Sometimes saving money is as simple as paying attention. Last week I almost walked out of the grocery store paying full price for an item that was supposed to be on sale. Luckily I caught the error before I left the store and was actually given the item for FREE because of the store’s error. The reason I was able to catch the error was because I check, every single receipt.
I started the habit during the couponing craze, but I stuck with it. Being vigilant about this with every single purchase has really saved me some money. Errors are made. Mistakes are made. It pays to be aware. Not only do I check my receipts, but I also try to watch as my items are scanned in. Sometimes I can catch the price error right then, or once or twice I’ve caught a completely different item being scanned.
So being vigilant about what I’m being charged can add up. It only takes a few seconds, but it’s totally worth it.
Do you check your receipts? What is the biggest error you’ve caught?
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