Today was my first experience with the coupon police I hear about. I was told I could not use coupons on item’s that are marked down, which I had a ton of them in my cart, but I had done it plenty of times before. So I had to call for a manager and was told that I could indeed use them as long as the coupon did not exceed the price of the item. Which none of them did. I got some yogurt for 19 cents a box and the cashier about had a fit. I seriously felt offended on how I was treated by the cashier. I am going to make it known, and I plan on writing Kroger about the incident…also, I will be going to a different Kroger from now on that has never given me problems, and in fact they applaud me for my coupon usage. I always follow the rules and am just a stay at home mom trying to save a few bucks. I had to do two transactions, since I had to wait on the manager ok for the marked down items with coupons.
Anyways here’s my list and prices:
Barilla Pasta Sauce $2.59, had a free coupon
Barilla Pasta $1, had a free coupon
Valentine’s Day Cards, $1.49 they were 25% off
3 Lean Pockets $1.70 each, $1.25 coupon= $3.85
2 Nestle Tollhouse Filled Cookies $2.09 each, had 2 $1 off coupons= $2.18
Kroger Sour Cream $1
Dove Dark Chocolate $.79 (impulse buy!)
Pamper Baby Wipes $1.49, had $1 coupon= $.49
10 Cans of Progresso Soup $9.99, had 5 $.50 coupons when you buy 2, $7.49
10 Cans of Del Monte Vegetables, $4.99
Grapes, $2.53 ($1.48/lb)
Kens Vidalia Dressing, $1.79, had $1 coupon=$.79
Kroger Chopped Frozen Spinach $1.49
3 Hunts Fire Roasted Tomatoes, $1.49- $1 coupon off 3= $.49 for 3 cans!
2 Kroger Shredded Cheese, Buy One Get One, $3
Kroger Baby Carrots, $2.19-$.40 coupon=$1.79 (these were marked $1.59 and I didn’t see this til now…)
12 pack of toilet paper (not pictured) $3.99
Total before coupons and instant savings, and Mega Sale= $90.49
Total after coupons and savings=$39.54, only 56% savings
Glade Sense and Spray, normally $8.99, marked to $4.49, had $3 off coupon=$1.49
4 Glade Candles, normally $4.99 each, marked to $.69, had $1.50 off coupon=$1.26
3 Danimal Yogurt Tubes, normally $2.99, marked to $1.29, had 3 $.55 coupons, doubled to $1.10=.57
Total Before Coupons and Mark Downs, $38.53
Total after coupons $3.74, 90% Savings!!!
For a grand total of $129.02 before coupons, $43.28 after coupons!!!