Boise - Extreme couponing appears to be a growing trend and in the current state of our nation's economy, who can blame coupon lovers for wanting to save money? Apparently WalMart can. A Boise, Idaho woman claims she has been banned for life from the conglomerate retail chain, WalMart. It wasn't just one store that barred her from shopping there, but every store in the United States. The reason it happened was an argument over coupons. According to a statement to Fox 12 Idaho, Cuevas said "the action wasn't welcomed by the WalMart manager..." who told her she had to "...pay full price [for] the groceries or leave." Cuevas complied with the order, but after that strange happenings began to take place. On another trip to the store, Cuevas was oblivious to the fact that she was being followed until her 16-year-old daughter said so. Apparently, an employee pursued her through the parking lot and gave her the ultimatum to go back to the store due to the fact she had committed a crime. She then went to a gas station and contacted authorities. Cuevas gave them a report stating the plain-clothes employee said to her, "you're leaving the scene of a crime." She also said that she had no idea the retail giant had prohibited her from ever entering any Walmart in the country for the rest of her life until the police officer let her know. Apparently the store managed to reach the cops before April could.
Oh the horror! Banned from all Walmarts! Lady, I've personally banned myself from all Walmart's in American, it's not so bad, definitely improves your quality of life.
But that's not the point of the blog, the fact that Walmart is involved is just a nice bonus. The point of this blog is, can someone please explain to me or teach me how this extreme couponing works? And not like send me a few links that explain it online, like I want one of these fanatical homemaker women to come over and coach me for a weekend and then the two of us go down to my local Stop n' Shop and rob that place blind.
I'm completely bewildered at the whole process, like I watched one of those shows on A&E or Lifetime, whatever channel it was, lady bought like 184 bottles of Advil and they gave her $12, something crazy like that. So why when I go to buy 1 bottle, am I paying like $9, doesn't make sense (nor does what someone would do with 184 bottles of advil).
And why aren't more stores banning these people? Not because it has to be killing their business, but because sooner or later their is going to be an actual homicide in your checkout line. Like, yea I want to try this once, but god forbid I'm ever the person behind someone ringing up 17 tooth paste tubes and using 42 coupons just to get something that would have cost $1 for free. I will freaking snap. I'm talking lead story on the evening news snap. Physical assaults, profanities and slurs, you name it, I'll do it. I can't wait 30 seconds behind someone at the ATM nevermind witnessing someone with a 3 ring binder of coupons in front of me when all I want to do is check out a carton of milk and some eggs.