How Many Cases of Bottled Water Can I Balance On My Head?

This is my first “Stupid Stuff” post. This is going to be fun writing this stuff.

So, there was a sale at ShopRite last week and the week before for Poland Spring bottled water.

You got the sale price of about $11 if you bought 3 cases at once. And those 3 cases were considered one offer.

Now you could purchase a total of 4 offers of 3 cases each for a total of 12 cases which is 288 plastic bottles of water.

BUT, you had to purchase all 12 cases at one time to get the offer which was through a digital coupon.

However, I didn’t know about the “digital coupon one time use rule” initially and figured it was logical to purchase 6 cases at once and get the other 6 cases on another day, as you could only fit 6 cases into a shopping cart and could also only comfortably fit those 6 cases into the trunk of my car.

SO, when I went back to the store a few days later to purchase my next 6 cases, I was denied the sale price as my digital coupon had expired on its first use.

OKAY – So this means I would have to:

  • Place 12 cases of water (24 in each) in a cart and figure out a way to push it out of the store without all of them crashing to the floor.
  • OR get two carts and place 6 cases in each and bring both carts to a cashier.

These are VERY heavy carts after the water is put into them, so I would have to bring one to a cashier line and ask the person in line to watch it for me while I go get the other cart of 6 cases.

OR if there’s no line, ask the cashier to wait for me to go get the other cart.

I guess the cashier could take a coffee or bathroom break at that point.

Then I would have to push each cart separately to my car and load all 12 cases both in my trunk and on the seats in the car.

  • OR ask a store employee to get a dolly or cart to hold the cases and have them assist me to get through the cashier and to my car.

But think about it! If a lot of people wanted to purchase the 12 cases at once and people are going in and out of the store continually, it would take a lot of time away from the employee’s other duties to help numerous customers with their cases of water.

So, I consider the digital coupon policy of expiring on its first use, thus requiring the purchase of 12 cases at once “STUPID STUFF!”

But I am going to contact the ShopRite support department or someone in management and see if I can get this policy changed and will post updates as I have them.

Dr. Stu

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