Friday, November 7, 2008


This was the most bizarre experience at Shaw's of my life! I stopped in to do the Breyer's/Sara Lee Pie deal because we headed over to my in-law's tonight. I thought I'd look all sweet if I brought pie and ice cream.

1 Box Reece's Puffs (.55/1 MFC DOUBLES)
1 Honey Nut Cheerios (.75/1 MFC DOUBLES)
8 Fruit Snacks (1 $1/3 MFC from paper a couple weeks ago)

1 Sara Lee Pie
1 Breyer's Ice Cream (Free with Shaw's Coupon)

Total Before Savings: $41.27
Total OYNP Coupons Used: $25
Total OOP: -.97 (Yes, the cashier gave ME back 97 cents!)
Coupons Earned: $19.50 OYNP

First, I noticed that I accidently cut off the expiration date of my Reece's Puff coupon. So I scanned my cashier selection and decided to go with a teenage girl. Score. She didn't even notice.

Secondly, after I gave her my MFCs, the total was $26 and some change. So I gave her $25 in OYNP coupons - thinking that I'd be paying less than $2 OOP. So then she says "97 cents" - so I hand her a dollar and she tries to punch it in. And she says "Oh, I owe you 97 cents!" So she gave me my change and my beloved coupons and sent me on my way.

After I strapped the rugrats in the car, I looked at my receipt and after my $25 in OYNO coupons, the subtotal was $2.78, but my tax was -$3.75. So that explains why she owed me 97 cents mathematically. But, how can tax be negative? I have no idea and nor will I ask any questions. It works for me.

1 comment:

Kris said...

The same thing happened to me every time I ran the frozen veggie deal last week...they would take like $2.25 off the tax so I always threw something into my purchase that was worth about $3 figuring I was getting it for free too! I don't get it either but I love it!