Sunday, March 22, 2009

Q & A

From an email...

Coupon Clipper: I just went to CVS to buy the following items (i'm copying the deals directly from "It's Hip To Save":

Crest Pro-Health Enamel Care $3.49=$3.49Ecb (limit 1)Use the $1 coupon from the 2/8PG Final cost FREE, plus a $1 moneymaker!

Schick Quattro for Women or Intuition Plus Shaver $8.99=$3Ecb (limit 1)Use the $4 coupon from the 3/22SS
Final cost $1.99!

Dry Idea Clinical solid or roll for $7.99=$5Ecb (limit 2)Use the $2 coupon from here
Final cost .99!

Post Trail Mix Crunch, buy one at $4.59 get one free Purchase two and use two $2 coupons from here
Final cost 2/.59, just .30 per box!

Not one single item was marked as I thought it would be (based on what I was finding on "It's Hip To Save" and other blogs). So, I left with nothing. I know I've messed up in the past where I've mixed two different weeks of deals. But, I just double checked and these deals are from her "CVS 3/22-3/28" post. I was hoping to use a $5 off $25 coupon that expires today. Can you offer an explanation?

Me: Do you remember this happening about a month ago? CVS is test marketing a change in their weekly flyer... and us lucky Michiganders (as well as Floridians) are the Guinea pigs. CVS, with their 'pilot program,' is hoping to find out whether fewer items with much better pricing sells more merchandise or whether more products with fairly standard sales and ECB offers will earn them better sales.

*I think that this is just a week where it stinks to be us!

You could try printing an ad from another state (google a zip code if you need to) and print off the pages with the items that you were hoping to purchase, maybe your store manager would be willing to honor those prices. Good luck!