Monday, January 26, 2009

Q & A

From an email...

Coupon Clipper: At CVS if they screw up on a price and you bring it back to the store, do they give you $5? I know Kroger's does that. Not sure if CVS does. They failed to give me the sale price on tampons and I realized it when I got home (darn it the girls are sleeping!). Also, they have a deal right now for BOGO Post cereals and the paper had a $1.00 off Post. 2 boxes of Fruity Pebbles for $3.49 is a deal. And thank you again SO much for getting me into coupons. I can't believe I didn't start sooner. Even if I just save a $1 it's totally worth it:-)

Me: I'm so glad that you LOVE clipping coupons- it is so worth the time!!!
I'm not sure if CVS offers the $5 back, I have never tried, but I think that it is a Michigan law... so probably.I'd call before I went... the store phone number is on the receipt!
Good luck!

There is a Michigan Law, to keep stores honest with their price tags- that if a store charges you a different price (higher) other than what is indicated on the package- then you are entitled to the price difference PLUS $5.

I have only taken advantage of this law once- and it was about 10 years ago... does anyone have any up to date info that they'd like to share in the comments? Thank you!



The Scan Law or bounty is you will recieve the overage charged times 5. Not to exceed $5 and not below $1. I nail retailers all the time on this most of them have no idea what I am talking about. Yeah for the consumers!!!


Q: If a price is not marked on a sale item and it scans for more than the sale price, do I get the sale price and the bonus?

A: You are entitled to the sale price but not the bonus. There must be a price marked on the item - and the item has to scan for more than the price marked on it - for you to be entitled to the bonus.