I think it's obvious I hate the couponing show.
I think it's rude to clear shelves, obnoxious to get stores to try and bend policies, and it's fraud to use coupons on items they were not meant to be used on.
But I decided because of good deals this week I was going to do three orders at a local store.
I trotted off to the toothbrush aisle. Six of one type of toothbrush, two packages of another. A box of some kind of herbal menopause stuff (wanted to be able to roll reward money to the store from a previous trip) and as the Extreme Couponing show calls it "Flavored Water"
So off to check out. Something isn't right. The cashier is confused, checks the curricular. I thought the price was higher than I expected but sometimes I do underestimate the amount I'm paying out of pocket.
We pull the toothbrushes out, look at the sales paper. I look at the sales slips. There was the wrong type of toothbrush under the sale label on the shelves.
Manager returns the six incorrect toothbrushes. I buy the correct ones. (All the while I'm humiliated that the first time I try three transactions this happens. I have to say I was so happy the manager and cashier were so patient with me!) Everything works as it should, finally, but I was embarrassed!
Then off to another store. They were out of most of the stuff I wanted to buy which would be free, but they did have toothpaste.
So what I came home with (besides embarrassment):
TWO tubes of toothpaste
THREE bottles of Sobe
ONE menopausal supplement
I paid out of pocket (after coupons and rewards money from previous trips) $14.35. Amount I received back in rewards money? $24.97.
So although I left the store "profiting" $10.54 I don't want to do a repeat of last night any time soon.
Would You Buy Your Wedding Dress At Target?
8 hours ago