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2012-03-18 04:55:28 PM  

Mistymtnhop: Also, I wanted to add that there are some kind of Coupon generator sites on the Net i guess. The coupons, at least for our store, were completely bogus and emails were sent from Corporate about having to refuse coupons printed out and brought in. A Big pain in the ass.
"Save 25 dollars on a purchase of 20 dollars or more!"


We had the same problem at the retail store I work. Our corporate office sends out a new email once a month that's 3-4 pages of fake coupons to look out for. Some of them are totally ridiculous like save $10 on a $12 can of Folgers Coffee. It takes two seconds of reading to see that is obviously BS
 
2012-03-18 04:58:20 PM  
Whatever will the hoarders do now?
 
2012-03-18 05:01:40 PM  

Person: Whatever will the hoarders do now?


I'm sure they'll still find something they can use to honeycomb the hallways in their already stuffed-full-of-crap houses. :)
 
2012-03-18 05:02:24 PM  

Hermione_Granger:
4. Straight dollar store (Dollar Tree or Family Dollar) for household items: cleaners, paper goods or items that just aren't worth paying full price for.


The Dollar General near me lets me use coupons for any name brand products they might carry. I've been buying detergent there lately.
 
2012-03-18 05:05:23 PM  

whidbey: Good. It's a waste of paper, anyway.

Just lower your farking prices. Can you do that? Hm?


I hate coupons... but no, a manufacturer can lower prices across the board for one week. That's a store-level thing. A kleenex buy is a contract that may last months or a year across thousands of stores. They can't really tell the stores "This week, lower the price $1 and we'll charge you $1 less."
 
2012-03-18 05:06:25 PM  
No lies, I buy a significant amount of my food from the dollar tree.

Package of hot dogs? 1 dollar. A package of fries? 1 dollar. Bread? 1 dollar. 2 liter of pop/soda/whatever? 1 dollar.

For less than 5 bucks, me and my other can enjoy a nice cheap lunch.
 
2012-03-18 05:07:32 PM  

reklamfox: Mistymtnhop: Also, I wanted to add that there are some kind of Coupon generator sites on the Net i guess. The coupons, at least for our store, were completely bogus and emails were sent from Corporate about having to refuse coupons printed out and brought in. A Big pain in the ass.
"Save 25 dollars on a purchase of 20 dollars or more!"

We had the same problem at the retail store I work. Our corporate office sends out a new email once a month that's 3-4 pages of fake coupons to look out for. Some of them are totally ridiculous like save $10 on a $12 can of Folgers Coffee. It takes two seconds of reading to see that is obviously BS


I'm confused. I thought coupons all had a universal scan code of some sort that would be programmed into the POS system of the store. Like a UPC code, but that would indicate "$1 off UPC item 1234567890"
 
2012-03-18 05:10:28 PM  

downstairs: reklamfox: Mistymtnhop: Also, I wanted to add that there are some kind of Coupon generator sites on the Net i guess. The coupons, at least for our store, were completely bogus and emails were sent from Corporate about having to refuse coupons printed out and brought in. A Big pain in the ass.
"Save 25 dollars on a purchase of 20 dollars or more!"

We had the same problem at the retail store I work. Our corporate office sends out a new email once a month that's 3-4 pages of fake coupons to look out for. Some of them are totally ridiculous like save $10 on a $12 can of Folgers Coffee. It takes two seconds of reading to see that is obviously BS

I'm confused. I thought coupons all had a universal scan code of some sort that would be programmed into the POS system of the store. Like a UPC code, but that would indicate "$1 off UPC item 1234567890"


Those UPC codes can be faked real easily (new window).
 
2012-03-18 05:10:46 PM  
Gee, with reduced costs does this mean we are going back to the 1 pound can of coffee? And the half gallon of ice cream?

Yeah, I didn't think so. Those poor starving shareholders.

Worst thing I ever saw on The Sharktank was a line of teas where the first question was "Have you thought of raising your price point?" Not based on costs, based on competitors' pricing.
 
