Target Not Accepting Their Own Coupons!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-15-2011, 04:18 PM
is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7
My Mood/Status:
jenniferkrebbs1 has posted more than 1 good deal
Target not accepting their own coupons!

I stopped by my local Target (Bloomington, Indiana) to use my last 2 Target coupons for $10.00 off of a bathroom furnishing (Had a total of 10 originally between my home and work computers) , 3 Target Bagel Bite coupons, 2 Target Pillow coupons! I was making three transactions total (my husband and daughter were there). When I handed the cashier my coupons for the first trasaction they called up the front end supervisor who told me that my coupons are fraud because both of my Target Bathroom coupons had the same bar code numbers, they proceeded to look at my Target Bagel Bite coupons and Target Pillow coupons and DENIED all my coupons! I explained to the supervisor the Target coupons all have the same bar code that they are not like the coupons that you print from coupons.com which have different pin numbers. He also proceeded to tell me very rudely that they will no longer take more than 1 manufacturer coupon if the numbers are not all different! I have called the store manager which said "He stands behind his front end supervisors and he has instructed them to stop taking all Target coupons". I called their corporate and also didnt get any where. The corporate office told me all coupons print different bar code numbers each time and that Target does not have to accept any coupons! Their only suggestion was to shop at a different Target that is 60 miles away! UGH! I guess my Target shopping days are over!
Reply With Quote
Become a AFC Supporting Member Today and Make These Ads Go Away!
  #2  
Old 07-15-2011, 06:08 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

SLance68's Avatar
is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
Rather be Boating!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 3,692
My Mood/Status:
SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!
Do you live in an area that has a Publix? If so take your Target coupons there - they love target coupons and take them happily. I would personally never set foot in that store again - totally unbelievable. How could it have a different bar code? That is just pure ignorance if the bar code was different it would NOT work since the item it goes with does not have different bar codes on each package. Meaning the bar code on the coupon HAS to match the bar code on the item.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-15-2011, 07:01 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7
My Mood/Status:
jenniferkrebbs1 has posted more than 1 good deal
No we do not have a Publix here. I wish we did. I will never step foot in that Target store again. It was awful! They do not understand their own coupons!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-15-2011, 07:08 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

dwagner84's Avatar
thankful
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 722
My Mood/Status:
dwagner84 has posted more than 500 great deals! WOW!dwagner84 has posted more than 500 great deals! WOW!dwagner84 has posted more than 500 great deals! WOW!dwagner84 has posted more than 500 great deals! WOW!dwagner84 has posted more than 500 great deals! WOW!dwagner84 has posted more than 500 great deals! WOW!
How sad - that's so weird! I hate what extreme couponing is doing to couponing!
__________________
Have a Great Day!!!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 15 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-Dawn
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-16-2011, 11:55 AM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 31
My Mood/Status:
Merrick has posted more than 10 good deals
Email corp, in the past when I had a store give wrong info corp emailed me but also gave me a number to call while I was in the store so that they should straighten it out while I was there

Quote:
Originally Posted by SLance68 View Post
Do you live in an area that has a Publix? If so take your Target coupons there - they love target coupons and take them happily.
Most Publix do not accept Target coupons, mine never did and the stores are in the same building!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-16-2011, 12:36 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

SLance68's Avatar
is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
Rather be Boating!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 3,692
My Mood/Status:
SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!SLance68 has posted more than 3000 great deals! WHOA!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Merrick View Post
Email corp, in the past when I had a store give wrong info corp emailed me but also gave me a number to call while I was in the store so that they should straighten it out while I was there



Most Publix do not accept Target coupons, mine never did and the stores are in the same building!
Is it a Super Target? If it is they should accept them.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-17-2011, 12:05 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

acewarriormom's Avatar
is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 541
My Mood/Status:
acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!
My Publix does not accept Target coupons either. They only accept other 'grocery' store coupons....and only if those have a 'Manufacturer' bar code on them. So in other words....none.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-17-2011, 01:01 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

is high on caffeine
AFC Star Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: south Alabama
Posts: 934
My Mood/Status:
patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!
strange .my publix do accept target coupons
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-17-2011, 06:41 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

acewarriormom's Avatar
is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 541
My Mood/Status:
acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!acewarriormom has posted more than 2000 great deals! WHOA!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by patchmeifyoudare View Post
strange .my publix do accept target coupons
Mine USED TO....But doesn't anymore. I might try a Publix that is closer to Target....The one that I shop at is 7 miles from the nearest Target. I think they were making this up....But when they stopped taking the Target coupons, I was told it was because Target was more than 5 miles away. Not a problem to find a Target within a mile of Publix....But I'm going to call and ask them their policy before I go.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-17-2011, 07:39 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

is high on caffeine
AFC Star Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: south Alabama
Posts: 934
My Mood/Status:
patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!patchmeifyoudare has posted more than 1500 great deals! WHOA!!
There are notes by the registers stating which coupons they accept.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-17-2011, 09:56 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,158
nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!nwfrugalista has posted more than 5000 great deals! WHOA!!
If you look at the language on the Target printables, you'll see that they've recently changed them from "one coupon per purchase" (meaning you could use one Target printable for EACH item that you purchased even if in one transaction) to "one coupon per transaction" (meaning that you have to split the transactions/trips and can't use two target printables for two of the same item in one checkout.

