Let me preface this post by saying that I know that I am blessed with a husband who is willing to run my shopping errands, is willing to use coupons and following the shopping list to the best of his abilities. That said, I quite often find myself shaking my head in wonder at the transactions he accomplishes!
Once I sent him to our local Shurfine store with $1.00/1 Earthbound Farm Organic Product coupons to pick up 1 lb. organic carrots for free. He DID get 1 lb. organic carrots, just not Earthbound Farm. The cashier pushed through the coupons anyway!
Once I sent him to Shaw’s in Wiscasset with a $ .25/1 Heinz Ketchup coupon to pick up Heinz Ketchup that was on sale for $1.00. He picked up Hunt’s Ketchup and still the cashier pushed the coupon through!
Last week I sent him to Shaw’s again but with a specific shopping list, coupons attached. Since I listed how many, the brand and which coupons to give gthe cashier I figured there was no way he could make a mistake. I mean I couldn’t get any more specific:
Buy (8) Cracker Barrel Cheese Bars @ $2.50, use (4) $1.00/1 Cracker Barrel Cheese Bars & (2) $1.00/2 Cracker Barrel Cheese Bars coupons.
I was dumb founded when I opened the shopping bag and found 8 Cabot Cheese Bars. Yes, they were also on sale for $2.50 and yes they both begin with the letter ‘C’ but the cashier still pushed through ALL 6 COUPONS!!!!!
I didn’t get my $4.00 instant savings but I did get Buy 3 Cabot Cheeses Save $1.25 @ SavingStar – NLA. Still I’m left shaking my head! HOW DOES HE DO IT!!
If I tried to use coupons on products I didn’t use, at best, the cashier would point out my error. At worst, I’d be accused of coupon fraud. Davey Baby? They never even questioned him.
I’m just not sure it’s safe to let him loose in a grocery store with coupons anymore…………………….