Thursday, June 21, 2012

Target, you are sneaky!

I consider myself a pretty thrifty person. If something isn't on sale, I won't buy it. (Unless it's something I desperately need.) I always scan the fliers in the Sunday newspaper for weekly deals, specials, and coupons.

Here's a little story...

About two weeks ago I got my happy ass out of bed at about 7am on a Saturday so I could get to Michael's and score 20% off my total purchase before my coupon expired. Well afterwards, I hit up Target about 15 minutes after they opened. There were like 3 people there. Awesome. I don't like shopping when stores are busy. I get distracted and can't focus on what I'm doing, so when Target is empty, I spend a lot of time looking around. I had a few coupons for items that I wanted to pick up, so in my quest to score a deal, I found this:
This girl was not a happy camper. I don't know about you, but when I'm cruising Target and I see the little red paper hanging off the shelf, I'm like "DEAL!!!!! Gotta check it out!!!!!" Me being all thrifty and such, pulled the piece of paper out of its plastic flappy thing and found the original price to be the same as their "Advertised" price.

Now. Lets get something straight here. This item was in their weekly flier so I'm sure they use this cute little price tag to "remind" you. That's nice and all, but Target uses the same price tag hanging off the shelf for items that have a coupon in this weeks paper. Talk about confusing. I had already put some stuff in my cart that I had a coupon for so I went back to look at the price underneath the "as advertised" tag, and found the price to be the same as what it always is. Aka: no deal. Just .50 cents off tampons. Not the steal of the century.

If you actually understood all of my blabbering just now, good. For those of you who are still confused, here is what I am saying:
Just because there is a flashy red tag hanging from the shelf, DOES NOT mean it is on sale. Check the price underneath the temporary tag before you load your cart up with five body oils because they are "on sale".

Okay. I am done now. :-)

1 comment:

  1. That is awful! Should be illegal, false advertising or something. Geez! Good thing you looked.


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