Tonight at Shop-Rite I discovered why it's a good idea to save that little printout you get when you use the "Dexter Deli" machine to order cold cuts.
There was a coupon in this week's circular for Shop-Rite American cheese, making it $2.98 a pound (a $1.01 saving). I needed some American cheese, since we're having a picnic tomorrow evening for the Cub Scout leaders and their families to kick off the new year. So I ordered a pound of American from the deli computer.
When I picked up the cheese, I noticed that they had marked "out" next to the roast beef I had also ordered (it was also on sale this week). I looked around for a trash can to throw away my little printout, since I had matched up the order numbers, but I didn't find one, so I put it in my pocket and headed to the checkout counter.
The cashier rang up the cheese, but the coupon I handed her didn't work. She asked me to unpack the cheese from my bag so she could check it--and then she told me that it was the wrong cheese and I couldn't get the coupon price. I then pulled out my receipt, showed her that the orders matched, and the manager said that I should pay the sale price since it was not my error. (The manager then headed over to the deli counter, where I imagine the person manning the slicer would hear about it.)
I just checked--that was $6.49-a-pound cheese they gave me by mistake. UNfortunately, it was "slender" cheese which probably means it doesn't taste or melt quite the same as regular cheese does. But that's what I have; I'm not going back to the store tomorrow; we're eating it on the burgers tomorrow.
And here's my coupon brag of the day: spent $116.50; saved a total of $101.52 in sales, coupons, and Cellfire coupons. Woot!