Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rolling RRs at WAGS this Week....Drama follows me!

I had about $119 in RRs expiring on 6/3 & 6/6 so I had to head to WAGS on Monday.
Now this week the deals are pretty thin for rolling RRs, so I went to roll some but also to just burn RRs too on things for the kids and me.

I went to the store that's a bit of a ride as it was a nice day for a drive and I hadn't been there in awhile. That store also usually has better clearance stuff and sales items don't get cleared off of the shelves....the good stuff tends to disappear on Sunday at the other store closer to my house.

I did 2 Transactions at the 1st store....


#1 Transaction
Revlon Hair Dryer $12.99 (Suppose to be $19.99 but rang up $12.99)
2x Aquafresh Toothpaste on sale $.99 w/Wags Ad Q=$1.98
Mtn. Dew Lip Balm clearanced $.50
Ecotrin on sale $2.00
3x Duracell Batteries on sale $2.99 w/Wags Ad Q=$8.97
2x Water 12 pack on sale $2.49=$4.98 **only 1 pictured**
2x Lifesaver Bags on sale BOGO=$2.29
Ballpoint Pens clearanced $.50

Subtotal $34.21
Tax $1.38

Coupons Used
Ecotrin $2/1
2x Aquafresh $.75/1=$1.50
3x Duracell $1/1=$3.00
Coupon Total $6.50
$35.59-$6.50=$29.09

RRs Used
$10,$10,$4.50,$3
Total $27.50
$29.09-$27.50=$1.59 OOP put on GiftCard
Value of Items $60.36
RRs Received
Ecotrin $2, and NO $10 for the Hair Dryer!

So we go back and forth with the Cashier, then the Manager, then another Manager. It rang up $12.99, but the ad says it was suppose to ring up $19.99 and give a $10RR. They were thoroughly confused! In the end they refused to give it to me for $12.99 AND give me a $10 RR, but they would reduce the price to $9.99 for the Dryer. I know I got screwed on this deal but I took the $9.99 price deal, so I got a $3.18 refund on the $12.99+tax price I paid above. I know I should have fought harder or just told them forget it and refund it all but I just was tired of the DRAMA that always seems to come with at leat 1 transaction at WAGS.
Subtract my $1.59 payment from my $3.18 refund and my OOP for this transaction was Negative $1.59. I GOT PAID $1.59 to buy this stuff....or something like that.



#2 Transaction
2x Bottled Water pack on sale $2.49=$4.98 **only 1 pictured**
2x Chips Ahoy Cookies on sale 2/$5=$5.00
3x Duracell Batteries $2.99 w/Wags Ad Q=$8.97
3x Duracell Photo Battery clearanced $3.12=$9.36
4x Keebler Cookies on sale $10/4=$10.00
2x One a Day Drink Mix clearanced $.75=$1.50
Ecotrin on sale $2.00
2x Lifesavers Bags on sale BOGO=$2.29
4x Smucker's Jam on sale BOGO=$6.58
Mtn Dew Lip Balm clearanced $.50
2x Aquafresh Toothpaste $.99 w/Wags Ad Q=$1.98
3x Tresemme Shampoo on sale 3/$12=$12.00
Soleil Razors on sale $4.99
3x Butterfingers King Size clearanced $.42=$1.26 **only 2 pictured**

Subtotal $71.41
Tax $2.15
Coupons Used
6x Duracell $1/1=$6.00
One a Day $1/1=$1.00
Ecotrin $2.00
2x Aquafresh $.75/1=$1.50
Smuckers $1/3=$1.00
3x Tresemme $1/1=$3.00

Total $14.50

$73.56-$14.50=$59.06

RRs Used
$10,$10,$10,$5,$5,$5,$5,$2.50,$1,$1,$1

Total $55.50

$59.06-$55.50=$3.56 OOP on GiftCard
Value of Items purchased $116.59

RRs Received
$2 Ecotrin, $3 Chips Ahoy, $3 Keebler, $5 Tresemme, $1 Bic=$14RRs
I have to stop doing such larger transactions. Every time I do, the register won't take enough RRs in payment to get my total low enough. I should have been able to use another $1RR to get my total down to $2.56($2.15 of that $3.56 was tax so I couldn't get it lower than $2.56). I had enough items to let me use another few RRs/or Manu. Qs in my payment. I'll try to stick to smaller Transactions after today.

Off to my usual store for more transactions and MORE DRAMA!ACK!!

Transaction #3
Hair Dryer $12.99
Flavor Ice Pops $2.00
Water Balloons $5.00
2x Aquafresh Toothpaste $.99 w/Wags Ad Q=$1.98
Ecotrin on sale $2.00
4x Ramen Noodles=$1.00

Subtotal $24.97
Tax $1.08

Coupons Used
Ecotrin $2/1=$2.00
2x Aquafresh $.75/1=$1.50

Total $3.5o
$26.05=$3.50=$22.55
RRs Used
$9,$5,$5,$1,$1
Total $21.00
$22.55=$21.00=$1.55 OOP on GiftCard
Value of Items $37.14

RRs Received-$2 Ecotrin & again NO $10 RR for the Hair Dryer!!!

