Giant Eagle FAQ


Welcome Giant Eagle shoppers!  We get many questions about Giant Eagle deals and coupons so it was time that we made a Giant Eagle Couponers FAQ page 🙂  If you have a question that is not answered below, feel free to ask a question in the comments below or over in the Giant Eagle Couponers group! When you are ready to shop, check out the current Giant Eagle deals here!

Q: Where do I print coupons for Giant Eagle Deals?

A: There are tons of coupons sites out there to print coupons from.  These printable Coupons are not just for Giant Eagle – they can be used anywhere coupons are accepted!  Giant Eagle allows 2 “like”printables per day.

Q: What are “like” coupons?

A: “Like” Coupons are simply coupons that have the SAME value for the SAME product.  Giant Eagle only allows (5) “like” insert coupons and (2) “like” printed coupons per 24 hours.  There is NO limit on the total amount of coupons you have as long as no more than 2 printables and 5 insert coupons are the same or “like”.

Coupons with DIFFERENT Values are NOT considered “like”.  If you have (2)  50¢/1 Cheerios coupons and (2) 60¢/1 Cheerios coupons,  you can use them all together.  Giant Eagle has confirmed this on their Facebook page.  Go HERE to read more!  You can even screenshot or print out their response in case you need to show your local Giant Eagle!

Coupons with DIFFERENT expirations dates ARE considered “like”.  Usually when we print coupons from, the expiration date is 30 days from the date we printed.  For example: If you print 2 Cheerios coupons today from and then the coupon reset and you were able to print it twice more tomorrow, the expiration dates WOULD be different but since Giant Eagle does not consider coupons with different expiration dates to be different, you could only use 2 per day and not all 4 at once.

Q: What are double coupons?

Giant Eagle no longer doubles coupons 🙁

A:  Giant Eagle doubles coupons up to $.99 every single day!  This means that a coupon with a value of $.99 will double to $1.98.  We RARELY see a $.99 coupon so you are more likely going to see a $.75/1 coupon doubling to $1.50!  Remember that it’s the COUPON that is doubling.  You are not using 2 coupons on the same product. A coupon with a value of $1 or more will be redeemed at face value. If you have a $.75/1 coupon and the product is priced at $1, the coupon will only double up to $1 (the price of the product).  Giant Eagle does not give overage.  If that product would cost $1.50, then the 75¢/1 coupon would double to $1.50….either way it’s FREE just no overage.

Here’s the confusing part!  Sometimes a coupon will not double.  This has nothing to do with whether the manufacturer wrote “Do Not Double” on the coupon.  Many coupons have “dnd” on them and they still double automatically.  A manufacturer can code the barcode of a coupon so when it is scanned, it simply will not double.  The code STOPS the register from doubling it.  This doesn’t happen often but it does happen.  Some Giant Eagle stores will manually double the coupon if this happens but ONLY if the coupon doesn’t state “do not double” on it.  Most Giant Eagle stores will not but it’s worth asking.  In the past when we had the “old” barcodes, we could simply look at the number below the barcode and know if it would double or not. (5 meant it would and 9 meant it wouldn’t), however, most of the coupons today have the NEW barcode.  We cannot look at the new barcode and know if the coupon will automatically double or not.

There are many different iPhone apps that allow you to scan a coupon to see if it will double or not.  Search the app store for “double coupon checker” to quickly find a free one.  There are a TON of FREE iPhone apps that will allow you to see if a coupon will double or not.  The most common one seems to be Double Check.

With the new Giant Eagle Coupon Policy, some stores will manually stop a coupon from doubling if the coupon states “do not double”, however, it seems that most will allow coupons to automatically double.

A:  The short answer is YES.  These are simply manufacturer coupons with a suggested retailer on them. Basically, Walmart is advertising on the coupon.  However, many Giant Eagle stores still do not understand that these are not competitor coupons and that they should be accepted.  You can read my post about these coupons and see Giant Eagle’s response to this question HERE.  I suggest calling customer service if your local Giant Eagle refuses these coupons.  Some independent stores will not accept them and since they are not a corporate store, they are allowed to make up their own rules sometimes.

Q: What is the Giant Eagle Coupon Policy?

A:  You can find the Giant Eagle Coupon Policy on my blog HERE or head straight to the Giant Eagle website.  Below are just a few highlights from the policy!

