Saturday, February 23, 2013

on Shopping.

Sharing my Facebook post for tonight.  This was my day.


Bon Ton Aggravation Take Ten: When you wait all week to take advantage of your $50 off of $100 coupon and you carefully and painstakingly select just the right bargain for the day and after half an hour of comparing prices and making sure your final merchandise will be accepted for coupon use you stand in line for 20 minutes holding 4 heavy skillets and your $50 off coupon and the 96YO cashier is talking to the customer in front of you about all the great buys she is getting today and how she can even save more if she digs into the bottom of her purse and finds yet another coupon that is lost there and then she talks about some other things that are of little importance to her job and your hands and arms start shaking because the pans are heavy and finally another cashier opens another register and says I will take the next customer here and you go over there and ask can I use this coupon and she says sure you can and then she scans the skillet and says sorry, this is an exceptional value but it didn't say it was an exceptional value and who can read that teeny tiny print on the back anyhow and then she scans the other pan and says sorry, another exceptional value so you rip the coupon up and toss it in the trash on the way out and swear you will never shop there again.

12 comments:

Jenni said...

Bobbi, how aggravating! Someone who's not as nice as you are, just may have turned those skillets into frisbees, or given the cashier a skillet "hat"!!!

Hugs for you and Gracie from Texas,
Jenni

Ginny said...

I HATE these small print coupon exceptions!! And it always seems that everything I want to buy is the exception.

Molly The Wally said...

How annoying and goes to show,,,,no such thing as a free lunch. LOL. Have a super Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've had that one happen many times. I never seem to want what they have coupons for.

Theresa said...

Oh I hate it when that happens. Dang it. Sometimes coupons are a pain in the rump. I still collect them and try to follow all of those teeny tiny rules:). Have a blessed day dear friend. Hugs

Michelle said...

What a pain!

Nonnie said...

Disappointing when you think you have found a bargain, but really not. The coupons are a draw, most of the time. I do like my Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons though! I can always find something there, even if it's just coffee.

Inger said...

I don't do coupons very often and I know I would be so disappointed if something like this happened to me. I read about Gracie below and Samson sent a greeting to her. It's so sad when they get sick. But she looked well and very cute running around your house though. Plus she is a tough little dog, so she will be OK. I hope you will be OK too. We will think of you guys.

NanaNor's said...

Grrr is all I can say Bobbi. Hope you find better bargains at one of their competitors.
Hugs,Noreen

TARYTERRE said...

I HATE when this happens. Makes you so mad. A few weeks ago I was going to buy 25 dollars worth of stuff and use a coupon for 10 off. Got to the register, they rang it all up and said, sorry. Coupon only good at their other store. SAD FACE.

Jeanne Pursell said...

I hate it when that happens! Just wanted to stop over and tell you that I'm a fan of Shark Tank also!! LOVE it!!

Also, wanted to let you know that I am thinking of Gracie and hoping that she comes through her surgery just fine. Sending along prayers for her...and for you because I know you will be a wreck...as I would be.
xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Liz said...

I hate those coupons that have a list a mile long on the back listing what you can't use them on! I end up just not even bothering with them. Sorry that happened to you!