Thursday, October 28, 2010
Then buy Fullbar at $1.99 and two Balance bars at $1.59 - $1.59 BOGO MQ = $3.58. Pay with $3.50 RR; get $1.99 RR and $1.59 RR. (4-day sale Oct. 27-30)
Buy More Colgate and something, and so on.
So I go to Cosmetics to check out and the cashier asks had I heard about the new coupon rules?
Um, no, sure haven't.
Apparently it goes something like this: Because the MQ says "1 per purchase", their Manager says that means you can only buy 1 per visit. Because - get this - the Distict Manager told them that the Manufacturers told them if they kept taking so many coupons they weren't going to pay them for them anymore.
I said, I think your Manager misunderstood something in the telling.
Oh, no! There was a big district meeting about it, he got an email, it said they couldn't take more than one coupon per visit.
I said that's stupid, how would they (being the manufacturers) know if I did 10 transactions, or 10 different people did transactions?
Because they can check the cash register tape and know if back-to-back transactions were done, and look at the cameras and see it. They know.
So I break out my cellphone and dial up 1-800-walgreens and tell the chick my story and she's like, Here's your case number, someone will call you within 2 days. Thanks, lady, that don't help me right now.
I was irritated and the cashier kept saying it's not us, we just have to do what we're told, I can't afford to lose my job right now. I said I know that, but you were told wrong.
So the Store Team Lead came up and I said ok, what if I walk outside and back in, is that a different visit?
Oh, yea, you can do that, that'd be fine.
Why didn't she just say that to start with??? Heck, I thought they were saying like once a day or something.
I also thought they were talking about doing back-to-back RR deals using coupons, but no, they literally meant they will only take (1) MQ per visit.
If there's a 2/$3.00 deal, and you have (2) $1.00 coupons, no goood.
She said a lady had come in wanting the 4/$5 or whatever the price was deal (in-ad q) on the Campbell's soup, and had (4) coupons. They had to make her buy them one at a time, walking out of the store and back in each time!!
That's fine for the in-ad coupons, but we all know a large majority of Walgreens prices are like $1.79, or 2/$3.00. If they are making you buy them separate in order to be able to use 2 coupons on 2 items, they are ripping you off besides inconveniencing the hell out of you.
The cashier said she was a couponer, too, and she hated it, too, but she had to do what they said. I said well I'm fixing to by God get it fixed for you. That ain't right.
I bought the Colgate and Royal Gelatin, used the $1.00 Colgate q, but in the rigamaroar, forgot to use the in-ad q for the jello, so over paid .49 for that.
Got $3.50 RR.
Bought Fullbar for $1.99, the Balance Bars rang up $1.59 and $1.41. She kept trying to enter the coupon at $1.69 because that was the coupon limit, so I told her to try $1.59, but it wouldn't take that either. She rolled up the receipt so we could see what the price was, and saw the 2nd one had rang up $1.41, so she tried that and it worked.
Got $1.60 RR for the Balance Bars, but No RR for the Fullbar.
They had no 4-day sale paper, no one had heard of a 4-day sale, so no deal.
Without the $2.00 RR for the FullBar, my Plan didn't work out, and I was in NO mood to try to figure out an alternative.
And even though I would have made $1.00 profit on each of the Colgate, I wasn't even about to turn that much cash into RRs.
So I left.