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Walgreens

I went to Walgreens yesterday with the intent of using the 5.49 register reward that I received for buying two bottles of Listerine. The coupon was set to expire yesterday so I had to use it. Walgreens had Arm and Hammer detergent on sale for 5.99 BOGO and I needed detergent. I flipped up the sale tag and the shelf price was actually 4.99...why would they not use that price I wonder??
I did not ask but really....why do they do that??

So... I was able to get my detergent for less than a buck for two bottles.

5 comments:

paula said...

Just goes to show us all...flip up the tag to see what the price used to be. Makes you not want to trust stores huh?

Lisa said...

On your receipt did you get the second bottle for $0.00 or was the first one $4.99 and the second one $1? I found that one time a BOGO item that they had raised the price for charged less for the second item and I was able to use a coupon for both, but if it was $0 on the receipt I could only use one coupon. Makes it cheaper if you can use 2 coupons!

Lisa said...

Lisa, the second bottle was free... but I only had one coupon to use.

Paula...

I guess becasue it was a national ad they had to use the higher price... but who knows!

BillyOceansEleven said...

I've noticed this before. It usually happens when a particular location's regular price is lower than what is reflected in the printed ad.

Example from last week: Walgreens diapers were advertised as $8.99 BOGO. Most of the stores I went to had $8.99 as the regular price on the shelf, so at checkout it rang $8.99 for the first one and $0 for the second. A couple of store actually had the regular price as $9.49, so there the first would ring as $8.99 with the notation of "SALE" and the second at $0. At a few that had the regular price marked as $7.99, the first would ring $7.99 and the second $1.00.

This is all to make stores which would normally have different prices for the item agree to the terms printed in the ad, which specifically said the price was $8.99. Looks kind of odd, but that's what probably happened in your case.

BillyOceansEleven said...

I've noticed this before. It usually happens when a particular location's regular price is lower than what is reflected in the printed ad.

Example from last week: Walgreens diapers were advertised as $8.99 BOGO. Most of the stores I went to had $8.99 as the regular price on the shelf, so at checkout it rang $8.99 for the first one and $0 for the second. A couple of store actually had the regular price as $9.49, so there the first would ring as $8.99 with the notation of "SALE" and the second at $0. At a few that had the regular price marked as $7.99, the first would ring $7.99 and the second $1.00.

This is all to make stores which would normally have different prices for the item agree to the terms printed in the ad, which specifically said the price was $8.99. Looks kind of odd, but that's what probably happened in your case.

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