No Salt is my choice
This was a good day for coupons, bargains, and yummy things to eat.
$2.98 Hershey's Cocoa
$1.98 Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
$4.88 Wonderful Pistachios
$3.00 coupon for Hershey's
$1.00 coupon for Hershey's
One free Wonderful Pistachios up to $5.00
9 % Tax:
Lest you think I manipulated this high percentage saved by only using high-value coupons and buying only these products, you are wrong about my motive. I was totally broke, searched my coupons and figured I could get nuts and chocolate for just a little bit. This was desperation, not manipulation. Sometimes, we need a lift. This was it--pistachios and chocolate chips. I sat in the store, figuring just what I could get with less than $2 I had in my purse.
Then, there were the dehydrated bananas that I ate with the chocolate chips. So, I did not feel so poor or lacking in treats. The Hershey's Cocoa will provide future treats.
No, I don't know where I got these coupons.
By the way, I just noticed I was shorted. The one coupon was for $3 and the other for $5. However, Walmart only gave me credit for $2.98 on one coupon and $4.88 on the other. When the cashier tells me that is how Walmart does it, I have an answer. "Walmart will give me less credit than the coupon, so you have to change the price on the coupon."
"Oh, you are not supposed to do that? Then, I will call the manufacturer and tell them you are turning in coupons for amounts you did not actually credit to the customer."
At that point, the cashier calls someone and I repeat my threat. Then, the coupon amount is adjusted. I was charged 14 cents more than I should have to pay. And, Walmart just profited $0.14. I lose; WM wins! Sure, it is only a small amount, but let's see what happens if WM does this 1000 times each day. (It happened 2 times with me this day.) That is $140 from one store in one day! You know this happens more than 1000 times each day. Even if it does not, WM unjustly profited while denying me that money the coupon promised. Walmart took money and was dishonest.
Sometimes, I feel petty when I am annoyed over small sums of money. But, WM has no compunctions about their being petty and denying me the value of the coupon they will collect.
UPDATE: I was wrong about the $5 coupon. It said "up to $5, so WM was right to give me credit for only $4.88. Yes, I will ask for my 2 cents when I have a reason to be at the customer service desk.
Have you ever schemed to find a way to get yourself a treat when you were totally broke? Have you ever been shorted on a coupon? Did you ever think WM was profiting unjustly? Do you believe I will take my receipt back in and get my $0.14? (Okay, now it is $0.02.) Never bet against me!