This happened a couple of weeks ago, but I’m just now getting around to writing about it. I wasn’t going to, but I feel that CVS deserves to be called out for this.
Last month, while browsing the Sunday ads, I came across a wonderful manufacturer’s coupon for Playtex Gentle Glide tampons. (If you are a male, don’t worry, I’m not going to go into details or anything about its intended usage lol) Anywho, it was a buy 36-count box and get an 18-count box free. Yes, free!
I’ve never seen a coupon like this for this particular product, and since it’s a regular purchase, I was ready to jump all over it!
But when I got to CVS, the only available options for Playtex Gently Glide were the 36-count boxes. This isn’t a matter of the 18-ct boxes being sold out. The display was fully stocked but only with 36-ct boxes. So, even if you bought a box, you couldn’t use your coupon to get a freebie.
Now, I buy my tampons at CVS all the time — overall, I’m a very loyal shopper — and they have always had both 18 and 36 count boxes available. But clearly, they knew about this coupon, so they removed the 18-ct boxes as a money saving move. I know they run a business, but this was a punk move IMO and I don’t appreciate it. They probably didn’t think that many people would notice, but I did, and so, I’m calling them out.
It was one coupon, one time! It’s not like Playtex regularly places this in Sunday papers. (In fact, this is the 1st time I’ve ever seen one!) So, give your customers a freakin’ break already. The economy’s bad!
Now, I shall return you all to your regularly scheduled programming.