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September 23rd, 2010 at 07:02 pm

I'm so mad right now. I went to Safeway to pick up a few sale items and some fruit to go with dinner. I got a mini watermelon because the sign said they were on sale 2/$3.00.

Cereal was also on sale for $1.99. I had a $1.50/3 boxes Catalina coupon in addition to a $1.50/2 boxes manufacturer coupon.

While I am checking out I hand the coupons to the cashier and he tells me the register won't accept two coupons for the same items even though one was a Catalina and the other was a manufacturer coupon. Maybe they are the same??? Fine. Whatever.

Too make matters worse, when I got home that I saw that I was charged $3.99 for the watermelon.

I normally watch the prices of what I am buying but I was all flustered about the coupon problem and talking to the cashier that I didn't catch the overcharge.

This happens to me ALL the time at Safeway.

After dinner I had to go to Walgreens and since it's next door to Safeway I went in to check the sign for the mini watermelons to see if maybe I mis-read it. Well the sign wasn't there anymore. I asked the guy working in the produce dept how much they were and he mumbled something about the sign being wrong. He checks the price and tells me they are $3.99. I told him that earlier the sign said they were 2/$3 and he grumbled something about it being wrong and walked away.

I am fed up with Safeway. I swear they do this on purpose. In the grand scheme of things it's not a lot of money but part of it is the principle of it and part of it is I would never pay $4 for a mini watermelon. So yeah, it is about MY money.

Safeway, you've officially pissed me off and even though I'm a shareholder I'm not shopping there anymore.


6 Responses to “GRR!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I completely understand. Can you take the watermelon back? It seems like they should especially if it was a whole melon and you haven't cut into it yet. But that might just make things more frustrating!!

  2. Little L Says:

    I sliced it up for dinner so I can't return it. It was very ripe too so it needs to be eaten quicjly before it goes bad.


  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    Uh yeah, time to start shopping somewhere else. If the sign is wrong, they need to change it. And most stores accept one house coupon and one manufacturers coupon. Target even has that printed on a sign near the register, so everyone knows it is the policy.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I have that happen to me all the time. I take a lot of stuff back. I think the stores do it on purpose!

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    If most of their register mistakes are typically on produce, maybe you could make it easier to watch them ringing it up by doing a separate transaction for the produce.

  6. baselle Says:

    Safeway can be wicked. Ours was so wicked that the during the 10/$10 odwalla bar sale one flavor was not on sale. They tried charging me the full $1.69. I had them set it aside.

    Good news though is that you can make a bit of money if you are alert - I find more lost change at Safeway - checkout and floor, etc. Big Grin

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