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What is the funniest, strangest, most off the wall reason a cashier has given you for NOT taking your coupons?

hawaiiandawn 9,954 March 27, 2008 at 01:25 PM in Chat
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I was just reading the April issue of Refund Cents and this question was asked in their Readers Speak section. So credit goes to them. Smilie


But I enjoyed reading the answers so much, I thought it would be fun to hear yall's answers.

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#31
"another time i tried to us a Jane makeup coupon at Meijer during a sale.. my cashier kept swiping and swiping but it wouldnt ring in.. she then scrutinized my coupon and tells me its expired.. it was a couple months expired, cant she just override it."

Ummm, I wouldn't exactly call those "funny" reasons to reject a coupon, more like perfectly reasonable?
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Quote from mitemouse View Post :
One time i was trying to buy some cereal that i had a coupon for buy 2 boxes get $3 off.. the lady scrutinized my coupon and then had the nerve to tell me that i couldnt use it cause it wasnt the right size.. I told her if she added the two boxes together then they would be over the right size..

another time i tried to us a Jane makeup coupon at Meijer during a sale.. my cashier kept swiping and swiping but it wouldnt ring in.. she then scrutinized my coupon and tells me its expired.. it was a couple months expired, cant she just override it.

laugh out loud laugh out loud

Crazy you, not the cashier..

okay, here's my story:

I took a Dove shampoo (12 oz with bonus 33%) to the counter and handed over a coupon for 12 oz shampoo. Cashier refused the coupon because the shampoo was no longer 12 oz. It had a bonus 33% in it. I asked her to measure and pour off the 33% so that I could use my coupon. She refused..Frown

Secret I just made this up
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Quote from pearl2000 View Post :
laugh out loud laugh out loud

Crazy you, not the cashier..

okay, here's my story:

I took a Dove shampoo (12 oz with bonus 33%) to the counter and handed over a coupon for 12 oz shampoo. Cashier refused the coupon because the shampoo was no longer 12 oz. It had a bonus 33% in it. I asked her to measure and pour off the 33% so that I could use my coupon. She refused..Frown

Secret I just made this up
classic...
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#34
" I can't take this coupon because then you'll get the item free! "
If I only had a penny for every time I've heard that one.

" I know what you're trying to do, you are trying to bring your bill down to zero!!! "
No...really?
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Quote from gosha View Post :
Once I was told that I only can use my $4 catalina at Walgreens only if my total is over $5EEK! CrazyConfused
Alright so glad I am not the only person to have this happen.
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My story has to do with the $30 contour meter sale at CVS a week or two ago (some of you BSers might have heard this already):

The ONLY item I was buying was the $30 Contour meter so when I gave the store clerk the coupon it beeped. He hands it back and says he cannot take it because the computer said there is an overage.

Hmmmmmm $30 meter and $30 coupon......I don't see an overage :donknow:

So he tried multiple times but all he could tell me was that the computer says there is an overage and can't take the coupon. So I had him throw in an item to put the price over $30 but it still beeps.

At this point there are 4 or 5 people behind me and are growing very impatient and I am getting Mad because the only words in his vocabulary are "The computer says there is an overage"

He calls the assistant manager over but he is having the same problem. Just when I am ready to give up and walk out of the store the big cheese walks in "White dress shirt and all" and the assistant manager calls him over.

Here is the breakdown of what happened:

Big Cheese: [Looking at the meter and coupon he clicks a few buttons later and my total was now at the tax value].
Assistant Manager: [Confused look on his face and asks the big cheese] "so we are suppose to give these away for free"
Big Cheese: "Yup, I will have to explain to you how this really works later."

[Big cheese looks at me while laughing]: "So how many of these have you done today

Finally someone who had the ability to think and not just repeat to me what the computer screen said.
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Quote from bunny0082 View Post :
"another time i tried to us a Jane makeup coupon at Meijer during a sale.. my cashier kept swiping and swiping but it wouldnt ring in.. she then scrutinized my coupon and tells me its expired.. it was a couple months expired, cant she just override it."

