My bad day just continued to get worse. I won't bore you with it. I will say that the Walmart trip was particularly amusing, and ended with me sprinting out of the store, just so I could get the heck out of there.
But the story I would like to share today involves gas for the car.
I have mentioned the fuel point program that some of the local stores have. One of the programs is $0.10 off per gallon for every $100 spent. They have other deals going on, like buy 6 of these items, get a bonus $0.20 off. That kind of thing. I usually save up points until I have $0.50 or $.60 cents off before I redeem them.
Now, there are 2 gas stations that take these points. One is a little further away, but typically the gas is cheaper. I try and use that gas station if I can. I based my errands around going to that station. I drove PAST the closer station. Get to the "cheaper" station to find out......
The gas was a big ole whopping 1 cent cheaper this week. 1 cent.
My day was already lousy. And there were several other mis-steps in errands prior to the gas station incident (but I will say the Walmart incident was AFTER the gas station). But to find out I went out of my way for 16 cents total. Not cool.
Additionally, the store has stopped its loyalty program, where you automatically get $0.05 off additional if you use your store loyalty card. Now it is purely based on the points you accumulate for purchases. That stinks.
16 cents. I did all of this for 16 cents.