  • Limit 5 “like” insert coupons per 24 hour period
  • Limit 2 “like” printable coupons per 24 hour period
  • A single printed coupon cannot be over $3 in value
  • No “Free” Printed coupons including “B1G1 FREE”
  • No stacking coupons (combining eOffers with regular coupons)
  • Get reimbursed for coupons you forgot to use up to 10 days after purchasing products **must take your receipt and coupons to customer service.
  • No Competitor Coupons
  • Coupons with a value of 99¢ or less will double! No more double coupons.

Q: How many coupons can I use on 1 product?

A:  You can only use ONE coupon per item/product as stated on the coupon.  If you have a $1/1 coupon, you buy 1 product and use (1) coupon.  If you have a $1/2 coupon, you buy 2 products and use (1) coupon. If you happen to have  (2) $1/1 coupons and (1) $1/2 coupon for the SAME product, you cannot use these together on the same 2 products.  You MUST buy 4 products to use (2) $1/1 and (1) $1/2 coupons.

Q: Can I use 2 coupons with a B1G1 FREE Sale?

A: Yes! A “B1G1 FREE” sale at Giant Eagle is simply a “Half-Off” sale!  You don’t even have to buy 2 products to get the deal.  Since you are paying for both of the items, you can use a coupon for each item.  There are exceptions.  When buying fresh meat, you have to buy 2.  The more expensive package will ring up at full price and the cheaper package will be free.  Read more about how to use coupons at Giant Eagle with a B1G1 FREE Sale here!

Q: How do I get 30 gallons of gas with fuel perks?

A:  Take Gas Cans! Giant Eagle shoppers can earn a ton of fuelperks thanks to the many Bonus Fuelperks deals!  When redeeming these fuelperks, it’s best to get the full 30 gallons of gas!   After all, if you are getting gas for “FREE”, you would want to get 30 gallons and not just 15.  Most of us do not have a gas tank that holds 30 gallons.  For safety reasons, Get Go and other gas stations do not allow you to fill up 2 different cars from the same pump, however, you can bring gas cans and fill them up!  Fill up your vehicle and the cans until you reach the full 30 gallons for the biggest savings!  Be sure to check out the current Giant Eagle Matchup to see the most recent Bonus Fuelperks Deals! (Update: There hasn’t been “bonus fuelperks” in quite a while.)

Q: What’s the difference between and independent store and a corporate store?

A: Independent stores can be a little trickier to coupon at since they do not have to follow the coupon policy.  Most of them seem to follow it, however, the ones who are not as coupon-friendly can have stricter limitations. This is just something to keep in mind if you are shopping at an independent store. If you have a problem at an independent store, you can still call corporate customer service but if your independent store, for example, wants to only accept 2″like” coupons instead 5 “like” coupons as listed in the coupon policy, it is my understanding that they have that right.

Q: Can I stack eOffers with Paper Coupons?

A:  No, the Giant Eagle Coupon Policy does not allow stacking eOffers with paper coupons.  This has been confusing to many people since the registers were not updated until recently to catch if both an eOffer and paper coupon were being used together.  Many thought that since the register accepted both, the coupons were allowed to be stacked but it is clearly stated in their coupon policy that it is not allowed.

Most Giant Eagle registers have now been updated to catch if both are used and will only allow you to use one or the other.  The majority of the time, a paper coupon is better than an eOffer.  eOffers do not double so if you have an eOffer for 50¢/1 and a paper coupon for 50¢/1, you will want to use the paper coupon that will double to $1!

Q: What are rebate apps?

A: There are several rebate apps that you may have heard of recently.  But what are they?  They are simply apps or websites where we as couponers can earn extra savings on purchases we make at Giant Eagle.  The best part about all of these apps is you can stack multiple rebates from different apps for huge savings on the same item!

1) What is Ibotta?

Ibotta is an app that is currently available in both the Apple Store and Google Play that gives us an opportunity to gain additional savings on purchases.  All you do is connect your Ibotta account with your Advantage card and unlock offers by doing simple tasks, such as reading a fact.  Then, after you purchase the item, Giant Eagle automatically submits your purchase and the money is added directly to your Ibotta account.  Savings can take up to 24 hours to be approved, but can take longer, depending on your location.  Select offers will also be included in bonus offers that pile on top of the original offers.  Ibotta also runs a monthly bonus as a team challenge.  Simply attach your Facebook account to Ibotta; and anyone on your friends list who also use Ibotta will be included on your Ibotta team.  After you reach a minimum of $20, you can withdraw your savings either into PayPal or Venmo, or onto a gift card for select stores (minimum of $25).  These offers can also be stacked with coupons for even greater savings!

2) What is Checkout51?

