If you haven’t noticed, coupon barcodes are changing from the barcode we have known for years to a new Data Barcode. This new Data Barcode includes an expiration date, exact product allowed, quantity and allowed weights of the products. This should make check outs easier in the future as cashiers do not have to double check this information.
Unfortunately, in the meantime, it is making checkouts more difficult because grocery stores have not updated to the new system yet that will allow them to scan this Data Barcode. Just this week, I had over 10 coupons that would not scan because the register could not read this new barcode. Luckily the cashiers manually entered the coupon.
So if you run into the same issue at checkout, you can tell your cashier about the new barcode change. Hopefully she will manually enter your coupons for you too.
If you are new to Couponing, you might want to take a moment to read more in my Getting Started Couponing series.
(Thanks Coupon Sense Blog!)