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.


  1. Walmart now gives overage on coupons, so you didn't do anything wrong.