I donít buy from Sams because weíre just two and donít buy enough to offset the membership fee. Itís way far away anyway.
I donít typically buy from bulk bins because the stores around here donít put much in bulk-bins besides dog biscuits, and cookies & candy.
I hunt ads for loss-leaders and hit the stores in the direction that has the best deals. If I find myself at the opposite end of town for some reason Iíll hit stores for loss-leaders there too.
I combine sales with coupons as much as possible and ask for rain checks.
I try not to be tempted by ads and coupons on products I donít really need.
I check my receipt for scanner Ďerrorsí asap. In the state of Michigan there were/are so many scanner errors in favor of the stores, it amounted to theft. The state now has a scanner law that allows customers to collect not only the overcharge difference but an additional fine of up to $5.00 under the right circumstances. Itís well worth a glance before leaving the parking-lot. Iíve collected the fine a couple times myself and caught many, many mistakes & overcharges where I at least recovered the difference. They give you the cash right there at the service desk, if they refuse when you have a genuine complaint you can sue them for at least $250.00 plus attorney fees. If you live in Michigan there is an FAQ on the scanner law on the State A.G's web site. You can even get a handy little card you can carry around in your purse. www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164--134114--
Edited by: BLUEJEM at: 1/13/2009 (02:34)
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1) Work hard.
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