2012-03-18 05:11:49 PM  

rebelyell2006: downstairs: reklamfox: Mistymtnhop: Also, I wanted to add that there are some kind of Coupon generator sites on the Net i guess. The coupons, at least for our store, were completely bogus and emails were sent from Corporate about having to refuse coupons printed out and brought in. A Big pain in the ass.
"Save 25 dollars on a purchase of 20 dollars or more!"

We had the same problem at the retail store I work. Our corporate office sends out a new email once a month that's 3-4 pages of fake coupons to look out for. Some of them are totally ridiculous like save $10 on a $12 can of Folgers Coffee. It takes two seconds of reading to see that is obviously BS

I'm confused. I thought coupons all had a universal scan code of some sort that would be programmed into the POS system of the store. Like a UPC code, but that would indicate "$1 off UPC item 1234567890"

Those UPC codes can be faked real easily (new window).


I wonder if this is part of the reason why self-checkout is disappearing.
 
2012-03-18 05:16:01 PM  

Tom_Slick: starlost: around here publix is the most expensive supermarket by a long shot. maybe a extreme couponer is getting a bargain if they only buy coupon items there but regular shoppers should stay the fark away from publix.

The secret to Publix is to only buy the stuff that is buy one get one free, they put their ad online every week and the great thing about Publix is you only have to buy 1 item and it will be half price.

/This never applies to soft drinks though.
//Edy's Grand Buy one get one this week


I have found Winn-Dixie to be more expensive than Publix on many items. Another savings secret is a website called Southern Savers. It shows you all the online ads/deals in one place, so you don't have to spend a lot of time looking for them yourself. It's not just grocery deals/printable coupons, but other stuff as well, such as office supply stores and their special offers--such as free antivirus software (after rebate) and 50% off deals and $25 coupons. The grocery store deals are mostly in the South, but the office supply ads and deals are nationwide, as are the sales and specials at Target, Coldwater Creek, Penney's, Amazon, and an assortment of other stores. You can get a daily email of the deals to scan and see if there's anything interesting.
 
2012-03-18 05:16:47 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Here in Canada, we don't have to deal with these "extreme Cue-Ponner" jerks holding up the line...

A simple disclaimer on the bottom of each and every coupon
NOT VALID IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

Of course, we still have to deal with the little old ladies paying for $24.12 in groceries with a CHECK, but they are literally a dying breed.


Here in the UK I can't think of any shopping chain, grocery or otherwise, that still accepts cheques. Is it still relatively common in Canada or US for checks to be used?
 
2012-03-18 05:17:02 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Those UPC codes can be faked real easily (new window).

I wonder if this is part of the reason why self-checkout is disappearing.


Is it? Where do you live where that's the case? I see them everywhere.
 
2012-03-18 05:18:19 PM  

downstairs: reklamfox: Mistymtnhop: Also, I wanted to add that there are some kind of Coupon generator sites on the Net i guess. The coupons, at least for our store, were completely bogus and emails were sent from Corporate about having to refuse coupons printed out and brought in. A Big pain in the ass.
"Save 25 dollars on a purchase of 20 dollars or more!"

We had the same problem at the retail store I work. Our corporate office sends out a new email once a month that's 3-4 pages of fake coupons to look out for. Some of them are totally ridiculous like save $10 on a $12 can of Folgers Coffee. It takes two seconds of reading to see that is obviously BS

I'm confused. I thought coupons all had a universal scan code of some sort that would be programmed into the POS system of the store. Like a UPC code, but that would indicate "$1 off UPC item 1234567890"


Many coupons we accept are "manufacture coupons" that only have the item listed and the savings value. No barcode to scan. We simply hit a special button, scroll down on the register and select the item and enter the discount. These are obviously extremely easy to fake and apparently a huge problem for the company that employees me. Not quite sure why we accept them.
 
2012-03-18 05:20:24 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I wonder if this is part of the reason why self-checkout is disappearing.


Are they? My local big-chain grocery store only installed self-checkouts within the last year.
 
