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Saturday, April 17, 2010

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 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.
Happy Target shopping! And if you happen to be at the one on US1 in St. Augustine, look for Geyna! =)

What About You: Snag any great Target deals lately?



Blogger Savannah said...

I too have had that cashier. She is great!

April 17, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

I know the feeling! I love CVS and Publix because they are always so fabulous! They are especially good at multiple transactions at CVS. Yesterday I went to Walgreens to get the 50 cent after coupon Fridays chips. I had 4 bags and 4 coupons. The cashier was new and really polite. However, when she scanned the coupon it wouldn't come up. So she called the manager. Same thing happened. He said he couldn't do anything about it because that's their new policy with overriding and pointed to a sign. I was completely confused because it said Fridays snacks...THE BAG OF CHIPS SAID FRIDAYS SNACK! Seriously?! I told him then what would the coupon be good for? He said he didn't know but I could try it elsewhere. NICE.

April 17, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too only go to CVS and Publix. Anytime I'm tempted to go elsewhere, I"m reminded how difficult it can be. I live in St. Aug so that's good to know about the Target cashier. Thanks! Sandy

April 18, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger MotherhoodMoment said...

I actually never have a problem with Target cashiers. At our local Target, they just ignore the prices and actually give the full coupon value - sometimes even for free product coupons, instead of looking back at the actual price, they'll just do the max on the coupon. And when the coupon says limit one per customer (which sometimes does happen with free product coupons), they just set it aside and ring it up as a separate order, no questions asked. I guess we're just lucky!

April 19, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

WOW! You are REALLY lucky! =)

April 19, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

I had a great Target trip today-ever since the one terrible trip I had when I had to call corporate, I have never had another bad one. I think they "know" me now LOL

Among many other cool deals i was able to snag TWO of those adorable merano (?) bags for 1.78 each! I gave one to my mother in law for her birthday today and she loved it :)

CVS is an awesome store too, Walgreens, sometimes. Walmart NEVER :( Publix LOVE it!

BTW the CVS machine is spitting out 5/40 coups!! I got 4 already! Cant wait to use them at Publix :)

April 20, 2010 at 1:10 AM  

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