Little mistakes can cost your Katy familyÂ hundreds each year!
Yesterday I went to the grocery store for my weekly shopping trip.Â I piled the cart with fruits, vegetables, cereal, milk, bread, and the necessary ingredients for a weekâ€™s worth of meals. Â Â As I unloaded my grocery cart and watched the cost add up, I was shocked!Â My total came to $188.64.Â Reluctantly, I scanned my credit card and signed my name on the credit-card machine.Â I couldnâ€™t believe how much I was spending on groceries!Â I knew the cost would go up as my children grew, but boy, the cost never ceased to amaze me!
As the cashier thanked me and handed me my receipt, I took 30 seconds to scan the receipt before leaving the store.Â I caught the mistake immediately.Â Rather than ringing me up for one honey dew melon, the cashier had accidentally rung up 12 honey dew melons.Â My mouth dropped as I realized that the cost of twelve honey dew melons had cost me, the buyer, $35.26.Â I immediately pointed out the mistake to the cashier, and apologetically, he refunded me the cost of the eleven honey dew melons I hadnâ€™t purchased. Â Â I left the store, grateful I had taken 30 seconds to scan my receipt!Â It had saved me over thirty dollars!
Over the past few months, there have been numerous times that I have â€œsavedâ€ myself money by simply checking my sales receipt.Â One time, I stocked up on a certain kind of cereal that was on sale.Â Cereal is a staple in our home, and I love finding a bargain!Â Anyway, upon checking out, I was charged the regular price on all ten boxes of cereal.Â The caught mistake saved me $15!Â Another time, I was charged the wrong price per pound on grapes. Â Â That, I discovered, saved me $5!Â A couple weeks ago, I found I had been charged for several items someone else had left on the belt, saving me $23!
My examples of money saved in simply checking my sales receipt are endless.Â I have never been good at clipping coupons, or driving to various stores to find the cheapest food.Â But, I am now committed to always checking my receipt.Â Just think!Â With all of that saved money, maybe I can go on a vacation!Â You can too!Â Just try it!Â How do you save money at the grocery store?Â Post a comment below.