UPDATE: Just got off the phone with corporate. The in ad “MQ” is actually intended to be a Marc’s Store Coupon (even though the wording says otherwise). So go ahead and stack it! In fact if you get All You, there is a $2.50 off from the Feb ’12 which will make it just $0.09!!
On the back of this week’s Marc’s ad, I noticed something interesting. They have Zantac advertised as being just $0.59 after stacking two coupons. The first is a $5 “in-ad” coupon that clearly states it is a manufacturer coupon (MQ). Then they also note you can use a $2 “on-pack” coupon as well to bring the total down to just $0.59. My Coupon radar instantly went off. I was pretty sure what they are promoting is a 2 MQ stack on one item.
So I contacted Marc’s to see if the $2 coupon was a Marc’s store coupon (then it stacks no question with the in ad coupon) or if they are talking about 2 MQs. I was told that “Marc’s will always take 2 manufacturer’s coupons as long as one is attached to the item”. What?! So I take that to mean, they are indeed promoting a 2 MQ stack. This goes against every coupon bone in my body!
Needless to say, I asked if I could speak to corporate about this “policy”. While I am sure they are wanting to pass savings on to their customers, I think it is very confusing to consumers that know using 2 MQ on 1 item is a no-no (most coupons even state this in the fine print).
I will let you know what I find out. As for now, I suppose you can go ahead and snag the $0.59 Zantac since they advertise it! And maybe their corporate policy makers should snag some too after they talk with me! 😉 What are your thoughts?