So I went to my local Wags last night to get (2) boxes of the South Beach Meal Bars. I walked all over the store and could not find them anywhere, not even a blank spot on the shelf (which is what I thought I would find). Finally found them on an endcap near the Pharmacy. I grabbed (1) Thermacare as well as (1) bag of Wags candy (filler) and headed to the check-out and dealt with a smart*** cashier.
1 - Thermacare Single $2.49 Total (earned $2.50 RR)
1 - South Beach Meal Bar $5.99 - $1 IPQ = $4.99 Total (earned $6 RR)
1 - Wags Bag Candy $.99 - $.50 in-ad Q = $.49 Total
I used $2.50 RR
1 - South Beach meal Bar $5.99 - $1 IPQ = $4.99 Total (earned $6 RR)
Here is my issue... with Transaction #2 I picked up a bag of Wags Sugar Free candy for my filler, which is $1.99 and not $.99... but the in-ad Q did not specify one or the other, only Wags brand candy that was a certain size and the Sugar Free bag I wanted to buy met their Q requirements. Of course it did not work, but I did not put up much of a fight and simply said, "Well, they didn't do a good job with that coupon did they?" The cashier replied, "Well, if you want to get technical, (she pointed to the South Beach ad about RR on next purchase) I could tell you that you have to leave the store before using your RR again." I said, "Are you kidding me? First, you are WRONG. The ad states that you can use the RR ON YOUR NEXT PURCHASE. I could sit here all day making NEW PURCHASES and never leave the store. Second, I'm not going to use the South Beach RR on my next purchase. This is why I hardly shop here anymore. I simply make a comment about the vagueness of your in-store coupon and you fire back with something that is completely unrelated and to make matters worse are rude."
The frustrating part is this all went down within earshot of the new store manager who never walked over to say anything or correct her cashier.
I am done with the Greenfield Wags. My favorite cashier no longer works there and it seems that the only cashiers I deal with now are the coupon unfriendlies, LOL. It's the principle with me. The in-ad Q reads as follows: "W candy 3 - 9.5oz Limit 3". It does not say anything about regular candy only. As a matter of fact, I bought a $.99 bag of W brand Sugar Free Lemon Drops and the in-store Q worked. She was just very rude and it pissed me off. Done with rant.
Total Purchases: $8,417.61
Total OOP: $2,901.61
Total Savings: $5,516.00 (65.53%)