Sunday, January 29, 2012
A Couponing First
I've been using coupons faithfully for over a quarter century, but I think this is a first. While in Maryland for our Operation Christmas Child area coordinators' planning retreat, we stopped at a Chick-fil-A restaurant to eat.
I noticed a nearby Wal-Mart and my companions were nice enough to let me stop to see if I could use any of my coupons (Bic $1.00 off on any item) to get some more pens for my Operation Christmas Child 2012 shoeboxes.
I was excited to be able to pick up 30 ten-packs (300 pens) at .97 per pack. I wondered if they'd give me a problem about using the $1.00 off coupons as some cashiers won't override them.
Well, I needn't have worried. Not only did the nice young man (is it wrong to reveal that I always try to find young male cashiers when I'm using coupons?) use all the $1.00 coupons but he called over the front-end head cashier and asked him, "Should I give her back the 15 cents difference? At the last store I worked at we didn't do that?"
To my shock, the head cashier said, "Yeah, of course, give her back the extra 15 cents. Good for her for using coupons." I probably should have set them straight and not accepted the dime and nickel....
but like I said--I was in shock.
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 11:37 AM