I don't think you're SUPPOSED to get your discount on clearence, food and drink or Christmas trees, but they'll just override it for you.
I don't think the discount applies on food and drink or clearence items. Another thing to keep in mind is that the discount will NOT stack with other coupons that are taken off the total purchase, only coupons on one or two items.
On food and drinks. We could not use our discounts on clearance either.
No, there are no exemptions
Don't remember anythings that was exempted. Employees had the same use of coupons as the customers . There where some items that the employees could get for half off.
Anything on clearance or labeled "As is" (i.e. damaged products that get marked %70 off) does not apply to the discount.