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surprisesaver 1,965 June 28, 2008 at 01:44 PM in Grocery (3)
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If you want to discuss the pros/cons of shopping at Wal-Mart do that here.


Let's try to stay focused on any great deals to be had when you combine a coupon with a regular-priced item. YYMV on the actual prices at Wal-Mart but they should be fairly close. If your store has an item with a very different regular price, please put it in the Wiki so we can compare the price variations to see if this is even worth it. We may as well not even post clearanced items because that is definitley going to be widely different per store.


There is no weekly ad to work with so we're going to have to add things from what we see when we are there. So please keep an eye out when you're at Wal-Mart next for any hot deals.

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#46
Quote from slowtech View Post :
along w/ the wording on coupons, there is also the sd rule *Do not discuss ways to misuse the true intent of a manufacturer coupon.*

i am not spinning or otherwise interpreting the coupon. i've been reading coupons for over 30 yrs. i understand how coupons work and the terms and limits of the coupons, so i know when i have a case to argue w/ the cashier and when i don't. if you get overage, you got lucky, if the cashier says no, imo, i wouldn't argue the case w/ this coupon.
So you're saying we're misusing a coupon that the manufacturer easily left up to interpretation?
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We need a thread on SD for a kangaroo court on coupon wording & store policies. I'm sure it could be a very active thread, as unfortunately that darn show starts up again soon and more policies will be tightened and coupons will have more wording.

P&G is going to have to produce page size coupons if they want to add to the restrictions and have the cashiers be able to read them without a magnifier. Smilie
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My first price match experience at Walmart. I took the Big Lots ad for Operation games and the CS rep told me it would be more than half off their current price so they won't price match it !!! Did anybody else have the same experience ? This was in the Commerce WalMart in SE MI.
That is absolutely ridiculous. For one, Walmart has been price matching for many years. I've PM'd on Black Friday over the years and many items have been 60-75% off Walmart's current price. Some of the Csm's still don't understand PM....it's so mind boggling!!!
You should call the Manager!

I went to Target tonight and purchased the "Fun on the Run" CONNECT 4 game at $4.99.
I took my receipt to the nearest Walmart and PM'd . I used my $5 newspaper coupon and got some Connect 4 games Free. It was difficult at first because Target's upc # was different than Walmart's, but then I reminded the CSM that according to their new policy, I really didn't have to show her a receipt or provide proof to PM. I sure wish the coupon listed hungry hippos cause they had plenty of them. Oh well, if you're looking for FREE games try to PM Connect 4 "Fun on the Run" from Target. Btw, the Walmart I was at still thinks that they only have to PM Ads. Geeeesh!!! When will these Walmart people comprehend that Walmart CORP would rather have us spend money in their store, rather than going to a competitor?
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Quote from slowtech View Post :
Confused cash value is in a separate sentence. cash value 1/20ยข

no cash back for the coupon = no overage
It does not say no overage it says no cash back, when using coupons you are legal bound to go by the words, not the picture and not intent, people can make a choice how they want to use it
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Quote from slowtech View Post :
along w/ the wording on coupons, there is also the sd rule *Do not discuss ways to misuse the true intent of a manufacturer coupon.*

i am not spinning or otherwise interpreting the coupon. i've been reading coupons for over 30 yrs. i understand how coupons work and the terms and limits of the coupons, so i know when i have a case to argue w/ the cashier and when i don't. if you get overage, you got lucky, if the cashier says no, imo, i wouldn't argue the case w/ this coupon.
ST, can I pose another question to you? I promise I'm not trying to be snarky at all...I just want to see if I can get you to see the other side for a minute, even if you still don't agree. (After all, we don't all have to agree, but we should open our minds to legitimate possibilities).

Most every coupon says something along the lines of "consumer must pay all sales tax". But...if I use those Q's for overage at WM, I'm not paying the full sales tax, am I? Every time I use a $1 q on a $.97 item, that q pays for three cents of tax. Does that make for unethical usage? (pre coupon tax state here, btw)

I say no, because WM has a policy not to adjust coupons down.

Sometimes store rules supersede coupon rules, simply because we redeem them at the store and not directly with the manufacturer. WM knows what the manufacturer will reimburse them for, and would never implement a q policy that would cause a mass declination of the coupons they redeemed. As long as we are redeeming coupons on the proper items, any store that redeems a q towards sales tax or doubles a q that says do not double or allows overage on a q that prohibits cash back is allowed to do so. Now, if a store chooses to follow those rules and mark the q down or not allow cash back, so be it. But I don't see how we can judge others for following the store's rules.
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I totally agree w/ slowtech! Anytime you get "o," you ARE technically getting cashback, you're just choosing to spend it on something else.

If you have a $6 q, and buy $4 in items, if you're expecting $6 in credit from the q, then that is an extra $2 in cash money that you are spending, yeah wm doesn't get that cash money till they redeem the q, but that doesn't change the fact.

When wm redeems that q, they get $4 to cover the purchase, and $2 to cover your "o" purchase. that's $2, cashback that you've already spent...if it weren't being converted into cashback, then you'd be stealing that extra $2 of merchandise from wm.
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I totally agree w/ slowtech! Anytime you get "o," you ARE technically getting cashback, you're just choosing to spend it on something else.

If you have a $6 q, and buy $4 in items, if you're expecting $6 in credit from the q, then that is an extra $2 in cash money that you are spending, yeah wm doesn't get that cash money till they redeem the q, but that doesn't change the fact.

When wm redeems that q, they get $4 to cover the purchase, and $2 to cover your "o" purchase. that's $2, cashback that you've already spent...if it weren't being converted into cashback, then you'd be stealing that extra $2 of merchandise from wm.
On my coupon it states that they will pay face value plus .08 so walmart will get $6.08 maybe we have different coupons what is the wording on yours?
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ST, can I pose another question to you? I promise I'm not trying to be snarky at all...I just want to see if I can get you to see the other side for a minute, even if you still don't agree. (After all, we don't all have to agree, but we should open our minds to legitimate possibilities).