So here we go again......round and round with the Cashier, then the Asst. Manager(Kevin who's a cutie pie!) and then the Manager on Duty. First they try to tell me I had the wrong item....NOPE!lol Then they tried the old "the RR won't print because I used coupons" routine, until I pointed out it printed the Ecotrin RR....lolol Then they grilled me on what RRs I had used(figuring they'd explain it away with me using a Revlon RR to pay, so it wouldn't print a Revlon RR....but I had written down exactly what company each RR was from and surprise, surprise-No Revlon!

Then the 2 Managers disappear into the back for about 10 mins. leaving me just cooling my heels. I guess they were calling someone to find out what to do. I was all hyped up this time and wasn't leaving there without my RR AND the $12.99 price! Why should I pay the higher price if they have 2 conflicting prices/deals going on the same item, right?

Finally, Kevin, the Asst. Manager came back with my receipt, my hair dryer and a $10 RR. I got my RR and the lower price w/out a fight...yay! I noticed they had taken down all the signage on the hair dryers the next time I went down that aisle.lol I wonder what's going to happen the next time someone tries to buy one of the hair dryers.....
So RRs Received update for Transactions #3=$12RR

Back to the Pharmacy and they had a Meter...

Transaction #4

Bayer Meter on sale $10
Ecotrin on sale $2

Subtotal $12.00
Coupons Used
Bayer $30 adjusted down to $10
Ecotrin $2/1
Total $12.00

$12.00-$12.00=$.00 OOP
Value of Items $83.48
RRs Received
$2 Ecotrin, $10 Bayer=$12RR
Transaction #5
2x Starbucks Drinks $2 w/Wags ad Q=$4.00
Bic Soleil Razors $4.99
Veggie Cream Cheese clearanced $.45
Ecotrin on sale $2.00

Subtotal $11.44
Tax $.30
Coupons Used
Ecotrin $2/1=$2.00
Bic Razors $1/1=$1.00
Total $3.00

$11.74-$3.00=$8.74

RRs Used $5,$3
Total $8

$8.74-$8=$.74 OOP on GiftCard
Value of Items $16.75
RRs Received
$2 Ecotrin, $1 Bic=$3RR

Transaction #6

Bic Soleil Razors $4.99
Ecotrin on sale $2.00
Bug Repellant Pin $.99(WHY did I buy this for a filler?LOL)

Subtotal $7.98
Tax $.36

Coupons Used
Ecotrin $2/1=$2.00
Bic Razors $1/1=$1.00
Total $3.00

$8.34-$3.00=$5.34

RRs Used
$4.50

$5.34-$4.50=$.84 OOP on GiftCard
Value of Items $10.83

RRs Received
$2 Ecotrin, $1 Bic=$3RR

Transaction #7

2x Ramen Noodles $.29=$.58
Bic Soleil Razors $4.99
Ecotrin on sale $2.00

Subtotal $7.57
Tax $.30

Coupons Used
Ecotrin $2/1=$2.00
Bic Razors $1/1=$1.00
Total $3.00

$7.87-$3.00=$4.87

RRs Used
$4.50

$4.87-$4.50=$.37 OOP on GiftCard
Value of Items $10.36

RRs Received
$2 Ecotrin, $1 Bic=$3RR

Transaction #8

Ecotrin on sale $2.00

Subtotal $2.00
Tax $.00

Coupons Used
Ecotrin $2/1=$2.00

$2.00-$2.00=$.00 OOP

Value of Items $3.49

RRs Received
$2 Ecotrin

GRAND TOTALS

OOP $5.47 ($8.65-$3.18 refund on Hair Dryer)
Value of Items $339.00
Savings of 98.4%!
RRs Earned $51

The cashier at the 2nd store was the same one who I had rung me out back when the Colgate Visible White Toothpaste RR was rolling a couple of Saturdays ago. We chatted up for a bit today. She's a coupon hound like us & was commiserating with me on how bad the deals were this week.lol I still had about 8 Ecotrin Qs left but I was tired of going through and using them(yes, I was tired of making free money!lol) plus I wasn't coming back while the Ecotrin was giving RRs, so I offered them to her to use. Hey, it's never a bad idea to treat the cashier nice, right? It might help me out at some point in future hounding. ;-))

So I am done with Wags until mid to late next week when I have $50.50 in RRs expiring.
I sure hope they have some better things to roll these RRs into then.
Sluggy

2 comments:

  1. I know you don't enjoy the drama (who does?!) but I confess that it makes for great reading :) Fantastic hauls!!!!!

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  2. Walgreens has new software in the registers and the managers do not know why often the RR do not print. They all have diffrent stories on the reason the software is blocking the RR from printing. Frankly I Loved walgreens for years but this past week, I wanted to get at least one monitor and three stores told me that they can not adjust down a coupon. How is that for inconsistancy with policy of course they can adjust down a coupon they do it all the time and have even in the past at the stores I was at. So it has been 30 years that I have shopped at Walgreens always feeling like I got my moneys worth before I left the store but this past week I feel like they are starting to give folks the run around and do not wish to give good customer service. That's ok if that is their choice their customers will go away. Target is offering great deals! Double coupons and free use of Man coupons and Target coupons on the same item. So Target just might become my favorite store. Walgreens will miss me as I normaly spend about $700 per mo in their stores. Not anymore.

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