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We don't condone coupon fraud.

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

This is what I was told tonight when I went out to shop. Yes, I coupon. Do I follow the rules of the coupon? By the damn book I do! That's why I have to do so many transactions!

 

 I go to this store all the time, and all the cashiers out there know me. Several of them love it when I come through, because we will try to guess how low my total is going to be ( even though I have figured out, the cashiers always like to make a bet that I missed something, and it might be lower, or a bit higher ). I have had issues with cashiers in the past that would get mad because of my coupons, and refuse to take them, but when a manager came by, they changed their attitudes quickly.

 

I had a good sized cart full of items that I needed. I got up to the registers, and didn't even really look to see whose line I got in. I just got in the shortest one ( hell I was tired! lol ). I got the majority of my stuff on the belt, and looked up to say hello to the cashier. She was already on her phone at the register, and not long after some man came up, and was giving me the Evil Eye. I said hello to both of them, and the Evil Eye dude asked to see my coupons. I showed my binder to him, and explained that I had a couple different transactions, that way I would be able to use all the coupons, but still be able to abide by the 4-per-transaction limit that each one had on it. He slammed my binder shut, dropped it in my now empty cart, and told me that they weren't going to be able to do any of my orders! I asked why, and told them that I have never had an issue with my coupons, and that they were for legit items that I had, and showed him a couple of them ( I had some Pantene with some $1 off one coupons, and some $1.50 off Reach toothbrushes , and I had regular Reach toothbrushes! ). He refused to look at them, and told me flat out to my face that :

I'm sorry, but we do NOT * he emphasized that word * condone coupon fraud. You can purchase the items, but you will not be allowed to  use your coupons. It is too many, even with separate transactions.

 

He stood there looking at me like I was a purple headed, yellow striped, pink polka dotted dino! He got called away a few seconds later, and the cashier looked at me with the most hateful  look, and said :

Oh wow.....you'll actually have to pay full price for something!!!! Such a shock, isn't it?!

I simply picked up my binder, put the coupons back in it that I had shown the dickheaded manager, turned to the cashier, and said in the sweetest, sappiest voice that I could muster :

No....what is such a shock is going to be people watching you actually working, because guess what? You're going to have so much fun putting all this stuff back on the shelves.

And I walked out, Without my stuff. Because, apparently, using coupons the way they are supposed to be use, is now considered coupon fraud. I still can't understand it.....I go to this store all the freaking time, and have never had an issue!!!! I have even called ahead a couple times, and spoke with a manager because I had so many coupons. I was told that as long as I abide by the coupon and the stores coupon policy, I will be fine. And now this......

What would you have done?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:23 AM
Replies (31-40):
Chrissy_Lynn
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:46 AM
Some registers will not alert you when a coupon is expired or if your using more then one coupon on a single item.

I use to work at walmart and know the registers dont always pick up on it. I had a lady try to use several coupons on one large box of diapers. She hadva load of stuff and I just happened to remember she only got one thing of diapers.

If it had been something small like food, make-up , etc she probably wouldn of got away with it


Quoting Kelsmomma123: I would call corporate. And how the heck does someone commit coupon fraud? I've heard people say that before but I just don't understand how? I am not a couponer so I really don't know how it works.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:46 AM
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It doesnt matter if the coupon states per person ot transaction. Store policy does not override the policy on the coupon. Many coupons now state per person.

Quoting bowribbonmama: What does this even have to do with the OP? She clearly stated that the stores policy is per transaction, not customer.

Quoting Anonymous: And many have due to coupon hoarding.

Quoting bowribbonmama: Per transaction means transaction. If they wanted it to be per customer they'd have to state that.

Quoting Anonymous: Because it is supposed to be a limit on per person on what you can get.Not per transaction.Quoting TheSilence: Why? I've bought stuff for friends or family and had desperate transactions. It's not a huge deal.


Quoting Anonymous:

Isnt that why you should bring extra people with you for the transactions?


jjknue
by Member on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:51 AM
Oh so he is pretty dumb because he didn't even look at your coupons. You should complain to someone.

Quoting Anonymous:

 Coupon fraud is when you use a coupon meant for one item, for another similar item.


