Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Hy-Vee Coupon Policy

I have been under the weather recently so I appreciate my fellow blogger Kerri, who blogs at Southeast Iowa Deals emailing me letting me know about the changes going on regarding the Hy-Vee coupon policy. Due to some problems with fraudulent internet printable coupons they have changed their policy. Here is a copy of that new policy.


Hy-Vee Coupon Policy

Hy-Vee is happy to redeem your coupons. The following guidelines apply when presenting manufacturers’ coupons clipped from newspapers or magazines, received by mail, or obtained legitimately from the Internet:
  • The coupon must be legible.
  • The coupon must have a scannable bar code (UPC) and a remittable manufacturer’s address.
  • Coupons with an expiration date must be used within the stated time frame. Expired coupons will not be accepted.
  • Only one manufacturer coupon per item will be accepted; however, a customer may use a manufacturer’s coupon in combination with a Hy-Vee coupon on the same item.
  • Coupon values that exceed the price of the item will not be accepted.
  • Soft drink container caps will be accepted.
Due to the unfortunate rise of counterfeit activity, the following two additional guidelines apply to Internet coupons:

  • Manufacturer coupons that involve any kind of free product will not be accepted, including “buy one, get one free” offers.
  • No coupon that exceeds $2.50 will be accepted.
Very unfortunate that this has to happen. I agree with Kerri in that some people have probably been copying the high dollar coupons and using them, and the stores have not been able to get reimbursed for the photocopy. Just a reminder to be ethical and follow the rules when it comes to using coupons. This sort of behavior ruins it for all of us.


  1. Hm. Well I just used a free product coupon about an hour ago. I read in dmJuice that Hyvee takes competitor coupons -- the interviewee uses target coupons at hyvee. has anyone heard of this?

  2. Sara, I would like to nominate you for a blog award. I have it posted on my site but can't seem to find an email address to email you. Please visit me at couponclippingmomma.com for details and email me.This is not a joke. I have been given an award too and the stipulations for accepting are that I give the award to 8 bloggers whom I think deserve it.Thanks and please contact me.

  3. I think the taking of competitor coupons varies by HV store. Perhaps some in the larger cities do, but not in my area. I'm in a small town and they do not have to because HV is the option for groceries in my area (unless you do WM, but they don't always have everything I need).

    They know how to make money, that's for sure.

  4. I haven't heard of them taking competitor coupons. It isn't in their written policy. I am sure it varies by store.