Sunday, January 24, 2010

When Good Deals Don't Work Out - Bummer!

Have you ever gone to a store specifically to stock up on a few things for a promotion only to get to the register with your coupons, pay and then have it not work out? Doesn't it just ruin your day?!

Well that happened with me today! I went to Fred Meyer to pick up my Kraft Cheese for the buy 5, save $5 Catalina promotion that ends today. Well after the cashier forgot to scan and then lost one of my coupons and I had to stand there going back and forth with her for several minutes about the location of my extra $1 off coupon; I finally paid and my $5 catalina did not print. Maybe the promo ended early or maybe the cashier didn't scan something right, I am not sure, but I was seriously bummed! I would have just turned around and went to customer service to return the cheese, but I was in a hurry and I ended up paying under $1 per bag for the cheese which is technically my stock up price anyway. I do plan on calling Catalina (1-888-8COUPON) today to see if they can mail me my $5 Catalina as I have heard they do that occaisionally.

I just wanted to post this story for you all to let you know sometimes deals don't work out; seems to be a lot for me lately, but it's not the end of the world. Another deal scenario will work out soon and then I'll be happy!


  1. Sorry this happened, but it does make me feel better. I don't generally try to "make deals work". But during the holidays I tried to do a combination one and bought a bunch of stuff to make it work and then the catalina never printed out, but I was sure I did it right. The clerk had no idea what I was talking about, so I felt pretty bummed when I left the store.

  2. It's hard when its a Catalina that is supposed to print. You are kind of going in blind hopeing that it works out the right way! If it were a coupon that weren't scanning right or something or an un-educated on their store's policy cashier I would have no problem refusing to buy the items, but with Catalinas you have to pay first!

    Oh well! I guess it happens to the best of us!