I had a friend email this today:
Whoa! I was WAY out of my league...but I kept up a brave front for Katie's sake! Intense. Hard core. I guess I'm more of a Monday afternoon 'rain check please' girl! Teach me, o wise one. : )
It got me thinking that I should be upfront with my readers....I think I may have been out of my league, too. Here's what happened:My sister and I ventured out on Saturday night around 11:30pm with our four transactions perfectly planned out and separated into individual envelopes. We were very hopeful and excited about the deals we were going to get. As we pulled into the parking lot we could tell by the abnormal number of cars that it might be a little busy. When we walked in it was apparent by the four other shoppers who had their weekly circulars out that we were in for an interesting round of CVS. We each quickly grabbed a cart and headed for the Right guard. Just as we suspected they did not have enough for us to get the limit amount. Normally this wouldn't be that big of an issue, but we had just spent the last hour and half figuring our transactions out to the penny. We didn't get too discouraged - we kept moving. We got our Loreal and Sally Hansen, but on our way to the Benefiber we noticed a couple who apparently each had a Extra Care card because they had two of everything! They saw us; we saw them and we all knew that there couldn't possible be enough to go around. --- I really think I would have won the race that night in isle 17, had I not had a dysfunctional cart that squeaked and wobbled as I ran. It really slowed me down and cost me my Benefiber, which in the end actually cost me $2 (being that it was a moneymaker)! If losing the Benefiber wasn't enough, I was counting on it for my first transaction so I was really messed up! We were finally able to rework our scenarios and still have very little OOP. As we walked up to the cash register we noticed quite a few people -as we got closer we realized it was more like a 15 people deep line! At one point a man yelled from the back of the line "Aw, come on! I've got a nine month pregnant wife at home with heart burn!", unfortunately not all CVSers know the edict of allowing customers with very few items the luxury of going ahead, so it got kind of ugly as the nonECBers went up against the ECBers. I decided to hide myself and my coupons behind a Christmas display and remain low key. Several things surprised me about myself that night: 1) that I would actually go to CVS at midnight 2)that I would purposely purchase Benefiber 3) that I would actually race another human being to a box of Benefiber, and 4) that losing the Benefiber would actually cause me grief. It's funny what an ECB will do to a person.....Merry Christmas and happy CVSing.