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Jan 28 2013
5 years ago
3:36 PM MST

What Would YOU Do in this Situation?

Jan 28, 2013 @ 3:36 PM MST
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I received the email below from a reader and thought that all of you could offer her some great advice and encouragement!

Dear Collin,
I was recently shopping at my local Walgreens and went to check out after spending about an hour in the store getting my transaction of items all organized. I was so proud of myself as I had spent so much time making sure all my coupons matched with each item being purchased. Unfortunately, my positive outlook took a turn for the worst as the cashier was not very friendly and was quite intimidating. As she was about to scan one of my coupons, she stated that it could not be used for the item I was purchasing because it was not the item pictured on the coupon. I nicely explained that actually, it could be used on this item as it was not excluded in the actual text of the coupon.

Seeing that she was not going to budge, I politely asked if I could speak with a manager. As soon as the manager arrived, I could tell that she was annoyed and did not intend to listen to my explanation. She stated that I was incorrect and was trying to use the coupon improperly. So… I gave up. 😦 I opted not to purchase that particular item, paid for my other items and left.

In that moment, I felt so crummy and belittled – all I wanted to do was grab my purse, abandon my cart, and run out the door. After this experience, I am not even sure that I want to go back to Walgreens ever again. Have you ever had this sort of experience? If so, how do you handle yourself at the register? Do you think I should have done something differently?

What would YOU do in this situation?

  • HIP List
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Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply move the post to your Hip List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the Hip List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, first head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

When logged into your account, you will see the HIP List icon at the bottom of every post if you are viewing in classic view.

If you prefer to view in river view, you will see the HIP List icon located on every post above the post title and to the right.

If you're wanting to print a certain deal, blog post, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. This will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include when printing from your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you! If there are deals (or portions of deals) that you are not interested in printing, just click on the red x button to remove them. To restore a section, click on the green arrow icon in the upper right hand corner.