You’ve been there for the door buster, one day, minimum purchase cash back deals where some exclusions may apply. You strategically plan what to buy, get to the check out and not all purchases qualify. You clip coupons and sometimes the one you want doesn’t match the one on sale. Don’t even get me started on Black Friday with mobs of crazy people trampling others to get a waffle iron for 5 dollars, or an X-box for 25 dollars, or a big screen TV at 50% off. The stores lure you in with their ads and these deals are almost certainly too good to be true.
I went to CVS the other day. I got $5.50 cash back when I picked up my prescriptions. I went to use it to buy two more qualifying items that were suppose to give me $10.00 cash back. I thought I was slick I rang them up separately to use the bucks on each one. Turns out there was minimum $15 purchase to qualify. They should have been rang up together. But in the end, I took my items and left, forfeiting the $10.00 cash back to give my spot in line to a woman with kids behind me. My brother Mark is amazing when it comes to CVS bucks back. Every time they run the special he shows me all the products he got for free or practically free. Me, I’m not as savvy when it comes to crazy coupon rules.