2012-03-18 05:23:27 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: rebelyell2006: downstairs: reklamfox: Mistymtnhop: Also, I wanted to add that there are some kind of Coupon generator sites on the Net i guess. The coupons, at least for our store, were completely bogus and emails were sent from Corporate about having to refuse coupons printed out and brought in. A Big pain in the ass.
"Save 25 dollars on a purchase of 20 dollars or more!"

We had the same problem at the retail store I work. Our corporate office sends out a new email once a month that's 3-4 pages of fake coupons to look out for. Some of them are totally ridiculous like save $10 on a $12 can of Folgers Coffee. It takes two seconds of reading to see that is obviously BS

I'm confused. I thought coupons all had a universal scan code of some sort that would be programmed into the POS system of the store. Like a UPC code, but that would indicate "$1 off UPC item 1234567890"

Those UPC codes can be faked real easily (new window).

I wonder if this is part of the reason why self-checkout is disappearing.


Since when? Maybe I don't shop all that much, but I have yet to see a store that had self-checkout remove it.
 
2012-03-18 05:24:30 PM  

reklamfox: Many coupons we accept are "manufacture coupons" that only have the item listed and the savings value. No barcode to scan. We simply hit a special button, scroll down on the register and select the item and enter the discount. These are obviously extremely easy to fake and apparently a huge problem for the company that employees me. Not quite sure why we accept them.


Gotcha. Been decades since I worked in a grocery store, and I was never a checker anyway. And I've never used a coupon, ever.
 
2012-03-18 05:24:47 PM  

Spiralmonkey: Here in the UK I can't think of any shopping chain, grocery or otherwise, that still accepts cheques. Is it still relatively common in Canada or US for checks to be used?


I think they're being phased out here in the US. It's so much easier to use credit/debiatcheck your balance online before you leave the store(or from your phone, if you're "with it"), swipe card, sign the electronic dealy, and you're on your way. As mentioned earlier, old people just don't trust credit. Personally, I prefer cash, with the one exception of paying at the pump. Something about having exact change makes me feel good inside.
 
2012-03-18 05:25:20 PM  

downstairs: TheShavingofOccam123: rebelyell2006: downstairs: reklamfox: Mistymtnhop: Also, I wanted to add that there are some kind of Coupon generator sites on the Net i guess. The coupons, at least for our store, were completely bogus and emails were sent from Corporate about having to refuse coupons printed out and brought in. A Big pain in the ass.
"Save 25 dollars on a purchase of 20 dollars or more!"

We had the same problem at the retail store I work. Our corporate office sends out a new email once a month that's 3-4 pages of fake coupons to look out for. Some of them are totally ridiculous like save $10 on a $12 can of Folgers Coffee. It takes two seconds of reading to see that is obviously BS

I'm confused. I thought coupons all had a universal scan code of some sort that would be programmed into the POS system of the store. Like a UPC code, but that would indicate "$1 off UPC item 1234567890"

Those UPC codes can be faked real easily (new window).

I wonder if this is part of the reason why self-checkout is disappearing.

Since when? Maybe I don't shop all that much, but I have yet to see a store that had self-checkout remove it.


This is kind of weird. Last year Albertson's pulled all self check lines out. This year Walmart is expanding self checkout lines.
 
2012-03-18 05:25:26 PM  
The things I consume the most of don't cost enough to make finding coupons worthwhile.

It also seems coupons are always for over processed foods or the sorts of carbs that I try to avoid.

Of course, I also know how to value my time, despite wasting so much of it on Fark.

/Tomorrow's a rain day
//Means I have all day to do what I should be doing today.
 
2012-03-18 05:29:19 PM  

ImpendingCynic: TheShavingofOccam123: I wonder if this is part of the reason why self-checkout is disappearing.

Are they? My local big-chain grocery store only installed self-checkouts within the last year.


