Thursday, August 4, 2011
How to Read Your Wal-Mart Receipt When Using Coupons
Let's start with the pink highlighted one, it's shampoo for $0.97. The coupon that goes with this item is also highlighted in pink. If you'll notice the numbers in the dead middle column are the bar code numbers. I underlined the first five numbers inside of the bar code; see graphic below.
These 5 numbers on the inside of the bar code should match up to the first 5 numbers before the coupon's bar code. I believe they call this the family code.
You could match all of your coupons on your receipt to the items purchased if you wanted to make sure that the cashier at Wal-Mart (Target's really bad at this too!) scanned all of your coupons. Personally, I hand all of my coupons to the cashier individually at Wal-Mart & Target. This usually angers them but I have found these two stores untrustworthy when it comes to correctly scanning my coupons..
The same goes for all of the other highlighted parts of my receipt. If you have any questions, by all means comment below and I will try to answer them as efficiently as possible.
I am writing this blog post because another couponer wanted to try to match the coupons used on their receipt to the items purchased to make sure that the cashier scanned all of them. It's sad to say but Wal-Mart is notoriously shady when it comes to doing the right thing with coupons. So The Learning Road to Coupon Clipping & Saving this blog's for you!