Saturday, October 2, 2010

Safeway 9/30/2010

What is should have looked like:

(3) Hamburger Helper @ $.99 (after $4/4 promo)
(2) Progresso Soups @ $.99 (after $4/4 promo)
(1) Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Starter Kit @ $5.99 (reg. price)
(1) Fresh Brush refill @ $4.49 (reg. price)
(1) Olay Ultra bar soap @ $2.49 (club card price)

Sub-total: $17.92

Coupons redeemed:

(2) $.75/3 eQ Hamburger Helper
(1) $1/3 IP Hamburger Helper
(1) $.50/2 eQ Progresso
(1) $.50/2 MQ Progresso
(1) $3/1 eQ SB Starter Kit
(1) $3/1 IP SB Starter Kit
(1) $4.49 eQ BOGO Refill (comes off with only one refill)
(1) $1.50/1 eQ Olay soap
(1) $1.50/1 MQ Olay soap

Total Savings: $16.99

Total OOP: $.93 (w/ tax $2.13) and get $2 ONYO catalina from the Scrubbing Bubbles.

Couple things went wrong: no Progresso eQ on this card, $4/4 discount was not applied, AND my catalina didn't print correctly. So, my OOP was $6.43. I used a $2 cat and was able to get $4 cash from customer service. I lost $1 on the fifth item, $.50 for using the wrong Safeway card (downside to maintaining more than one), and now I have to call the Cataline customer Service and wait for my $2 catalina to come in the mail.

Catalina Vent 9/30/10

Is it wrong to hate the catalina machines? I've had too many bad experiences. Today makes the 2nd time I'll have to contact the Catalina company to get my coupons. While checking out, I heard the machine going but nothing came out. Yes, the green light was on. I make sure I look before I start scanning. I asked the Self-check Police to lift the lid to see if maybe the paper was jammed. Sure enough, it was. He fixed the paper. So, I scanned and finished. Not bad enough that my scenario didn't work as planned. I was expecting my $2 ONYO catalina and when the slip printed out, there was hardly anything printed on the coupon. Apparently the ink was out (or some other printing issue). I don't suppose there's a way to print a test slip before I start?

Anyhoo, just a few minutes to vent. I guess the goods outweigh the bads, but when it's something bad it just really sucks!

(Late post because my internet was down)