Originally Posted by Cnstntlrnr
Why would they not allow it? I don't understand - it is a manufacturer coupon, they will get paid for it plus the handling amount. You are "buying" the product, albeit through the special pricing that is being offered. It may be the sale that drove you to buy it, but through the process you are buying the product. If the Cub buyer is doing their job properly, the manufacturer is giving them a deal on the volume that they are buying based on the "sale" to trigger more purchases by the consumer. The coupon is an additional impetus..
For our household, for years we have consumed large amounts of Pepsi products. Because of the increases in food pricing, including the pop, we were starting to cut back on the amount of pop we were drinking so we had more available money for the basics. This sale and the available coupons has me buying more pop than I have purchased in months.
I agree with you completely on your coupon argument. But, there is always the human factor and a cashier register that beeps. If the register takes the coupon without beeping then there should be no problem, if it beeps the human factor comes in and you can run into a cashier and you just never know how they are going to react. Heck, sometimes you get a cashier that is just a pain in the A$$ and interprets coupons in there own "special" way.