It Pays to Pay Attention!
Life is so busy that sometimes paying attention is near impossible.
However, taking a moment to give things a once over can be very rewarding.
Last week Shoprite had a "manager's special" on select varieties of Activia at 97c. I had a couple 75c/1 IPs in my coupon folder. I was prepared to pay 22c for the yogurt. Now, here's where it gets a little complicated. For those of you who know Shoprite, you are wondering why I was expecting to pay 22c when the coupon should double to make it FREE. Let me backtrack for a moment. Sometime ago ( a year or so) my local Shoprite "upgraded" their registers. I began to notice that not all of my Qs were doubling correctly. There are a variety of scenarios, but in most cases if something was on sale for $1.49 and I had a 75c/1 Q it would not double. Previously (and according to Shoprite policy) the Q should double by taking off 75c then 74c to make the total 0. You may remember my post "Why I'll pay 9c for a can of beans I could possibly get for Free!", which also deals with this same issue. Well if a coupon didn't double I had to get CS to override the Q and so forth and so on. This often was a waste of time.
So, back to the Activia....
I like to try and keep an eye on the register as the cashier scans the coupons, but on this particular trip I had a rather speedy cashier. As the numbers flew by on the screen I was pretty certain I saw the Activia double 75c and 22c to 0. I checked my receipt and sure enough, this was the case. I've tested this out with a variety of Qs now and it appears Shoprite has resolved the computer problem!
It pays to pay attention!
Check back next week for another Pay Attention post!