I sent my husband to Walmart today with a bunch of Bayer coupons ($0.78 moneymaker on each one, with the $3 off 1 coupons in last Sunday's paper), some ball pectin coupons ($0.03 moneymaker on each one), some cutter citronella candle coupons (free) and a list of some other items that we were buying with the overage.
He was shopping with the two kids so it took forever, but he had it planned down to the penny (almost, he did have to pick up a pack of gum at the register). A $89.75 shopping trip for free.
He gets to the checkout and the cashier states that he can only like coupon in a transaction, which of course if not true. He argued back and forth a bit, but when she told him that using a coupon incorrectly constituted fraud and he could go to jail he asked them to call the manager.
They called the manager over and the manager told him the same thing “you can only use one of each coupon in the same transaction”. When my husband explained to the manager that he was incorrect, the manager said “you think you know my job better than I do” – well actually I guess we do.
My husbands suggested that the manager go print a copy of the coupon policy and that they would check it out and see who was right. The manager printed it and when they reviewed (as we already knew) the only thing that he needed Manager Approval for was going over 40 coupons and $50 coupon value in one transaction. After all that the Manager approved the excess coupon/coupon value so that he could do it all in one transaction (he was going to do two) and we were able to get the following in one transaction for $0.25:
26 Bayer Aspirin (donation item)
3 citronella candes
1 citronella spray
8 packages of pectin (we are picking fruit this weekend so we will be making jam)
6 pack of Ramen noodles
Paper plates and bowels
A bag of Potato tots
A bag of Tyson Chicken Tenders
Oscar Mayer Beef Franks
A pack of gum