While making a second run for cheap broth at Publix, I found a blinkie for the Johnson and Johnson first aid products. The Q is $3.00/2. I was able to get 3 of the Q's to "shoot out" and luckily there were 6 travel sized bandaids. This makes for an overage of $1.40 for two products!
I go to checkout (remember, I'm at an "okay" store, but not my favorite) and the cashier will not allow me to use the J&J coupons. She states "your item is lower than the value of the coupon. We can't take it and we can't pay you for item." I stand firm and simply state "it's a manufacturer coupon, not a publix coupon." She refuses to accept the coupons. I then asked for a second opinion. The cashier sees the Store Manager walk in and begrudgingly walks over to ask him. He looks at it and says "It's a manufacturer coupon. It's fine." Needless to say, she wasn't happy and didn't thank me for shopping at Publix.
Lesson learned....stand firm at the register and ask for a second opinion.