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Theft by Couponing

September 16th, 2009 at 08:27 pm

It's really amazing the kind of reactions I receive from cashiers ringing me up...some cheer me on as I pile on the coupons, but quite a few give off a disapproving demeanor. Like, the nerve of me trying to pay as little as possible for items! As if I singlehandedly fabricated these coupon inserts and sent them to my house!! I think their common misconception is that I'm taking money out of their store's pocket, but the manufacturer is the one actually footing the bill. I'm actually helping the store out by using coupons!

Very frustrating!

4 Responses to “Theft by Couponing”

  1. Carol Says:

    My bet is that they are more annoyed that they have to ring them all through than they are about the money aspect of it. Do you realize how much work you're making them do by handing them those coupons? LOL

    Good for you. Its always great to save money.

  2. ZJ Says:

    I think you're right. Some of the disgruntled cashiers I've stumbled across even go as far as to tell me which coupons I can't use (without knowing their own store's policy)!!

  3. littlemama Says:

    Amen, sister! Well said. I get that all the time. I seem to know more about store coupons, manufacturer coupons, ect. than they do. Sometimes I have to tell them how to ring them up if they don't scan. I could go on and on, but I will quit now!

  4. Jerry Says:

    I think that in addition to the misconceptions of many checkout clerks, we can add "laziness" to the list of things that lead them to look at coupons like that. They might SAY that they want insurance that the coupons won't bankrupt the store, but I think the truth is that some of them don't want to run that extra scan! It does take like an extra 15 nanoseconds, you know...

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