Jail Bait

The last grocery store I went into today was our Dierbergs. I NEVER go to Dierbergs because everything costs 3 times as much. You walk into Dierbergs and it feels expensive. . . and pretty. I only went in today because I had 3 coupons for $3.50 off a 16 oz. box of Cheezits and no place I had gone during the day had 16 oz. boxes; everyone had 10 oz. boxes.

Dierbergs had 16 oz. boxes. AND they were on sale for $2.50 a box.
Ooooh” I thought, “That is a $1.00 overage per box. I should get something else for $3.” and so I did.

I proceeded to the self check-out (foolish me) and scanned my items. The recorded woman asked, “Do you have any coupons?” I pressed yes and scanned my first coupon. I was prompted to take the coupon to the attendant who promptly called a manager. She explained to me that there have been counterfeit coupons floating around and she was pretty sure I had three of them.

I felt myself blush.
I tried to make light of the situation by covering KB’s ears, and saying, “Please don’t say such things in front of the baby!”
She laughed and made a joke about my husband having to pick me up from jail and my daughter from foster care. I did not laugh.

The manager arrived, declared me a delinquent, cancelled my purchase and I walked to the car with my head hanging low.

I went on Facebook to the “Check It Out” application from whence I printed these coupons (and 10 others that worked fine early this week and morning even) and found a whole paragraph about people making .pdfs of the coupons and emailing them around and so all coupons have now been declared fraudulent and will be confiscated. How was I supposed to know this???

I just went back to read the message again and even paste it here for you to read but the message is now gone. Some other poor schmuck is going to be treated like jail bait when they innocently try to score a great deal on Cheezits.

I am not going back to Dierbergs.

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