MSN Money is reporting a change over at Target. I’m curious if any of you have noticed this change. In the past, some cashiers have allowed overage when a manufacturer’s coupon value (perhaps one without size restrictions) exceeds the value of an item. It looks like that is going to change with the new register software.
Also, without cashier intervention, BOGO, B2G1 and free product coupons would deduct the max value. This may be coming to an end too.
From the article:
Under the previous system, the retailer’s employees were able to override the system when a coupon was rejected. That is no longer allowed, which could lead to longer lines as customers ask for managers and angry shoppers when certain coupons are not allowed.
In addition to taking away some power from cashiers, Target has also eliminated “overages,” the practice of giving cash back when the value of a coupon exceeds the value of the item being purchased…
As for the overages “change,” that was always Target policy, Consumerist reported, but it was up to cashiers to notice and enforce. Now the problem will be spotted by the point-of-sale system taking the human factor out of it.
Apparently, the override key for the cashiers is being disabled in the new software. They will be prompted to attach the coupon to an item if the register doesn’t automatically do it, and that will result in the coupon value being adjusted down to the cost of the item.
Have you noticed this change yet in your store? Comment and let us know.
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