The Scarlet ‘C’

I headed out to Publix early this morning to take advantage of a sale that, when paired with a coupon, made for free deodorant. I went to the Publix in Acworth because it was on my way to our mom’s group meetup, so I figured I could run in quickly, grab what I needed and be on my way.

Boy, was I wrong. When I got to the register and handed my coupons to the cashier, she glanced at them and then said, “You copied these coupons.”

Um, no. I told her I had printed them off my computer, and she replied, “Really? Because they look copied to me.”

And so, I had to wait there with a fussy baby while she got a manager so she could show her my “photocopied” coupons.

I’m the girl who wouldn’t even cheat on a test at school but I’m going to cheat the system and use photocopied coupons. Right.

Eventually, I left with my purchases and an apology that it had taken so long. How about an apology for accusing me of cheating?

Does this mean I have to wear a scarlet “C” now?

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Aly says:

    Oh, I would’ve been super offended – you poor thing! Rude!

  2. Stacy C says:

    It happens to even the best couponers out there. Some cashiers look at coupons like they are a PITA (pain in the a$$) but they should be treated just the same as cash afterall the manufactor does reimburse the store for the value of each coupon.

    Sadly, some couponers do present fraudulient coupons which leaves a bad taste for all couponers.

    You did the right thing! Keep up the awesome job your doing you frugal, value minded shopper you! Daycare is expensive save on what you can (I do it too)! But Lucy sure is worth it, she is adorable and such a peanut!


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