In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
HI folks; GRANA here;Afterposting my problem w/local tore no longer accepting mfr FREE COUPONS,I resolved to contact the store mgr.I I tried 8-10 times; he as always either on the other line & I got disconeted while patiently aiting on hold .Or he was in a mtg or on his way to a mtg or not in today or left earl ytoday.I finally reached him, introduced myself He wa scordia 7 patient.I toldhimthe problem of mfr FREE COUPONS being refused.He explained thati nternet coupons have never bee accepted.I repeated ,patiently that these were mfr coupons, sent to meto try new products in which I had expressed interest.He wanted to know who toldme that thee would notbe aceted aceted.I gave ihm the names of the 2 clerks who insistedythat it has always been against company policyto accept these.The mgr ead the policy handbook to me & said"ALL current non nternet coupons are ccepted. I told imI "jutwanted to bsure" beforeI ou thisweek's lis & came into shop thisweek. I asked if he would makethe policy clear to al those who mightb e innvolved in my purchase.I also toldhim tha tI took mymany coupons to both the wholesale club& target& redeemed tem w/no problem andthat if I encounter a problem this next time I wlllshop elsewhere again. Today hubby went shopping w/o me .As soon as he left the house use,I called the tore mgr to give him a headsup that my husband was on his way to redeem a bunch of coupons for FREE MERCHANDISE, E.The mgr was not in today, He had a court appearance & changed is schedule. I spke w/ the new front end mgr & she assured met there wpould be no trouble! . Hubby rrived home a few minutes ater w/3 BIG bags ofgroceries,includingicecream a pot roast a BIG boneles oast pork for Chinese pork strips((using half)& a BBQ pork/puled porkusing /the other half( markeddown 30%)He got FREE yogurt t cups, free low carb cookies, & more paying only nly$42 for 3 BIG bags ( one of FREE ITEMS) ; fat free sliced cheese for Phillyi cheese steak& cheeseburgers; grilled heese, omlets & more Healso got some nice 1/2 price bakery items: special breads& pastries @ halfprice.He was pretty proud of himself for spending so little & getting so mch including non-essential impilse items & / treats: pretzles, peaches s,, a BIG wedgeofseedlesswatermelon ; premium red delicious pples& a BIG bunch of ananas.He got aQt ofyogurt to make smoothies w/ some of the fruits ( hot weather coming & expected to last awhile). EEK!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by ann h
Good for you (& your budget). I use to think of the phone as my comrad in arms, but the internet has taken over. You know the saying ; "a picture is worth a 1000 words", well printing out a store's policy fits that saying to a T. If I have to pull out a printed item enough times, I just might end up saving a $1000.00 over time.