Monday, August 31, 2009

What Just Happened?

Target - saw this on Queen aka The Target Queen's blog :)

Here's what I bought:
  • 3 Purina Chef Michaels bags of dry dog food $4.26 each
  • 6 Purina Chef Michaels Canine Creations cans $0.84 each
  • 2 Target sparkling waters $0.69 each
Here's what I expected to happen:
  • 3 Purina Chef Michaels bags of dry dog food $4.26 each, use three $3 coupons (8/23 RP) and three $1.50 Target coupons (click on "Target Coupons" and print as many as you want - they do say one per customer so you may be only able to use one at a time) = FREE or possible minor overage
  • 6 Purina Chef Michaels Canine Creations cans $0.84 each, use three BOGO coupons (8/23 RP) and three BOGO Target coupons = FREE

Here's what actually happened:

  • 3 Purina Chef Michaels bags of dry dog food $4.26 each - my three BOGO can coupons attached to these instead of the cans! Cashier then scanned two $3 coupons and gave me back the third one = $6 profit
  • 6 Purina Chef Michaels Canine Creations cans $0.84 each - no coupons attached to these
  • 2 waters $1.38
  • Total was $1.76 ($1.34 was tax)

I didn't use any Target coupons at all because I hadn't handed them over yet. I really don't know what happened here. The cashier didn't enter any prices for items, he just scanned the coupons and this is what happened. I was too flummoxed to say anything.

I also got a postcard in the mail today about my Bushnell rebate. It said I didn't buy the items during the promo period. This rebate is for $150 so naturally, I was very concerned! I called the 1-800 number and they told me they've been having problems with the new way Walmart prints receipts (they print on both sides of the receipt now) and said I was good to go. Phew! I should get my check within three to four weeks. Just a head's up if you did this rebate too.


Tiffany said...

The BOGO is automatically attaching to the big bags if that one is scanned first and the bogo's are scanned first. It shocked me the first time it happened to.

Lisa B. said...

Wow, hope my Target deal works out like that. :)

Queen said...

it's all about scan order at target! the free styler pantene Q's from a while back auto-deducted way more than they should have too, depending on what you bought and what order you handed the coupons over in :)

great trip! thanks for the link! :)

kc said...

This happened to me today too.... was dumbfounded when it happened. The cashier noted that hte cans were only ~.84 and seemed to consider fixing it, and then just kept scanning... bizzare. She had to force my $3 Qs through then.. and like you I had only given about half my Qs (I saved a few of my trial size Qs and target Qs), since I had a huge stack.

frugalsuz said...

Wow, thanks everyone, this info is really good to know!

Precious said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Bushnell Rebate.

Together We Save said...

Wow - that was an awesome Target trip!!

Eden said...

thanks for the heads up on the bushnell thing. i did the $150 too & got an email last week saying it was being processed. not heard from them since.

Connie said...

I had the same thing happen today buying the Chef Michael's. Even looking at the receipt, I can't figure out what happened! I only had a $1 item other than the dog food, so, I ended up going in the negative. She handed me TWO of my four $3 Q's back! I'm still confused, but I'd really like to get more.

frugalsuz said...

I got that email too and thought everything was ok until I got the postcard. There's a 1-800 # on the card in case you get something similar.

That's how I felt after today's trip! I'm glad I'm out of coupons because I'm so confused. :)