Mine has had express self-checkouts for years, but within the last 15 months installed no item-limit self-checkouts. When they first showed up in my area, at least 5 or 6 years ago, I was using a self-checkout to buy some soda(pop). I put in a $1 bill, the machine read it as a $10 bill, shot out the change and told me to have a nice day. I think they fixed that issue, but my HS self was pretty excited about it.
 
2012-03-18 05:29:40 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: rebelyell2006: downstairs: reklamfox: Mistymtnhop: Also, I wanted to add that there are some kind of Coupon generator sites on the Net i guess. The coupons, at least for our store, were completely bogus and emails were sent from Corporate about having to refuse coupons printed out and brought in. A Big pain in the ass.
"Save 25 dollars on a purchase of 20 dollars or more!"

We had the same problem at the retail store I work. Our corporate office sends out a new email once a month that's 3-4 pages of fake coupons to look out for. Some of them are totally ridiculous like save $10 on a $12 can of Folgers Coffee. It takes two seconds of reading to see that is obviously BS

I'm confused. I thought coupons all had a universal scan code of some sort that would be programmed into the POS system of the store. Like a UPC code, but that would indicate "$1 off UPC item 1234567890"

Those UPC codes can be faked real easily (new window).

I wonder if this is part of the reason why self-checkout is disappearing.


Fraud and frustration is why some chains are taking them out. Shoppers have figured out the codes for produce and will ring up organic produce as regular, and save $3/ pound, grab 10 expensive yogurts and one cheap one, and just scan the cheap one 11 times, don't submit coupons after using them and a host of other scams. Plus you need some at the register anyway watching them, and helping people.

* one article here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43687085/ns/business-retail/t/major-grocer -getting-rid-self-checkout-lanes/#.T2ZTi8Uw2Ao

/copy-paste I'm lazy today
 
2012-03-18 05:30:17 PM  

Mistymtnhop: JCP associate, here. Our customers are pissed that the stupid ass coupons are gone. Doesn't matter that the coupons did nothing to help them save anything. Everything is marked up, then we take ten bucks off and it makes our customers feel better, some how. This new pricing that we have is far better and more honest, yet every weekend we get customers who complain and then head on over to Macy's.


You have gained me as a customer. I don't do coupons and I like the lower prices.
 
2012-03-18 05:31:18 PM  
Instead of giving me 10 cents off an item, add value to it. Pre-peel the banana for me. That I would buy.
 
2012-03-18 05:35:07 PM  

Mistymtnhop: JCP associate, here. Our customers are pissed that the stupid ass coupons are gone. Doesn't matter that the coupons did nothing to help them save anything. Everything is marked up, then we take ten bucks off and it makes our customers feel better, some how. This new pricing that we have is far better and more honest, yet every weekend we get customers who complain and then head on over to Macy's.


Well, I can tell you that my mother appreciates it. I know because I had to listen to a 15-minute speech about how awful it used to be and how refreshing it is that she can now -gasp!- go in there and buy something on the spur of the moment and not worry she's missing some 20% coupon. So thank you from my mother.

/I thank wine, for enabling me to listen to her discuss it.
 
2012-03-18 05:35:23 PM  

Spiralmonkey: Day_Old_Dutchie: Here in Canada, we don't have to deal with these "extreme Cue-Ponner" jerks holding up the line...

A simple disclaimer on the bottom of each and every coupon
NOT VALID IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

Of course, we still have to deal with the little old ladies paying for $24.12 in groceries with a CHECK, but they are literally a dying breed.

Here in the UK I can't think of any shopping chain, grocery or otherwise, that still accepts cheques. Is it still relatively common in Canada or US for checks to be used?


Common, no. Legal, yes.
 
2012-03-18 05:44:52 PM  

whidbey: HammerHeadSnark: Most discounts should be viewed for what they are: a scam.

Well then, that's even more reason to call attention to the huge waste of paper coupons are.

I mean, who uses the farking ValuePak? No. It goes straight to the garbage.


Hey, I did! Coupon for $8 haircuts at Best Cuts was a good one. But, yeah, that's the only thing I've ever seen useful.
 
