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Old 02-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #4291
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Well, if my goal in life was to p*** off some poor old lady working as a cashier at the grocery store, I guess I can die happy now... Ugh, what a mountain from a mole hill... I literally had around 30-40 coupons, the majority of which were manufacturers coupons. As she starts manually checking I had the right items and keying in the dollar amounts for the discounts, I commented, trying to be sympathetic, "Oh, jeez- you can't just scan the bar code?" So she gives it a try, and no dice. Anyway, near the end of the coupons, she tosses one off to the side. I asked about it, and she said she didn't think I could use that one, but she would check at the end. Ok, cool. At the end she scans it, and says, "See? It says its invalid. You already used one of those. You can try to use it somewhere else if you want." Ok, I get that I already made your list of least favorite people in the store when I walked up with my fistful of coupons, but I wasn't born yesterday. I nicely pointed out that one coupon says it excludes campbell's "great for cooking" soups, and this one was specifically for the "great for cooking" soups. Similar, but not the same. Also, I already had the soup rung in, and now buried at the bottom of the shopping cart. She starts keying it in and says, "Fine, I could lose my job over this. For a dollar. Is that what you want? For me to lose my job over a dollar? Does that make you happy?" I calmly responded, "You are more than welcome to call the manager over if you'd like." That was the end of it, but come on- I just watched you try to scan a coupon and it didn't work and then you try to use that to convince me a manufacturers coupon isn't valid when you have been keying in the dollar amounts the WHOLE time?? Then she complained about me to the next two people in line while I was bagging my groceries. How awkward. I feel bad for ruining her day, but I could have said "it's just a dollar" to every one of those coupons, and I would have paid $168 instead of $106. ::humph::
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #4292
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Skit, you went to the cash register without an attitude. The cashier had her attitude already. If it wasn't you, it would have been someone else. She chose to make a problem of the coupons herself by not scanning them. She chose to key each one in individually. The problem was hers, not yours.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:44 PM   #4293
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Skit, you went to the cash register without an attitude. The cashier had her attitude already. If it wasn't you, it would have been someone else. She chose to make a problem of the coupons herself by not scanning them. She chose to key each one in individually. The problem was hers, not yours.
The issue was that the store doesn't have the codes for the manufacturer coupons. She tried to scan some, but they weren't recognized, even though they were valid coupons. I'm sure she wishes she could just scan them and let the computer decide if they were different coupons or not! It would make her life so much easier lol. I just got into printing manufacturer coupons, and I will probably never go back there with them... I really don't want to be a bother, but I saved a ton of money!! I only used my coupons for items that were also on sale, so I got a double discount (the normal sale price is not included in the $60 I saved, although the store coupons I used are included). I still have about half my manufacturer coupons, which I hope to use at another store when those items are on sale. I also made a list of things that I noticed were on sale, to go look online for manufacturer coupons. I'm obsessed.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:15 PM   #4294
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Those coupons are money in your pocket and it's the store employees' job to handle them for you. You should feel no guilt for using them. The cashier's attitude was not caused by you. Next time complain to the manager.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:27 PM   #4295
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Those coupons are money in your pocket and it's the store employees' job to handle them for you. You should feel no guilt for using them. The cashier's attitude was not caused by you. Next time complain to the manager.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #4296
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Those coupons are money in your pocket and it's the store employees' job to handle them for you. You should feel no guilt for using them. The cashier's attitude was not caused by you. Next time complain to the manager.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:00 PM   #4297
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:47 PM   #4298
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The issue was that the store doesn't have the codes for the manufacturer coupons. She tried to scan some, but they weren't recognized, even though they were valid coupons. I'm sure she wishes she could just scan them and let the computer decide if they were different coupons or not! It would make her life so much easier lol. I just got into printing manufacturer coupons, and I will probably never go back there with them... I really don't want to be a bother, but I saved a ton of money!! I only used my coupons for items that were also on sale, so I got a double discount (the normal sale price is not included in the $60 I saved, although the store coupons I used are included). I still have about half my manufacturer coupons, which I hope to use at another store when those items are on sale. I also made a list of things that I noticed were on sale, to go look online for manufacturer coupons. I'm obsessed.
please don't spoil the satisfying, good feelings you deserve to be savoring, skittles, having saved yourself about $100 in the grocery store with your smart coupon shopping! your lengthy, somewhat apologetic posts indicate a self-punishing conscience over what-- a cranky, unprofessional cashier who gave you poor service? so totally not your problem! (i envy your successful use of coupons--not easy, i've tried!)
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:17 AM   #4299
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please don't spoil the satisfying, good feelings you deserve to be savoring, skittles, having saved yourself about $100 in the grocery store with your smart coupon shopping! your lengthy, somewhat apologetic posts indicate a self-punishing conscience over what-- a cranky, unprofessional cashier who gave you poor service? so totally not your problem! (i envy your successful use of coupons--not easy, i've tried!)
Thank you everyone for confirming that I shouldn't have to feel guilty!! My bf said the same thing! It is NOT easy to find and organize all those coupons with the sales. As long as the store is going to be reimbursed, why should she care how many I have?
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Thank you everyone for confirming that I shouldn't have to feel guilty!! My bf said the same thing! It is NOT easy to find and organize all those coupons with the sales. As long as the store is going to be reimbursed, why should she care how many I have?
She just needs to do her job. You have clearly done yours!
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