Technically, I only paid $1.95 at Kroger, but I added the cost of eBay, and am right under $4 with both.
Since the sale was so great on laundry detergent this week, I decided to stock pile. We should be set for quite awhile, which will save us on future shopping trips. And, don't worry everyone, there were TONS left at the stores I hit.
Why I am writing this post is to share some helpful tips:
- You can order coupons on eBay when great sales like this come around. I got the coupons free, but you do have to pay the cost of the labor for the seller to cut, ship and mail them to you. I spent $1.98 for 20 coupons.
- Your Kroger MAY limit you on how many items you can find.
The clerk looked at the total and said, "hold on." She went and got the manager and asked if this was OK for me to only pay 10 cents.
The manager said yes, that the coupons were valid, but that I could not do my next transaction because it was for my next shopping trip. So, I asked how long I had to leave the store and come back. I had my mom with me, and wanted to make sure I knew when I could come back to get more.
I think she was surprised I asked, because she said, "That's fine." So, the clerk rang up 2 more transactions. But, then the manager came back and said, "No more. You can have these 6, but that is it."
They took the rest back and so I left paying 30 cents. I was happy with that. My next Kroger is just down the road, so for this type of savings, it was worth going to the next location.
At that store, we didn't have any issues.
When I got home, I called Kroger to see what their coupon policy is, since I have never had an issue before.
I was told:
EACH store, the manager has the discretion to decide if they will accept, deny or limit the amount of coupons a customer can use.
So, go in knowing you may be limited. If I had known that, I would have asked the manager on the way in first so I hadn't wheeled so many up to the front of the store. Would have saved me time and them time restocking the shelves.
You may want to stop at the customer service desk when going in the store to ask if they have a limit.
My store has a limit of 6, I found out, per my manger. :) Good to know. And, this doesn't mean you can't go to another store or shop another day. I was told I could come back another time.
- If your Catalina doesn't print, don't fret!
Here are some helpful hints going forward. If you check your printed coupons each shopping trip, often times the upcoming Catalina deals will print out there. I keep these in the front of my coupon carrier for future reference or back up.
If you saw the upcoming Catalina deal in a paper or ad, just tear it out and keep it with your coupons.
For this particular deal, I have a copy of the print out. Let me know if you need it and I can email it to you. I have already had to send it to someone else when their $4 didn't print, and I don't mind at all.
I think that is it! Enjoy this great stockpiling event!
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