Kmart Doubles Shopping Trip May 15, 2013

Kmart Shopping 5-15-13

Transaction 1

Buy 2 Banana Boat B1G1 50% off $15.48
Double (2) $1/1 Banana Boat Product (SS 04/21/13)

Buy 2 Rimmel Eyeshadow (one sale $1 off each) $8.98
Double (2) $1/1 Rimmel London Product (RP 04/07/13)

Buy 13 Kool Aid $1.30
Use B10G3 Kool-Aid Unsweetened Envelopes (SS 04/21/13)

Buy 1 Canine Carryouts $1.49
Use Free in ad coupon for Canine Carryouts wyb $25, took off $1.49

Buy Girls Shoes $10 (regularly $14.99)
Use $5 off Shoes CRT from previous transaction

Also used (2) $5 Gift Cards from previous transaction

Also scanned my shopping bag for 10% in points

Pay $13.46 (only 3 of my 4 coupons doubled, I am not sure which one didn’t or why?)
Receive 2,991 Bonus Points ($2.99)
*Note you are allowed to use only 1 store catalina (Kmart Savings Coupon/CRT) per transaction. Any catalina that print on the register receipt paper is a Kmart Savings Coupon. If the catalina prints out of the catalina machine it can be either a store or manufacturer coupon and will say at the top. You can use more than one manufacturer’s catalinas as long as they have an item to attach to, similar to Walgreens.

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  • Rosi

    I looked at both my local Kmart’s for the bag, and neither one had even heard of them. I’m in Idaho are you in another state?

    • Dawn

      I am in Oregon. The promo was on page 17 of last week’s ad. My store ran out quickly though, so it might have been very limited amount at each store.

      • Rosi

        Thanks for the response. I still have my ad from last week, there is no mention of the bag on page 17 or anywhere in the ad. I guess they are running different promos in certain areas.

  • cindy

    I thought you had to spend $25 to double 5 coupons. Is it something different now? Thanks

  • tracy

    i have been trying to be patient with kmart…but my average checkout time is 40 minutes for 1 or 2 small transactions….that is crazy! usually i have to go to customer service after that…do you dawn also experience a very long checkout at KMart…compared to other stores?

    • Dawn

      It does take a longer than most stores and there are more mistakes and promos not working right in the ad. I really like most of the cashiers and managers at my store and they try hard to make it right. It can be super frustrating at times though, hopefully they will update their registers sometime soon and things will work better.

  • Michele

    Every time I go to Kmart I have a difficult time with the managers not understanding coupons. :(. I had coupons that stated limit 1 coupon per purchase , they would only let me use 1 in the transaction , i also had one that said , limit one per purchase , limit 4like coupons in same transaction. . Both being used in the same transaction. The manager allowed 2 of the second one & 1 of the first type , she was rude and refused to hear me out . How can we educate coupon verbiage to these people? I dislike Walmart otherwise I would just price match and not go to Kmart again. Help!

    • Dawn

      It is very frustrating at times. I would try and go when you have a coupon friendly manager/cashiers on. Sometimes it helps to show the wording differences on different coupons. You can also have them try to scan it, because then they can see it doesn’t beep. Another success I have had (at other stores though) is to contact the corporation when you have a bad coupon experience. One time at Rite Aid the cashier wouldn’t let me use a store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon. I was extra nice, but left using only one. I wrote a nice, quick email to corporate asking which was correct. The cashier later appologized and credited me the coupon amount. Here are a few other ideas:

      Hopefully it will get better. Let me know if you have more questions.

      • Michele R

        Yes, I will always be nice and in this instance I just put my order back, I refuse to argue and fight over coupons, its just frustrating. Kmart is not exactly close so its out of my way to go there. I did fill out their survey thing, I have not gotten a response. Its hard to find coupon friendly cashiers there, I dont see the same cashiers very often? I know sometimes you work close with stores, thats why I commented. Thanks for your help.I appreciate it

        • Dawn

          I think you handled it great Michele! Sorry it is so frustrating. I think the key is just always being polite and to keep trying. You just have to find the stores and deals that works best for you. All of the cashiers at several stores recognize me now, as I have been in their store weekly for several years, so they know I am going to be ethical and courteous. Not to say every transaction goes perfect or every deal works, but I usually have a positive shopping trip. I hope it goes better for you in the future. Good luck and let me know if you have any other concerns. Thanks for reading!

  • Stephanie

    Hey Dawn, I’m thinking about doing the Viva paper towel deal from the monthly ad. I plan to buy 3 packages at 10.99/ea to get the $10 CRT. If I use points or the $5 rewards card (from $25 gift card purchase), do you think either of those will cause the $10 CRT not to print?

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