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Old 03-10-2013, 01:35 AM
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Just a noobie question. I want to do the get $5 ecb wyb $15 coke deal. If I buy 5 12 packs for $14.85 which is 99% to the $15 i should still get the $5 ecb correct?
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:59 AM

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Yes. But how would it be $14.85?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:12 AM

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Soda pricing is highly regional. Mine is always different from the weekly thread pricing. Probably the same for the OP.
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Yes. But how would it be $14.85?
Easy!
$2.97 x 5= $14.85.
My ad area has Coke at $2.97 each.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:38 AM

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98% is the rule for all ECB producing items. They really should advertise that. Prior to AFC I passed on a lot of deals that were Spend $10, get ECBs because I always seemed to need a $9.99 product. I thought that was how cvs 'got' you, !

I had no idea soda pricing was regional, interesting!
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98% is the rule for all ECB producing items. They really should advertise that. Prior to AFC I passed on a lot of deals that were Spend $10, get ECBs because I always seemed to need a $9.99 product. I thought that was how cvs 'got' you, !

I had no idea soda pricing was regional, interesting!
Then the deal would be buy 98% of whatever not buy $$.
The 98% wiggle room that CVS ECB's allow has been posted/talked about on every couponing/shopping site I have read over the years. Just another reason to READ before you shop.

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Then the deal would be buy 98% of whatever not buy $$.
The 98% wiggle room that CVS ECB's allow has been posted/talked about on every couponing/shopping site I have read over the years. Just another reason to READ before you shop.
At the very least the CVS staff should be aware that this always happens. I would just be happy if cve would advertise it to their staff.

Although since they do offer this perk that other drugstores don't, it is funny that they don't advertise it. Especially when they were doing their we <3 coupon ers blitz last year.
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At the very least the CVS staff should be aware that this always happens. I would just be happy if cve would advertise it to their staff.

Although since they do offer this perk that other drugstores don't, it is funny that they don't advertise it. Especially when they were doing their we <3 coupon ers blitz last year.
If they advertised the 98% threshold and for some reason they decided to fix it everyone would have a tizzy.
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If they advertised the 98% threshold and for some reason they decided to fix it everyone would have a tizzy.
Anytime there are program changes there is a fraction pf the population that is unhappy, that doesn't mean that nothing ever changes.
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the 98% rule has only been nailed down in the last two years. Until then, we always knew we could be close, or short by a few pennies, but exactly 98% is a relatively new concept.

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the 98% rule has only been nailed down in the last two years. Until then, we always knew we could be close, or short by a few pennies, but exactly 98% is a relatively new concept.

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I forgot about this! I remember us trying to nail it down, at one point I was sure it was 97.5%, ! If is great that we are all here figuring it out together.
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I forgot about this! I remember us trying to nail it down, at one point I was sure it was 97.5%, ! If is great that we are all here figuring it out together.
Yes, it took us awhile to nail down the exact amount but I feel as if CVS staff should be made aware of this phenomenon by some official channel. Obviously someone programmed it to happen like this, why not share it with CVS staff at least (if not with the public at large). This way some dont look at me like I am crazy when I say my ECB should have printed but something didnt track...and when they add it all up, they say that the reason it didnt print is because I was 5 cents short or whatever. Some will believe me that it happens. Some will disregard it as a 'glitch' even after shown proof that it happens. And you know 9 times out of 10 in will be the non believers that are around when I have an issue. A little training and consistency would just be nice.
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I was referring to the "reading about it on all the sites for years". Knowing we can be short has been around for years, but not the 98% part.

BUT, in my opinion, we should leave it alone. No training, no advertising. The local grocery store here had similar register programming and deals were plentiful. Too many couponers caught on and too many complained when they didn't get their cats (for various reasons) and they shut it down. Huge blow, there is nowhere to food coupon really well here anymore.

I know a lot of people don't agree with that, it's just my two cents, mostly because all the little goodies like this have been "corrected" around here...
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