Monday, February 22, 2010
I emailed Fred Meyer a while ago to get some clarification on eCoupons, specifically on if you can use both a manufacturer paper coupon in addition to an eCoupon. This was their response:
Electronic coupons are manufacturer coupons, not store coupons. You can only use one manufacturer coupon per purchase, so you cannot combine paper and electronic coupons for the same purchase. As the electronic coupon will come off automatically, I would advocate not offering a paper coupon for any item for which you have loaded an electronic coupon.
I'm kind of disappointed, but in light of this response I won't be matching up eCoupons and paper coupons. I haven't been able to locate a written policy on this though, so I don't know how official it is. I've never run into a problem using both, but I don't feel comfortable if they frown upon it. I just wish they were a little more forthcoming about what their actual policy is!
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?