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We Have The Receipt; in Fact, We Have Two! Informative - Even the Smallest of Receipts is Important

Review by BokiBean on 2009-04-07
MOBILE, ALABAMA -- Checking online yesterday to see what items had posted at my credit union, I found that we had been charged $82 for an $8 purchase at a local fruit stand. Uh oh.

Credit union said that $82 was the correct amount according to their paperwork. Called the fruit stand and they were nice, but clearly needed a receipt. Well, it was a debit card... maybe hubby signed for $82 of fruit. We're both bad about just signing and not paying too much attention to the amounts at times.

After much searching and a sense of, "we're going to end up eating this mistake" all day, the receipts (2 of them!) were located in his jeans down in the wash. One receipt is from the cash register, one is from the debit scan. Yay!

This is just the sort of receipt that I routinely throw away as soon as I get to the house. I HATE to admit it, but these days you have to hang on to every little bit of paperwork!
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-04-07
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-07:
I never hang on to reciepts either.

My wife on the other hand is a reciept junkie.I cant be bothered with the clutter.
Posted by Starlord on 2009-04-07:
More often than once, that little bit of clutter as you cal it has saved our bacon. In today's economy, especially if you live on a very fixed income, every little bit hurts or helps, and the receipt is your proof as to what was paid. People make mistakes, that is why they put erasers on pencils, and why stores give you a receipt in the first place.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-04-07:
I'm learning more and more that every little receipt can come back and bite me!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-07:
I stuff every receipt into my wallet. Then I enter it into quicken. Then I reconcile it with my online statement. Then I put the receipts into a shoe box. When the shoe box gets full then I know it's time to buy another pair of shoes. This system has done wonders for the healthiness of my feet since the old system was to only replace my shoes when the soles were no longer water tight.

Good info Boki!
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-04-07:
hahaha@How To Know When to Buy Shoes!!! Good system, Crabbie!

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