Just so you guys don't think that I have the best luck on the planet, I'll share my experience from today.
I have the best Wags in the world, and I've worked hard at building a good relationship with them but occasionally they are out of stock of something, or don't carry something I need/want. This week, I really wanted to stock up on Purex. I was able to get four at my store, but they only had 5 so hopefully they'll get some more on the truck tomorrow. But I really wanted the Free and Clear which they don't carry.
So I trucked myself over to the store I don't like, where there is an Ass Mgr (abbreviation meant that way, because he really is, coupon or no coupons.) who has even called the police on a couponer before because he thought they had fraudulent coupons! Anyway, I try not to shop there, but I was sincerely hoping he wouldn't be there and the good manager who just transferred from my favorite store would be there.
Not the case.
I found the Purex, and the Free and Clear, but when I tried to check out, I got the ...oh...I don't know...can you use these... blah blah from the cashier. She called the manager and I just cringed. I already knew he wasn't going to have it. He put the smackdown on me and said they got a letter from LP saying they couldn't do it. I'm not sure why that would be the case since it's totally legit and the store will get reimbursed. I said I had already bought a few at another store and he said (and this is my all-time favorite comment) "They're not supposed to". Oh really. So I said, well if corporate has told me I can use them, and I use them at another store, but you say I can't, someone is lying. I'll just go spend my money at another Walgreens." And I picked up my coupons and my son and we left.
I then called corporate. Mostly because the guy is such an a*******, I told the guy what happened and he took my number and name for the SM to call me back.
Now, my hub delivers Pepsi to this store and the SM has TOLD my hub (not realizing that his wife is a couponer) that he doesn't like couponers and he doesn't understand c0upons. Nice.
So not ten minutes later, my phone rings. I wasn't expecting a call back until tomorrow so I didn't answer it b/c I want to calm down first.
It happens to the best of us.