Kicked out for using too many coupons

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I should introduce myself a little better, my name is Josh Smith and while I think of myself as frugal, pretty much everyone else, including my wife, settles on cheap. Normally this is a good thing, although on several occasions I have pushed my luck with incentives at retailers ending in either the completion of a killer bargain or the embarrassment of my wife...heck...sometimes I even accomplished both!

To this day I still have several friends who utilize the "WWJD" method of dealing with companies they feel have done them wrong. That isn't, "What Would Jesus Do" but the much more menacing "What Would Josh Do." While I don't claim to be a deity, I do consider myself to be a master of retail strategy often using the promotions and tactics of retailers to exact the best price or exact compensation for being wronged.

Sometimes the combinations of coupons, sales, price matching and luck aligned and I could walk away with a set of $150 speakers for $14.99. Other times you get asked to leave the store. Several years ago while I was still an undergrad with plenty of free time, I happened across a deal for recordable DVDs at my local office supply store. This particular deal involved a trifecta of savings: including a price error, a 50% off web coupon and an additional in-store coupon. This is the type of deal I live for, multiple points of savings and no rebates involved. The only way this deal could have been better is if it involved a price match as part of the deal. Here I go drowning you in details when the real fun comes when I go to the store to pick up 300 DVDs.