Sunday, November 15, 2015
FILE THAT UNDER THE CATEGORY.......
I was at Meijer's and I saw a guy with a 24-pack of Coca-Cola in his cart 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 Meijer's honors competitors' prices."
He said, "Yeah, but I want a 24-pack."
(File that under the category of "WELL, DUH!")
Being the "Queen Of Coupons", I am always generous with other people in sharing my coupons. When I'm in a 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!" (File that under the category of "NAHN-NA-NAHNA!")
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. Each Monday I would look in the box as I would bring in all of my extra coupons from the Sunday paper. Nearly all of the participants 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! (File that under the category "IT TAKES ALL KINDS!")
After I retired, I advertised on Freecycle to give away coupons and the response was marvelous. One woman who answered actually lived in another state and wanted me to mail the coupons to her, and she stated that she would then 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! File that under the category "STICK CLOSE TO HOME!")