1. Your coupon may not have rung up
We all listen for the dreaded, loud “ding” at the register indicating that something didn’t scan correctly. However, it might not be your fault. Sometimes the cashier may have two coupons stuck together, you or the cashier may have dropped a coupon, or the register may not have caught the coupon barcode properly. This is why knowing what the final total is before checkout is so important!
2. Your item doesn’t show the right sales price
Whenever I pull anything from its shelf, I make sure to check the sales price. There have been times when I’ve reached checkout and for some reason my item doesn’t ring up on sale. Yes, the computer system should be set to pick up the sales price; however, it’s also your responsibility as the customer to know what the sales price should be. Cashiers are going to be busy ringing up your merchandise, so make it your business to know what the sales price is, and make sure you’re given credit.<
3. You grabbed the wrong product
4. You don’t get the anticipated reward
Recently, CVS has been having gas card deals with certain purchases and amounts. I took advantage of this the other day and expected a gas card at the end of my transaction—only I didn’t get one. I had the cashier check on the amount I needed to generate the gas card, and I was $1.28 short. It was my mistake, but knowing before I left the store allowed me to get the deal I expected.