Coupon Tip Tuesday: Kindness Pays
My Checker Paid For My Groceries!
We try to teach our readers to Give Couponers A Good Name! It pays in a big way for everyone!
Last week I was shopping at Albertsons doing double deals on my lunch break. Before I went in the store I grabbed my Albertsons gift card, my preferred card and the coupons for the deals I planned on getting.
When I got in line my checker rang everything up to $2 and change and I scanned my gift card. My gift card rang up NON-SUFFICIENT FUNDS! OH MY! (I grabbed my old gift card with no balance) The checker went to grab my binder for me to get some money. I explained “there is no money in there, I just brought in this gift card and I grabbed the wrong one.”
Now I am standing in line feeling embarrassed and rushed because I have to get back to work. My mind trails off as I reprimand myself for grabbing the wrong card. Not even sure why I am holding onto a card with nothing on it? Then my checker offered to just pay for my order. I had to think for a minute, can she trust me? Do I even have money in my car to pay her back? I realized I did and let her PAY FOR MY GROCERIES! I quickly ran out to my car and brought her back some cash.
Wow! What a nice thing to do. If I was crabby to my checkers, ignored my checkers or tried to sneak coupons by my checkers I am pretty sure my checker would not have done this for me.
I am actually a pretty shy person and before I started couponing I never talked to my checkers. When I started to coupon I was worried that the checkers would be mean, or mad because I used coupons so I decided I had to try harder to be friendly and make things easier for my checker. I use methods like those explained in my “Give Couponers A Good Name” post. It is also important to use good coupon Ethics and never be mean to a checker.
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What goes around comes around. 😉