New Updated Price Chopper coupon policy – MUST SEE!

Posted at 10:27 AM on Mar 24, 2013 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

Mar 24th, 2013

pricechopperlogoPrice Chopper has officially updated the Price Chopper Coupon policy and there are two HUGE changes.

The first change is that they no longer will be taking competitors coupon from club stores, dollar stores, or drug stores.  This means that a competitors coupon MUST be from a local grocery store.

Here is what the policy for this now looks like for competitor’s coupons.

  • We accept one (1) competitor “dollars off your order” coupon from other supermarkets; the value of which may not exceed 50% of the order. This coupon may not be combined with any other “dollars off an order” coupon, including a Price Chopper “dollars off” coupon. An example of this type of coupon is a $5 off a $50 purchase coupon. The dollar amount of the purchase requirement, if any, will be determined after AdvantEdge savings and all other coupons have been deducted.
  • We accept paper competitor coupons for specific items from supermarkets and mass retailers (Target & Wal-Mart) subject to the conditions expressed on the coupon and provided we carry the item in our store. The dollar amount of the purchase requirement, if any, will be determined after AdvantEdge savings and all other coupons have been deducted.
  • We do not accept competitor coupons earned on a loyalty rewards program, competitor digital coupons or coupons from any warehouse club, dollar, limited food assortment or drug store. Examples of these types of stores are CVS, Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, BJ’s, Family Dollar, and Dollar General.

The other HUGE change is that Price Chopper seems to have eliminated the 50% rule – WHAT!?!?!  Happy Days are ahead folks!  Here is why I assume this has changed:

Previously when discussing double coupons – there was always a clause about the 50% rule – in today’s new policy it appears that they have removed this clause and there is no mention of a 50% rule anywhere in the new policy.

Here is what it now looks like:

  • Price Chopper voluntarily doubles, at its own expense, coupons with a face value of up to and including 99 cents, except when prohibited by the manufacturer. Coupons with a face value of $1.00 or more will be redeemed at face value.

They also clarified the question of combining Price Chopper E-Coupons with regular paper manufacturer coupons, this was not clear enough in their previous policy but now it is 100% clear that you cannot stack Price Chopper ecoupons with a paper manufacturer coupon.

Here is how they say it in the policy.

 We accept only one manufacturer’s coupon, digital or paper, per item purchased.

To view the entire policy you can visit the Price Chopper website here.

What do you think of the new policy change?  With this affect your grocery shopping in a good or bad way?


  • Sara says...
    Posted at 10:35 am by I am THAT Lady: Sara
    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

    So does this mean they will take target coupons now even though there is no target in my area? I tried to get a deal recently with target coupons and was told that it is not a grocery store and that it is not a competitor because we don’t have a target nearby.

    • Lauren says...
      Posted at 10:45 am by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
      Mar 24, 2013 at 10:45 am

      I will ask my local store manager about this, but the new policy does state – “We accept paper competitor coupons for specific items from supermarkets and mass retailers (Target & Wal-Mart).” But it is subject to the store if they see that as a competitor.

  • Joan says...
    Posted at 11:01 am by I am THAT Lady: Joan
    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Lisa Price Chopper Tracy,
    All eCoupons are manufacturer coupons. The manufacturer coupons listed under the store coupons tab are just specific to your Price Chopper store.
    about an hour ago

    • Tracy says...
      Posted at 10:31 pm by I am THAT Lady: Tracy
      Mar 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      That was in response to my question. Thanks for posting it here, I didn’t know that anyone had responded. It’s good to know that we can combine a store coupon with an Ecoupon (unless it is specified that we can not like the Breyers this week). I don’t use them very often and never thought about it but good to know.

  • Jennifer says...
    Posted at 11:04 am by I am THAT Lady: Jennifer
    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Yay! No 50% rule, that’s fine with me!!

  • Joan says...
    Posted at 11:07 am by I am THAT Lady: Joan
    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Lisa Price Chopper Jennifer,
    Competitor coupons are based on the area around each store. We suggest you call your local Price Chopper to see which competitor coupons are accepted.

  • Joan says...
    Posted at 11:11 am by I am THAT Lady: Joan
    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I’m really happy with the elimination of the 50% doubling rule! Now I can just run into the store with my coupons and grab what I need no matter how much time I have and not be worried about the math. I’ll be stopping more often now.

    I posted some clarifications from their Facebook page above that answer frequent clarification requests. Happy shopping!

  • Jill says...
    Posted at 11:29 am by I am THAT Lady: Jill
    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

    The comments on their fb posting very clearly states they have eliminated the 50% rule. The comments also say they are considering ibotta.

