This latest receipt wins the prize for being the longest receipt ever. It’s almost six feet long.
Mr. A has been stocking up again… he wants to be prepared in case anything goes wrong… this latest receipt is 196 cans of tuna in water on sale for forty-four cents a can. He went through the 15 Items Only register, because he had four closed cases. The cashier said that didn’t matter, he had to scan one can 196 times.
Someone needs to teach that cashier how to enter multiples of items.
When Mr. A does this, we refer to these as “Big Scares” and they always coincide with a great sale. This event will forever be referred to as the “Big Tuna Scare of 2010”.
Last year in June, we had “The Big Tomato Sauce Scare of 2009”. If I remember correctly, these were on sale 10 for $1.00. This used to be a run of the mill common sale two-three years ago, but nowadays we are lucky to find then on sale 5 for $1.00, so he took advantage and stocked up.
We’ve used about 3 cases since then. Here is what the stack looks like currently (14 cases):
In 2009 we also had “The Big Butter Scare” when he bought forty pounds of butter priced at 99 cents a pound, and also “The Big Cream Cheese Scare” when he bought twenty packages of cream cheese for $10.00. And last but not least, there was the “Big Chicken Scare” when the store had discounted whole chickens to 19 cents a pound because they ordered way too many. He brought home 36 chickens that time. I just used up the last one a month ago.
Do you stock up on items when they are on sale?