Friday, September 26, 2008
Check Those Receipts
Oooo....Clearance! Yes, I did a little bit of grocery shopping on the way home tonight. Just some vegetables and milk...and ice cream. And then there was this big table with discounted items. I didn't think I would find anything but I did. I was getting low on flax seed oil and the price was 50% off. So I grabbed 2.
After roaming the aisles for my other items, I went through the checkout and the total seemed a bit high. I went all the way out to my truck because I don't like staring at the receipt while blocking the door. Anyway, the receipt said flax oil $8.39...you saved $2.10. That really confused me. The price on the bottle was $8.99. Did I pay $8.39 or $6.29? And weren't they supposed to be $4.49 each? So I left my ice cream in the truck and went back in to the customer service counter, annoyed that my shopping chore was not over. The girl said, oh yes, you have to be really careful about the items with the special tags. I thought, I have to be careful??? Why aren't the cashiers more careful??? She rang them up correctly and I got $8.43 back.
I am very glad I took a few minutes to check my receipt. Otherwise, an 'on sale' impulse buy would have been an expensive mistake.