Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday Tip - Using Cub Coupons at Hy-Vee

I was asked a question on our Facebook page.  I stopped by the Hilltop Hy-Vee to ask this question to make sure I answered it correctly :D

In case you didn't already know, Hy-Vee takes competitor coupons (which you can also stack with a manufacturer coupon).  They will also except, for example, a Cub coupon that is a BOGO on an "unnamed brand".  Here's what I mean by that...

At Cub you'll find blueberries for $3.99 and in their flyer you'll find a Cub coupon for BOGO blueberries.  So at Cub you'll get blueberries 2/$3.99 - no specific brand named in their flyer, so you don't know for sure which blueberries they are.

At Hy-Vee they are holding a sale on blueberries for $1.99 (normally $2.99).  You are allowed to use the Cub coupon at Hy-Vee for the blueberries, but at their normal price.  So you'll get them for 2/$2.99, NOT 2/$1.99.  So depending on what Hy-Vee's normal retail price is will determine if using a BOGO unnamed brand from Cub coupon is worth using. 

This situation also goes for when Cub has coupons for their brand of chicken breasts.  Say the coupon is for Cub brand chicken breasts for 99c/lb.  Since Hy-Vee doesn't carry "Cub brand", you'll be able to buy the "Hy-Vee brand" of chicken breasts for 99c/lb. 

Thanks for the question, Amy!

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