It's a little weird to me that the dilemma is caused by TARGET. By that I mean, they allow two prints per computer, so they know that people LEGITIMATELY have access to more than one of their coupons. PLUS if they would assign PIN numbers/unique barcodes to their coupons then they would know absolutely that they aren't fraudulent/photocopies.

Apparently some stores are enforcing the 'one coupon per transaction' more stringently than others (to me, it would make sense to allow two coupons, since you're ALLOWED to print two per computer, but I don't think it's right to go in and expect to use TWENTY $1/1 sharpie target coupons even if you are lucky enough to have ten computers!)

If I'm understanding what the store manager did, saying that they are disalllowing ALL Target coupons (not even allowing you the 'one coupon per transaction'), seems over the top--a store not taking ANY of their own printable coupons?

Target, if you're reading this, how about fixing the real problem (leaving the door open to fraud by not assigning unique barcodes/PIN numbers) rather than sending your former customers to the competition??
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-18-2011, 09:14 AM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 14
My Mood/Status:
josie05 has posted more than 1 good deal
I'm sorry but I don't know where to put this, I witnessed this today at target here in El Paso. I understand there are policies, but to me its not right. Two army personnel went to ask guest service if they could post flyers for Army recruitment and they were told no they could not, they then asked if they could pass them out again they were told no. I'm sorry but to me I thought we need to support our troops however we can. That's un-American. There are so many military families here in El Paso and throughout Texas that shop in these stores. Show a little more Patriotism and support our troops. What is sad is that I work there, and I saw that.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-18-2011, 11:39 AM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

Melancholywings's Avatar
is surfing AFC for the latest deals!
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 471
My Mood/Status:
Melancholywings has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!Melancholywings has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!Melancholywings has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!Melancholywings has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!Melancholywings has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!Melancholywings has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!Melancholywings has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!
Quote:
Originally Posted by josie05 View Post
I'm sorry but I don't know where to put this, I witnessed this today at target here in El Paso. I understand there are policies, but to me its not right. Two army personnel went to ask guest service if they could post flyers for Army recruitment and they were told no they could not, they then asked if they could pass them out again they were told no. I'm sorry but to me I thought we need to support our troops however we can. That's un-American. There are so many military families here in El Paso and throughout Texas that shop in these stores. Show a little more Patriotism and support our troops. What is sad is that I work there, and I saw that.
I agree with Target on this, so long as they are consistent and don't allow anyone to post flyers - churches, girlscouts, the navy, peta, etc. It's not about being unpatrotic or unsupportive it's about being fair and protecting themselves against litigation.

Now if they were allowing John Bob to post a flier for his pizza store and not allowing other groups - then I'd totally agree with you on this.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Melancholywings For This Useful Post:
  #14  
Old 07-18-2011, 12:09 PM

RE: Target not accepting their own coupons!

needs a vacation
AFC Star Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 826
My Mood/Status:
sargentkr has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!sargentkr has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!sargentkr has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!sargentkr has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!sargentkr has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!sargentkr has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!sargentkr has posted more than 750 great deals! WOW!
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwagner84 View Post
How sad - that's so weird! I hate what extreme couponing is doing to couponing!
I understand the desire to blame the show for everything but I am not sure you can on this one. Target has done this many times in the past. It has to do with the fact that each store manager is allowed to make up their own rules. They get to pick and choose what they will take and when. I stopped shopping at one store for about a year because EVERY time I went in the rules would change on what types of coupons they took and even how many. I once had a manager argue with me that I had copied a target coupon. I had printed the coupon in the store at the registry computer! It was even on the blue paper that they used. I love the coupons they put on their website but the truth is with Target you have to be cautiously optimistic because you never know if they will actually honor them.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sargentkr For This Useful Post:
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Albany, GA Publix no longer accepting Target coupons qwertyclipper Publix 101 3 05-22-2011 09:50 AM
Target no longer accepting coupons!!! Read immediatly! kasey124 Deal Graveyard 51 04-01-2010 11:53 PM
Target not accepting multiple coupons padibadib Gripes, Groans & Rants 36 11-26-2008 04:07 PM
Target no longer accepting all Target IP Coupons amyo11 Deal Graveyard 73 08-13-2008 11:31 AM
The newest reason for not accepting printable coupons at Target itsbelong Deal Graveyard 9 08-16-2006 06:12 PM