Monday, May 18, 2009

Quick Stop and Coupon Fraud

hey hey! Jewel gave me a small gem today. All those Kraft printables have come in handy. Buy 4 Kraft BBQ and get $2 OYNO! yay!

Jewel 5/18

So, BBQ on sale for $.89 = $3.56/4, used 4-$1 q's
Sour Cream on sale for $.97 = $1.94, used $1/2
Total: $.62 (.50 + tax) PLUS a $2 OYNO catalina, for when I need more milk :) love it!
I wanted Philly Cream Cheese, but they were out of the Neufatchel, so got a raincheck for 6 @ $.99 so when they restock I can use my $1/2 q's. The only stinky thing is RCs expire in 30 days. Sometimes they just plain don't have it in stock in 30 days, but this item they 'should.'

Also at Super Target yesterday I picked up two Kraft Deli Selects lunch meats on sale for $2.99 each. Used two $.75/1 manqs and a $1/2 Target coupon. $3.50 for two AND I can send in for a free Kraft tote bag. Sweet!

Now, for coupon 'fraud' of the blogs I sub to had a post about buying the 4-pack of Kraft Easy Mac single serve cups at Wal-Mart for $3 on Rollback (sale of sorts). They said to use 2 of the $1/2 printables to make it $1 for the pack because you are buying "four" cups. Sorry? I left a polite comment saying that a multi-pack with a unique UPC is one item and not four! Maybe other people commented because they later removed the post. I said that we shouldn't mislead people like this who truly believe you can use a coupon in that way, because then it makes all couponers look bad.

Sometimes I use a BOGO and a cents off q, but it still seems odd to me. However, Walgreens accepts it most times. To me the BOGO q applies to two items, much like a $1 off 2 coupon applies to two items. People take a lot of liberty with the wording on coupons, which makes shopping difficult as cashiers struggle to follow the rules so they aren't disciplined by thier managers. However, some wording just isn't understood by cashiers and no matter how politely we explain it we still can't use coupons!! ugh.

Lesson: Use coupons and deals in the correct manner!!


Amanda said...

thanks for the heads-up on the bbq deal at Jewel! I know where I'm headed tomorrow night. :)

Bezzie said...

HOnestly? Good luck finding a clerk that would buy that coupon logic of a multi pack being four items and not one. I don't know if that's intended fraud or just stupidity!