Checkout51 is another rebate app available on both the iPhone and Android with even more opportunities to save big on purchases.  Don’t have a smartphone?  Not an issue with Checkout51.  You can also submit purchases directly on their website!  Every Thursday morning, a new list will come out with new (or re-added) offers for products.  You then have a week to purchase the items and scan your receipt.  Unlike Ibotta and SavingStar, you do not have to do anything to add or unlock an offer.  Just purchase and scan.  With Checkout51, there is a minimum balance of $20 before you can withdraw your savings.  Currently, the only form of payment is a check, which will be sent to your physical address.  For more information, go here.

3) What is Cartsmart?

Cartsmart is another weekly rebate app, like Checkout51.  Cartsmart is a Canadian-based rebate app.  Every Thursday, Cartsmart updates their rebates.  Most are one-time only, but sometimes, more than one can be redeemed.  Be sure to read the details before purchasing.  Then, just scan your receipt.  Cartsmart also has a grocery list option, where you can add any product to your list for shopping.  The nice thing about this option is sometimes new rebate offers can randomly be offered based off of your shopping list.  The other nice thing about Cartsmart is there is no minimum balance required.  Simply request your earnings anytime to be sent directly to your Paypal.

4) What is Find & Save?

Find & Save is different than any other rebate app we have right now.  Instead of offering cash back on specific items, Find & Save gives you cash back on shopping trips in general, regardless of what you purchase.  Often, these are in the form of a percentage back off of purchases at a particular location.  You typically have to reach a minimum amount of purchases in order to redeem cash back (ex: 5% cash back at Giant Eagle when you spend $100 of more).  Most purchases will qualify for cashback, although there are sometimes exclusions (ex: gift cards), so be sure to read the details beforehand.  The nice thing about Find & Save is although they often have a minimum purchase amount, this typically does not have to be reached in one shopping trip, similar to Savingstar’s One or Many offers.  To earn cashback, all you have to do is unlock an offer, then scan your receipts.  Once you reach a minimum cash amount of $25, your earnings will instantly be sent to your Paypal account.  This can sometimes take a week or so before your earnings are submitted, but nothing more needs done on your side.  When signing up, be sure to use referral code H5FN.

Q: What Coupons can I expect  in the Sunday Paper

A.  Go HERE to see the Coupon Insert Schedule.  Plus, check here to see what coupons are expected in the Sunday inserts!

Q: How do I read a coupon matchup

A.  Check out the image below that explains how to read a coupon matchup.  Remember that this is just an example .  I list all available coupons that match the sale item.  One coupon per item purchased can be used – I simply list all available coupons.

Coupon matchup explained

Q. Does Giant Eagle Accept Expired Coupons?

A. The Giant Eagle Coupon Policy states that the coupons must have a valid expiration date and not be expired so the “official” answer is no.  However, some Giant Eagle locations seem to allow a small grace period but it’s very important to ASK your local Giant Eagle store before using an expired coupon.  Some stores that have allowed expired coupons in the past are no longer allowing them which is why I say to ask while shopping.  Even if the store has allowed others in the past to use expired coupons does not mean it’s guaranteed.

If you are getting a raincheck for an item and have coupons that will expire soon, ask customer service if they will accept the coupons if they expire before they get the product back in stock.  Many (but not all) stores will write on the raincheck that your expired coupons are to be accepted.

Q.  Will companies send coupons by mail?

A.  Many companies will send high-value coupons straight to your house!  You can contact any company that you like and simply give them an honest opinion or let them know how much you  like their products. Be sure to leave your name and address in case they decide to send out coupons.

It’s best to not directly ask for coupons.  Some send coupons and some do not but a ton of people over in the Giant Eagle Couponers Group have had a lot of luck!  We also have a file located HERE  that lists the contact information for a bunch of companies to get you started.  (You will need to be a member of the GE couponers group in order to see that file).  Plus, the contact information of most companies is also found at the bottom of their website!


  1. This is great! I was wondering about using insert coupons with printables… so I can buy 14 yogurts and use 12 insert coupons for $0.75 off and two printable $0.75 off? Then I could buy 14 more if I have say 12 $0.50 off insert coupons and two $0.50 off printables? Assuming the coupons don’t limit amount and Giant Eagle doesn’t limit amount per customer. I usually just use only 4 printables on 2 separate days, but it’s nice to know 🙂

    • You can only use 1 coupon per item as specified on the coupon. So if you bought 14 yogurts, you could only use (7) 75¢/2 coupons 🙂

  2. Can you give me an example of this? I am the newest of new, and do not have a clue where to begin. But maybe this will be a start. here is what I need an example (what I can do, and what I can’t do).

