kinda like the one i ran into today. i asked him if i could just keep the coupon so i wouldnt have to keep printing out more, and he said
"well, when i input this code, it's going to be in the system and this coupon won't work anymore."
i told him that the code was the same on every coupon and he says they're not, and i pull out 10 more copies of the same coupon from my wallet and he just gives me a blank stare and rings up my total.
what a waste of paper. i could've used that thing again.
I was able to use the code without any coupon at the beginning of the promo, though they made it sound like an exception. I was traveling when I got the email and couldn't print it, so I just wrote down the code. Worked fine of course - at about 3 or 4 different stores.
But then last night I used a coupon on 3 games and wanted to get a few more games instead of driving 10 miles to another store to get the same games. It was raining heavily and I had my two boys with me and had parked the car far away (in between Target and GS before the rain got bad). I asked the clerk if I could just use the coupon again and she said it had to "go with the paperwork". However, she did let me go to the car (I was one of those bad parents that left their kids there to play Guitar Hero while I ran out
- but it only took me 30 seconds or so) and get my second copy and use it. So all in all I was glad she didn't pull the "one per person" thing on me which she certainly could have done. But she sure had to have those physical copies of the coupon for each transaction! My point is that there is obviously no clear policy as I've been able to use just the code other times. It's all what the GS employee makes up in their own head...
Though, dizz.lee, if you really had 10 more in your pocket I don't really see the need for getting that one back from the guy! I mean, I sort of understand the desire for them to have a physical copy to cover their asses in case a manager or corporate questions the discount applied on the purchase.
Back during the 25% off 360 game coupon I remember one clerk taking a Sharpie and writing my Edge account number in big letters across the coupon before filing it. That was a bit unnerving so I made sure not to visit that store again for a while.