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These Stores Accept Coupons From Their Competitors

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February 13, 2017 · 7.2k Views

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If you're a couponer, you must know how frustrating it can be when your coupon is not accepted for whatever reason - be it manufacturer coupons, competitors' coupons, or what have you. This is why, with the help of Kyle from Rather Be Shopping, we're sharing this awesome list of stores that solves one of those issues at least - stores that accept coupons from their competitors. Check it out!

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► A.C. Moore

They'll accept coupons from Michaels, JoAnn, and Hobby Lobby. Note that you can only use one competitor coupon per transaction, and that coupon must be for a single item and not your entire purchase.


► Bed Bath & Beyond

As long as the competitor store from which you got your coupon carries the same product you plan to buy from Bed Bath & Beyond, they will accept the coupon (but this varies store to store). Of course, the coupon cannot be expired.


► Dick's Sporting Goods

They will price match, but if that item is the same price or higher at Dick's Sporting Goods, they will accept the competitor coupon.


► Golfsmith (Now Golf Galaxy)

Golfsmith accepts coupons from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Edwin Watts, Golf Galaxy, Golf Mart, Golfers Warehouse, PGA Tour Superstore, Roger Dunn, TGW, and Van’s.


► The Home Depot

With Home Depot, it's a hit or miss. Some claim that certain locations will acept a 20% off one item coupon from Harbor Freight, but it's up in the air since both retailers do not carry the same brand. If you have a coupon from another local hardware store, it's worth a shot if it is for the exact same product you are trying to buy.


► JoAnn

Similar to A.C. Moore, JoAnn will accept coupons from Michaels, Hancock Fabrics, and Hobby Lobby, but you can use more than one coupon per purchase. However, if you are trying to use a competitor's coupon for an item you are trying to buy at JoAnn's but the competitor does not carry, you cannot use the coupon. For example, if you are purchasing fabric from JoAnn with a Michaels coupon, that is not allowed because Michaels doesn't carry fabric.


► Lowe's

If a local competitors' regular price beats that of Lowe's on a particular item with a sale or a coupon, Lowe's will price match and beat the price by 10% as long as you have evidence. 



Menards will accept local coupons, but it is up to the store to determine what is "local." However, that usually includes The Home Depot, Lowe's, and Ace Hardware. Note that competitors' coupons are only valid on regular-priced items, and the most savings that is permitted is usually 10%.



You can bring in coupons from A.C. Moore, JOAnn, Ben Franklin, and Hobby Lobby. You can use more than one coupon per transaction, but you cannot stack coupons on the same item and they won't accept coupons that take a certain percentage of your entire purchase (as in they will take coupons for discounts on single items). 


Office Depot Office Max

Office Depot Office Max will accept coupons from Staples, Costco, Best Buy, Kmart, Sears, Target, and Sam's Club. They do make it a bit complicated though, so read up on their Price Match Policy.



Competitor coupons are accepted as long as it is a local retailer with a physical location, and PetSmart will price matchy for the same identical item, even from big retailers such as Walmart. Additionally, if you find that their website has lower prices than in store, they will price match their own prices.



Walmart will accept competitors' coupons on a few conditions: 

  • On the Walmart website: The specific item must have a specified price, and the item can be eligible for buy one, get one free.
  • Must have a valid expiration date.
  • They will not accept: specific dollars/cents off coupons, percentage off coupons, buy one, get one free coupons without a specific price, and double- or triple-value coupons.

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hoganj14Feb 15, 2017
Target will match prices also. They must see the ad, either online or see a paper ad.
SellerpriceFeb 15, 2017
Wal-Mart in Dunwoody, Atlanta doesn't accept competitors coupons. They stopped last year. However, Publix accepted my competitors coupon which was Rite Aid.