    • Evelyn says...
      Posted at 1:45 pm by I am THAT Lady: Evelyn
      Mar 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      PC on ibotta, sweet! I only really shop at PC so this would help a lot…

  • Erin M says...
    Posted at 12:02 pm by I am THAT Lady: Erin M
    Erin M
    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Can someone clarify the limit of 4 like coupons for me? I have been to my PC store before and they allowed me to use four .75 off a box of Cheerios and one .85 coupon. Another time I wanted to use a combination of .35 and .45 off yogurt coupons, and they told me I could only use 4 even though they were different coupons. Is it only 4 coupons for the same item, no matter how much the coupon amount is or is it just 4 of the exact same coupon? Thanks!

    • erika says...
      Posted at 12:13 pm by I am THAT Lady: erika
      Mar 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      It is 4 of the same coupon!

    • Wendy says...
      Posted at 1:38 pm by I am THAT Lady: Wendy
      Mar 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      It’s 4 like coupons or like items. I was at Price Chopper at Friday and I was told by a front end supervisor that they will be limiting their coupons to 4 like items (I was buying 10 pledge wipes, using 3 BOGO free and 4 50 cent off coupons). Going forward, I would only be able to use 4 coupons total for that transaction. It’ll change how I shop a little, but getting rid of that 50% rule is totally worth it!

      • Evelyn says...
        Posted at 1:56 pm by I am THAT Lady: Evelyn
        Mar 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

        Just to be clear, cuz this always confuses me. I see a coupon in today’s paper for $2.00 off and clean and clear advantage daily soothing product(excludes trial &travel sizes).
        On the limit section it states: Limit one coupon person. No more then 4 coupons (of any kind) for same transaction. Redeem at food, drug or discount stores accepting coupons.
        Does this mean: that if I get 4 of these coupons, I can use 4 coupons on 1 product or 4 coupons on 4 like products?

        • Lauren says...
          Posted at 4:06 pm by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
          Mar 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm

          4 coupons on 4 products. You can only use 1 manuf. coupon on 1 product.

    • Wendy says...
      Posted at 1:43 pm by I am THAT Lady: Wendy
      Mar 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      The AG’s office went after Price Chopper for deceptive marketing of their coupon policy. I think this is why they changed their policy.

      • Lauren says...
        Posted at 3:42 pm by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
        Mar 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        Wendy – I did a news segment on this very topic a few weeks ago. You can watch that here if you want –

        • Joan says...
          Posted at 6:09 pm by I am THAT Lady: Joan
          Mar 24, 2013 at 6:09 pm

          Wow II totally missed this. I’ve been heads down working on a project and living out of our stockpile for a month (love that by the way :) ) . I agree, I don’t think PC wanted to deliberately mislead their customers. Thanks for providing a “balanced” opinion to the issue. And thanks for being the “go to PC coupon blogger”, you are my first iPad stop on Sunday morning.

  • Sarah says...
    Posted at 12:27 pm by I am THAT Lady: Sarah
    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Will you be able to combine a target store coupon w a manuf to stack?

    • Kylee says...
      Posted at 7:00 pm by I am THAT Lady: Kylee
      Mar 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      They will let you stack a competitor’s coupon and a manufacturer coupon.

  • Sarah W. says...
    Posted at 2:28 pm by I am THAT Lady: Sarah W.
    Sarah W.
    Mar 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    What is the point of handing over the coupons at the beginning when they don’t scan them until the end anyway? Does anyone know?

  • Crystal says...
    Posted at 5:49 pm by I am THAT Lady: Crystal
    Mar 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I went to PC today, the cashier thought I was pretty crazy when I told her she needed to take my coupons first. What they told me was that they were supposed to ask if we had coupons in the beginning. Doesn’t make much sense but what I think they want to do is control what order we use the coupons. For ex. I have 3 dollars off a 40 dollar purchase but its after coupons and advantage. Before I could have just given the cashier that one first, then the rest. Maybe they are trying to make it so we have to show our hand so to speak. One question, if I have OYNO coupon for 3 dollars off meat and a 4 dollar off OYNO coupon can I use both in the same transaction?

  • Karen says...
    Posted at 9:06 pm by I am THAT Lady: Karen
    Mar 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    If I use a competitor coupon does that mean I can not use any oyno from a previous visit? For example I have a large order and use a few competitor coupons and one oyno coupon.

  • stacey says...
    Posted at 6:11 am by I am THAT Lady: stacey
    Mar 26, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Sorry to to ask such a silly question but what was the 50% rule?

  • Stacia says...
    Posted at 4:16 pm by I am THAT Lady: Stacia
    Mar 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Can someone please explain catalinas to me? Can I use more than one of different types in one transaction? I tried to use (3) $1 off coupons but cashier wouldn’t let me. I have a $3 off my next purchase of $50 or more, a $3 off my next meat purchase of $15 or more and $1 off my next produce purchase of $4 or more. Can I use them all at the same time or only one per transaction. I’m having trouble finding the answer online. Thanks in advance.

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