Friday, February 19, 2010
Calling Manufacturers When You Goof-Up
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Did you know that cake mix has an expiration date? That's the downside of stockpiling for me. How do you keep track of all the different expiration dates? So when I have something expire, I call the manufacturer's 1-800 # right away. Mostly embarrassed, I ask them if this product will kill me if I eat it a week after the best buy date. They often chuckle and say no. Then they offer to send me a coupon for FREE products! That softens the blow to my coupon queen ego. I'm trying desperately to do better by looking at the dates before buying the product and only keeping what I know we'll eat before then and donating the rest. Until I perfect that, (I'm trying real hard!) help is just a phone call away.