Good Evening & welcome to a new I Love to Gossip Extreme couponing series: 5 Ways to Save Money at Walmart. Each day this week, I will discuss one of the methods I use to save big big big money at Walmart!
If you are just tuning into this How to Coupon Shop at Walmart series, here are the posts you may have missed:
Today we will talk about Coupon Overage at Walmart! First of all, let’s define what “Coupon Overage” is…It is when the value of a coupon exceeds the purchase price of the item. For example, you printed a coupon which is $1.00 off any brand x, and when you went to a store you coincidentally saw that particular brand on sale for $0.79. The $.21 cent difference is considered to be the overage.
Overage is one of the ways that extreme couponers are able to get items like meat and fruit for FREE!
According to Wal-Mart coupon policy regarding “overage”: If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied towards the basket purchase”. Yes you read that right, Walmart actually has to give you cash back if your coupons exceed the total of your purchase, or the overage will be used towards the rest of the items in your basket. I rarely get cash back, and opt to ‘spend’ my overage on items that I don’t have coupons for like meat, product, milk etc.
One of the Walmart deals that are giving overage right now are:
Buy (1) Purina Beneful Dog Food Pouch – $1
Use the $2/1 Purina Beneful Dog Food Coupon from the SS 2/10 isnert
Final Price = FREE + $1 overage!
So let’s say for example you had 5 Beneful coupons. You could go to Walmart & buy 5 bags at $1.00 each, use your (5) $2.00 coupons totalling $10 off and still have $5 to spend! You could probably pick up a package of chicken breast with the overage!