Friday, April 16, 2010
SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN'T HELP PEOPLE
I was at WalMart and I saw a guy with a 24-pack of Coke and I had seen the price of $5.99 for it. As I gestured toward the Coke products in my cart, I said, "You know Kroger has the 12-packs at 4 for $10.00 and WalMart honors competitors' prices."
He said, "Yeah, but I want a 24-pack!"
Being the "Queen Of Coupons", I am always generous with other people with my coupons. When I'm in the store and I notice an item in someone's cart (OK, I'm also NOSY!), I will usually offer the person a coupon if I would not be using the coupon that day. One day, I offered a woman SEVERAL coupons and she looked at me as if I were crazy and said, "Oh, I don't like to be bothered with those." I said, "Well, if you did, it would have saved you $2.50!" She said, "I'll take them." I answered, "No, I'm going to BOTHER someone else with them!"
When I was working, I always had a "Coupon Club" and I would set it up in the cafeteria and people were supposed to bring in coupons to trade. I would look in the box each Monday as I would bring in all of my extra coupons. Most people were good about cutting the coupons prior to putting them in the box and trading, but one person would rip out (not CUT) the coupons she wanted and then just toss the remainder of the newspaper in the box!
After I retired, I advertised on Freecycle to give away coupons and I could not believe the response! One woman who answered lived in another state and wanted me to mail the coupons to her, and then she would send me the money for postage after she received them! No, I didn't send them to her! A woman who lives right across the street from me has a friend who also answered the ad so they now share the bounty!