Once again, I decided to try for an “Under $20” deal for high end items at CVS. I hadn’t sat down and written everything before hand, but I had checked out the Weekly Ads, and read up on other couponer’s great finds.
I ended up running into a few issues with this last order, and I would love to receive feedback, and find out what I am doing wrong or if anyone else is having the same problems…
In my Weekly Ad, it says:
Buy 2 of ANY Maybelline Lip or Eye get $5 extrabucks® rewards
And the small print says:
WITH CARD: ALL Maybelline Lip or Eye. Offer limit of 3 per household with card. Excludes clearance.
In my understanding of doing this deal, I would be able to Buy 6 Maybelline products, and receive $15 ECBs. At the register, I was told that it was Buy 2 of ANY Maybelline Lip or Eye get $5 extrabucks® rewards per card. If I had two extra cards, I could get the deal, and that I could NOT do it on one.
Thus, I received only $5 ECBs for 6 products of Maybelline.
Inconsistencies with price.
In the Clearance section it said “All items 75% off”. Not all of my products received the discount. Unfortunately, there was a long line, and I was short on time to scrutinize everything on my receipt (my main issue was the 15 ECB), so I was overcharged* for several items.
-Mini Fan $2.00…….. final price .50 (25% discount): .49
-Hand sanitizer $2.00 x2….final price 1.00 (25% discount): .98
-Face wipes $1.00 …. final price (AUGH) 1.00 (discount) $1.00* (supposed to be .25)
-Side Walk Chalk $1.00 x 2… final price (AUGHHHHH)…(discount)… $2.00 (supposed to be .50)*
(supposed to be roughly $2.22 total… not 4.47…grrr)
1 Maybelline Lip Gloss … 4.49 (-1.00 MFC coupons.com) (discount)
1 Maybelline Mascara… 5.99 (-2.00 MFC coupons.com) (discount)
3 Maybelline Eye Shadow… 7.49 (-1 MFC x 3 coupons.com) (discount)
1 Maybelline Blush… 8.49… (-2.00 MFC coupons.com) (discount)
Used $3 ECB and $5ECB from last week’s transactions
Used Get 25% off Just for You discount (-$11.11)
Yes, it’s under my $20s goal, but I had expected to be under it with tax…
CA 9.5% TAX $3.31
Final Total: $22.11
Received only 5 EB thought I was earning 10 EB more…
The $2.25 overcharged annoys me. It’s because I only use the discount bin when it’s dirt cheap, like today.
— Anyone deal with similar issues? What do you do about them?