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Old 09-10-2011, 08:06 AM
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At my Giant store (And I imagine this is at LEAST a regional thing -if not company-wide) there is a discount rack of items they've marked with yellow stickers for clearance. Nice enough- but be aware this voids any promotions with the items and often times you can score the same item for far lss with a coupon because they use the REGULAR price to discount from.

Nitice that a lot of the items just sit there? That's because they are trying to get an arm and a leg for them. Just about the time when you see the shelf full for a long time, along with maybe a shopping cart or two of these items, suddenly they will all vanish.

NOW YOU NEED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION. You've probably already noted about what time of day they stick some poor stock kid with the task of adding new items to the pile, and you want to be there as often as you can around that time of day. Why? In my store they will then mark EVERYTHING in that shelf or baskets down to 25 cents. Sometimes they will then push the cart to the front door. (Ack! I hate that!)

I've scored 2 twently five pound bags of sugar for 25 cents each, along with Pepcid AC, and other expensive items this way. I literally took an entire cart full! Be careful, if someone sees you piling stuff in your cart in a frenzy, they'll sometimes knock you over to get to it. LOL!

It doesn't hurt to envision yourself finding deals like these. Last halloween we scored 50 BAGS of Butterfingers, Kit Kats, and Another candy I forget for 37 cents a BAG on the second discount, ONE WEEK after Halloween.

Fortunately, I have a place I can donate most of that stuff to so it won't go to waist (Pun intended!) LOL!
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Thank you! I know when I have tried to use a coupon on the yellow stickered items, they told me that we weren't permitted to do that. I never questioned it, but I assume that is a company wide policy.

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Thank you! I know when I have tried to use a coupon on the yellow stickered items, they told me that we weren't permitted to do that. I never questioned it, but I assume that is a company wide policy.
I've never had a problem doing that. I point out to the cashier that the coupon WILL beep, because of the yellow label not being recognized as a match, but after showing them the items and the Q's, they always put them thtrough for me.

At 25 cents an item, however, you won't get very many coupons to work because the item price is so low.

But then, if you are getting something worth 20 or 30 times at 25 cents for that price, who cares about using the coupon, LOL!
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Kevin -- my store doesn't always follow corporate policy -- so truthfully I don't know the official policy on them accepting coupons on the yellow ticket item. This is just not something I have never pursued further with them.

My store isn't the most coupon friendly so I choose my battles.

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Well, you choose wisely, I'm sure. Then again, with 25 cent items (which is what this post is about) this may not be a situation where you could use a coupon, anyhow.

25 cents is close enough to free for an expensive item that I may even forget to CHECK to see if I have a coupon,... exept those ONYO cats, I try and keep a wallet full of THEM, LOL!

This is all about being able to spot when they are about to do this- if your store does it.

Watch for when they have a large amount of stuff that isn't selling for the current markdowns to $5 to $15 (A lot of pots, expensive meds, etc) and the shelf and/or carts are full, then when they pull the whole thing back into the back room, watch out! It's coming!
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The Martins near me does that too along with Food Lion. I got some good deals on stuff. Walmart (now mind you I don't to walmart as much anymore - once a month if then) has/had deals on day old bread I use to get and freeze. Just remember to check the dates on the stuff though.

I'm not mean just made to be that way by rude folks.....
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