One of my favorite discount stores is Frosty’s.
“Frosty’s, for Less” is their slogan, and, I believe it is.
I make a point to go there on Tuesdays because they give an extra 10% off, for shoppers who are at a certain age…
This is sort of a pre-senior citizen discount for me.
I like shopping there and take an extra 10%, so it’s a win/win situation.
The clerks say, “Do I take an extra discount today?”
Not, “How old are you?” or, “Excuse me but you look like you are at least 100 years old, are you?”
Six years ago I would have been extremely insulted.
They understand embarrassing moments…
When I am disguised as a 35 year old, or after having talked to a “Nice N Easy” bottle, I discretely say something like “I’d like an extra discount today”. And, I would get it.
Frosty’s is about 30 miles from my house, so I like to plan a day for all my shopping.
My trip involves arriving early enough to have a “gourmet” lunch, running errands and then the rest of the afternoon perusing the different departments in Frosty's.
Some days I check out the cookware and linens, but I never fail to head for the purses, shoes and the women’s clearance sections.
Rarely do I leave without a new purse, great soap and a pair of jeans or shirts.
Even rarer are the times when I walk out without purchasing a single item.
Singlehandedly, I keep the store in the black.
Tuesday comes and the excitement begins.
I enter the building without being greeted by the 10% poster on the window.
Did it fall down?
I finish my shopping in less than an hour and proceed to the register.
The clerk rings up my purchases, gives me the total and I say,
“I’d like the extra discount please.”
She responds, “We don’t do that anymore.”
Deflated, I realize that Tuesday is just another day.
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Have a great day.