Frugal Friday- Speak Up (and a giveaway)

  Stay till the end people, I’m givin’ away coupons!! Wouldn’t it stink if I rambled on for a while and then you got to the end and there were no coupons? I assure that isn’t the case. Wait, get back here. Stop scrolling down and read what I have to say first. No cheating.

Last weekend I had a very frustrating experience at a drugstore that I like to frequent. I won’t name names, but it starts with W and rhymes with Falljeans. Anyway, it wasn’t the store itself because the managers there were quite pleasant and tried to be helpful, but I had just had it up to here with coupons not printing. And so I rambled off some letter on their website and told them I was taking my business to another drugstore which may or may not rhyme with BGS (seriously that makes no sense, but work with me).

Later that week I got a call from a VERY apologetic manager at the store I frequent asking me how to right this wrong. I explained that it wasn’t her store per se, but an overall corporate policy with weird coupon rules and an unreliable register reward system. She told me she would pass my concerns on and asked me to please reconsider frequenting their store and gave me a small gift card for my trouble. Which I used to buy 2 magazines and a candy bar. Cause we were out of both and in dire need.

Now, let me be very clear, I do not think you should ever complain just for the sake of getting something. That would be very dishonest and really helps no one. But if you have a serious problem with a store, it helps everyone involved if you speak up about it. The store has a chance to right a wrong and you get to be heard and have your problem rectified. And everyone can hold hands and sing Kum Ba Ya. Or maybe I have been watching too much of the DNC.

Anyway, also in my mailbox this week was a rather large booklet from the above retailer with over $45 of coupons. It says it is for being a valued customer, which it may be, but the timing also suggests they are trying to win back my affections. Oh Falljeans, you had me at the $1.50 off Huggies coupon.

Would you like a big ole pile of coupons? Cause they sent me one to share with a friend. And if you leave me a comment, you can consider yourself a friend of mine. I will keep this coupon bonanza open until midnight on Sunday, Aug. 31 and then I will mail out the book to the winner. Best of luck!!


  1. Jumps up and down…me first!!! Yeah I am first!!! Yes, please count me in. I am so excited!!!!!!

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  2. Jill FOR REALZ. Remember that nursing cover you won on my birfday last year?? Well said birfday is coming up here…a week from today…next Frugal Friday is my birfday…so RIG THIS CONTEST IS WHAT I AM SAYING!!

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  3. Register rewards suck. But I am all about the online rebate claiming at Falljeans. Send me some coupons!

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  4. I shop at Falljeans and BGS but I am still working to figure out how to get all the free stuff that all these smart ladies in blog land are able to get. For now, I will use the coupons that I might win! Thanks!!!

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  5. Jennie says:

    Ooh, I LOVE Falljeans! Please send me the coupons! I hope I win!

  6. Me, Pick Me!!! I LOVE coupons too!

  7. I have my certain Walgreens checkout lady who is good about making sure I get my discounts. I do love me some coupons.

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  8. New rule:

    You can’t make me laugh out loud and spit out my retainer (yeah, I’m over 30 and I wear a retainer. so what?) late at night while hubs is asleep!

    I don’t have a BGS here, but I love me some Falljeans!

    Tracyes last blog post..Lots of stuff to win!

  9. Sadly, we do not have CVS out here (although we just got a Sonic!), but we do at least have a Walgreens. Although I have yet to figure out how all this rewards stuff works…

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  10. I have had the same problem a few weeks ago, and it was really making me frustrated. I was starting to feel like I am not sure that any of this is worth it. But, I did give them another chance, and everything has gone swimingly recently. No BGS for us, so I guess I am stuck with Falljeans for now.

    Nicole@frugalisfabs last blog post..Walgreens $10/$40

  11. gotta love coupons and freebies!! i often call companies when i am unhappy OR HAPPY with their products/service :)

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  12. You know I’m in :).

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  13. LeeAnn says:

    YEA for coupons! I’d love to win these…thanks a bunch!!

  14. Carrie says:

    Definitely would enjoy the coupons…thanks for offering them! :-)

  15. so i don’t have to sing “you’ve got a friend in me?” from toy story?

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  16. You can just send those coupons right this way! :) Have a great weekend!

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  17. Jessica says:

    Lovin these posts!! Thanks for always providing a laugh!

  18. nicolerenae says:

    I never used to shop at Falljeans, and thanks to your blog, I started to try it out! So, I’d love some coupons, and maybe since you’re sending business their way they’ll send you more!
    I am never sure when it’s worth it to complain, but I did at a certain store that rhymes with Flier:) and I also got a gift card. Sometimes it is worth it and it improves customer service for everyone else.

  19. Holly says:

    Good for you for sticking up for yourself!! I enjoy your perspectives!

  20. Very funny…I was coming on here regardless of your post to tell you THANKS for the List Caddy thingie, as I LOVE IT! Ironic that it is a different giveaway. :) So, I’m not really commenting for the coupons, but to say thanks! :) Have a great day!

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  21. Courtney says:

    AHHHHHHHHHH1 Pick me! Pick me! You know I need it! You know I share your love of Walgreens!! :-)

  22. Buddy? Pal? Pick me!!

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  23. Shannon says:

    Wow, now I know I’m not the only one being gypped by fallgreens :) Congrats on speaking your piece and the reward!

  24. SarahMay says:

    This would be such a blessing! Walgreens is my mainstay…

  25. I would love to be a loyal customer, too. Or, better yet, just sponge off your your good customerhood and use those coupons.

  26. Sounds like lots of good deals!

  27. I’d enjoy the coupon book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I would have commented on this post anyway. It made me laugh – falljeans, BGS, and Kum Ba Ah.

    About a year ago, I wrote a letter to a store that rhymes is Groger. They, too, were very apologetic. The corporate office and the local store manager contacted me. They sent me a small gift certificate for my trouble. It is good to be able to complain politely and have a resolution to your problem.

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  28. Elizabeth says:

    I just found your blog and love it! I would love the coupons!

  29. Julie says:

    That stinks about the RR not printing. I hope they fix the problem. It was nice of them to send the coupons!!

  30. Auntie S says:

    You have got me stopping at Falljeans every time I get to the city. I would love to have coupons, too! does being a relative exclude me from this give away or give mean advantage?!?!

  31. HeatherY says:

    That was nice of them to send you an extra book of coupons. They REALLY did not want to lose you to GBS. lol!

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  32. Great giveaway! Love the blog!

  33. I can’t imagine which store that would be??? Starts with a W? Rhymes with Falgreens? Hmm… oh well! :-) Count me in on the giveaway!

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  34. I am new to couponing, and I have struggled with “Falljeans”! I have had several problems with their registers not reading coupons, RR’s not working properly and out of stock items. However, the management and employees have been ever so helpful! I will not give up on them simply because of their valiant efforts!!

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  35. Stephanie says:

    OH OH pick me pick me. I love that store. I have never had any problems (yet) thanks for the opportunity to win.

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