Oh, I didn't tell you guys (besides Ben) about my victory yesterday! (after that intro I have a feeling my story is going to be a huge let down, but you have time to waste right? I mean, you are on the computer...)
Ok, about a week ago Grandma Corey called me:
"Leah, I was looking in the Meijer's sale flyer and your table set you JUST bought is on sale now for $50 less than you paid, you should take your receipt in and get your money back" -I'm paraphrasing
So, I start the search. I am looking for the stupid receipt. I actually do keep receipts, most of the time. I remembered picking it up off the counter and then...nothing, apparently my brain decided to have amnesia only pertaining to where a put the reciept.
Darn it, there is nothing that would bug me more than knowing that I spent more money than I had to on something and could get the money back if I could find that paper.
So, I go to meijer and pick up a sales flyer just to make sure it was the same one, and of course, it is the same one. I look at the NEW sales price and my blood boils, but just a little. I go up the the costomer service desk, where the really cool people work, and ask if I can get my money back even though we bought the table about 2 weeks prior, the awesome worker tells me, yes, his manager has always told him as long as it has been a reasonable amount of time they will refund. Yes! success! if I can find the tiniest paper on the face of the earth. So me, being the technical person I am,ha ha, ask if they could look up the receipt if we paid for the table with a debit card (and just for the recorde Walmart can do this), but apparently Meijer is a little behind the times and cannot, at least according to the coolest guy in the world working at the Meijer Customer Service desk.
I go home and start looking thru the trash because right now I have determined that I must have thrown it away. As I am doing this I am thinking to myself "is $50 worth looking thru the garbage?" and I did answer yes, so I kept looking. No luck. So, I have been keeping the flyer in hopes that majically Meijer would suddenly be able to look up my receipt from my debt card, especially if maybe I go in, start screaming and crying or something, I don't know, I just want my $50 back!!!
Yesterday, I decided to clean my office, Kobe's room, ect (FYI if you are wondering, I started both and no, I did not finish)
SUDDENLY I find 2 receipts-one is a meijer receipt-IT WAS THE RECEIPT!!! Only catch now was the sale is over & it has been closer to 3 weeks since we bought the table. I don't care I am going to get my money back or die trying!
So, I go, I am strutting to the Customer Service Desk, I even parked at the entrance closest to the desk so I could make it there that much quicker. There is no one in line, this is GREAT! I walk up, the service rep said something to the effect of "how can I help you" and I proudly hand her my papers and explain. She looks at me, "I don't think they will do it because the sale isn't on anymore." I am sure I didn't look thrilled, but I figured, if I say ANYTHING this lady doesn't like I am NOT getting my money back. So, I ,politely as I could, said, "the last time I was in here they told me as long as it was a reasonable amount of time." And then shut my mouth. She calls the manager. Then she starts typing on the computer. Success!!!
I got my money back!