Friday, June 20, 2008

Target-June 19th ($4.21 OOP)

It was a bit of a rough trip to Target yesterday. The associate called the manager immediately when I handed her my coupons. She was trying to talk the manager out of taking them even though they were scanning and matched the products. I will admit I print in black and white and print on draft. Haha. I'm cheap, huh? She kept scanning and then digging back in the pile, "Well look at this one", etc. My total....$25. No way!! The associate complained, "Well, this is how we are losing money". By me using legitimate coupons? Is she trying to help Target's bottom line by "scamming" me on my savings? What a concerned associate!!

So I asked the manager to re-ring me. We moved to an open register, so I wasn't the biggest pain. Anyway....correct total? $15.38!!!! I used the last of a gift card and only paid $4.21 OOP. Yay, Target!

The register is always the toughest part of couponing. I have everything in order and know my prices, but I also have to entertain/keep an eye on the kids. Yesterday when I was re-rung, she asked me to place my coupons with each of my items so we could scan them together and be sure nothing was missed (like the $10 just before). It seemed to work. I think I will try it again, maybe change my routine? I never spend more than $35-40 a trip, so it would be easy. Anyone else have a good routine that helps you watch your savings at the register?

Before I went, I printed Target coupons at A Full Cup to stack with my coupons and looked the weeks deals over at The "Cent"sible Sawyer.


Queen of the Gillard said...

I have the exact same problem, I have everything worked out in my head but when I get to the register sometimes it just falls apart, especially at Cvs and Walgreens. I think I will try the put the coupon with every item trick from now on and just hand the cashier the $/$$ first .

Momma Val said...

Yeah, that is totally cool. I too love to save money. Right now I am getting into Freecycle. Ever need to get or give stuff away? Join. I am addicted. Like your blog. Need to read more when I am not so dead tired. Nice to meet you Wylie Mom.

Do you garbage pick too?

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