What is deal with this new store WinCo?

I have never heard of WinCo until I saw the sign that they are building one in my area.  I decided that I wanted to know a little more about the coupon policy etc, so that I am ready to start saving there too. :)
This is what I found on WinCo's website regarding coupons, assuming that all WinCo policies will be the same across the country.



Q: What is your coupon policy?
A: WinCo Foods gladly accepts manufacturer’s coupons where all the following apply:
  1. The coupon has a valid barcode that can be scanned into our system,
  2. The item is in stock,
  3. Restrictions and requirements listed on the coupon are met. This includes but is not limited to: quantities (minimum required and maximum allowed), sizes, brand names, product variety, expiration dates, and store location.
  4. The coupon(s) is not a result of coupon “stacking,” “doubling,” etc. (*1* coupon per item limit)
*WinCo Foods reserves the right to deny any coupon at any time.
WinCo Foods Coupon Policy
  • We do not double or triple coupons; WinCo has a one(1) coupon per item limit. If a coupon has been used with an item, no other coupon may be used with that item and no other item may benefit from that coupon
  • WinCo Foods does not accept competitor’s coupons
  • All coupons must scan properly
  • Coupons must be presented along with the item purchased
  • No cash back for coupons with a higher value than the item’s purchase price
  • No mass-cut coupons
  • No photocopied or visibly altered coupons
  • Customer is responsible for all sales tax
  • Coupons cannot be purchased, sold or transferred
  • WinCo does not accept internet coupons that have the following conditions:
    • Free product without a required purchase
    • A redemption value exceeding $5.00
 Q: Do you accept internet coupons?
A: WinCo Foods will accept internet coupons, so long as they have a bar code that can be scanned into our system. Internet coupons must also meet all of the above requirements and may be subject to an extra level of scrutiny at the registers with the goal of verifying their legitimacy.
WinCo does not accept internet coupons that have the following conditions:
  • Free product without a required purchase
  • A redemption value exceeding $5.00
*WinCo Foods reserves the right to deny any coupon at any time.

Q: What does mass-cut coupons mean?
A: The term mass-cut refers to the act of taking a large amount of coupon inserts or printed pages, stacking them together and cutting them at once, usually with a paper cutter. Coupon clearing houses may not and usually do not redeem a retailer for any coupons deemed to be mass-cut, this is because it is a characteristic of most coupons obtained through coupon clipping services. Deeming a set of coupons to be mass-cut is up to each store’s discretion.

Q: Where can I find internet coupons that will work at WinCo Foods?
A: Here! www.WinCoFoods.com is your number source of internet coupons valid at WinCo Foods! Day in and day out, our dedicated internet team is working to bring you even more savings!

Q: Does WinCo Foods accept credit cards?
A: No, due to the high merchant rates associated with them and to protect our prices, WinCo Foods does not accept credit cards. We gladly accept cash, checks (that meet our requirements), debit, WIC and EBT transactions as forms of payment.

Q: Do you offer bagging and carry-out services?
A: No, by “bagging their own savings” each WinCo customer helps us save money and maintain the lowest possible prices!

2 comments :

  1. I believe Winco is just like "Cub Foods" which I used to shop at when I lived in Colorado. It's more of a warehouse-looking place but the prices are usually great and yes, you do bag your own stuff. Reading that they don't accept CC made me smile....Dave Ramsey would be so proud!

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    1. Heather~ I was thinking the same things about the no Credit Cards. That store is going to help me keep up on the cash only method. :)

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