Update: My store as well as other Whole Foods stores are now once again accepting multiple Whole Foods coupons in a transaction. Just double check with your store to make sure they are as well.
I have some VERY sad news to report about Whole Foods coupon policy. In the past, Whole Foods had no limit to the number of their store coupons that you could use in a transaction. They’ve now changed it to just one Whole Foods coupon per specified product. So if you are buying 10 of the same product, you can only use 1 Whole Foods coupon. You can use multiple Whole Foods coupon in a transaction for different products, but only one for each same product. (There is no restriction to the number of manufacturer coupons you can use in a transaction). And not only is it per transaction, it is per individual so you can’t get around it by doing multiple transactions.
I’m not surprised at this news as I’ve unfortunately seen a few individuals in the couponing world buy enormous amounts of the same products (we are talking hundreds) and using a Whole Foods coupon for each one. Sadly, when a few take advantage of their generous coupon policy, the rest of us pay the price.
This is sad news as Whole Foods was one of the last stores left with a generous coupon policy. But, all is not lost. Thankfully they still allow the stacking of a manufacturer and store coupon, so you’ll still see lots of free and cheap deals in my weekly Whole Foods coupon matchups. The deals are the same, the quantity just may vary now. Whole Foods still remains my favorite place to coupon as they offer some nice high value store coupons that always stack well with manufacturer coupons. AND you can still get a 10% case discount when you buy 12 of the same item.
Here’s the new Whole Foods updated coupon policy:
Whole Foods Market Global Coupon Policy
- A store coupon and a manufacturer coupon can be combined on one item
- When the value of the coupon exceeds the value of the product no cash back is given.
- Coupons are never doubled or tripled.
- All types of coupons are accepted with the exception of those that are obviously photocopied.
- Competitor coupons are not accepted with the exception of Michigan stores.
- Case discounts can be combined with coupons.
- There is a limit of one Whole Deal coupon per purchase of specified product(s) per individual.
- If there is a BOGO FREE promo, one coupon can be used for the full price item.
You can read their policy here. I also called their corporate office and confirmed the changes with their customer service team.
It’s a good reminder not to hoard deals and clear the shelves. What are your thoughts on these changes? Don’t forget to check out this week’s Whole Foods coupon matchups here.