HEADS UP TARGET SHOPPERS!!!!

Target is undergoing a new computer system and there are still some bugs to be worked out with the registers.  According to SEVERAL other couponers, the registers are now automatically adjusting coupons down if the face value exceeds the price of the item.  For example: the 1 load Tide travel size is $0.97 at Target.  The “old” system would have beeped and the cashier would have had to adjust the coupon down to $0.97 off manually or else just push the coupon through without adjusting ( giving the customer 3 cents on overage towards other items).  The overage has always been a YMMV situation and was wonderful when it happened.  The coupons adjusting down without beeping is also very nice though because it means less “problems” from the cashiers 😉

**The problem with this though is that any coupon that is meant to be off of more than 1 item is now only taking off the current price of 1 of the items.  For example : Some of the Rayovac batteries are being found in Target’s Dollar Spot for as low as $0.25.  Let’s say you have the $1 off of 2 Rayovac coupon and you buy 2 packs of the Rayovac batteries clearanced at 25cents each.  You are of course hoping that you will get both packs for free with the coupon.  While the registers now are reportedly adjusting the $1/2 coupon down to take off only 25cents which is only the price of one of the packs even though the coupon is supposed to be off of both packs and should take off 50 cents or whatever the price of 2 packs would be at your store.

****BE SURE TO WATCH THE SCREEN ON THE REGISTER TO MAKE SURE YOUR COUPONS ARE SCANNING CORRECTLY! DON”T BE AFRAID TO LET YOUR CASHIER KNOW SO THAT THEY CAN FIX IT! ****

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8 Responses to HEADS UP TARGET SHOPPERS!!!!

  1. nicole bennett says:

    Thanks!

  2. Erin McGarvey says:

    Please, please, please contact corporate when this happens! This is coupon fraud, and the manager of my store stands behind the registers’ reductions. I contacted corporate and they are blaming the coupon coding. Everybody needs to contact corporate so they can’t pass the buck!

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  4. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the heads up……I had no idea but I will certainly be watching closer from now on. Do you have any specific instanstances? Are there any certain coupons to watch out for? Please keep us updated. I must tell you – I ran into your site quite by accident this am and I sure am and glad I did. Take care everyone. I LOVE it and you now have another loyal follower:-) Hav e a great Thursday. May the sun shine on your face and the wind be at your back.

    BargainAddict
    Sharon

    • couponlove says:

      Well thank you, Sharon! I am glad to have you as a reader! As for coupon usage at Target just be careful of any coupons that would make the item free off of more than one item. For example the $2/2 shout coupon that just came out. You can use that at Target and get (2) travel size Shout wipes to go ( .97 ea) for free BUT the registers will only take off $0.97 instead of the $1.94 that is supposed to be taken off of the coupon. Be sure to bring it to the cashiers attention and then call customer relations to let them know. This has been going on for more than a month now and it NEEDS to stop!

  5. My store manager (and the guy who sits in the office and is in charge of risk assessment or whatever) stood my the new system and said that’s how it was. I can go to Walmart and it’s fine, you’d think they wouldn’t want to lose any more business with the protesters and all…

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