Showing posts with label Wal-Mart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wal-Mart. Show all posts

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fumble in the Freezer

This tale goes back to a couple of weeks or so before Thanksgiving. It had been a busy day, and I was at Wal-Mart late in the afternoon, trying to get home before dark and start dinner.  Knowing that Wal-Mart doesn't usually have the style of hash browns I like (shredded, not diced), I just had to look anyway.  The hash browns were on the top shelf of the freezer.  Because they were over my head, I had to stretch to reach a package, yup they're the diced ones.

Oops, it's falling...gotta catch it.  Almost got it...nope there it goes again.  Smack...hit my hand, glanced off and hit the floor.  I tossed the offending item back into the freezer, and holding my injured hand, made my way around to collect the rest of the stuff on my list.  The pain was growing, and the bruise was starting to form by the time I reached the checkout.   See my nasty not-so-little bruise.  This picture was taken a week after it happened, and it took several more weeks for it to completely heal.  


The burning question is how did a little ol' package of hash browns cause this much damage?  I'm glad you asked, and I'm here to tell you.  It was two pounds of solidly frozen taters.  That's right, coming at me like a brick.  Owwww!  Felt like a brick, too.  Apparently, they had been allowed to thaw before being put in the freezer.  That was bad for the food and worse for me.  Unfortunately, you find refrozen food a lot, and not just at Wal-Mart either.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Target "Manufacturer" Coupons...Not Really

Target has issued "manufacturer" coupons with their logo on them, so which are they?  Coupons issued by the manufacturer to be used anywhere or store coupons useable only at Target?  Didn't they used to say "Target" at the top and not "manufacturer", and you could use them with  manufacturer coupons on the same item.  I printed some the other day and one said Target Web Coupon (which I understand to be used only at Target) and the other two said "manufacturer" which I assumed I could use anywhere. 

I used the one for Purina Cat Chow at PetSmart, and the cashier didn't even blink.  Today I tried to use the $5 off 4 Kellogg's cereal at Wal-Mart, and argued up and down with two cashiers that it was a manufacturer's coupon and not Target-specific even though it had the Target logo on it.  That was all they could see, and said they were told not to take coupons with other store names or logos.  They wouldn't even scan it to see if it would work.  I gave up and told her if I wasn't able to use the coupon, I wasn't buying the cereal.

The point is that a store-specific coupon should not say "manufacturer" on it if you can only use it at that store, and that a true manufacturer coupon should be valid any place that accepts coupons.

Anyone care to share their experiences?