A while back, I was in a store…..we shall call it “Bulls eye.” I purchased some Pepperidge Farms crackers that had a sign in front of them that said Special Promotion – $2.50. Plus, I had a coupon for $0.75/1, so I thought that was a great deal, since my children consume mounds of these as if they are going out of style.
I was in a hurry, didn’t feel well and just wanted to get home. Well, I should have paid more attention! They ended up ringing up at the standard price of $3.68. So, I had to go back to the store and show them my receipt and that I was overcharged. They of course took care of me without any problems, but the point was that I had to go back to get it taken care of.
While there is not any way you can remember the sale price of everything you toss into your shopping cart, you will want to pay careful attention so that you are not overcharged. Had I been “on my game” that day, I would have noticed it right away and it would have been taken care of immediately.
What is great is that some stores now even offer a scanned price guarantee. This means that if the item does not scan at the correct price, you will get it for free! A couple of stores that I know do this are Hy-Vee and Dillons. Do you know of others that do this too?
So, try to watch those prices when they are scanned so you don’t get overcharged. The difference could of course be only pennies – but they are YOUR pennies and you deserve to keep them!