Price Match on Theraflu

pricematchIf you need cold medicines and were unable to get the Theraflu deal at Wags, Walmart has it advertised for $4 in their ad this week. You can bring the ad to Target if it is more convenient for a price match and use the $2/1 Theraflu Q HERE or HERE (zip 34986) to get it half price. There was also a $2/1 in the 12-06-09 SS. Walmart Ad is valid until 1/2/2010.

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Price Match: WalMart Blu-Rays $19.96

pricematchI did not get a WalMart Ad in my paper this weekend & I meant to swing by there or take a look online yesterday- but time just got away from me. Lydia was kind enough to e-mail me and let me know they had a selection of Blu-Rays listed in their ad at $19.96. They are shown on the front cover.  I am not sure of the prices at Target- but it can’t hurt to bring the WalMart ad with you in case it is more convenient for you to go to Target & they end up being cheaper because of the price match.

walmartI know that some of you are reporting that your store will honor the Target Blu-Ray Q on a PM, but most of us are getting rejected due to the policy change- so I have not listed it to avoid any confusion. The titles included in the ad are:

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Star Trek
X-Men the Origins: Wolverine
Public Enemy
     -$3/1 PRINT
Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
GI Joe Rise of the Cobra
District 9

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Price Match: Beatles Sgt. Pepper CD

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For those interested in the following gift card deal:
FREE $5 Gift Card with the purchase of any 2 Beatles CDs

Today when I was at Target I priced the Beatles CDs – most were priced at $13.99 and a couple were priced at $18.99. Best Buy has Seargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band advertised at $11.99- and this title is included in the gift card deal. You can find it on Page 14 of the Best Buy ad.

FYI- If you have already done this deal- Target will still reimburse you the difference within 7 days of the date of purchase. Just bring in your receipt, and the competitor’s complete ad.

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A Few Price Matches to Note

pricematchI found a few price matches to mention. It is not always convenient to go to different stores to get the best deal. Target will price match if you bring the complete competitor’s ad to their store.

Best Buy Ad :
Left 4 Dead 2 PC Game $34.99 (Target: $39.99)
Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker $19.99 (Target: ($24.99)

I am still looking… will let you know if & what else I find…

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Dove Lotion & The Game Of Things

Hi guys— this is Michelle from I Heart Publix posting for Kerry as she is busy with errands but I didn’t want you guys to miss out on a couple of deals!

dove lotionYou can go HERE to print a $1.50/1 Target coupon good on 13.5 or 16.9-oz Dove Body Lotion and stack it with the $1.50/1 coupon from 10-04-09 RP to save $3 off one bottle of lotion.

game of thingsAlso–right now Toys R Us has the Game of Things listed for $14.99–have Target price match the game and use the $5/1 HERE to pay $9.99. You will also get a free Hasbro card game with purchase of a board game over $10. So you get both the board game and the card game for $9.99–Thanks Traci

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Price Matching on a Gift Card Deal Update

I have been trying to patiently wait on an e-mail response from Target regarding problems some of you are having with receiving a gift card when you do a price match. I couldn’t resist a call in to corporate- just to see what they had to say. The rep on the phone said they do not give a gift card when price matching and I asked him to please point that out in the policy to me. He referenced the following 2 items (highlighted in red) in their list of price matching exclusions:

Other price matching exclusions include:

Online prices, including Target.com
Promotions or products advertised on another company’s web or mobile sites, even those advertising in-store prices.
Timed events (e.g., early bird, door busters)
Items advertised as limited time/limited supply/limited quantity
Membership club or loyalty programs (e.g. prices that require a club or loyalty card)
Coupon-required or giftcard offers
Prices advertised only as a percent off or $ off
Competitor’s free product, buy one, get one, bundled offers, or special purchases

I don’t know about the rest of you- but to me they are clearly speaking about what they will not price match when it comes to their competitors. The first item specifically states “another company” not themselves, and the second item means (imo anyway) that I can’t bring in an ad from Best Buy offering a $20 Gift Card when I purchase product X and expect Target to give me a $20 gift card if I purchase Product X at their store instead.

So, as I was getting nowhere- I hung up and will continue to wait impatiently for an e-mail response instead. I am curious if I will get a no and if they reference the same two items. I have a sad feeling that this “low price promise” regarding gift card deals will be a ymmv since even though I feel the exclusions listed above are referencing other stores- many stores will cite that they are also referencing themselves- which to me, makes absolutely no sense.

UPDATE: After a few very frustrating, basically unanswered e-mails to corporate- I received a phone call today from Minneapolis. A definite answer on price matching on a gift card I think will require another conversation- and hopefully I will get a contact within a couple weeks. But after speaking to the rep from corporate- I really think that the reason this worked for some and not others is because of the specific scents that some people purchased. The Glade deal only included 7 types of scented 4 oz- candles. They were coded so she could not give the exact names- but I believe they are the following: Apple Cinnamon, Creamy Custard, Holiday Apple Cinnamon, Pear, Peppermint, Bayberry, Gingerbread & Cinnamon Gingerbread. If your shelves were not clearly marked and you ended up purchasing scents other than these- the computer would NOT have prompted for a gift card. Of course although that was probably the issue- the first response you all got was that it was because of the price match- when in fact- I really don’t think it had anything to do with it at all. She was in agreement that the exclusions listed on their low price promise were meant to be applied to competitor ads- but wanted to investigate the matter further for me. I will keep y’all posted when they get in touch again.

