How To Use Coupon?

By Confused couponer

I had a $2.00 off coupon for the 425 ml Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce.  So, I was very excited when I saw the Price Smart Foods Flyer had it on sale for $1.47.  I  am new at using coupons as I have only started collecting them, but I do make sure to read the terms of the coupon. When I went to the store and picked up 3 bottles of the bbq sauce (as I had 3 coupons and it didn’t have any limit of usage). At the counter, the cashier was very friendly, but she noticed that the coupon was more than the sale price of the sauce.  So she asked her manager as to what the process was.  I was shocked when the manager told her that since the coupons was more than the sale price, she needs to override the price of the coupons.  So instead of getting $2 off, I got $1.47 off.  I did not say anything, as I am getting the bottles for free, but by the time I got to the car, I can’t help thinking if I got cheated out of my coupons, since the manufacturer will reimburse the Price Foods for $2 but t
hey only gave me $1.47 off.    I was a little bit bummed and confused…

3 Responses to “How To Use Coupon?”

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    couponandon says...

    Sometimes it comes down to store policy or even how knowledgeable the cashier is. Sometimes they’re downright lazy and can’t be bothered to help you out.

    SOME places would have told you to go grab another bottle as your $6 in coupons more than paid for a fourth bottle. The store is still reimbursed the same either way, but instead chose to pocket the difference and keep the 4th bottle to sell to someone else.

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    Theresa says...

    Some stores do it that way. Better to price match it at a store that gives you the full coupon value.

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    Leslie says...

    Sorry, my dear, that is the way PriceSmart does their coupons. However, you DO get your More Rewards points on the full purchase price of the BBQ sauce, so there is one benefit. Like the previous person said, you could bring your PriceSmart flyer to Wal-Mart to price match, but there’s a ton of fun trying to do so at Wal-Marts in the Lower Mainland. :>P

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