I forgot to give the cashier my coupons!

Posted by idawrites on November 4, 2009 in coupon policy, Coupons, Shopping |

Poof! I lost out on $26.50 in savings, just that fast. Or did I?

Last night was my night to do our weekly shop. I loaded up all of my coupons and my list and went to Publix.  I love going on Tuesday night.  Everything is restocked from the other couponers earlier in the week, and they haven’t begun switching out the sales displays for the next week (which they do on Wednesday nights).

Publix has fantastic BOGO sales every week, and it’s an incredible deal when I have coupons to stack on that sale.  I got In the end, I spent $45.49 and saved $76.35!  Savings of 63% with sales and coupons.

Kroger deals this week are FANTASTIC!  They have their $5 off when you buy 10 promotion this week, and stacked with coupons, the savings are incredible.  I had to run everything through in 2 transactions.   Here’s how the savings went:

  • Transaction One: Full Price  $111.18 – Paid: $38.51 – Saved: $72.67 ~ 65%
  • Transaction Two: Full Price: $119.57 – Paid $67.38 – Saved $52.19 ~ 44%

I mentioned earlier that I lost out on $26.50 in savings.  It happened on Transaction Two.  I forgot to hand my coupons to the cashier before swiping my debit card.  I was kicking myself in the ass pretty hard when the floor manager let me know that I could bring them back in today (I was shopping at 11 PM and the cust service desk was closed) and they would take them and give me back the money I would have saved.  I didn’t know that!

So, big time bonus points for Kroger for having such a great policy.  And even more kudos for empowering their employees to help out the customer by proactively letting me know about the policy instead of waiting for me to ask.

What will this do to my savings on Transaction Two?

  • Transaction Two Revised: Full Price: $119.57 – Paid: $40.88 – Saved: $78.69 ~ 66%

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