It's allright. It's very pretty. :) I made a point to stop by and ask who they consider competitors as far as coupons are concerned. She said, oh, all the grocery stores, we take the Food Lion coupons, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, that sort of thing. I said, oh, you take Walgreens? She said "as long as it says manufacturer coupon on it". Oh good grief. I said, so you don't take Walgreens coupons, you take manufacturer coupons that might have the Walgreens logo on it. She said, oh yeah, I guess you're right. Then she said, and you can print some coupons off the internet (you think?) and we take those up to $5. That is when I said "I have a coupon that is for $6 off one pork[...blah..blah..] This particular coupon has been approved by your district manager so can I use it?" She said no. I said, well, may I speak to one of your managers please?. A Mgr came over and she told him the coupon (they never looked at it) and he said oh yes, that's fine then (when I brought up the district manager).
I didn't have a very good feeling so I browsed around. No cheap vitamins, and only 2 Covergirl products under $4. I did get those two, and some other things, then thought I'd get 2 bags of charcoal and do the deal that way (I didn't want to push my luck. LOL). Got to the register and the cashier started entering q's, got to the pork one, opened her mouth to speak and I interrupted with "Eric [the manager] approved those coupons. I know they're over $5." She said ok, and had to have a manager come over and enter them. Oddly enough when they scanned, they beeped. I had plenty of items to cover my q's, and nowhere near $50, so I wonder if their registers are set to beep for coupons over $6? Weird.
Did alright, but my total seemed a bit high. I got to the car and realized she only entered one of my Publix Covergirl q's. So I will take that back to my Publix and hopefully they'll adjust it for me. :)
I don't think I'll go back to this store- it was pretty far out of my way and they didn't have that much that my store doesn't have.
2 Kingsford Charcoal $7.99
-$3/1 FLip + $4/1 mq= $.99
2 pork $1.33/ea
-$6/1 pork= -$10.67
2 KC Masterpiece bbq sauce $1.99/ea
-Free wyb Charcoal mq+ $1/2 FLip= -$1.00
2 Covergirl make-up pad removers $2.49/ea
-$2.50/2 mq + $2/1 Publixq = [should have been] -$1.51
1 Crisco Olive Oil $6.49 bogo
-$1/1 mq= $2.25
1 Publix brown sugar $.85
-$1/1 wyb 5 Kool-Aid Food Lionq= -$.15
5 Kool-Aid $.20/ea
1 Publix Cheese Pizza $4.69 [Penny item- WOOHOO!]
-penny item q= $.01
2 bags Fresh Express lettuce mix $2.50/ea
-$1/1 FLip= $1.50/ea
2 dozen 4Grain eggs 2/$4
Total food tax: $.91
Total non-food tax: $1.94
Total oop: $5.08 [should have been $3.08]
Total saved: $58.76 [should have been $60.76] 95%
I also went to Maryland Farms to see if they had any charcoal in. I did talk to Eric when I got there, he was standing inside the front. We chatted for a minute and he thanked me for letting him know about the charcoal. He said, "I ordered a bunch of the charcoal and we got a ton in yesterday!" He said, "I haven't walked over there today, but I know there was some this morning". He also said, "one guy came in and bought ten bags yesterday!" I told him, "I told you there was a good deal on it." :)
So I walked over there and ... no charcoal.
At least I got a raincheck. And my grandmother bought a few things, and I got a few free after coupon things I had in my binder so I could get the penny pizza. :D Awesome penny item. A few of the cashiers and baggers were teasing me for only having two measly little bags of things. LOL. I always come in and buy a cart full of stuff for pennies, so they thought it was funny I bought so little. ;)
I suspected the Nippers Corners store would also be out, so I dropped in on my drive by and sure enough- no charcoal. So I got a raincheck there too.