My Quick Trip to Ralphs

I haven’t had a cashier question my coupon in ages but on Sunday at Ralphs, the cashier was saying that the register was telling her that I had not met the minimum purchase requirements of the Ragu.

Ordinarily, I go through self check out and the attendant will automatically, key in the coupon without even reading it and even when I go through the regular registers, the cashier will try to scan the coupon once and then just key in the coupon.  However, the 30 something female cashier wanted to reading the error message and wouldn’t override.  I guess she thought that I thought that she couldn’t read but I came right back at her “Did you try to SCAN the coupon?” Yeah, I came at her sideways because she should have keyed in the coupon.

Anyways, I’ve gotten my monies out Ralphs so I can absorbed the $1 loss and it was my birthday so I was feeling generous because I didn’t ask her to remove the Ragu off of my transaction like I normally would do when a cashier rejects a coupon.

Did anyone else have a problem with the Ragu coupon?

Now that I am no longer working, I actually have time to see what’s going on around me and I see that the people that is squawking the loudest are the ones that get what they want.  It’s always the old lady or old man that is squawking the loudest and those cashiers will adjust a product price or enter a coupon without calling for a manager.

This transaction was still free plus a slight money maker after the rebates. I posted the deals previously.



  • Anonymous February 18, 2020, 12:32

    Kroger/Ralph’s does not allow a coupon to be applied to a free item. It’s been like this for a long time. The cashier has the option to override this, but since you aren’t paying for the free item, most tend to not allow the coupon.

    • Ms. B. February 18, 2020, 12:57

      Anonymous, thank you. I don’t use a lot of paper coupons at Ralphs and when I do and if the coupon doesn’t scan they just enter the coupon manually.