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Insider Information

Well, I like to think of this as insider information :). I am about to let you in on one of my biggest “couponing” secrets. I have been a little reluctant to share, but because I owe this store a little business, and becasue this blog is small enough, it won’t completely get crazy, I have decided it would be in everyone’s intrest if I did. A few of you may be a little upset with me for sharing this, but, in the attitude of giving, hopefully you will forgive me.

Columbia Village Albertsons
(by the outlet malls)

Yep, that’s my secret and for the few of that shop there as well, you know why it’s my secret. It’s a drive for me but let me tell you why it’s wort the the extra time and gas:

1.) Friendly, nice cashiers (every on of them – seriously – they LOVE LOVE coupons!!)
2.) No crowds
3.) Always stocked
4.) Give out doublers (liberally!! – not just 1 per person if you get my drift 😉

I’m am sharing this with you because I think good store should be rewarded, and the bad ones should be sent the message by where we choose to shop. I’m not being paid or getting any sort of compensation ( I wish!) by Albertsons. I have loved this store and it was time to give back to it a little.

Here is the “just for you” treatment: Every Tuesday night after 8pm they have cashiers on hand to “handle” all the coupons. They have specials and “bonus” coupons the give out (again – liberally!). Luke, the grocer manager, will pre-order anything and as much of anything you want!! NO questions asked. they have no limit on transactions and have never acted annoyed or bothered towards me and my sometimes hundredth doubler purchase. They can handle this on Tuesday night because of special cashiers available. Want 200 tuna pouches? No problem! or 75 All Detergents? Done! Just call him form home and tell him what you want.

They literally WANT all of our couponing business. He actually asked me to post this! If you want a go to store, this is the place. It’s not just me they’ve sold either, Shelley and Alison from HowDoesShe ONLY shop this store, even though it’s a drive for the both of them.

Bottom line is there are some good stores and some bad stores. Shop where they make you feel comfortable, and remember we making THEM money, and they should treat you as such.

To get you started at Columbia, I’ve got 2 deals for you:

Diet Snapple 6pk – $5
– Save $2 Instantly wyb2
Submit for $6.99 Rebate on 2 (Luke has these rebates there tonight!)
Final Price = $1.01 for (2) 6pks !

Nestle Nesquik Single Serve Milks 16oz – $1
Use $.40/1 (Luke literally has hundreds of these coupons at store)
Double
Final Price = $.20 each! (you can freeze these!)

P.S. – If you do shop Columbia – be nice to them as well and feel free to share your “secret” store, if you dare!