2012-03-18 05:48:28 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: Hermione_Granger:
4. Straight dollar store (Dollar Tree or Family Dollar) for household items: cleaners, paper goods or items that just aren't worth paying full price for.


The Dollar General near me lets me use coupons for any name brand products they might carry. I've been buying detergent there lately.



Was it Tide? OMG U DRUGGY!
 
2012-03-18 05:50:47 PM  

oukewldave: Hey, I did! Coupon for $8 haircuts at Best Cuts was a good one. But, yeah, that's the only thing I've ever seen useful.


Petco sends me 5 Dollars for every 100 I spend so every 11th bag of dog food is half price. Now granted that takes about a year but still.
 
2012-03-18 05:54:14 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Instead of giving me 10 cents off an item, add value to it. Pre-peel the banana for me. That I would buy.


Yeah but then you'd be missing like 1/4 of the banana. I'd feel ripped off.
 
2012-03-18 05:58:22 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Instead of giving me 10 cents off an item, add value to it. Pre-peel the banana for me. That I would buy.


Why would you pre-peel it? It takes less than five seconds to peel a banana. Plus they would have to seal the banana and the peel in plastic to keep them from going bad while sitting on the shelf.
 
2012-03-18 05:59:28 PM  

Mistymtnhop: JCP associate, here. Our customers are pissed that the stupid ass coupons are gone. Doesn't matter that the coupons did nothing to help them save anything. Everything is marked up, then we take ten bucks off and it makes our customers feel better, some how. This new pricing that we have is far better and more honest, yet every weekend we get customers who complain and then head on over to Macy's.


Same here. People try to use the price scanners and they see that the scanner reads the same as the ticket. Then they stop me from doing what I have to do (which is damn near everything BUT being the receiver...) and ask ME how much it costs. Then I explain the new pricing system. They act like we've raised prices on them when in reality we've marked them DOWN permanently almost half off the original price.
 
2012-03-18 06:03:06 PM  
I dont care, just GTFO of the 10 items or less aisle with your 50 items. just because 40 of them are free with the coupons doesnt negate the 10 item limit
 
2012-03-18 06:06:55 PM  

Hermione_Granger: I've got our grocery/ household items bill to around $100 - $150 perweek for a family of four which is flexible enough to include a fast food meal or Chinese if no one feels like cooking. But fast food prices are creeping up - damn near $10 for a single combo, so we rarely do this anymore.


That's pretty impressive. I tried to live on $100 for food for one person, and I gave up. It was just too hard. I finally decided to budget $160/wk. I figure I spend $20 per day for food for myself which includes lunch at work (which includes all beverages and fruit for the day for ~$7.00/day).
 
2012-03-18 06:07:08 PM  

20/20: Can we do away with rebates? I hate them.


This. What a scam.
 
2012-03-18 06:09:31 PM  

rebelyell2006: TheShavingofOccam123: Instead of giving me 10 cents off an item, add value to it. Pre-peel the banana for me. That I would buy.

Why would you pre-peel it? It takes less than five seconds to peel a banana. Plus they would have to seal the banana and the peel in plastic to keep them from going bad while sitting on the shelf.


Oh wow I misconstrued his comment and jumped to the conclusion the peel would be missing completely. Now that I realize it'd still be there, I'm totally digging his idea.
 
2012-03-18 06:09:33 PM  

Mistymtnhop: JCP associate, here. Our customers are pissed that the stupid ass coupons are gone. Doesn't matter that the coupons did nothing to help them save anything. Everything is marked up, then we take ten bucks off and it makes our customers feel better, some how. This new pricing that we have is far better and more honest, yet every weekend we get customers who complain and then head on over to Macy's.


I've never found any JCP coupons I could use - the fine print always ran on for 20 lines describing all the stuff that the coupon didn't apply to.
 
2012-03-18 06:13:05 PM  

wildcardjack: The things I consume the most of don't cost enough to make finding coupons worthwhile.

It also seems coupons are always for over processed foods or the sorts of carbs that I try to avoid.

