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May 8th, 2010 at 03:54 pm

I notice that many of the stores are now offering new store cards. I always use my Ingles card a lot. The other day, I got a new CVS card in the mail. Today at Rite Aid, I got a new card to use when something is on sale. However, they did away with 10% off Tuesdays for senior citizens. I will miss that. It was 20% the first Tuesday of every month too.
Bi Lo has a lady just working exclusively, signing people up for their new card. It will not only be used for sale items, but will means cents off at the pump at a nearby BP station. Since that is the only gas station we use for gas for the vettes, that will be handy.

Neither the stock market or the braves are doing anything to talk about, so i will just add the 4 one dollar bills I have in my wallet to the challenge.
Prev. total $9188.00
today 4.00
new total $9192.00

2 Responses to “New cards”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    We have a Cub Foods that has a saver card and we can also get gas there that saves money. I am pleased that this store will also "gift" you something every so often for being a loyal customer. One time it was a coupon for 5% off your next order. Another time it was after getting so many points we could get a free ham. We didn't spend any more than usual, so I figured it was a good deal.

    Someone asked me if I'm worried about people tracking what I buy at the grocery store with the store card and my response was I don't buy anything very exciting or let them at it!

    Sorry about the mom used to watch them. We are Cub fans up here and they break your heart every year.

    Now let's hope the Stock Market gets better this week.

  2. Wonderlake653 Says:

    Those cards are used exactly for the purposes mentioned above. It is a tool that was designed by market research firms to analyze consumer buying behaviors. It is called data mining. There must be an incentive for shoppers to get a card - a perfect example are the sales prices on items, the discount at the store owned gas pump, and the ability to upload store and manufacturer coupons onto the card. However, the card's sole purpose is to feed (no pun) valuable consumer buying behavior information to the companies that are stocking the store shelves. Their only motivation is to sell their product. The more they know about YOU the better they are able to package, prepare and present their product so that YOU buy it. It is a fascinating science. (I use the cards too- you almost have to if you don't want to go broke at the store!) Despite the slump in the economy I would be willing to bet the CVS discontinued their 10% off Tuesdays not because of the economic downturn but because it was seriously cutting into their bottom line... the inducement of getting "seniors" into the store was not off-set by the other non-senior sales. I am sure one of the financial sections of a major newspaper has the explanation as to why CVS discontinued that.

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