Last night, I went to my local grocery store and bought a lot of cereal and of course, I used coupons!
Here’s the scenario:
I had a Rain Check for 3 Deals that I posted about here.
I got to the cashier and handed her the rain check, 1 $1/3 coupons and 1 $2/1 store coupon. I then asked if I was required to have store coupons for every item…. I think this is a legitimate question. She looked at me for a moment, almost to see if I was serious and said “of course”. So I walked a few feet to the store front, grabbed two more fliers, cut the 2 coupons she needed and handed them to her. She keyed in the PLU# which is the EXACT same on every coupon! The worst was she asked if I needed the rest of the fliers that I grabbed, I said no so she threw them away. This is such a waste!
This is also the same store who keeps new coupon books behind the counter at guest services to discourage people from taking multiples. Yet their cashiers require multiple in-store coupons.
If this store would roll out a policy similar to Walgreens’, where the in-store coupon applies to every applicable item in the transaction, there would be less waste, less printing costs and less hassle.
Do you see waste in any policy/ies in your area?