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Thanks Tom Thumb!

April 9th, 2009 at 06:32 pm

In the mail today I got a coupon for $5 off my next $50 purchase at Tom Thumb. So, with the $30 gift card I got the other day, I could get $50 worth of groceries for $15 -- and that's assuming I don't use any coupons. Hmmm... Of course Tom Thumb is more expensive than Walmart, but even so, I think I should be able to get a comprable amount of groceries for $15. Smile


I logged into my UI account last night, and guess what? It shows the last six weeks of payments as having been processed. Yay, right? Not so quickly. They ALL show as "Benefit paid: $0.00" WHAT!!!!

I checked it again this afternoon, just in case it needed processing time or something. But nope, it said the same thing.

So, I sent my third email to them asking what the hockey sticks is going on! Supposedly they are supposed to get back to you within two business days. Considering the fact I sent my first email about a month ago, and the second one a week ago, and yet to have heard back . .. yeah, we'll see where that goes.

I wish I knew what else I could do to get some answers.


Today I posted the first of a new Thursday Thirteen series on using Baking Soda called [url="http://thesinglefrugalton.today.com/2009/04/09/thirteen-ways-to-use-baking-soda-in-cooking/"]Thirteen Ways To Use Baking Soda In Cooking.[/url]

Then I suggested a fantastic children's book about a boy named Walter called [url="http://storytimeforchildren.today.com/2009/04/09/just-a-dream-by-chris-van-allsburg/"]Just A Dream.[/url]

I stopped in at Walgreen's tonight to pick up a couple things. There was this lady in front of me who was buying a whole bunch of things on sale or clearance. I think the cashier was getting kind of frazzeled, but he remained polite. He'd finally finished ringing her up and announced the total price . .. then was like "Oh! I forgot your coupons!" Saved her nearly $10.

Although I was halfway annoyed at how long I was in line, I enjoyed watching the whole little show more - especially when the lady saved a nice bit of money.

Oh and a funny. You know how I moan and groan about how math and I just don't agree? Well this lady was asking what 50% of $1.70 was. Someone nearby with a puzzled look on their face piped up ???$.90? A second later I said $.85.

Big Grin Now why couldn't the GRE ask questions like that??

6 Responses to “Thanks Tom Thumb! ”

  1. my english castle Says:

    I loved your Walgreen's story. They seem to have sent our Walgreen's employees to customer service school recently. One of them found a coupon for me today. It's very nice, and I hope it outlasts the recession!

    I'm with you on the GRE--I remember my math scores vs my verbal scores--way too embarassing to admit

  2. L Saver Says:

    I hope you can get this unemployment stuff worked out. I can't believe they still haven't gotten back to you after all of this time! Maybe third time will be the charm?

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    I have never heard of Tom Thumb. Catchy name.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    @My English Castle - Maybe so, maybe so. Smile It sure would be nice if customer friendly service outlasted the depressed economy.

    @L Saver - That's what I'm hoping!

    @Game Cock!!!!!! Hi! Tom Thumb is the same thing as Safeway, but you're right, it is a good name. Smile

  5. scfr Says:

    I got the same coupon in the mail (for sister store Randall's). I'm also planning to use it, but with a plan, since as you mentioned their full prices can be on the high side. Does Tom Thumb double coupons that are 50-cents or less? Randall's does, so I always factor that in to my pre-trip strategizing.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Scfr - Randall's! I knew there was another name for Tom Thumb. Smile Yes, TT doubles coupons up to $.50. So, going in with a plan is the best way to do it. Smile

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