If you are local to Spring Hill...then this applies to you:
I wanted to update everyone on something I learned today during my shop. I will be contacting the store manager once he returns from his vacation (I'm not bothering him during his well needed break :-) I will update once I talk with him directly!!! BUT until then, this is what I was told today:
1) As of yesterday 9/15/09, the corporate "big wig" that came to the SH store has stopped the use of multiple Food Lion/Target competitor's coupons for the same item. What that means is you can now only use ONE Food Lion/Target coupon per like item per customer per day! You can not do separate transactions on the same day...it will be enforced at one coupon per customer per day only!
So...let's say, in the case of the trail mix...you could buy 1 bag and use 1 FL q...per day. You could buy another item on the same transaction...let's say tide and use 1 FL q on it per day! Make sense? So you can use more than one FL q as long as it for a different item.
WHY the sudden change, you ask? Well...seems the lady who tried to buy 90 trail mix was not alone...oh, no...someone else tried to buy 64 in one transaction!!! Ey yi yi!!!
So bottom line...it only took a few sour grapes to spoil the whole bunch :-(
2) Publix will be enforcing a NEW policy effective 9/15/09 that will limit the number of items you can buy for Sale and BOGO items.
Anything that states in the ad "Quantity Rights Reserved" is now limited as to how many you can buy.
BOGO is limited to 3 deals or 6 Sale items. (This number may change once I can actually talk with Mr. Jones, but this is what I was told today)
WHY the change here, you ask? Great question...well...simply because some shoppers are going into the SH store and clearing the shelves of certain deals...like 20-30 of one item at a time. SO the store has no choice but to limit the quantities that we can get to allow a fair chance for all shoppers. They can not accurately predict sales trends if one person wipes them out of something and the rest of us have to get rain checks. Please remember ladies, this is not what I teach! We do not promote hoarding, this is meant to be a blessing to your family and those around you!
On a personal note: As frustrated as I am that I lost some of my deals today...I am even more aggravated at the lady or ladies, who shall from here on out be referred to as "the trail mix hussies", because you my dears have made me one grouchy couponer today :-( And in the words of my blogger friend The Krazy Coupon Lady...pick another checkout lane, honey...'cause I don't want you in mine.........please and thank you...there, I was nice about it :-)
Now let us pray...
Dear God, please forgive the "trail mix hussies" today for they know not what they have done. Please bless them Lord and gently remind them that they can't take the trail mix with them when they go to meet you (which might be sooner than later ;-) and please help them to remember to play nice from now on :-) AMEN