Dillons to Cease Doubling Coupons Effective August 21st

All good things must come to an end…  It was announced yesterday that Dillons will no longer be doubling coupons in the SWMO area.  I’ve been in contact with the media relations manager over the past couple of days to get all of the details for you.

Dillons stores have decided to roll out the New Lower Prices campaign that has already been adopted by Kroger stores in several regions.  This program is an attempt to offer all customers additional savings instead of just the 15% who use coupons. 

You will notice that prices on thousands of items will decrease across the board.  The prices of everyday items will be comparable, if not less than, to discount store prices.

The following is the updated policy:

Dillons Coupon Policy Effective August 21, 2013

This document is subject to change and revisions, as needed

Store Management has the right to accept, decline, or limit the use of ANY coupon(s).

Store Management has the right to limit the quantity of coupons and /or items purchased in a single transaction, by a single Customer, or in a single day.

Coupons will be limited to no more than five (5) paper manufacturer coupons for the like products, each coupon value considered (1) coupon in the same transaction.

Coupons will be limited to redemption from products currently on-hand at the store location.

Limit one manufacturer coupon (paper or digital) per item purchased

All coupons will be accepted at face value

It is our practice to discourage the use of expired coupons

Only Pharmacy competitor coupons will be accepted

Couponed items will not be sold to vendors

Internet Coupon Restrictions/PAH Coupons:

  • “Free item” Internet coupons can be accepted if all purchase criteria is met?
  • Only one Internet coupon per item will be accepted
  • In some instances, Internet coupons may be limited to two (2) coupons per customer in a single day.?

Internet coupons that display characteristics below will not be accepted:

  • Blurry
  • Out of proportion
  • Do not scan properly
  • Appear to be altered in any way

My take:

I’ve said for quite some time that those who abuse the system will end it all for everyone.  Too many were using coupons to fund their stores and garage sales.  To those of you:  I hope the long term results were worth it.

I have heard from several who live in the areas that have previously implemented this program and they are happy with the changes.  After looking at this week’s ad, I can see why.  There are some great prices on fresh and necessity items that typically don’t offer coupons.

What do you think of the changes?