CountryMart Coupon Policy Change on Handling Coupons at the Register
I went to CountryMart this evening (6/8) and found there were large signs welcoming coupon shoppers and a break down of their coupon policy. You can find this policy HERE if you would like to print a copy for your records.
There is a slight change that I had read would be coming to Homeland stores HERE on Consumer Queen and this policy change is going into effect for CountryMart stores as well. They now want you to present your coupon at the time the item is being scanned. This will help assist the cashiers and hopefully make your checkout experience quicker and more efficient (especially for those free item coupons). This may be a hassle but it will help to cut down on coupon fraud as well since those trying to defraud the system will no longer be able to use coupons for items not listed on the coupon or for things they don’t buy at all.
For those worried that this change will cause more headaches than it’s worth, I did ask the cashier which would be easiest: present at time it’s scanned, place with item on belt, or hand them all to the cashier when you first get to the register. She said she really didn’t mind how the couponer does it but it does help to be on the item if you have quite a few. I only had about 20 or so with my transaction and she had just opened her register so I was feeling a little flustered about trying to get them on there but she took my coupons and just scanned them when she came across each item. It was really very easy and I loved how easy my receipt was to read with this kind of coupon scanning.
She also said that this went into effect this week and we can expect to be asked to do this with every transaction in the future. So be ready! I like to pull over right before I get to the register and organize my coupons anyway so that I don’t have one in there that I had changed my mind about picking up. This may be something that helps you, too.