Managers and coupons

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cookieSince I started this blog I have spent many hours speaking with the Managers of my 2 favorite stores , Walgreens and Albertsons. The reason I love to shop at both these stores in not only for the good deals they offer every week. I shop there because of how I am treated when I am in the store, and by the cashiers. I feel that the reason they are so friendly is due to their management. Both these stores have Managers that understand how using coupons helps their stores. They get excited for my good deals, and welcome me, and my coupon binder into the store with a smile.

The other day while in a meeting with one of the Managers, he told me this is how he explains why coupons are good for their store.

“ If  I sale you a cookie for $1, and you pay cash for that cookie my store makes $1. But if you were to buy a $1 cookie and pay for it with a $1 coupon, not only will they get paid the full $1 from the Manufacturer for  that cookie. They will also get .8 cents for processing the coupon. They can process that coupon for about .4 cents, which means they earn 4 cents every time I use a coupon.”

 I know what you are thinking .4 cents, what a joke, well when the store takes in hundreds of coupons  a day, it really adds up. The store is now able to move more product, but they make money doing it. So next time you get a “not so friendly” coupon store, remember there are lots of other stores that are happy to let you use coupons.

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