I have a little story for you that got me a free drink at Starbucks.
Over the holidays when I was visiting my family, we all went to Starbucks. We each ordered and paid for our drinks. I was surprised at how much mine cost as I had purposely picked something on the lower end of the menu.
While I was waiting for my drink, I took a closer look at my receipt and then a closer look at the menu. The difference was almost an entire dollar. I ended up being glad I checked my receipt. Here is why you should always check your receipts.
A Little Difference Can Add Up
Now a dollar may not sound like much, but in terms of coffee, it can be a 25% increase. So I approached the barista and asked why there was such a difference. She didn’t know, so she gave me a free drink card.
I didn’t get my 90 cents back but I did get my next overpriced coffee for free and I can guarantee you it will cost more than 90 cents.
Be Nice When Asking About the Issue on Your Receipt
This was not the first time that checking my receipt and nicely asking the cashier about it has saved me some money or gotten me a discount. But the key is to be nice.
As a former cashier, I can tell you that the nicer, more polite a customer is, the more I wanted to help them.
So when you look at your receipt don’t just check the total at the bottom. Make sure all the sale prices are correct and that any coupons you had were applied.
If you spot a problem, take the time to nicely ask about it. You may be surprised with the solution they’ll offer. Just always check your receipts.
Wrapping it Up with a Bow on Top
Don’t just check your total at the bottom of your receipt, check over each line. Make sure all sales prices are there and any coupons you used were applied. If you find a problem, kindly ask the cashier about it and see what solution they offer.
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