Here are a bunch of stores that accept their competitor's coupons or have a price-matching policy. Since store policies sometimes change, we've included a link to each store's coupon or price match policy, so you can familiarize yourself with any restrictions before you shop.
Grocery Stores that Accept Competitors' Coupons
- Bi-Lo: The policy generally restricts competitors' coupons to one per like item, one per day per customer. They must be coupons and not competitor advertised prices.
- Giant: Accepts competitors' coupons, but does not accept coupons for club stores, like Sam's, BJ's and Costco. They also do not take manufacturer's coupons that say they're only redeemable at a specific store.
- Harris Teeter: Competitors' paper manufacturer coupons are accepted, one per day, but they don't accept internet coupons from competitors.
- Kroger and Fred Meyer: Accept only pharmacy competitor coupons.
- Lowes Foods: They accept local supermarket or supercenter coupons for dollars off the entire order, but not for savings on an individual item. They don't accept drug store or club store coupons.
- Publix: Accepts competitors' coupons. Each store has a posted list of all the stores they accept coupons from. Coupons from competing pharmacies are accepted for prescriptions only. Limit of eight of the same coupons per day, per household.
Home Improvement and Big-Box Stores
- Home Depot: Will match printed ads.
- Lowe's: Will beat the competitor's current ad by 10% or match the percent off discount.
- Menards (coupon policy page opens as a pdf): Accepts coupons from local competitors, as long as they specify the price of the item. Other restrictions apply, so check out the coupon policy before you shop,
- Walmart: Competitors' coupons must be for a specific item at a specified price, or buy one/get one free coupons for items with a specified price.
- Bed Bath & Beyond: You can use a competitor's coupon, or you can match the competitor's price, but you can't combine the two.
- Target: Has a price match guarantee. They will match the price of a competitor's local print ad and select online competitors.
- Jo-Ann: Will match prices from ads by competitors. Bring the original or current ad. It excludes special buys, liquidations, doorbusters or club purchases.
- Michaels: Their coupon policy page doesn't discuss competitors' coupons, but in other places including a Facebook page, they say that they accept competitor coupons, with restrictions.
- Hobby Lobby: Honors competitors' ads in-store, if a specific price is listed and they stock the exact same item, but they don't honor percent off ads or coupons. Holiday specials, clearance items and certain brands are not eligible for price matching.
Office Supply Stores
- Office Depot/Office Max: Price matches Staples, Target, Walmart and Best Buy, as well as print job quotes from FedEx Office and The UPS Store. Items must be identical and in stock to qualify for a price match. They'll even honor competitor coupons or instant savings/rebates, but will not honor other store's mail-in rebates.
- Staples: They will price match select competitors for identical items.
- PetSmart: They accept competitors' printed coupons for the exact items, as long as they adhere to their coupon policy. This includes coupons for BOGOs, money off, percent off or free items. However, they do not accept coupons for services or live pets.
Sporting Goods Stores
- Dick's Sporting Goods: With their "Winning Price Guarantee," they will match lower prices from retail ads for identical items at local competitors and online retailers, but not coupons or BOGO offers. It should also be noted, that while they will price match Amazon, they will not match the price of any third-party resellers. The item must be sold directly by Amazon.
- Modell's Sporting Goods: Accepts coupons from brick-and-mortar competitors' for identical items. They do not accept competitor's coupons on Modells.com.
Tips for Redeeming Competitors' Coupons
- 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.
- Be polite and courteous - a smile and a kind word go a long way in getting coupons honored.
- If your polite request and printed proof of the policy isn't enough for the cashier, politely request to talk to a manager.
- For stores not listed, it never hurts to ask if a competitor's coupon will be honored or a price match can be given.