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Winco 101 – Winco Coupon Policy, Ways To Save The Most & More Tips!

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Winco has a number of grocery stores throughout the Pacific Northwest. Because they are an employee owned store (among other things), they are able to offer lower prices in general much of the time. One of the challenges of shopping Winco, is that they do not provide a weekly flyer (another way they keep costs down). This, combined with the fact that prices will vary from store to store, makes providing weekly coupon match ups for Winco stores difficult. That means that while using coupons at Winco can save you lots of money, it will require more effort then shopping at grocery stores who provide a weekly ad letting you know what prices will be that week.

Winco does accept coupons. You can get Winco digital coupons on their website. Other coupon sources to use at Winco include: ibotta,  Coupons.com and Red Plum.

WinCo Foods Coupon Policy

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.

      • 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 (that includes coupons you cut, or purchase through a coupon clearing house).
      • 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 OR A redemption value exceeding $5.00

You can print out the Winco coupon policy to add to your coupon binders, in case you run into any questions.

Some additional tips on shopping at Winco:

  • Make sure your printer is set correctly before printing. If your coupon does not scan, they won’t accept it.
  • Winco states the following in their FAQ’s – “Black and White coupons may give the impression of photocopied coupons, therefore we recommend printing in color.” Since ink is expensive, alternatively you might want to print in black and white, and show them the different serial code above the bar code, to prove they are not photo copied coupons.
  • Wincos are known for their bulk food sections. They carry a nice inventory of bulk foods, and you can often save quite a bit by shopping in bulk!
  • Some stores provide a savings opportunity if you bring in your own bags. You will need to contact the location near you to confirm whether they offer these savings or not.
  • They do not accept credit cards. You can use cash, checks (that meet their requirements), debit, WIC and EBT transactions as forms of payment.
  • You will need to bag your own groceries (one of the ways they offer lower prices).
  • Winco carries their own brand of foods called Hy-Top. You will find some great prices for these items!
  • Winco denotes many of their low prices by marking with yellow price tags and their sale items marked with green price tags (Extra Savings). Also pay close attention to their Extra Savings and Price Shocker areas: Generally the main aisle as you walk into your local store. Some of the best deals can be found in this isle.

Do you have more tips you would like to share for saving more while shopping at Winco? Please leave us a comment below!

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  1. I love shopping at Winco! I save so much money. Another tip I would add is to shop their bulk area. You can buy individual tea bags, coffee, cereal, rice, pasta, soup mixes, spices and even treats for your dog for cheap!

  2. We are about a 1 1/2 hr drive from the nearest Winco so we can only go about once a quarter. We use this time to really stock up on their bulk foods. We have found that their bulk food section is an even better value. They also have a great selection of candies and holiday favorites which we’ve found so useful for school parties and children’s church activities.

    1. Stacy – Winco is my must stop for Halloween candy each year, as well as our churchs kid fest in the summer – so I completely agree with you there!

  3. Sale dates seem to be a bit random (not Sunday – Tuesday or Sunday – Saturday). Sometimes an item is on sale for a couple of days, sometimes for weeks. I have a list of items I check each time I shop because when they are on sale I buy them. I have seen something on sale Wednesday then gone back Thursday to get more and the price has already changed.
    Our stores’ “price shocker” items are tagged in RED now so we know.
    There will usually be 1/4 of an aisle devoted to merchandise for clearance and the prices are insane. Ours is in the baby aisle but I have seen it in the promotional or seasonal aisle as well. Lots of random stuff but great deals.

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