Of course, I also know how to value my time, despite wasting so much of it on Fark.

/Tomorrow's a rain day
//Means I have all day to do what I should be doing today.


I concur. Coupons are generally for "pre-made" food items. You don't see a lot of coupons for vegetables, or meat, or any "basic" ingredient that goes into a meal cooked from scratch. You just have to look for the sales. Toiletries and such, sure, but for those I mostly get the store brand or use an in-store coupon. Although, I do wish I could get a coupon for Astro-Glide....

Besides, I don't get newspaper delivery, so, I don't have access to a lot of coupons. I get coupons in the mail, bit they're mostly for fast-food places, or packaged foods that I wouldn't want to inflict on my family.
 
2012-03-18 06:13:08 PM  
Coupons are farking retarded as well as anyone who believes that using coupons (mostly incorrectly) saves them 40% to 50% off their grocery trip. Does anyone understand how retailing works? You have to charge more than it takes you to buy it OR YOU WILL GO BANKRUPT.

Seriously. Find a new farking hobby.
 
2012-03-18 06:15:18 PM  

some_beer_drinker: 3 boxes of tissue is $7????? seriously?


For name brands like Kleenex, Puffs, etc., yes. They're even more expensive if they've got lotion added to the facial tissues.
 
2012-03-18 06:17:08 PM  
Urgh, I should show this thread to my friend, who works at Wal-Mart. (She's looking for new employment, but jobs with health insurance are scarce out here right now.) If someone isn't trying to pass bogus bills or fraudulent checks, they're trying to pull some kind of coupon scam either with "fake" coupons or things like trying to apply several to a single item when it clearly freaking states "one per item." And if she calls them on their bullsh*t, they either pretend to not know English, or demand to speak to a manager. I honestly wonder when she's going to start having to take blood pressure medication. :-\


Gunderson: Fraud and frustration is why some chains are taking them out. Shoppers have figured out the codes for produce and will ring up organic produce as regular, and save $3/ pound, grab 10 expensive yogurts and one cheap one, and just scan the cheap one 11 times, don't submit coupons after using them and a host of other scams. Plus you need some at the register anyway watching them, and helping people.


Yet again, something nice that saves time and energy for people gets shat upon by assholes who want to game the system. I'm too sober for this thread. :(
 
2012-03-18 06:21:13 PM  

downstairs: TheShavingofOccam123: rebelyell2006: downstairs: reklamfox: Mistymtnhop: Also, I wanted to add that there are some kind of Coupon generator sites on the Net i guess. The coupons, at least for our store, were completely bogus and emails were sent from Corporate about having to refuse coupons printed out and brought in. A Big pain in the ass.
"Save 25 dollars on a purchase of 20 dollars or more!"

We had the same problem at the retail store I work. Our corporate office sends out a new email once a month that's 3-4 pages of fake coupons to look out for. Some of them are totally ridiculous like save $10 on a $12 can of Folgers Coffee. It takes two seconds of reading to see that is obviously BS

I'm confused. I thought coupons all had a universal scan code of some sort that would be programmed into the POS system of the store. Like a UPC code, but that would indicate "$1 off UPC item 1234567890"

Those UPC codes can be faked real easily (new window).

I wonder if this is part of the reason why self-checkout is disappearing.

Since when? Maybe I don't shop all that much, but I have yet to see a store that had self-checkout remove it.


Here in Richmond, VA they are not being used in the Wal-Marts anymore. Kroger still has em them. They just sit there, which is sad because I used to let a few of the pricier items "miss" the scanner and then just toss them in a bag already in my cart.

/I know I'm not the only one
 
2012-03-18 06:21:23 PM  

whidbey: HammerHeadSnark: Most discounts should be viewed for what they are: a scam.

Well then, that's even more reason to call attention to the huge waste of paper coupons are.

I mean, who uses the farking ValuePak? No. It goes straight to the garbage.


I haven't seen those in at least 5 years. However, when they were still around I didn't toss them since the flip side of the coupons were generally blank and were perfect for shopping lists, notes, etc.
 