Ummm, I wouldn't exactly call those "funny" reasons to reject a coupon, more like perfectly reasonable?
I guess picking up sarcasm isnt your strong point.. and the first story is about the current weeks specials on Raisin Bran, only one store cashier caught it and i really thought i would pull it on her.. she looked kinda dumb and slow, but i guess you cant judge a book by its cover, so i only have 14 boxes of raisin branMad LMAO .. darn.. atleast it expires a year from now and i get free 3 dvd movies..
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Quote from DFM View Post :
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1) One time I had two pepsi coupons from a rebate promotion. I bought two pepsi items and handed a CVS cashier the two pepsi coupons. He said he could not accept the second coupon because they said "DO NOT DOUBLE" on them.
I'm laughing so hard that I'm crying. LMAO


This happened two weeks ago:

A cashier looked at my coupon suspiciously and said, "In all the years I have worked here, I have NEVER seen a coupon like this. Where did you get it?"

I pointed to the Target kiosk and replied, "From your website." Wacko
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#38
I've had 2 recently:

#1: When I was using my Rite Aid $10 Kimberly Clarke "Room Solutions" Coupon... the cashier told me I couldn't use it because I didn't buy any Kimberly Clarke items, all I bought was Huggies.

#2: Wal-Mart Cashier told me I couldn't use a $1/1 "any box of Beech-Nut Cereal" on the box of Beech-Nut cereal I was buying because it looked more like a "carton" to her than a "box". (Beech-Nut has that new "easy-pour" box that's shaped sort of like a milk carton) So she called a manager, who sent someone to look & make sure that this was infact the new design for the "box" of cereal
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#39
I had to give a math lesson to a cashier at my grocery store. It was one of those deals where if you bought 4 boxes of cereal you got $6 off your order. Which we know, is $1.50 off each box.

The cereals were $3.00 each, and I also had a .75 cent coupon for each box (which doubles to $1.50.)

Now, we all know that 3x4=$12 and that $12-($1.50x4)-$6=0.

The cashier had a very hard time with the math of .75x2=$1.50 as well as $6.00/4=$1.50 and $1.50=$1.50=$3.00 or free.

Not sure why I got all red faced & embarrassed but dayum. Took forever to make the light bulb come on!!
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#40
You can't use more than one coupon because its says one per person....when in fact the coupon said one per product! I guess he was confused cuz both words start with a "p" shake head
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what I want to know is how did we have mommy22boys and yogadiane both post in this thread and their post count still be at 0?

HD what did you do?? Bigeye
Last edited by NCSUFire March 27, 2008 at 06:01 PM
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#42
I tried to use the $3 off $15 beauty coupon at CVS...the cashier said that the Venus Razor wasn't a "beauty" product.
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Quote from aenima49 View Post :
The cashier had a very hard time with the math of .75x2=$1.50 as well as $6.00/4=$1.50 and $1.50=$1.50=$3.00 or free.

Not sure why I got all red faced & embarrassed but dayum. Took forever to make the light bulb come on!!
I had a problem even more fundamental than that. I had 8 boxes of fruit snacks and 4 coupons for 0.50 off two. The cashier would only take one coupon because he was told one coupon per item. ???? I told him 8 boxes, 50c off two, 4 coupons - ???? I literally could not think of any other way to explain it to him, and it was just not computing. He wasn't even going to call the manager, I had to insist on seeing the manager who sheepishly scanned the 4 coupons and sent me on my way.
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Quote from mitemouse View Post :
I guess picking up sarcasm isnt your strong point.. and the first story is about the current weeks specials on Raisin Bran, only one store cashier caught it and i really thought i would pull it on her.. she looked kinda dumb and slow, but i guess you cant judge a book by its cover, so i only have 14 boxes of raisin branMad LMAO .. darn.. atleast it expires a year from now and i get free 3 dvd movies..
Sarcasm is like a second language to me...for the record, you were laying it on pretty thick. I picked up some raisin bran today too Paperbag
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Quote from bunny0082 View Post :
Holy cow! Did you try and explain what "face value" means?
i'm pretty articulate.. and i tried.

this face value thing happened to another bs'er as well. its probably happened even more then just the 2 of us.

Quote from pearl2000 View Post :
laugh out loud laugh out loud



I took a Dove shampoo (12 oz with bonus 33%) to the counter and handed over a coupon for 12 oz shampoo. Cashier refused the coupon because the shampoo was no longer 12 oz. It had a bonus 33% in it. I asked her to measure and pour off the 33% so that I could use my coupon. She refused..Frown

Secret I just made this up
LOL

Quote from NCSUFire View Post :
what I want to know is how did we have mommy22boys and yogadiane both post in this thread and their post count still be at 0?

HD what did you do?? Bigeye
posts don't count in the ds forums
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