Most every coupon says something along the lines of "consumer must pay all sales tax". But...if I use those Q's for overage at WM, I'm not paying the full sales tax, am I? Every time I use a $1 q on a $.97 item, that q pays for three cents of tax. Does that make for unethical usage? (pre coupon tax state here, btw)

I say no, because WM has a policy not to adjust coupons down.

Sometimes store rules supersede coupon rules, simply because we redeem them at the store and not directly with the manufacturer. WM knows what the manufacturer will reimburse them for, and would never implement a q policy that would cause a mass declination of the coupons they redeemed. As long as we are redeeming coupons on the proper items, any store that redeems a q towards sales tax or doubles a q that says do not double or allows overage on a q that prohibits cash back is allowed to do so. Now, if a store chooses to follow those rules and mark the q down or not allow cash back, so be it. But I don't see how we can judge others for following the store's rules.
sorry, you are paying the full sales tax in your example. when the coupons says *you pay sales tax* (glade ip) it means you are responsible for paying the sales tax and you don't get a pass on the tax like a store coupon unless you are a post coupon state where that is the law. you are just paying it partially w/ overage.

so in other words, if you buy an item that is .97 and the tax on that item is .07, if you use a 1.00 coupon , you still have to pay .04, you do not get a pass on the .07 tax due and do not get .03 back from the overage.

you are paying the sales tax, just partially w/ overage.

on the other hand, if you bought the same item at target w/ a store coupon, you would not be liable for the .07 tax. i use target b/c as far as i know, walmart doesn't have any store coupons. but it's the same scenario at my supermarket w/ supercoupons.

using mq-
.97 + .07tax = 1.04 -1.00mq = .04oop (tax paid is .07)

using store q-
.97 - store q = FREE (no tax liability)

what all you guys are ignoring is what i'll call *the rules of the road*. you are just looking at the part that says *no cash back* and thinking that overage is ok just as you don't get actual cash back from the drawer.

for instance, say you get pulled over by a police officer and you know you followed all the posted signs, you stopped at the stop sign, you drove at the speed limit of 35mph, you yielded, etc, etc, etc. the officer says, i'm giving you a $100 ticket for not wearing a seatbelt, are you going to argue that there is no sign posted that says you need to wear a seatbelt?

what i'm saying is that road rules of couponing means that the terms and limits of a coupon only apply to the coupon and the item(s) you need to purchase to fulfill the requirements of the coupon. you have to look at it separately from everything else. it doesn't say it on the coupon but that's how coupons work.

what i'm also saying is you may get lucky and the cashier doesn't read the part saying no cash back. i like to get lucky too. i may sometimes do things to increase my luck. you may get lucky very, very often b/c we all know most cashiers don't read the coupon unless the cash register has a problem w/ it and beeps, says cryptic messages like print journal, etc. but i'm not going to argue w/ the cashier if they say this coupon doesn't allow overage. just like you can only use 4 like p&g coupons, if the cashier decides to follow the terms on the coupon, even though walmart itself doesn't impose any limits. are you going to argue w/ the cashier that you can use unlimited like p&g q's? no, b/c what the coupons says supersedes the store coupon policy and the store has to follow those terms to get reimbursed.

i am going to drop this topic b/c we all know that coupons and coupon policies are currently evolving at rapid pace and what's here today could be gone tomorrow.
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So, anyway....I pm'ed the Operation just fine. I was thrilled. It was almost $13 at our store and to get it for $1...guess what my youngest nephew is getting for Christmas? (My kids already have it. laugh out loud)
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Ok folks, I think the discussion of cash back was healthy. However, I think it has once again ended with you believe what you believe and I believe what I believe



Thank you for keeping it nice

nuff
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Pop tarts price check please?

thanks and reps
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#57
Reminder : The Hartz $3/2 IP expires today.
I've used it on the puppy/kitten nursing bottles priced either $1.24 or $1.27 (To be donated to the humane society)
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Quote from yesiamblonde View Post :
Reminder : The Hartz $3/2 IP expires today.
I've used it on the puppy/kitten nursing bottles priced either $1.24 or $1.27 (To be donated to the humane society)
Some stores also carried the bird gravel, for about the same price.

At a non-WM store I found some Hartz mice and catnip heart toys. Makes a great donation to a local PetSmart rescue organization or animal rescue. Smilie They were just free, but it worked for me. I still had 8 coupons the other day, so I picked them up as the WM's were exhausted of the cheapies. Smilie
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#59
Had an issue with a manager telling me I can't use a coupon on top of a price match (operation game) because the price match IS a coupon.

I see by doing research that corporate policy is to allow coupons on top of a PM...but I can't find the official policy that says this. Does it exist?!
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Quote from nevinsmommy View Post :
Had an issue with a manager telling me I can't use a coupon on top of a price match (operation game) because the price match IS a coupon.

I see by doing research that corporate policy is to allow coupons on top of a PM...but I can't find the official policy that says this. Does it exist?!
that happened to me. she cut the ad out of the flier and said that was a coupon. then preceded to pull out the policy and say that they don't double coupons EEK! i must have looked at her like she had two heads. cause i sure felt like i was on another planet.

i called corp and they honored the pm after the sale was over (cause it took them that long to call me). but it should be noted, that when i called corp, the rep said the store was correct, i couldn't do that. i said i would hold while they got a supervisor on the phone to verify. lo and behold, i was correct.

the support supervisor that said that gives me dirty looks now every time she sees me.

from now on, i only go to customer service desk to do any pm.
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