by: Target 11 Consumer Investigator Robin Taylor Updated:
PITTSBURGH,None - If you're an extreme couponer, changes to Giant Eagle’s coupon policy are going to affect you, because you won’t be able to clear out store shelves.
If you're a normal shopper, they may come as a relief, because you should be able to find what you're looking for.The supermarket chain says these are not major changes, just clarifications, and they want to make sure customers know Giant Eagle will still double manufacturers coupons up to 99-cents, but there are some new limitations.
The policy states you can use a maximum of 12 coupons on the same 12 items in a 24 hour period. That means if you have 20 coupons for peanut butter, you can only buy 12 jars, after that you have to pay the full price.
Another change, you can't stack electronic coupons on top of paper coupons because both come from the manufacturer. In other words, you can't use two coupons on the same item.
Finally, if you're printing coupons from the internet, you can only use two coupons for the same thing. That means you can't print a dozen coupons for green beans. You can only print two.
Giant Eagle says the changes have no impact on sales or promotions. If, for example, bottles of ice tea are 10 for 10 dollars, you can still use coupons to save even more than the sale price.