I got everything that I wanted from my Meijer list with the exception of the Coles Cinnamon Sticks. They were no where to be found. I substituted with (2) Hunts Pudding 4-packs.
Still saved $52 and only spent $31 so happy with my overall savings.
Here is the problem that I had. After the cashier and manager explained the Meijer policy to me I suppose I see their point of view but I still disagree.
As I was finishing up my shopping I ran through the meat department to see if there were any specials I missed or possibly some marked down meat I could freeze. On almost every package of ground beef was a peelie for $1 off any ground beef with purchase of Philly Cooking Creme. I thought PERFECT! I'm already buying 2 so I'll get some discounted ground beef and stick it in the freezer.
I went to checkout and had NO problems until I sent to scan my last coupon which was 2/$1.50 Philly Cooking Creme. The computer said that it was not a valid coupon. I called the cashier over (who by the way was the RUDE cashier I spoke to the manager about earlier this year) and sugar would not have melted in her mouth. We went through all of my coupons and she told me (later confirmed by the manager) that the $1 peelie was applied towards BOTH the ground beef and the Philly Cooking Creme. My opinion is that I had 2 packs of beef and 2 PCC and 3 coupons. The 2 peelies were for the beef and my 2/$1.50 was for the PCC. I would not have considered buying the beef without the peelie. So I told the manager that I did not want the beef and to remove from my order. I then commented that because of this policy by not taking my $1.50 coupon, they were losing $9 off my order. She didn't care and said that was the rule.
What say you everyone? I guess I can see their point but I still believe that I'm right. I'm getting a $1 off of the beef due to my purchase of the PCC, nothing more. I just found it very frustrating and of course this made my time in the store an extra 15 minutes.