Reader Quanna asked:
when should you give the cashier your store loyality card? Before, during or after ringing up?
The answer is….in most cases, any time!
If you want the big dramatic price drop (that you see in a “certain show”), then wait until after your items have been rung up and before you hand your cashier your coupons. If it makes you happy to see the price of chicken breasts drop from $4.29/lb (an “insanity price”) to about $2/lb (my normal stockup price), then by all means, wait until the last possible moment to hand your cashier your store card. But bottom line? You are going to save the same amount no matter when you hand your card to the cashier. I am usually so busy loading my groceries on to the belt that I don’t give over my card until AT LEAST halfway through the transaction!
With most stores, as long as you give over your loyalty card before you actually pay, you will get all the sale prices, the (where applicable) double coupons, etc.
So the answer is…whenever you want! (but check with your store…there may be exceptions!)