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I need to stop by my local one after work today and see if I can get a C-3PO or not.
Thanks to @Shpadoinkle, I used the 20% off coupon to get #76037 Rhino & Sandman vs. Spider-man to go from $42.99 (7.5% markup) down to $34.39 (14% off RRP). Then they stacked the free mini-Hulk poly promo to it too. So that was a great deal! Plus they let me buy a couple extra Hulks at $4.99 each.
The 20% coupon also stacks with the 10% TRU CC on Thursday. Works out to around 27%, and if you can find something that hasn't been marked up it really helps!
@lordzarak, you may be wasting your time trying to call their customer service. I've had WAY better luck using their online chat function. Quicker, too.
But at least I'm complete again on Superhero figs, that is until the new wave hits the shelves soon.
The coupon itself is of questionable validity/authenticity. And that is being nice. If anyone can show me that coupon as part of a genuine, larger communication (email, webpage, etc), please do.
It works best with nobody (cashier, customer, manager, other shoppers) asking questions.
If a mod would care to delete that post, please feel free with my blessing.
I was able to use a coupon off of my phone for seven different transactions at two different stores back on November 7th, and then again on Saturday at a third location. No one at any of these locations gave me a second glance or seemed to think it was unusual to scan a coupon from my phone.
Yes, YMMV but that was my experience, FWIW.
If if I clip a coupon from my Sunday paper and use it as intended on a purchase, I will strongly protest any resistance from the store in honoring it. The TRU coupon is definitely not that, so it should simply be taken as a nice bonus if it works (rather than a genuine article the store must honor).
I can confirm it works. And I can confirm it will be rejected. The key is that I recognize it for what it is and accept the store's right to reject it.
Some managers see coupons as a way for the customer to "steal" from their store and will enforce strict guidelines in accordance with their philosophy.
The store where I work (not a TRU) takes the former approach. Our thoughts are that customers generally buy much more when they have a coupon in hand. We of course have a few people that abuse the coupon system, but they are minimal and do not really affect the bottom line.
I don't see anything wrong with posting that coupon code above. If a store lets you use it, they just made a sale that they may not have made ("oh, I can't use that coupon? Then I don't want this $100 item, I will just take this pack of gum please"). If they don't let you use it, their loss.
BTW I know this goes counter to what I said about coupons at Target a while back, but my thoughts at that time were that Target was critically bleeding at the time and I was thinking that they shouldn't be taken advantage of. Turns out that my thinking was sound, Target has pretty much raised their prices on everything in the store and I hardly shop there now. Too bad.