So, I’m doing coupon matchups on one of our local Grocery Stores and notice a “GREAT DEAL” on the back of the ad.Â I was instantly drawn to it as it takes up a large spot, and it shows the word FREE a total of 4 times – IN ALL CAPS!
In the deal Basically you buy 3 boxes of cereal and you get 4 items for FREE (worth about $13).
Sounds good, right?
How much was the cereal?Â FIVE NINETY NINE!! Yes, $5.99 per box!
Considering you can usually get cereal for $2.00 per box or less with coupons and the typical price for a box of cereal is from $3.99 to $4.99 this would not be such a great deal!
Just as a disclaimer, I do love this store I’m referring to and they do typically have really great deals.
However, this is just a reminder that we as shoppers need to pay attention and use our discretion before taking the store’s word for it on whether a deal’s a deal or not.
So would you do it?Â Would you pay $5.99 each for 3 boxes of cereal just to get $13 worth of free stuff?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!