At this time I have about 53 loyalty cards either crowding my keyring, overflowing my junk draw or cramming up my wallet. They are the bane of my existence for two reasons;
1. I hate all the extra crap I have to carry.
2. I cant not have them because I’m possibly missing out on a discount, a rebate check – or worse – a free set of blunt steak knives made in China, from some kind of cheap, toxic plastic and quasi-metal.
I went to the local grocery store the other day and as I was checking out, the lady asked for my loyalty card. As I searched in my bag for the card I said to her; “I’m not sure if I have one, Im not really that loyal.”
Of course what I meant, is that I wasn’t that loyal to that particular store. I usually shopped at a grocer much closer to our house. I dug around in my purse a little more, and then looked up at her to find her staring at me oddly.
I immediately realized what I had just said and stupidly decided to explain myself further.
“Well I am loyal, you know…..in life. I’m just not that loyal to your store. I’m really a very loyal person by nature, I mean, I’m not having affairs all over the place on my husband or anything….but, you see, all these grocery stores are so close together, and they all have a card, and there are so many cards, its so hard to keep track, and well….”
My voice trailed off as much for breathlessness as for lack of a really plausible explanation, that would clarify things, and get us on a better track.
You know that moment where you know you are rabbiting on like a raving lunatic, and you know the other person is thinking you’re a total whack-job? Yet for some reason, you can’t seem to stop yourself rambling aimlessly, in a desperate attempt to sound like a lucid person?
This was my moment.
Of course I intend to reward her for my humiliation by showing absolutely no loyalty, and never visiting that grocery store again.
- Load Grocery Coupons on Your Grocery Store Loyalty Cards with WOWPONS (mobilegrocerycoupons.wordpress.com)
- Rewards Programs: How Stores Buy Love and Loyalty (savings.com)
- What I’ve Learned From Extreme Couponing (suddenlyfrugal.com)