June 10, 2011

Fry’s Coupon Policy – Clarified & Updated



Today, on the Fry’s Facebook Page, the store announced an update and clarification of the store’s coupon policy. You can find the updated Fry’s Coupon Policy on their Facebook page.

Here are some of the key changes:

  • Competitor coupons printed from the internet may be printed in black & white.
  • Digital coupons downloaded onto a shopper’s VIP card are not subject to doubling
  • A manufacturer’s coupon value may exceed the cost of the item if that overage is applied to other purchases. A coupon overage may not be used to get cash back at the end of an order.
  • Fry’s does not accept competitor coupons for home department products.
  • All competitor amount-off total order coupons will be redeemed after all other discounts and coupons have been applied, as long as the requirements of the coupon have been met.

The one MAJOR change is that a manufacturer’s coupon may exceed the cost of the item. However, the overage must be applied to your order and will not be given as cash back. This is significant because that mean if you have a $1/1 coupon but the item is on sale for $0.88 ea then you get $0.12 to apply to your order. As one item it may not be significant, but it can create a meaningful savings if you have a number of these type of coupons.

Keep in mind that Fry’s will not multiply a manufacturer’s coupon to exceed the actual cost of the item. For example, if you are purchasing a can of Baked Beans for $0.85 ea and using a $0.50/1 coupon, it will only be multiplied to a total of $0.85 and not $1.00 so don’t expect an overage. This is because Fry’s covers any multiplying of the coupon. The manufacturer covers the face value of the coupon but Fry’s pays for anything above and beyond. Therefore it only seems fair that you would get the item free and not get an overage.

So, what do you think of these changes? Do you think you’ll shop more at Fry’s?



Shannan June 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I like the overage, but I also would like to see them subtract the competitor’s coupon before subtracting the cents off coupons ie: total after fry’s discounts is 25.46 then the competitor’s $5 off 25 applied and then coupons. That is how it was done at a Fry’s store in Arizona on Extreme couponing!

Sara June 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm


Thank you for visiting and sharing your comment. I, too, was disappointed to see that the Fry’s store on the Extreme Couponing show did not adhere to the corporate coupon policy in effect at the time. That seems to be what happens on that show though – stores make exceptions because it’s TV.

I’m just happy Fry’s takes them when other stores don’t even offer such a generous coupon policy. Every little bit does help!


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