One of my Walmart purchases from my trip on Monday was the Playskool Sit-n-Spin. That will be one of Meleah’s Christmas presents. I purchased it because 1) I had a $10 off coupon, and 2) it was on roll-back for $17. I thought this would make a fabulous gift for only $7!
After checking out, I looked over my receipt; it is just something I do. I noticed right off the bat that the Sit-n-Spin rang up at $19.96.
At this point, I knew I had a decision to make: I could either walk out of the store and get home because I was soooo tired (after all, $9.96 for that toy is a really good price), OR I could go to customer service and explain the issue. I knew that item was on rollback, because I checked and rechecked the price before I decided to get it.
Guess what I did? Yep, I stood in the customer service line for 10 minutes. When it was my turn, I explained the problem, and the nice lady behind the counter gladly gave me the $3.20 I was over-charged, no problem.
The moral? Check your receipt! If you are going to go to all of the trouble of sale-shopping and coupon-clipping, the least you can do is make sure you were charged correctly! Computers aren’t perfect, and neither are people… we make mistakes. But, there is no need to pay for them!
This post is linked to Frugal Fridays at Life As Mom.