Dillons Double Coupons Ends Effective August 21st

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Dillons Double Coupons Ends

Well, folks, it’s official. Dillons Double Coupons is coming to an end. Here you will find all the information on Dillons updated coupon policy. Dillons will no longer be doubling coupons, starting August 21st, 2013. Several readers had let me know earlier that their stores were telling them that the doubling of coupons would be coming to an end. After contacting Dillons corporate numerous times, I was repeatedly told that the doubling of coupons would continue. I kept asking and finally received the official word on updates in their policy that I am sharing that with you today.

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Dillons Coupon Policy (effective 8/21/13)

Store Management has the right to accept, decline or limit the use of ANY coupons.
Store Management has the right to limit quantity of coupons and/or items purchased in a single transaction, by a single customer or in a single day.

  • Coupons will be limited to no more than five (5) paper manufacturer coupons for the like products, each coupon value considered one (1) coupon in the same transaction.
  • Coupons will be limited to redemption from products currently on-hand at the store location.
  • Limit of one manufacturer coupon (paper or digital) per item purchased.
  • All coupons will be accepted at Face Value.
  • It is our practice to discourage the use of expired coupons.
  • Only Pharmacy Competitor coupons will be accepted.
  • Couponed items will not be sold to vendors.

Internet Coupon Restrictions/PAH Coupons (print at home):

  • “Free item” internet coupons can be accepted if all purchase criteria is met
  • Only one internet coupon per item will be accepted
  • In some instances, internet coupons may be limited to to two coupons per customer in a single day.
  • Internet coupons that display the following characteristics will not be accepted: blurry, out of proportion, do not scan properly or appeared to be altered in any way.

Dillons Printable Coupon Policy

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In their words:

“In an effort to provide all of our customers with the most value for their dollar, we’re implementing a New Lower Prices program. Effective August 7, we’re reducing prices on thousands of everyday items that you and your family rely on. To make this possible, on August 20, we’re discontinuing our practice of doubling (up to 50 cents and rounding to $1.00) manufacturer coupons in Dillons stores. All coupons will be accepted at face value starting August 21st, 2013. We will continue to accept manufacturer coupons and other coupons at face value, including digital coupons, e-coupons, Catalina coupons and printable coupons. When you compare the costs on an annualized basis, this investment to reduce our prices is actually triple the dollar amount we spend to extend double coupons to our customers.

We truly believe these changes reflect our efforts in providing the best shopping experience to all of our customers. We hope that you’ll come in and see our new low prices as well as the many other ways to save.
Downloadable, clip-free coupons
Weekly sales and special sales events, such as Mega Event and Cart Busters
Fuel savings program that offers up to $1 off per gallon when you redeem up to 1,000 fuel points at Dillons Fuel Centers and Kwik Shops
Loyal customer mailings containing customized coupons
$4/$10 generic drug pricing (see pharmacy for details)
Faster checkouts

We are constantly working to bring shoppers the most value for their grocery shopping dollar. Since 2008, we have lowered thousands of prices on items customers purchase most, such as Tide, which is now $11.99. And with this new pricing initiative, customers will find so many more and we believe you will find Dillons very competitive with other stores on the items you purchase most. We will continue to accept manufacturer coupons and other coupons at face value to help customers maximize their savings. Additionally, savings from the discontinued program will be reinvested into lowering even more everyday prices. Today, 85% of our customers do not use coupons, so by offering lowered prices throughout the store, we can extend great prices to all our customers.”

My thoughts:

Well, of course I am sad that Dillons has made the decision to stop doubling coupons. It seems more and more stores have been making revisions to their coupon policies such as this. But, having said that, I also choose to remain positive. In my opinion, Dillons provides great deals with their Mega Event Sales even without the doubling of coupons. And I also look forward to seeing what their “New Lower Prices Program” will offer. Anyway, my two cents. Please, feel free to share your comments.

Comments

  1. says

    It’s sad to see. With the other Kroger stores doing it, I figured it was only a matter of time. They have to weigh the advantage of drawing the casual couponer to the drawback of having someone gaming the system and using 50 coupons at once. I’m going to miss the free Chex Mix, though. I’d even print up coupons at my in-laws when Dillons ran those freebies.

    So, it looks to me like they want to try and be more competitive with Wal-Mart based on price. But I don’t think they can do it. Wal-mart has the best inventory stocking system, and can get product from the manufacturer and onto their shelves cheaper than anyone else. And Kroger/Dillons pays their employees better. So they have more overhead, and they often have a checker and a bagger working a checkout lane, instead of just the one person Wal-Mart would have. So is the better customer service at Dillons worth the little more you’ll pay than at Wal-Mart?

    “Kroger is big enough to come out of this unscathed, and the vocal critics will move on, but in the end, what does Kroger have to offer? It will have the same coupon policy as Walmart, but with prices that are only “almost” as low as Walmart. So if this move is meant to better compete with Walmart, Walmart still wins.” Bill Clarke, Publisher, CouponsInTheNews

  2. Stacey says

    From a financial standpoint, it makes more sense for me to go to WM and price match, since it’s literally 3min there and 20min to Dillons. I’m sad, but not surprised. On the positive, I don’t have to worry about trying to get to Dillons the first or 2nd day of the sale to get the best stock! More time for me!!

  3. Elaine says

    While I am disappointed to see any store drop double coupons, it was an effort to get to a Dillons since the tornado in Joplin. Often, I can get a better price at Walmart with a non-doubled coupon than an item double-couponed at the regular price at Dillons. Still hoping for Hy-Vee to come to Joplin – even more so now that Dillons has dropped the double-coupon incentive to shop there. While Walmart may have the low prices, their selection is often limited.

    • Fritzie says

      Elaine, I totally agree with you on the limited selection at Walmart, which is surprising considering how large they are. I’ve gone there numerous times not finding what I was looking for. Having said that though, I still walked away with some nice deals. And I am SO hoping a Hy-Vee comes here. I have emailed them a bunch of times letting them know they would be welcomed with open arms! :)

  4. regina says

    When I get items such as the recent Bertolli pasta sauce for 99¢ a jar, without coupons, I have to admit that their sales (mega event for example) are still worth shopping. (and walmart doesn’t sell Bertolli…at least mine doesn’t).

  5. Summer says

    I’m disappointed, of course, but as a “casual” couponer, I guess I don’t have much to be upset about. For me, Kroger is generally a dollar or two more expensive than Wal-Mart. HOWEVER, utilizing their flyers and coupons, plus in-store sales (produce!), I generally save way more than I would if I hit Wal-Mart. Double bonus is I actually *like* going to Kroger and my kids don’t do nuts there. It’s also easy to get what I need, stick with my list, etc. because they don’t have all the other stuff. I never, ever get out of WM for less than $50.

  6. Renee says

    We have a Hy-Vee here in Springfield, I rarely shop there. They don’t double coupons and a majority of the time they are priced higher then Dillons or Wal-Mart. I’m truly sad that Dillons will no longer be doubling, I shop at Dillons more then any other store. I have 5 kids so I use more then just 2 coupons for things. I still have Harter House and Price Cutter that will double up to .50 cents but still bummed that Dillons is going this route. I spent $7 and some change the other night and saved $111, 94% savings. That’s what I will miss. I also donate my items that I have more of, like shaving cream. Never know when a tornado or flood might hit close to home and those people surely need it more then I do.

  7. marina says

    That stinks. I guess I wont be shopping Dillons any longer, That is the only reason I did.