, there's more. If the coupon is not recognized by the scan into their system, they will no longer allow overrides.

There are other coupon limits now. You can only present 4 identical coupons per household for any transaction. There's no limit on the total number of coupons, but identical ones do now have a limit.

Walmart also says that Missouri stores can no longer accept mismatched coupons. They say "Items purchased must match the coupon description (brand, size, quantity, color, flavor, etc.)"

All coupons now have to have a scannable code to be acceptable at Missouri Walmart stores.

It would be a good idea to see a number of changes that were in this press release from Walmart to see what is no longer allowed when you're trying to shop there.

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