Found Coupons on Don’t Waste Your Ink!

If you somehow get to this page to print some coupons, save your ink!

Reader Amanda B (Thanks!) has pointed out that the coupons print without the barcode (see below) that the cashiers scan. She called customer service and was told that they would not accept those coupons.
The coupon at the bottom is the one that printed from Wal Mart's site, with no scannable bar code. The one on top is what a normal printable coupon looks like, with the scannable barcode circled.

She even asked them to remove the coupons from the website if they are not going to take them, but they are still there.

So, you can try to print them and pick a fight, but this is just a heads up that they may not work for you.


  1. hmm, they take them in Charlotte NC at all the Wal-Mart’s I go to. The cashiers know that they are the new bar codes format. That bar code scans at other stores. Just not at Wal-Mart yet. (I know they work at Walgreens) You see that format bar code in the news papers all the time now, I don’t think that CS knew what they were talking about.

    • Amanda Bollinger says:

      The Walmarts take them in some cases because they type them in, but according to several people at corporate and the general manager at the store my parents went to, they aren’t supposed to take them. I assume it’s up to the manager’s discretion, but you would think corporate would let all of their stores know, they are allowed to type in the barcode as long as it matches all the criteria for not being a copy.

    • Zack & Katie says:

      I hope they just didn’t know… You can never be sure from store to store with Wal Mart.

  2. Well if they can get it right in NC then why not in Arkansas? I kind of thought that other states were hip to the GS1 coupon since I haven’t seen any complaining on other sites but it only makes me more frustrated. I’ve been complaining for weeks now and still get told can’t use coupon without upc code at local walmarts.

  3. I know right, I try to go to Target all the time, They scan there too!

    • Zack & Katie says:

      I’m with you! Target is where we got. We try and go to Wal Mart about once a month to use all of the $1/1 coupons we have for trial sized stuff, or if there is a large amount of coupon overage we know we’ll get.

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