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(Fast Company)   "So excited to finally be down to my goal waist of 1/2 a CVS receipt"   (fastcompany.com) divider line 27
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3358 clicks; posted to Business » on 21 Aug 2013 at 2:27 PM (48 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-21 01:17:17 PM
Good for the cats to swat at.  They love shredding things.  The trick:  I pretend it's something I really value.
 
2013-08-21 01:36:32 PM
Dollar General does this too.  They have some weird thing you can go online and win like $1000 or something.  I don't know all the details because I haven't bothered to read the 50 paragraphs about it on their receipts.
 
2013-08-21 01:45:58 PM
I only go to places that don't issue receipts

*sneer*
 
2013-08-21 02:42:49 PM
I'm surprised they do that.  The receipt paper is freaking expensive.
 
2013-08-21 02:50:48 PM
I like CVS because I used to work at a company who had their prescription plan through CVS.  I now work somewhere else, but my old CVS card still gets me 20% off all store brand stuff.
 
2013-08-21 03:01:14 PM
Just another case of flagrant waste in America's for-profit health care industry.
 
2013-08-21 03:05:10 PM
But it's all coupons and sometimes store credit.
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I'm not complaining.
 
2013-08-21 03:07:49 PM
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soze?!?
 
2013-08-21 03:30:05 PM
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2013-08-21 03:31:41 PM
I've been tempted, when too bored to read Fark anymore, to try filling in all those "fill in our survey and earn a free fries on your next visit" receipts I get in a week.  They're freaking everywhere.  I get it... but you're not getting any useful cross-section.  You're getting survey results from people who are either A) incredibly cheap or B) have some minor bone to pick but are too passive to actually complain about it
 
2013-08-21 04:21:04 PM
Target used to have the same long receipt problem, but they went minimalistic a while back.
 
2013-08-21 04:57:59 PM
I do all my pharmaceutical shopping at GIT, aka the local streetcorner.
 
2013-08-21 05:01:16 PM
Still, they save me money, so there's that.
 
2013-08-21 05:03:42 PM

Lawnchair: I've been tempted, when too bored to read Fark anymore, to try filling in all those "fill in our survey and earn a free fries on your next visit" receipts I get in a week.  They're freaking everywhere.  I get it... but you're not getting any useful cross-section.  You're getting survey results from people who are either A) incredibly cheap or B) have some minor bone to pick but are too passive to actually complain about it


They lose me when they start asking personal questions like my address and phone number.
 
2013-08-21 05:34:14 PM
Whew.  At least they haven't started doing that at The Silk Road yet.
Um, not that I know what that website is.  I don't even own a computer.
/internet?  whazzat?
 
2013-08-21 05:44:03 PM

JonBuck: Target used to have the same long receipt problem, but they went minimalistic a while back.


If by "minimalistic" you mean buying one box of diapers results in four pieces of paper (receipt, survey info, two coupon sheets) totaling about 3.5 feet, then yes, Target is minimalistic.

/opposite of McDonalds, which didn't even put the food on the receipt. Just the total so I know how much my debit card got charged.
 
2013-08-21 05:45:48 PM

jigger: But it's all coupons and sometimes store credit.
[pbs.twimg.com image 300x402]

I'm not complaining.


I get irrationally excited when a extra bucks pops up on my CVS receipt.

$3 in extra bucks?  I'm buying EVERYTHING!
 
2013-08-21 06:43:48 PM

skrame: JonBuck: Target used to have the same long receipt problem, but they went minimalistic a while back.

If by "minimalistic" you mean buying one box of diapers results in four pieces of paper (receipt, survey info, two coupon sheets) totaling about 3.5 feet, then yes, Target is minimalistic.

/opposite of McDonalds, which didn't even put the food on the receipt. Just the total so I know how much my debit card got charged.


Huh. Might be a local thing, or dependent on what you purchase, because all I get are the item list and the total without additional crap.
 
2013-08-21 06:48:57 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img713.imageshack.us image 500x500]

soze?!?


Nope. I get my toiletries and other necessaries like a rational person: auto-delivered from the interwebs
 
2013-08-21 07:15:55 PM

Lawnchair: I've been tempted, when too bored to read Fark anymore, to try filling in all those "fill in our survey and earn a free fries on your next visit" receipts I get in a week.  They're freaking everywhere.  I get it... but you're not getting any useful cross-section.  You're getting survey results from people who are either A) incredibly cheap or B) have some minor bone to pick but are too passive to actually complain about it


I have to suspect that they mostly want it for the marketing information at the end - sex, age, household income. It helps them with their marketing. Although even if they only get complaints, it's probably useful at a corporate level to know which franchises or districts are poorly managed.

groppet: They lose me when they start asking personal questions like my address and phone number.


I do these surveys all the time because I'm "A) incredibly cheap"  but always give fake info for this, age, household income, etc. Why yes, I do live at 123 Main Street, and you can reach me at 602-555-5555. I once was told it was an invalid phone number so I put the store number in the survey (it was on the receipt).
 
2013-08-21 07:37:46 PM
Alex Curry has nice feet.
 
2013-08-21 08:12:49 PM

2wolves: Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt.  Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

chunka - chunka - chunka

Bzzzzt.  Bzzzzzt.  Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt.  Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt


chunka - chunka - chunka - chunka

Sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss plot.


Dot matrix, man.

That's my superhero name.  Dot Matrix Man.

/Citizen GSX-140, motherfarkers
 
2013-08-21 08:47:49 PM

UseUrHeadFred: 2wolves: Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt.  Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

chunka - chunka - chunka

Bzzzzt.  Bzzzzzt.  Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt.  Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt


chunka - chunka - chunka - chunka

Sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss plot.

Dot matrix, man.

That's my superhero name.  Dot Matrix Man.

/Citizen GSX-140, motherfarkers


I used to work with a band printer, had a hood, that still needed its own little sound proofed room.  Could run 10k labels in 25 minutes.
 
2013-08-21 10:39:26 PM

groppet: Lawnchair: I've been tempted, when too bored to read Fark anymore, to try filling in all those "fill in our survey and earn a free fries on your next visit" receipts I get in a week.  They're freaking everywhere.  I get it... but you're not getting any useful cross-section.  You're getting survey results from people who are either A) incredibly cheap or B) have some minor bone to pick but are too passive to actually complain about it

They lose me when they start asking personal questions like my address and phone number.


But that is the entire point of the "survey". To collect your personal information.
 
2013-08-22 12:27:04 AM

Gig103: I have to suspect that they mostly want it for the marketing information at the end - sex, age, household income. It helps them with their marketing.


But, again, they're only getting the demographic info of their "I've got time for this" sales, which I'd tend to think are a lot different from their "Ain't nobody got time for that" customers.

/ am a total slut with 'personal info'... really don't care at this point
 
2013-08-22 07:20:22 AM
So... shop at Walgreens?

Just kidding, we just use a second printer for the coupons. And you might get 4-6' of them. At least it's not one long strip you have to rip/cut.
 
2013-08-22 03:28:28 PM

Obscure Login: jigger: But it's all coupons and sometimes store credit.
[pbs.twimg.com image 300x402]

I'm not complaining.

I get irrationally excited when a extra bucks pops up on my CVS receipt.

$3 in extra bucks?  I'm buying EVERYTHING!


I've gotten $10 a couple of times.
 
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