I am newer to couponing but I had a problem during my last shopping trip. I had a coupon for $5 off vitamins. Those vitamins are usually like $9 but they were on clearance at the store for $3.99. I got 6 bottles and had 6 coupons figuring I would get $6 in overage that could be applied to the rest of my total.
But, when the cashier scanned the coupons, she explained that the store policy doesn't allow them to give me more off then the price of the item, even if the coupon specifically states a higher amount. Now, I didn't argue because, really, it's $6 and I did get the vitamins for free. But, I am curious, since the store is now going to turn around and send those coupons to the company to get reimbursed and get $5 per coupon when they only gave me $4 per coupon, how is that not considered fraud?
I mean, like I said, it's not really a huge deal, it just seems wrong that the store is making money off of my coupons instead of giving me the full amount.