Monday, August 10, 2009

Q & A

Coupon Clipper: I have a question. Ball Park's are on sale B1/G1 (buy one get one FREE) at Kroger and I have a $1 off 2 coupon. My question is can I use the coupon with a B1/G1 free sale?

Me: Yep! Cool huh? The rule is that you may spend one coupon per item purchased, unless the coupon states otherwise, like your coupon does. Your coupon states that you must purchase 2 packages of hot dogs in order to be able to spend your coupon.

It doesn't matter that one of your packages of hot dogs are FREE because of a running promotion, the cash register just needs to have scanned two Ball Park bar codes to be able to accept your coupon.


Becky C

I had a similar question when the Dynamo detergent was B1G2 free. I had a $1/2 coupon and the cashier would not accept it because I was only "buying" one, even though there were 3 items scanned. Was she incorrect?

Laura Webber

Kind of... if she had scanned the coupon it would have been accepted by the register, and the manufacturer would have reimbursed the store for the value of your coupon.

Your cashier made her own decision... I would have asked for a manager's opinion.

Coupons do not say that you must pay a minimum or at all to be able to use the coupon. If a store is offering a sale during the same period of time that the manufacturer has published a coupon- you just are well educated to combine the sale and the coupon.

Becky C

I asked her "would you please humor me and try the coupon?" She tried to scan it, the register beeped, and she said "see, it doesn't work." I opted not push it any further.