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Do stores really allow overage??

post #1 of 16
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I have a bunch of $2 off coupons for a product that costs $1.02 at Target. The first time they gave me a hard time and I told them I was buying what was stated on the coupon. They told me I could only buy one, because the coupon said one per transaction. Then it still wouldn't scan so they said I had to get 2 and use one coupon, which REALLY doesn't make sense since the coupon says only good on one item. I was in a hurry and didn't feel like arguing. Then my DH went later and used 3 of them and no questions asked he got overage. Does it just depend on your cashier or is there really a guideline for this? Which stores allow overage? Thanks for any advice!
post #2 of 16
I think a lot depends on your cashier. I have noticed at different stores the same thing. One week they give you are hard time, the next week someone different knows an over ride code and just types it in to keep the line going. The store is getting the money back from the manufacter anyway.
post #3 of 16
My Target will not give the overage and I have noticed Tom Thumb will not either. Guess it just depends.....Althought if I spend more money, they do not notice it and do it anyway....
post #4 of 16
Actually I got an overage at Target this weekend. Had their $1 off coupons for Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa and the ones on the shelf were marked down to .86. I had no problem at the check out and my son is happy with our 4 free boxes of hot cocoa.
post #5 of 16
i HAVE NEVER HAD PROBLEMS WITH OVERAGE BUT THEN AGAIN I BUY EXTRA ITEMS TO COVER THE OVERAGE. I HAVEN'T HAD A PROBLEM AT TARGET EITHER WITH OVERAGE. THE OTHER DAY AT WALMART I HAD FOUND $3.00 OFF SCHICK DISPOSABLE RAZORS ON TOP OF SHAVING CREAM AT TARGET AND WALMART HAD SCHICK DIS. RAZORS FOR $1.97 AND THEY DIDN'T GIVE ME ANY TROUBLE.
post #6 of 16
I've only ever gotten overage when I had extra items as well. It was at Walmart and I had no problem.
post #7 of 16
I don't have a Target, but with Walmart I think is just depends on the cashier. I try to go ones I know won't be a problem, but I know the rules, so I make them stick to it or have them get the CSM so they can tell them that I am in the right.
post #8 of 16
The key is to not have them owe you money at the end of the transaction. For those $2 coupons, you should have either went ahead and bought 2 of each, making them only 4 cents a piece or you should have bought other items bringing you over the the total coupons so you would owe them at least a few cents. Most Targets will not allow overage on coupons, I am pretty sure it is in their coupon policy, but as long as they don't owe you at the end, some of them let them slide through. BTW, if you don't want to buy other items, they can adjust the coupon down for the exact cost of the item.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
I forgot to mention that I did have other items in the purchase so they would not have had to pay me or anything... I mentioned that they could adjust the coupon for the price of the item and they said they couldn't do that (even though they've done it before). Like I said, I didn't feel like arguing and that Target has been really picky about stuff. I have started going to one further away from my house just because they don't hassle me.
post #10 of 16
I never expect overage, and I can't seem to figure out the pattern of when I'll get it or not. Sometimes the store will adjust the value of the coupon down to the price of the item.
I do make sure to have other items to use up any overage.
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