This is where G-man's total passive approach to life gets in the way.
He was at Home Depot yesterday picking up paint. I gave him a Sherwin William's coupon for 25% and told him to ask if they accept competitor coupons. I have used these coupons successfully at Lowe's, so I thought we would give Home Depot a shot.
So he gave the coupon to the cashier, who said no, can't use it. *sigh*
If I was there, I would have asked for a manager. If the manager said No, then that is that. I tried. But usually the manager has the authority to give the green light. On $75 worth of paint, that coupon would have saved us $18.75!
But G-man took 19 year old-has worked at Home Depot for less than a year at her word. Because I am soooooo sure she knows the store policies like the back of her hand. GRRR. So when she said no, he accepted it, paid, and went on his way.
(and then proceeded to spend 2 hours on tinting the ceiling paint, vs the maybe 30 minutes it should have taken....but I digress).
What would you have done in this situation? Not used the coupon? Gone to Sherwin Williams? Asked for a manager? Something else???