Tonight I went about my weekly shopping trip with coupons in tow. Target had a printable coupon for $1.00 ANY general mills cereal. I decided to pick up some of the single serve cups, as they are $1.00 each!
The cashier looked at the coupon, and told me that I could not use it on the single serve cups. I asked why, and she said I had to buy a box of cereal.
I asked her to read the coupon, because when I looked at it, there was no size limit. She read it over, and said I will take them, but no one else will.
I said they shouldn't have a problem taking them, because there is no size limit.
I used them at target without issue last week.
It states $1.00 off ANY General Mills cereal.
She rolled her eyes, and scanned my coupon.
I hated to burst her bubble, but I spouted out the stores coupon policy.
"it is my understanding that publix accepts manufacture coupons, as well as competitors coupons. Correct?"
To which she replied "yes"
So I asked her what the problem was.
and she rolled her eyes. "Nothing" she said
She said" I mean your getting them for free"
At this point my blood was boiling.
I said you are acting as if I am stealing. I am not breaking store policy. I walked away
she shouted "thats right walk away."
Was I taking money out of HER pocket?
Was a breaking the rules?
Was I stealing?
She's lucky we live in a small town, or I would have given her an ear full.
As soon as got into the car I called the store manager. I went over what happened, and he told me that he was sorry. He asked what time I checked our because he wanted to review the camera to see what happened.
He assured me that I was correct.
I take the time to print/clip coupons. The store gets reimbursed from the manufacture coupons. As far as the competitors coupons, they chose to accept those.
I can't understand why she got her knickers in such a knot over a coupon.
When I got home I decided to print TEN more of the same coupon. I plan to return to the store tomorrow just to see what she has to say.