Looking for Visine coupons? Hurry and print the new Visine coupon on coupons.com. It is coded as an “all-scan” coupon. This means it uses the 992 family code which makes it valid for any item in the store.
So a few people have asked me what it means when a coupon is an “all-scan”. The 992 family code or “all scan” code was originally intended for products like produce or fresh meats that don’t have a standard UPC barcode.
However, manufacturers used this code for coupons with complex offers such as products from multiple manufacturers in the old style UPC-A coupon barcodes. With the launch of the new GS1 stacked databars, some manufacturers continued to use the 992 all-scan code out of habit even though the new databar has such great capabilities.
There has been so much misuse of the “all scan” code, that some retailers have programmed their checkout computers to treat the “all scan” code like a cashier verification coupon. In these cases, the coupon will beep at checkout regardless of whether you purchased the item described on the coupon or not.
Why is J&J still using the “all scan” code on some Visine coupons? The actually have Visine specific family codes that they are using on some in-store coupons as well as the new coupons coming to our Sunday papers next week.
So I can only guess that J&J doesn’t realize they are using the 992 code on these printable coupons because they don’t have a verification app like CHEQR. To prevent coupon errors like these, we encourage all coupon issuers to use CHEQR which is a coupon barcode verification app. If J&J had scanned their coupon barcodes at the pre-production stage, they could have easily fixed this mistake before loading the offer on coupons.com. CHEQR includes multiple reporting tools within the app to allow manufacturers full visibility into how their coupon barcodes are encoded. CHEQR Pro includes all the aspects of CHEQR but also includes a user friendly wizard for creating accurate barcodes every time. We can schedule a personalized demonstration of the app anytime.
Our goal at Dusty Wallet is for companies to issue accurate coupons. We would be happy to help any manufacturer, printer, or promotions company with their coupon barcodes on a consulting basis. Our team is comprised of consumer marketing veterans with Wharton MBAs combined with computer science experts from Duke and Georgia Tech. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help you stop making costly errors in your coupon barcodes.