2012-03-18 06:22:17 PM  

L33t Squirrel: Urgh, I should show this thread to my friend, who works at Wal-Mart. (She's looking for new employment, but jobs with health insurance are scarce out here right now.)


Wal-Mart offers insurance?!?

Serious question, I know someone in a similar situation... willing to take *any* job while she looks for something better.
 
2012-03-18 06:25:10 PM  

L33t Squirrel: Urgh, I should show this thread to my friend, who works at Wal-Mart. (She's looking for new employment, but jobs with health insurance are scarce out here right now.) If someone isn't trying to pass bogus bills or fraudulent checks, they're trying to pull some kind of coupon scam either with "fake" coupons or things like trying to apply several to a single item when it clearly freaking states "one per item." And if she calls them on their bullsh*t, they either pretend to not know English, or demand to speak to a manager. I honestly wonder when she's going to start having to take blood pressure medication. :-\


Gunderson: Fraud and frustration is why some chains are taking them out. Shoppers have figured out the codes for produce and will ring up organic produce as regular, and save $3/ pound, grab 10 expensive yogurts and one cheap one, and just scan the cheap one 11 times, don't submit coupons after using them and a host of other scams. Plus you need some at the register anyway watching them, and helping people.

Yet again, something nice that saves time and energy for people gets shat upon by assholes who want to game the system. I'm too sober for this thread. :(


Heh and then I post my thread below...

/I keed
 
2012-03-18 06:26:43 PM  

moonshadow210: Here in Richmond, VA they are not being used in the Wal-Marts anymore. Kroger still has em them. They just sit there, which is sad because I used to let a few of the pricier items "miss" the scanner and then just toss them in a bag already in my cart.

/I know I'm not the only one



So it's sad because they're potentially taking away a method you used to steal from them. Yeah - I can definitely see how that's said, douchebag.
 
2012-03-18 06:28:45 PM  

some_beer_drinker: 3 boxes of tissue is $7????? seriously?


I paid 8.49 for a pack of 4 boxes recently. I could get a lot cheaper for a store brand, but tissues are one thing that the quality is worth the extra price especially when you're sick and going through 100 tissues a day.

/i go for quality with toilet paper too, but i go cheap with napkins and paper towels
 
2012-03-18 06:29:44 PM  
Guidette Frankentits: HempHead: Guidette Frankentits: Someone want to explain to me how a person can extreme coupon and get a 7$ item that dToshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Guidette Frankentits: Someone want to explain to me how a person can extreme coupon and get a 7$ item that doesn't have a coupon or deal for 35 cents?

By holding that coupon while slamming down a Mountain DewJolt ColaSurge while that person's jetski is being pulled over a waterfall by wild horses.

THAT'S how, because EXTREEEEEEEEEEME.

Not extreme enough


20% More Extreme
 
2012-03-18 06:31:16 PM  

Spiralmonkey: Day_Old_Dutchie: Here in Canada, we don't have to deal with these "extreme Cue-Ponner" jerks holding up the line...

A simple disclaimer on the bottom of each and every coupon
NOT VALID IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

Of course, we still have to deal with the little old ladies paying for $24.12 in groceries with a CHECK, but they are literally a dying breed.

Here in the UK I can't think of any shopping chain, grocery or otherwise, that still accepts cheques. Is it still relatively common in Canada or US for checks to be used?


Where I live (Oregon) it's still fairly common, but debit cards are becoming more prevalent amongst senior citizens. The only problem with that is instead of waiting behind them while they take forever to write a check is that they either can't remember their PIN or don't understand basic stuff like swiping their card through the POS machine, And if they use a credit card instead of a debit, they have trouble understanding how to use the the digital pen.
 
2012-03-18 06:39:54 PM  
I used to chuckle at my wife when she did the coupon thing. When I retired and started shopping with her I was amazed on just how much she saved. hey $20-$30+ in my pocket is better then in their pocket.
/not an extreme coupon nut by any means
//don't buy stuff we won't use
 
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