Example: you have a coupon for $1 off Pillsbury Cresent rolls, but they aren't on sale. However.....Pillsbury biscuits ARE on sale. Because they are the same brand, the cashier wouldn't really notice ( if they aren't paying attention ). The biscuits are on sale for .50 cents a can, which gives you a .50 cent overage if you use the $1 off coupons. THAT is coupon fraud.


Quoting jjknue: My question is how is there coupon fraud? If the cashier is ringing in the items then they know how they work right? These people are so petty and was he a manager there?

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:51 AM

 Now you're going to have me on the lookout for one of those! lol

I've been couponing for about a year now, and have yet to see one that says * per person *. All the ones I have say in bright bold red letters * limit of 4 per transaction *, or a limit of whatever per transaction. I always abide by the coupon policy, and if I ever do run across some that say * per person *, I will find someone to go with me. Simple as that.

Quoting Anonymous: It doesnt matter if the coupon states per person ot transaction. Store policy does not override the policy on the coupon. Many coupons now state per person.

Quoting bowribbonmama: What does this even have to do with the OP? She clearly stated that the stores policy is per transaction, not customer.

Quoting Anonymous: And many have due to coupon hoarding.

Quoting bowribbonmama: Per transaction means transaction. If they wanted it to be per customer they'd have to state that.

Quoting Anonymous: Because it is supposed to be a limit on per person on what you can get.Not per transaction.Quoting TheSilence: Why? I've bought stuff for friends or family and had desperate transactions. It's not a huge deal.


Quoting Anonymous:

Isnt that why you should bring extra people with you for the transactions?

 

 

littlesippycup
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:52 AM

Awww that's super sweet.

Quoting Chrissy_Lynn: Most people who do that stock pile stuff donate alot of it, I know I do.

I got 4 free things of laundry detergent along with 2 I only paid $2 each for when they were originally $4.50. I only kept 2. I gave 2 to my parents and 2 to my sisters.

Ive donated alot of food , shampoo, conditioner, diapers, etc. To our local food bank.


Quoting littlesippycup:

Good. You don't NEED 80 bottles of shampoo.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:54 AM

 I was so pissed off that I was just ready to get out and leave as soon as possible. I could understand if I had coupons for some toothbrushes, and was trying to get floss with them, or coupons for some tampons, and was trying to get pads, but if the dude had just looked at them, he would have seen everything I had in my cart, I had legit coupons for!

Quoting jjknue: Oh so he is pretty dumb because he didn't even look at your coupons. You should complain to someone.

Quoting Anonymous:

 Coupon fraud is when you use a coupon meant for one item, for another similar item.


Example: you have a coupon for $1 off Pillsbury Cresent rolls, but they aren't on sale. However.....Pillsbury biscuits ARE on sale. Because they are the same brand, the cashier wouldn't really notice ( if they aren't paying attention ). The biscuits are on sale for .50 cents a can, which gives you a .50 cent overage if you use the $1 off coupons. THAT is coupon fraud.


Quoting jjknue: My question is how is there coupon fraud? If the cashier is ringing in the items then they know how they work right? These people are so petty and was he a manager there?

 

 

littlesippycup
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Don't mind me. I don't even know and I'm just talking random smack. Bump.

Quoting Anonymous:

 I will, eventually. And if I can get it for free, or even just a few pennies, now, why would I pay full price later on? And I didn't have 80 bottles of shampoo. I had maybe 20.

Quoting littlesippycup:

Good. You don't NEED 80 bottles of shampoo.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:55 AM

 See?! We DO need 80 bottles of shampoo!

Quoting littlesippycup:

Awww that's super sweet.

Quoting Chrissy_Lynn: Most people who do that stock pile stuff donate alot of it, I know I do.

I got 4 free things of laundry detergent along with 2 I only paid $2 each for when they were originally $4.50. I only kept 2. I gave 2 to my parents and 2 to my sisters.

Ive donated alot of food , shampoo, conditioner, diapers, etc. To our local food bank.


Quoting littlesippycup:

Good. You don't NEED 80 bottles of shampoo.


 

lalaboosh
by on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:57 AM
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I'm glad they're cracking down. I'm also glad you can't pull crap like that where I shop.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:57 AM

I would have done the same thing. Was the guy who came over new?  I would go in and talk to a manager you already know, and ask if the policies have changed, and explain what happened. 

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