The other day as we were checking out of the grocery store the clerk told us we had saved $47, thanks to our coupons and value customer card. When I use one of my credit cards I can save by way …
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The other day as we were checking out of the grocery store the clerk told us we had saved $47, thanks to our coupons and value customer card. When I use one of my credit cards I can save by way of rebates from 1-5 percent. This makes using a credit card at the grocery store even more appealing. This got me to thinking, “what should the real price be?” Do vendors automatically add the cost of credit cards and coupons to their prices? Are the stores increasing their prices to account for the coupon and value customer discounts?
As far as groceries are concerned the places to shop are pretty well limited to the big market stores like Costco and the King Soopers of the world. These all offer discounts of one type or another. Most of us use more than one place to shop where we get these discounts. Creating these programs, printing and handling coupons, and other programs all cost money. What would the real price of groceries be without all this other hoopla? I wonder.
William F Hineser,Arvada
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