Monday, August 17, 2009

The Grocery Game. And Whole Foods, friends.

Laziness has gotten the best of me and I've been Grocery Gaming for a little while now. I'm finding that it's well worth the money for me (Under $1.90 a week total for Kroger and Whole Foods lists). Right now you can do a four-week Grocery Game trial for FREE. If you decide to give it a try and want to put a referral I'd be cool with you using me. You know. If you must. (cassiebrabbs at hotmail dot com)

Now on to what will probably be my only shopping trip for the week, minus tomorrow's produce delivery which I'll get to momentarily.

(2) Wolfgang Puck pizzas @ 4.00 each
(2) Envirokids bars @ 3.00, used 1.50/2 Whole Deal
(1) 365 tortilla chips @ 2.69
(2) Annie's cheddar bunnies 12 oz @ 3.00 each
(3) Annie's graham bunnies 7.5 oz @ 2.00 each
1.47 lb. organic grapes @ 1.99/lb = 2.93
1.73 lb. organic local zucchini @ 1.49/lb. = 2.58
(1) organic grapefruit @ 1.71
(1) organic tomato @ .66
3 lbs. organic yellow onions @ 2.49
(1) Mother's rice cakes @ 1.99
(1) Stonyfield Farm organic smoothie 4 ct. @ 3.00
(4) Annie's mac and cheese @ 1.25, used .75/2 from Whole Deal
16 oz. organic lentils @ 2.39
(1) organic lasagna noodles @ 3.00
(1) Organic Valley milk @ 3.79, used 1.00/1 printable
(1) Wholesome Valley organic cheese slices @ 3.69
(1) Mrs. Meyer's dryer sheets (Geranium... I want to live in them.) @ 7.39, used 2.00/1 Whole Deal
(1) Maranatha creamy almond butter @ 5.99, used 1.00/1 Whole Deal
(1) Seventh Generation dishwasher soap @ 3.99, used 1.00/1 printable

Also got a .30 bag refund.

Total Spent: 72.60 

My Door-to-Door Organics delivery tomorrow should consist of:
Red Grapes
Pink Lady Apples
Valencia Oranges
English Cucumbers
Grape Tomatoes
Romaine Lettuce
Yellow Squash

Total: 23.00


Jen Holt said...

HELP! I tried to use a ManQ and a WF coupon and the cashier wouldnt take them. That is their policy right?

Cassie said...

Jen, I posted a response on here earlier but I don't know what happened to it. Sorry!

Unfortunately this is a situation where it depends on your cashier. I asked the manager and she said it all depends on coupon wording but my opinion is that cashiers are not made aware of coupon language and sometimes misunderstand the parameters. For example, stores that accept both Manu and Store Qs (Target, Meijer, CVS, etc) typically ignore any type of "one coupon per item" reference on either Q, but Whole Foods doesn't have a clear coupon policy so it's up to the cashiers to determine whether or not to accept them. And unfortunately most don't.

Sorry you had a bad experience. =( I'm really hoping WF defines a coupon policy soon so we know what is and isn't okay to do.

Jen Holt said...

Cassie, this is the email i got back when I emailed WF. Thought you might like to see it.

Ms. Holt,

I am very sorry about any confusion you may have had concerning our coupon policy. Our current coupon policy is that any customer is eligible to use one (1) coupon per item they are purchasing provided that it is not expired and is a valid authentic coupon that pertains to the item being purchased. The coupons must be presented at the time of purchase. Unfortunately our current policy does not include being able to use one (1) manufacturer’s coupon and one (1) Whole Foods Market coupon per item.

Once again I apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding that you may have had concerning our coupon policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us further should you have any more questions or concerns, our store phone number is 734-975-4500.

Candice Stanley

Candice Stanley
Associate Customer Service Team Leader
Whole Foods Market-ARB
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-975-4500 phone
734-975-4545 fax

Cassie said...

Ooooh, that's a different person than I've been in contact with. Good to know, though; thanks!