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Tips on Price Matching

Many of you have e-mailed me for help and advice on problems you have encountered on price matching. Its upsetting to know that some of you have run into trouble- but comforting to get those e-mails telling me you went back and stood your ground and got it solved.

Although I really enjoy a price match when it is on a gift card deal- it should also be a convenience – why go to 3 different stores just to get a better price on something when you can just bring the ads in and get it for the same price? I will try and offer some tips here and I will add this to the FAQs & Basic Info Page as well.

1. Always bring the complete ad in with you & make sure the ad shows the sale dates

2. Check out at customer service- you will more than likely end up there anyway- so why not start there. (they should not refuse to check you out at CS either. You can explain to them why you are there- because you don’t want to wait in 2 lines!)

3. You are entitled to a gift card regardless of a Price Match. There is no rule that states otherwise in their policy to date.  The only time I think this could be argued is if the ad specified you spend a certain amount of $ to get the gift card. So for example if it was Get a $5 GC wyb $10 worth of Oreo Cookies- and Oreo Cookies were $2.00 each at Target, but $1 each at Wags… if you wanted to price match- you would now have to buy 10 packages of Oreos instead of 5 in order to get the gift card.

4. If you are told that you are not entitled to a gift card- ask to speak to the manager. Many problems are solved by requesting a member of management. Not all, of course, but if you are still given a problem about getting your gift card- ask why and could they please show you where it says that you are not entitled to it if you price match.

5. If you feel there may be issues surrounding your purchase because of previous problems- locate the manager before you shop and express your concerns. You may as well know up front if management will refuse you and you get stuck purchasing something you normally wouldn’t if it weren’t for the incentives. But still ask that they validate the refusal by showing you this policy in writing.

6. If you are refused by management- although it is frustrating- my suggestion would be to e-mail corporate. You could call- but a written reponse that corrects the problem, can be printed out and taken to the store and shown to management instead of just taking your word for it.

As couponers we all must develop a thick skin at one time or another. I remember when I first started I was always shaking in my shoes and everytime a cashier said “no” I would run out the door! I have learned a lot of things since then- the most important one being- that I often know more about a store’s coupons, policies and procedures than the cashier who is handling my purchase. They are not the final word and nor should you settle for it if you know you are making a legitimate purchase.

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Price Match: Coffee Mate 2/$3.00 at Walgreen’s

pricematchIf you missed the Price Cut that ended at Target on Coffee-Mate- you can still get a Price Match of 2/$3.00 by presenting the Walgreen’s Ad this week. Be prepared to be required to buy 2 since that is how it appears in the ad. (Silly, I know). There is a great $1.50/2 Q you can print by going HERE and filling out a short questionnare & registering on their site. This will make it .75 cents a bottle after Price Match & Q.  There is also a $1/2 MQ on the Target Site HERE. You have until 12/19 for this price match.

When price matching always bring the complete ad to the store. I also suggest checking out at the CS desk and immediately asking for a manger if you have any issues.

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Great Price Match at Albies on Kellogg’s Cereal

pricematchJerri was kind enough to e-mail me with a great deal on Kellogg’s cereal using a Price Match at Albertson’s and the $5/4 Kellogg’s Cereal MQ from the Target Site HERE. Albertson’s has certain Kellgg’s Cereal advertised for $1.49. The Q is only good on cereal that is 10 oz or larger- so only 2 of the brands will qualify- Raisin Bran 15 oz and Corn Flakes 12 oz. But this is a great deal as you can score 4 boxes of Raisin Bran and/or Corn Flakes for 96 cents!! That’s 24 cents a box!  Thanks so much Jerri!

You can still get Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes & Apple Jacks for 99 cents a box by using the following Qs from the 12/18 upcoming inserts:

-$1/2 Kellogg’s Apple Jacks or Fruit Loops
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes or Corn Pops 
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, All-Bran or Crispix

You have until 12/15 (length of Albie’s Ad) to do these deals. Remember when Price Matching, you must bring the retailer’s entire ad to the store.

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Price Match at Winn Dixie for Tide (P&G GC Deal)

pricematchStarting tomorrow, Wed., Dec. 9th, there will be a price match for Target shoppers who have a Winn Dixie nearby. Winn Dixie has Tide advertised for $10.99 which is included in the $5 Gift Card on Select P&G items. The size on both the liquid and the powder is a match and with a WD ad you can get you an extra $1 off your Tide since Target has it priced at $11.99. Remember when Price Matching, you must bring the retailer’s entire ad to the store.

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