    A: “Like” Coupons are simply coupons that have the SAME value for the SAME product. Giant Eagle only allows (12) “like” insert coupons and (2) “like” printed coupons per 24 hours. There is NO limit on the total amount of coupons you have as long as no more than 2 printables and 12 insert coupons are the same or “like”.

  3. I am new to all this coupon craziness 🙂 i have been looking for the $2/1 colgate enamel health coupon. It is in your coupon database…can those be printed? thanks

    • Hi Terri! Welcome to the craziness 🙂 The $2/1 coupon listed in the database is an insert coupon meaning it came from one of the Sunday papers. If the coupon was able to be printed, it would be linked and would take you to the coupon when clicked on. The insert coupons will have the date it became available and the kind of insert it was found in (SS = Smart Source, RP = Red Plum, PG = Proctor & Gamble). Hope that helps!

  4. My question is in regards to the extra fuelperk deals. Ex: spend 20.00 on P&G products and get an extra 20 cents fuelperk. So if I spent in excess of 40.00 on 2 boxes of Prilosec would I then get 40 cents in fuelperks or is this per shopping trip? Last time I made 2 different shopping trips to purchase the 2 boxes of Prilosec. Just wondered if I could do this in one trip and save the time. Thanks

  5. Ok, I’m a little confused.. So you can only use 1 coupon per item I read.. but then I saw you can use “like” coupons..

    • You can use 12 “like” insert coupons…but you would have to buy 12 products 🙂 You can only use one coupon per product. Same with printed coupons – GE only allows 2 “like” printed coupons but in order to use 2, you have to buy 2 products (unless the coupon is $1/2, then you have to buy 4 products to cover both coupons). HTH 🙂

      • I can’t make sense of this. How are people using 4 coupons per item? Are they all from different sources? I have an insert q that states I can use up to 4 on 1 item.

        • You can’t use them on the same item. If you have (4) $1/1 Cheerios coupons, you need to buy 4 Cheerios in order to use those coupons 🙂

  6. So if I have a coupon for say $1 off 2 and a coupon for the same product for 50 cents off 1, I can use them both and just buy 2 of whatever product? Is that basically how this all works? And then to try and get coupons doubled at GE?

    • In order to use a $1/2 coupon and a $.50/1 coupon, you would need to buy 3 products. The 50¢/1 coupon would be a much better deal since it will double at Giant Eagle and save you $1 off just one product 🙂

  7. I have 2 coupons for $2 each off 1 shampoo. It states I can use up to 4 qs per item. So buying a 6.00 shampoo, I can use 2 of the same qs?? These are insert qs.

  8. I just wondered if the new ad switches over sometime on Wednesday. I have a coupon (well 5 like coupons) that expires today (the 13th) but the item is on sale in the ad starting tomorrow. I use a 24 hour Market District Giant Eagle. Thanks!

  9. On, if I clip a coupon to my loyalty card will that coupon double? I know the clipped giant eagle coupons don’t. Also are they just 1 time use?

  10. how many times can I print out these coupons on the ladysavings? I only printed once this month and it wont let me print again,,,, thank you

    • Most coupons can be printed twice per device so if you have extra computers, smartphones, or iPads, use those to get additional prints 🙂 The coupons will sometimes reset towards the middle of the month which will allow you to print them twice more per device, however, they don’t always reset.

  11. I selected coupons from the “match-up” list which went to My List and when I try to print them my computer prints out the actual list of items that I want the coupons for. What am I doing wrong? Please help.

    • Hi Janella – the box to the left of each deal simply adds the deal to your “shopping list” that you can print out or email to yourself. This doesn’t print the coupons, just the list. You have to click on the actual link (highlighted in blue, usually) to be taken to the coupon to print it. HTH 🙂

      • Thank you so very much for clearing that up. I really appreciate all the information that is gathered and sorted through here. It really makes this so much easier!!!

  12. Ok maybe this is a silly question but here goes. My coworker gets giant eagle coupons in the mail. But there are some that are for products that she doesn’t use but I do. Can I use those coupons or are they only valid with her advantage card?

    • You may still be able to download the printing software instead of using a verification code. Look on the page that is asking you for a verification code and see if there is anything that states something like “download software instead”. Eventually they are going to not have that option but I think as of now, they still have it. (I can’t see that page since I already have it downloaded).


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