On Tuesday night Jamie went shopping with the girls to finish up a few loose ends with Christmas gifts for the family. He picked up one of the Christmas gifts that was left on our list, and brought it home. The next day, I was looking through the flyers and realized that it was $25 less at another store.
Knowing that Costco doesn’t price match, I texted him letting him know that I was going to return it because it was on sale for $25 less at Target – somewhere that I was going to have to go on the weekend anyway, so worth the extra trip.
I brought the gift into Costco to customer service, and explained that I would like to return the gift because it’s $25 cheaper at another store, and I would like to buy it there (unless they could match the price). They couldn’t match the price, and so I returned the gift but along with the receipt I got a glimmer of snark (rare for Costco, usually they’re amazing)
She confirmed that the difference was only $25 – but what’s $25?
- The price of a box of baby wipes and a package of Boom Chicka Pop
- A quarter of the kids RESP Monthly Payment (Calculate yours using an RESP calculator)
- A month’s worth of bread
- A week’s worth of natural gas
- A pedicure
- 5% of a bi-weekly mortgage payment
- A week’s worth of fruit
- Half the cost of a day of Childcare
For $25? I am totally willing to stop in to Costco, return the gift and head to Target and pick it up there. Especially since two of those places are on my regular weekend-stops to begin with.