Reader Question: What does ‘one coupon per purchase’ mean?
I received this question from a reader:
MapleMoney, do you have an article on restrictive wording on coupons?
I get this question a lot, so I figured it was due time that I write a post about coupon wording.
|Limit One Coupon Per Purchase: This means that you can not apply more than one coupon on one item.Limit One Coupon Per Transaction: This means that you can only use one of that particular coupon in one transaction. If you want to use more than one coupon, you will have to do multiple transactions.
Limit One Coupon Per Customer/Family: This means that you can only use one coupon per customer or family. If you want to use more than one coupon, you can only use one per store visit.
Limit One Coupon Per Purchase, Per Customer: Just like above, this means that you can only use one coupon per customer.
This offer cannot be combined with any other offers: This line means that you cannot use more than one coupon on one item.
Not valid with any other coupon offer: Just like above, this means you cannot use more than one coupon on one item.
No Facsimiles: You cannot make copies of this coupon. This is not always posted on every coupon out there, but it is expected that you never photocopy coupons.
Photo: You may run into issues with a cashier where they state you must only use the coupon on the item photographed on the coupon. This is not the case, unless the coupon says so. If the coupon states that it can be used on “ANY” product, then you don’t have to use it on the item pictured.