Today I am not going to post about any particular deal, but I wanted to emphasize paying attention to your receipt. I had a coupon from a retail store (I won’t name) for $15 off any $15 purchase. I went to the store and asked a sales associate if there were any restrictions and there weren’t. They also had a huge clearance sale going on as well for 70% off and then I could use the coupon as well. I knew what my total would be approximately and when I went to check out, the woman said, “Wow, you got all of that for $17!” I didn’t want to make a scene because well, I had gotten two pairs of jeans and two tops for $17 and some change and left the store. Then I looked at the receipt and one of the items was an override. I think somehow the override caused my coupon to not work properly and instead of my total being $6, it ended up being $11 more than I had anticipated. I really didn’t want to speak up and then I went to run my next errand. I then started thinking as I went to my next store that I should have spoken up. Would I just give someone $11 for no reason at all? Even though I was somewhat embarrassed to go back to the store, I did go back and explain that I think my coupon wasn’t rung up properly. The different sales associate tried to argue with me that it did several times, but if I came back this far, I told her that it didn’t. They were having computer issues so she had to re-type everything by hand and basically exchange it and re-ring it up, but at the end of it, I got $11 and some change back. Earlier in the day, when I went to the grocery store there was another promotion that didn’t ring up. I then examined my receipt and realized that for whatever reason, the promotion did not work. I will go back to the store at a later time before the sale is over when I am by that store to ask for the money back. I had asked the cashier when I was checking out if the promotion had come off and she said that she didn’t know and couldn’t tell. I was in a hurry so I didn’t examine it further at the time. The moral of the story is to pay attention to your receipt and hold on to your receipt. If you know a cashier makes a mistake, to speak up. Today’s errors totaled about $20. It’s $20 I could use for a rainy day, a treat for my kids, money for charity, a dinner out, etc.