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Have you ever gotten angry over a coupon?

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Coupon Crazy Woman Pulls a Gun When Store Won't Give Her a Dollar Off

by Kiri Blakeley 

Talk about penny wise and pound foolish. A woman was arrested in Florida after pulling a gun on workers in a Walmart -- because they wouldn't honor her one-dollar coupon. I know extreme couponers get nutty, but this is ridiculous. It reportedly all started when 61-year-old Walmart shopper Mary Frances Alday tried to use the one-dollar off coupon that she'd downloaded online. As anyone who has ever shopped knows, these store coupons can be a hair-pullingly frustrating endeavor. But Alday didn't pull her hair -- she reportedly pulled a gun.

When Alday was told by the store manager that the coupon wasn't good in stores and only online (which I'm sure was stated clearly in the microscopic print buried somewhere within pages and pages of microscopic print), Alday reportedly went ballistic. She became verbally abusive with the manager, calling her the B word. Then she reportedly rammed her with a shopping cart. But that's not all, folks! She was just getting started.

The manager then tried to walk Alday outside to get her license plate number. Alday reportedly responded, "I have something for you in my car." Three colleagues joined the manager, and they all reportedly watched Alday as she got that "something" -- a gun. She then allegedly began waving it while yelling, "I have something for y'all," while everyone fled for their lives.

Alday was later arrested, but only after cops used a stun gun on her -- because you know she wasn't gonna go quietly. She was eventually charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a host of other charges that are likely to send Alday away for quite awhile.

All for a buck?! Look, I know how frustrating it is when an ad seems to promise something, and you get in your car, use up your precious gas and time, and then, lo and behold, it was all a ruse to get you in the store. But this is a dollar we're talking about. Alday will now likely have a criminal record, spend some time in the clink, and pay out much more than a buck in bail and lawyers' fees, and lost income, provided she has a job. Was a dollar worth all that?

And couldn't the Walmart employees have just honored the coupon when they saw how upset this elderly woman was getting? Can't we all just get along?!

Have you ever gotten angry over a coupon?

by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Replies (11-20):
Dabberdoo
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM

I got irritated this past weekend.  I had a computer generated coupon for "buy one get one free" Gilette shave gel.  I printed that coupon off at the same time I printed off several other coupons.  Walmart honored all of them except that one.  I didn't make a big fuss but there was no reason not to accept it.  Even the cashier couldn't tell me why should couldn't accept it.  Yes, it irritated me.

matreshka
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 11:57 AM

There was a store I got frustrated with because they flat out refused to take printed internet coupons.  I guess its because of all the fraud that goes along with them but my coupons were legit.  I just stopped going there and bring my business and my $ elsewhere.

I really don't understand all this gun violence lately.  Geez!

lyngerdam
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM

I was surprised you referred to 61 y.o. as elderly. How many times though, have you felt like that in the supermarket, let alone a Walmart? She must have been having a bad day and this was the last thing that finally set her off.

 

lillucky8
by Jen on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM
I have gotten frustrated bc the sales rep was arguing i didnt purchase what the coup said, but i just had to drag the stuff out to show her, it only got me flustered bc dd decided to throw a fit while it was happening, obv feeding off my stress.
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KenzieQsMommy
by Heather on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Thats insane!! I would never get that worked up over a coupon lol

bhejlik
by Bronze Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Holy crap...what a loon!

RoseWall
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

yeah. when it expired before i could use it.

RoseWall
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

she looks strange.

lemonade1
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I always avoid a certain cashier at my local store as she scours the coupons and looks so happy when she can refuse it.

Quoting angevil53:

Not THAT angry but maybe now they'll just take them. I think sometimes those cashiers like to act high and mighty about taking coupons.



angevil53
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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Def seen a few of those. Usually older ladies who need validation. The younger ones dgaf. They're like whatever it's a quarter.


Quoting lemonade1:

I always avoid a certain cashier at my local store as she scours the coupons and looks so happy when she can refuse it.

Quoting angevil53:

Not THAT angry but maybe now they'll just take them. I think sometimes those cashiers like to act high and mighty about taking coupons.





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