Sunday, April 12, 2009

What is the Commissary Coupon Policy?

  • Commissaries accept most types of coupons as part of purchase transactions in accordance with the terms and conditions stated on a coupon.

  • Commissaries CANNOT accept "in-house" coupons issued by commercial grocery stores or supermarkets.

  • Patrons who wish to use coupons as part of a purchase transaction must buy the item(s) indicated on a coupon, and-except in foreign overseas areas-must use a coupon prior to or on the expiration date stated on a coupon.

  • Commissaries located in foreign overseas areas accept coupons up to six months after the expiration date stated on a coupon.

  • Commissaries never have "double" or "triple" coupon promotions that are sometimes offered by commercial stores. However, Commissaries do occasionally offer a different type of "double coupon" promotion. For these promotions, manufacturers or other coupon issuers agree that commissaries may accept more than one coupon on the purchase of an item, and usually supply large numbers of coupons to patrons in the commissary in support of such promotions. These "double coupon" promotions involve doubling the number of coupons accepted on the purchase of an item, but DO NOT involve doubling (or otherwise increasing) the face value of a coupon.

  • Customers may use only ONE coupon per item in DeCA commissaries

  • Commissaries gladly accept Internet or home-printed coupons provided they meet the following requirements - the coupons must have a typical barcode and Product Identification Number (PIN) or GS1 DataBar. A Dot Scan Barcode may appear below the expiration date, but is only required if stated on the coupon, e.g., "Do not accept without a Dot Scan Barcode below the expiration date." Internet coupons cannot be accepted for free products, however, "Buy One Get One Free" coupons are acceptable if they meet all other requirements. Procter and Gamble (P & G) does not authorize Internet coupons for any of their products.

  • For more detailed information about the commissary coupon policy, click here.