So….. a few months ago, my weekly shopping/coupon system was interrupted with a price hike by the AJC’s double Sunday paper. They used to charge $2.50 for the Sunday paper and at checkout, the price was adjusted to make it like $2.34 so that with tax, the total price really was $2.50. THEN, they changed it to $2.50 WITH tax. THEN, they decided to make it $3.00 WITH tax. Well, that did it. I found out that I could have it delivered to the house for $1.47 a week Sunday only with tax. Final price = $1.57 delivered. Well, of course, I’d rather have them bring it ’cause that’s just the kind of lazy person I am! So I called and got the deal for 13 weeks. The total for 13 weeks was $20.44. Ok, fine. Yesterday, I got a bill from them in the mail saying that my new 13 week, Sunday only price was over $30. Yea, right. Who do they think they’re playing with?? 🙂 So, I called them up to ask for my original deal and someone who “wasn’t from ’round here” told me that my deal was no longer available. So, I politely told him Thank You and was about to hang up. I didn’t really care about the paper since we get so many free ones on Thursdays! He fell all over himself and decided to ‘get his supervisor’ and ask him what he thought. Ok. He comes back and says his supervisor has ‘authorized’ him to give me a deal for $26 instead. I said, “no thanks”. Then he said to hold on and he’d get his supervisor actually on the line! Good grief! So now the super comes on the line… also, ‘not from ’round here’ and says that he suddenly realizes I’m a loyal customer (13 whole weeks… whoop-de-do) and he’d be glad to ‘just this one time’ extend my deal another 13 weeks. So after all that, I have the Sunday paper only for another 13 weeks for $20.44. Why does it have to be that hard?? So lesson for today… you might have to fight for it… be ready to walk away… and you just might get what you want… Good Grief Charlie Brown!!!
And to end on a positive note… I went to Walgreens yesterday. Don’t gasp! I had sworn off Walgreens for a while for a variety of reasons but yesterday I guess I was feeling edgy. I checked out 14 times, spent $22.98 total and got $105.21 worth of stuff. All of it was on sale… if it had not been on sale, the total amount would have been… $140.44. Ahhhh, I feel better now.