Tuesday, February 25, 2020
I HATE COUPONS!
This may not be my first post on the subject, if not just let it be known that I still HATE supermarket coupons.
We got rid of the annoying Green Stamp/ Gold Stamp scheme about fifty years ago, could we also just get rid of coupons? If you want to push a product, how about just dropping the price?
You may think you are saving money with your coupons, but you are also buying crap you probably don’t need or want. I’ve seen that show on TV where ladies collect and clip coupons, then plot and plan for a week before they shop. They succeed in buying $387 worth of groceries for $1.78.
Then they show them packing their booty into a garage full of shelves stacked with shit they will never be able you use within decades of the “best by” date.
I wouldn’t mind if it did not affect my life and it seldom does, but today it did.
I went to the supermarket and picked up a tub of low fat plain yogurt, a head of lettuce and some tomatoes…that’s right, Cranky is on a diet. I headed for the 12 item or less line when a lady whizzed by and cut in front of me in a cart loaded down with several items, plus many small packages of what looked like some sort of salad dressing.
I counted the packets. There were forty small packets of this stuff. Pretty sure you can buy salad dressing in gallon jugs at Costco, but she wanted forty 6 oz. packets instead. First off, I was pissed that she cut in front of me. Second, I was pissed that she had over forty items in the 12 item or less line. I’ve been through this argument before. Apparently, there is a Supermarket rule that many items of the same stuff only count as one item. I wouldn’t mind so much if checkers just counted the items and multiplied the price for one ring up like they did in the old days. These days, checkers scan each and every item.
That was bad enough, but then the lady brings out a handful of coupons that also have to be scanned individually. Over 80 scans in the 12 item or less lane.
Just once I want to go to a supermarket and not get aggravated.