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  • Morning Coffee: First Albertsons Doubles Experience

    I went to Albertsons for the first time every yesterday, and it was an extremely pleasant experience. The store itself was quite nice, it was easy to get a savings card at the customer service desk, and the cashier didn’t blink when I handed over my doublers. I would have gone back for a second transaction, but I had both boys with me and they were driving me nuts. (Why must siblings bicker so much???) I may go back before the doublers expire, but the store is quite the trek, so probably not. I’ll have to see if the matchups I can do are worth it. I really wish they didn’t limit customers to three doublers per transaction. If the limit was higher, the trek out there would be more worthwhile. But I hope they see a nice spike in sales this week to give them incentive to keep the doublers coming.

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    Comments

    1. Anonymous says:

      My boys are the same way drives me insane sometimes. Let's hope it goes away soon!!!

    2. I just have one and still she makes me crazy too. At my albertsons they just let me use one double coupon at the time, and when we asked why? they said they decided to change it since Tuesday, the trip was just not worthy it.

    3. Which coupons did you double? And which store did you go to? There is a nice Albertsons in Monrovia, but I haven't decided if the deals are worth the trek over there. I have an appt in the area next week, so maybe I will use them then.

    4. I went to the one in Alhambra, I tried to double the one for Dreyers and the one for Super Pretzels, and they gave me the weird excuse, but my husband went later and they went through, I guess is a cashier thing and the manager just agreed to that, but I think is unfair.

    5. Chief Family Officer says:

      @Rebecca – I went to the store in Reseda and bought 6 boxes of Pop Tarts ($1/3 from 2/7 RP) and a package of Keebler Cheesecake Middles (55 cents/1 from 3/7 RP). My total was just over $8. I can definitely think of things to use up the 3 doublers I have left, but it's just not worth the drive for me. Supposedly there will be more doublers on Sunday …

      @Erika – Wow, that's totally uncool since the coupons themselves say 3 per visit. Maybe they've realized that and backed off.

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