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GroovyPhoenx

join:2006-05-22
Gloucester, ON
reply to AVD

Re: [RANT] & [RAVE] Wal Mart tries to reject valid coupon...

said by AVD:

at the end of the day, Walmart has the right to reject even valid coupons.

Quite right, they do, however, when the coupon is valid they have no REASON to reject it, and the manager was obviously poorly trained and poorly treating a client for a mere dollar!


dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
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Phoenix, AZ
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

Yeah..... These people must be UNAWARE of these sites online where you can PRINT the coupons out!



Good for you bud

Dude111, they know about online but since these come out without notice, they didn't have chance to jack prices $1.50 to cover that $1.00 coupon!!1


OZZY7
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reply to AVD

Re: [RANT] & [RAVE] Wal Mart tries to reject valid coupon...

said by AVD:

at the end of the day, Walmart has the right to reject even valid coupons.

Fine, and I can make it so it's not remotely worth their f-in dollar.
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psafux
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reply to OZZY7

You could have resolved this situation a lot easier.

WM: "This coupon isn't valid"
you: "Alright. This is $1 cheaper at {another retailer}"

walmart price match, no manager or finger-waggling involved as the clerk is authorized to make the change right then and there.



OZZY7
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And where would I have pulled proof of the product being a dollar cheaper elsewhere? Out of my ass?
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pog4
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join:2004-06-03
Kihei, HI
reply to OZZY7

Not that this may have any direct relation to this particular Walmart or set of employees but there is a bit of a cottage industry in creating fraudulent coupons. The bar codes are not hard to reverse engineer and, with photoshop/etc, it's quite easy to create very believable, scannable coupons.

eg... »www.whnt.com/news/huntsvilleandm···36.story

IOW, many clerks are probably getting hassled by management over this stuff and your experience would be the result.
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OZZY7
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Thanks pog4 See Profile! I'm sure there is plenty of fraud. And, like I said. I empathized with the clerk who management had indeed been hassling. It was her manager whom I didn't care for.

At the end of the day, I have no problem making it their problem. Wal Mart and grocery stores LOVE coupons, because more people buy more things. Stores push out their own coupons, hard copies and electronically. So, if they don't like actually taking them then they should stop, and watch their competitors get those customers.

Or, they can STFU and gimme my dollar!
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psafux
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reply to OZZY7

said by OZZY7:

And where would I have pulled proof of the product being a dollar cheaper elsewhere? Out of my ass?

»walmartstores.com/10563.aspx

"The following are guidelines and limitations:

•We will match any local competitor's advertised price.
•We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor's ad.
•Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)
"

My wife & I do this every week (legitimately I might add). We check through ads and make a note on our shopping list where it is cheaper and what the price is. We separate the price match & non price match stuff on the conveyor belt and we let the clerk know the prices elsewhere. S/he keys them in directly without any intervention from a higher up. Only once have we been questioned and that was on a major price slash on a larger item. Walmart found & verified the ad themselves. All other grocery items have gone hrough without any verification. ymmv of course.


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said by psafux:

My wife & I do this every week (legitimately I might add). We check through ads and make a note on our shopping list where it is cheaper and what the price is. We separate the price match & non price match stuff on the conveyor belt and we let the clerk know the prices elsewhere. S/he keys them in directly without any intervention from a higher up. Only once have we been questioned and that was on a major price slash on a larger item. Walmart found & verified the ad themselves. All other grocery items have gone hrough without any verification. ymmv of course.

I didn't know you could do that. Thank you.
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psafux
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Hm, no problem. They have been advertising it all over the television too, thought it was more of a well-known thing :]

We used to go to 2 or 3 stores - walmart for the staples, and hit up store discounts elsewhere to stock up. This has made it so much easier, especially with a 3 year old in tow.



psafux
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reply to OZZY7

said by OZZY7:

Wal Mart and grocery stores LOVE coupons,

"love" might be a strong word for the relationship. It's a hassle for stores to collect the coupons, sort them by manufacturer, and send them in - oh and wait to see if all the coupons are valid/legit. Expired coupons & illegitimate coupons are common, the store loses money on those since there is no reimbursement. They accept coupons because if they didn't they would lose business.

The aforementioned Walmart ad match is an attempt by the super-retailer to regain market share as a result of people doing exactly what I described that my wife and I have done for a long time. Many people shop discounts at one grocery store and pick up the staples at Walmart to save money all around. With the economy in shambles, people became more interested in coupon-clipping & shopping around, even going to multiple stores for their weekly shopping trip.

I let my wife spend $450 at Walmart a few weeks ago (we had a little extra cash, -not- a typical shopping trip) as long as she price-matched as much as she could. She filled up (and I mean completely filled over-the-top brimming) two carts for that price. The average price of each item was around $2 after price-matching & coupons. Ill attach the receipt if anyone doubts me, I PDF them all. I bet we saved at least $100.


OZZY7
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That's all fine and good. That bitch still would have given me a hard time though, I'm certain of that. And finally. The product IS NOT available for $1 less, locally anyway. So, that would have been a lie.
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OHN

join:2003-02-05
Appleton, WI
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reply to psafux

Have you seen the exteme couponing show on TV? Some people pay $18 for $1000 worth of food. Cant do that here in California though.



dvd536
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said by OHN:

Have you seen the exteme couponing show on TV? Some people pay $18 for $1000 worth of food. Cant do that here in California though.

That show has caused many retailers to change their coupon use policies.


dvd536
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reply to psafux

said by psafux:

I let my wife spend $450 at Walmart a few weeks ago (we had a little extra cash, -not- a typical shopping trip) as long as she price-matched as much as she could. She filled up (and I mean completely filled over-the-top brimming) two carts for that price. The average price of each item was around $2 after price-matching & coupons.

2 overflowing carts for $450? doesn't sound like very much of it was MEATS.


OZZY7
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Of course not. It was 500 bottles of baby shampoo. But, it was almost free. So, they won, right?
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