So, I went back to Ralphs today, armed with four $2/1 Hungry Man printables and three coupons for Buy One Steamfresh Vegetables, Get a Free Steamfresh Lightly Sauced or Whole Grain Blend Variety from yesterday’s Smart Source insert. That would get me to 10 qualifying items for the Frozen Mega Sale, but the cashier flat out refused to accept the Hungry Man coupons, saying they were fraudulent. I would have asked for the manager, but she was checking out customers in a different lane and there was a line building in my lane (thanks to the lady behind me for being so understanding and patient!).
When the cashier then tried to tell me that the Crest coupons weren’t for the right items (after she’d already scanned them), I realized I had had the same conversation with her before, when she told me I hadn’t bought the right item for a coupon even as she scanned the coupon. Now I’m convinced she’s just anti-coupon and I need to avoid her line. She also had difficulty processing my request to remove all frozen items from my order, so I had to repeat and rephrase and explain my request half a dozen times before she understood. Needless to say, it was frustrating.
So – I tell you this saga as a warning that cashiers have possibly been told not to accept the $2/1 Hungry Man coupon. While it’s possible it was just this particular anti-coupon cashier giving me a hard time, she immediately started going on about the coupon when she saw it, indicating that I wasn’t the first customer to try using it.
On the bright side, my store had restocked the $1 Dawn Hand Renewal, so I was able to get more for free. (Not that I need more dish soap. I could probably go a decade or at least half of a decade without needing to buy more dish soap.)
Also, one last deal: Small boxes of Totino’s pizza rolls are on sale for $1 (not part of the Mega event). Use the 50 cents/1 Totino’s Rolls Snacks, any flavor/variety coupon from the 8/8 GM (exp 10/30) to get a box for free.