One way to beat the grocery stores at their own game is to play the game they know best… leveraging the competition.
Wondering which ones?
Following is a list of grocery stores, home improvement and office supplies retailers that will gladly accept their competitor’s coupons.
How to use a competitor coupon
Use it like any other coupon. You may want to check with a manager first to make sure that the location where you are shopping accepts competitor coupons.
You may be able to stack your competitor coupon with a manufacturer coupon as well.
Tip: Cashiers aren’t always as familiar with the store’s coupon policy as they should be. Print a copy of the policy, and bring it with you in case any problems arise.
And what if the location were I shop doesn’t accept the competing store’s coupons?
You can still ask them to mach prices with the competing store (which is practically the same as accepting their coupons).
Always carry the competing store’s advertisements with you as proof of what items and prices you expect your store to match.
Share with us
Do you know of a grocery store that accepts competitor coupons? See one on the list that doesn’t? This is an ongoing list that will help everyone looking to save money on food. Please share with us your knowledge about stores that accepts competitor’s coupons in your area.
Bi-Lo – This grocery store chain’s coupon policy states that it accepts local competitor coupons, including BOGO coupons. it also doubles coupons up to 5 coupons per day.
Giant/Super G – This grocery store chain’s policy states that it’s within the store manager’s authority to accept or reject competitor coupons. In other words, just ask your store’s manager.
Harris Teeter gladly accepts local competitor’s circular or direct-mail coupons. That means the competitor has to be close to the store and not on the other side of town or another state (check with store management). Here’s Harris Teeter’s coupon policy.
Kroger – Kroger’s coupon policy states that “Only Pharmacy competitor coupons will be accepted”.
Lowe’s Foods accepts competitor’s circular or direct mail coupons. They do not accept any competitor coupons that are for specific items or coupons found online.
Marsh accept all competitor coupons, including those found online (Thanks Rachel).
Price Chopper accept all competitor coupons.
Publix – Most Publix grocery store locations accept competitor coupons as long as they are a direct competitor. That means the competitor has to be close to the store and not on the other side of town or another state. Most locations do not consider pharmacy chains like Duane-Reade, Walgreens or CVS to be competitors, and will not accept their coupons.
(New update) Wal mart now accepts competitor coupons. (thanks Joey)
The following stores DO NOT accept competitor coupons:
- Food Lion
- Kroger (Kroger accepts only Pharmacy competitor coupons)
- Save Mart Supermarkets
Home Improvement Stores
Home Depot accepts competitor coupons.
Lowe’s accepts competitor coupons.
Menards accepts competitor coupons up to a maximum 10% discount for any purchase.
Items for the Home
Bed Bath and Beyond accepts competitor coupons for products that are sold by those competitors. Some exclusions may apply, so it’s best to inquire with your local store.
Target and Wal-Mart do not accept competitor coupons, but they do price match which is practically the same.
Office Depot has a Price Match Guarantee which includes using competitor coupons.
Office Max accepts competitor’s coupons.
Staples accepts competitor’s coupons
AC Moore accepts competitor coupons, even though it’s not stated on their website.
Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts accepts competitor coupons, and will price match the competitors even if you don’t have a coupon!
Michaels accepts any competitor coupons, both clipped as well as those found online.
Hobby Lobby do not accept competitor coupons, but will gladly price match any item that is listed at a lower price in a competitor’s ad. Make sure to bring the ad along!
Modell’s Sporting Goods accepts competitor coupons, with some restrictions.
Dick’s Sporting Goods do not accept competitor coupons, but will gladly price match any item that is listed at a lower price in a competitor’s ad, including a competitor’s coupon.
PetSmart accepts competitor coupons.
Please use this form to share a new store that accept competitor coupons and does not appear in this list, to report a broken link, a store that no longer accepts them or any other tip that concerns stores that accepts competitor’s coupons.