I have recently gotten in the habit of double checking my receipts after checking out at the grocery store. Big Sister started a while back and told me that she was finding all kinds of errors – at first I was hesitant to believe her, I mean, how many issues do you really find? and isn’t that just penny pinching? Well, maybe, but mostly it’s protecting your money and only paying for what you buy. Most times I just catch products being rung up without their advertised sale. But…
In the last two weeks we’ve had two pretty major errors show up.
- We were charged for 12 heads of lettuce (@ $2.79 each) when we only bought one. That’s an excess of $30.69
- This weekend it was 23 oranges (@$.79 each) and we only purchased 2. That’s $16.59 added to our bill.
So now I’m wondering how much money I’ve just WASTED at the grocery store due to errors like these. If I hadn’t caught these two, I would’ve been out $47.28 and that’s just in the last two weeks!!
What could you buy for $47.28? Why, a new pair of shoes, lunch for 3, a really nice bottle of wine, 6 pretty good bottles of wine .. you get the picture.
Get in the habit of checking your receipts – it’s not penny pinching, it’s just smart.