Saturday, May 16, 2009

Meijer shopping suggestions

It absolutely never fails that I have issues when shopping at Meijer. Most of the time it is with checking out but I have seen several times that they are out of items that they have listed on sale. ESPECIALLY on the 10/$10 get the 11th for free sales! You know your going to have the sale weeks in advance if not months....... why exactly does a mega store run out of items! And please don't tell me it's because some couponer came in and wiped the shelf out. I worked for a mega liquor/party store in this town for years and years and they had a huge buying capability so I can only IMAGINE what kind of inventory mega stores can keep! As far as customer service goes for this store I have had 2 cashiers that were every truly helpful with checking out and not be resentful of my coupons! I truly believe the attitudes are lack of trainging on the MANAGEMENTS part but still customer service is a big seller with me. Today I learned of a policy that Meijer is moving to (at least it's going to be new with the store I shop) and I have a feeling it's going to toss what customer service there is at Meijer right out the front doors. According to a couple of employees cashiers are soon to be put on some kind of a point system for speed and accuracy. This tells me that they are going to have NO patience for someone like I was today with probably 75 different coupons. One employee mentioned a number but I didn't catch it. I just know when I start getting that nervous twitch it's not a good thing :) So if the impliment this plan I have a feeling I will be saying good bye to Meijer. Which to Walmarts benefit since they greedly accept coupons (catalina's) from other stores as long as it's a manufactuer coupon. SO IF by some slim chance that someone from Meijer corporate is smart enough to slink and slither through all of these shopping blogs... hope you catch this one! OH and because I just want to cover my tushy no I'm not an employee or ex. employee, nor does anyone in my family work for Meijer.

A kewl newly found blog for Target shoppers!

Unfortunately we don't have a super Target here in Lexington because from what I'm seeing they put out some pretty good deals! We do have two Targets in town, one clear over in Hamburg Place which considering my entire driving radius of my home is MAYBE 2 miles (Yeah like I'm driving clear over there) and then one not too far down the road from us. I haven't utilized their sales and clearance yet but I just found a new blog called Attention Target Shoppers. Now as usual I'm probably one of the last to know about this site but wanted to share the love anyways :) There appears to be some really good information on there and if it helps someone out then TAD DAH! Now the reason I'm gaining interest in Target deals is because I'm getting REALLY annoyed with Meijer and looking for some alternative if at all possible. That's another blog though!