The Best Target Cashier I've Ever Had...
Most of you probably know that I try to avoid 3 stores: Target, Walmart and Walgreens. Why? Their employees are usually not very coupon-friendly or educated on coupons. I honestly just get kind of tired of being accused of coupon fraud, theft, and unethical behavior. I don't need somebody telling me that, just because they think it's not possible to walk out of a store with a bag full of freebies. I know that I am an honest and ethical couponer. So I usually stick to my 2 favorite stores - Publix and CVS - unless I really want to get a great deal at one of the other stores.
The ongoing freebie deals have been piling up at Target for a couple of weeks now - deals that I actually cared about. A lot of times the trial-sized freebies aren't worth it for me to deal with the unfriendly cashiers, but I decided it was time to suck it up and go to Target this week...so I did.
This was the Target on US 1, in St. Augustine. My cashier's name was Geyna (I'm pretty sure). Usually I go for the younger males or females, but lately I have not had much luck with them. They are too unsure of themselves and try to tell me I can't use any of my coupons. So I tried a different tactic this time. I went for a lady who looked like she knew what she was doing. I got the vibe that she had been there a while. And you wanna know what? I'm pretty good at reading my cashiers! She was INCREDIBLE.
She did not blink one eye when I handed her 8 coupons that exceeded the amount of the corresponding trial-sized products. She proceeded to price-adjust them all down to $.97! I was shocked. I said, "Thank you so much for being such an informed cashier about coupons. You just made my day. This is the easiest transaction I've ever had at Target with coupons." And she told me, "Yep! No problem! As long as the coupon doesn't exclude trial-sized items, you're good to go!" GASP. FINALLY - somebody who is educated on how coupons work!!!
She was wonderful. I was all ready to whip out my Target corporate coupon policy, but no need to. She knew her stuff.
I got everything pictured above for only $4.66 after tax. I saved $19.28 with my coupons. I think $4.66 is pretty good, considering one of the Sheer Infusion lotions would have been $5.99 + tax just by itself!!
Couple of things I wanted to let you know, also:
- I did not find the Pure & Natural bar soap that was supposed to be on clearance.
- I found the Pure & Natural hand soap pumps, but they were $3.99 (not $2.50).
- I found the suede ottomans. Some were on clearance, others weren't. It was color-specific. For example, the hot pink one was on clearance while the brown one wasn't. The lowest priced one was still $13.98, making it $8.98 with the coupon. Wasn't worth it to me.
What About You: Snag any great Target deals lately?
Labels: Target Savings Trips