Yesterday, my gas was $2.46 / gallon.
What a bargain!
But how does this work?
I had the discount from the grocery store. So many cents per specific items purchased at Hy-Vee, the Iowa-based grocery store. AND the receipt from Sunday with an additional $.10 / gallon off.
What did I have to do?
I first had to get gas at the Hy Vee pumps adjacent to the store. That was easy. The vehicle was on empty. It would be a bonus to fill up for less than $2.50 / gallon. Bargain, yes! Unfamiliar process? Yes, as well!
There were no signs on the gas pump that indicated how to conduct this purchase. So I opted to go into the store and physically talk to the clerk on duty. A real person. A real conversation.
I didn’t have time to finish my question and the clerk was already answering, “Choose pay inside and we’ll take care of it.
So back outside and cautiously and curiously I approached the pump.
“Pay inside / Pay outside” flashed as choices.
As prompted while inside the store, I pushed “pay inside.
The rest of the windows and prompts were familiar.
I filled the tank and returned to the store … ready to pay.
The clerk verified the steps. Original price minus the discounts from the grocery store minus the $.10 for using the discount
minus another $.05 for paying inside.
End result. As the first line said, gas was $2.46 / gallon.
How did that occur?
A bit of curiosity and wonder.
Enough time to ask questions.
Listening to the answers.
Face to face communication.
Where has your curiosity led you? What conversations have you had lately?
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