Safeway Deceives Winos
That’s my six-pack of wine sitting lonely at the customer service desk of the 1855 Wisconsin Avenue Safeway. See, Safeway has these dandy wine-carriers that are supposed to get you a 10% discount if you fill them. They say so right on the side: “Mix or match 6 bottles of wine or spirits, 10% off.” The wine prices even list what the price is when part of the 6-pack discount.
The only catch is Safeway doesn’t actually give you the discount. Last time that catch cost me $9 and I didn’t realize it until I was home. But that had been over a month ago and I figured they would have fixed it by now. Plus I would check this time.
The clerk rang me up and asked if I wanted to make a donation to prostate cancer. Going on the assumption that he meant a donation to fight prostate cancer, I said, “Sure, round it up … and I got the 10% discount for the wine, right?” He looked at my receipt a long, long time and said no. He sent me to customer service.
I waited over 10 minutes at the hilariously named customer service counter. There was no one there. A woman who had been there before me gave up and left. Before I died and turned in to a mummy, an employee showed and I explained my problem. She took my receipt, which showed my wine total to be $49.74, and she went and talked to someone. She came back, punched a lot of things into her computer, and handed me $2.86 because, obviously, $2.86 is 10% of $49.74.