Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grocery Prices

I've blogged about this topic before but today I am annoyed with it once again so I'm going to share yet ANOTHER experience we had at the grocery with items NOT ringing up for the correct price!

Today we went to Hyvee to do some shopping. We seriously spend TOO much money at Hyvee and Wal-mart. Anyway, today we went to Hyvee because they had 2 liter bottles of pop on sale for $.39 each. Yes, we shouldn't drink pop but umm....we do.

Well, obviously we didn't just get the pop did we? Nope! We got a whole cart full! As if we needed it! My daughter LOVES Trix yogurt so I let her pick out a package of it today while we were shopping. When checking out, I noticed that it hadn't rung up correctly. It was suppose to be $2.50 but it rang up for the regular price of $2.88.

Now I know this is only a $.38 difference but keep in mind that nearly EVERY time we shop at Hyvee SOMETHING doesn't ring up right. All these little $.38 differences add up to a larger amount over time.

I brought the wrong price to the attention of the cashier and she had the boy sacking our groceries go check on the price. He came back and told her that the price I said it should be was what the sign said, $2.50 each so she turned on her register light for a manager to come over. A manager came and she told him what was going on. He then took the yogurt off and we got it for free. Obviously that worked for me but if they would just make sure their pricing signs are correct they wouldn't have to worry about this sort of thing.

So, my hubby paid for our groceries and we went to our truck. Got everything in and started to drive home. I had hubby give me the receipt so I could look to make sure everything else rang up correctly. Wouldn't you know it! Something else rang up wrong!

We needed a loaf of bread to make sandwiches for my daughter's lunches next week for school. When looking at all the bread we decided on the Iron Kids kind. It was a bit more than the store brand but the date was further out so we decided to pay a bit more based on the date. Well, we didn't want to pay as much more as it rang up for!

The loaf of bread was suppose to be $1.98 and it rang up for $3.19. Difference being $1.21. That's quite a difference don't ya think? Well, we did so hubby turned around and headed back to the store. I took the bread back in.

The girl checked on the price and came back with a different loaf of bread along with the one I had purchased and a pricing sign. Apparently the sign had been put under the wrong bread. She said I could substitute the one that was supposed to be $1.98 or get a refund.

By this time I was pretty annoyed so I just had her give me my money back. We'll go to the bread store this time for our bread. I find it ridiculous that we have to literally watch as EVERY single item is rung up to make sure the price is correct. Unfortunately this particular Hyvee does seem to have the best prices out of all the grocery stores around, when items ring up right, so shopping somewhere else isn't really an option. Guess we'll just have to continue to keep an eagle eye on the screen as our groceries are being scanned!

1 comment:

  1. I know exactly what you're talking about. I miss the days when everything had a price sticker on it so there was no question.