At least, the Walgreens I go to.
I ended up getting two free boxes of tampons, but I had to work for it. I used this deal for the Playtex Sport.
The first coupon worked, brining the total for two boxes to $2.29. However, the second coupon (for $2.50) wouldn’t scan. Since the purchase price was less than the coupon, the machine didn’t know how to correct that.
Enter several confused Walgreens employees.
An employee came to help the cashier. She kept telling me that because the coupon stated “one coupon per purchase” that I could only use one coupon instead of two.
I calmly explained that actually, one purchase means one item. So, box #1 is a purchase, and box #2 is another purchase. I told her that if the coupon read “one coupon per transaction,” then that would mean I could only use one coupon.
She refused to see the light.
Fortunately, they called the assistant manager. She had no idea what to do, though. Then, they called the mangager. He didn’t come to the register, though I wish he did.
He told employee #2 to key in the coupon at $2.29. She did, and told me “He’s letting you do this” or whatever.
This is not doing me a favor. This is using a coupon correctly. The manufacturer will reimburse Walgreens $5 because I used those coupons. Even though, if I didn’t use coupons at all, Walgreens would only earn $4.79 (or whatever the price before coupons was).
So, I got my two boxes and didn’t have to pay out of pocket.
I’m going to write corporate headquarters for a copy of their coupon policy and to ask they send a copy to that store.
UPDATE: Crystal thinks she knows why I had a problem. I only bought two boxes, but if I bought something non-related for like $0.25 or so, to put my total at over $5 before coupons, that might have helped. Good to know! I’ll try that next time. I’m still waiting to hear from Walgreens corporate.