Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Another One ?!?!?!?!

It broke my heart.  Sheetz has joined Turkey Hill and Joe's Kwik Marts in developing a loyalty card program.

When you work odd hours, you live in mini marts.  There's nothing like an icy cold soda and a sandwich made three days ago at 2 AM.

I can't say I'm a fan of loyalty cards.  It's just another step in the process, a delay of the ultimate transaction. 

There's nothing worse than being in a long line, with the person in front of you buying lottery tickets for every drawing until Christmas Eve, and the people behind you breathing down your neck.  You now have to whip out your loyalty card to get a dime off your soda.

Yes, every penny adds up.

It would be nicer if the mini mart owners would take that money, install some additional cash registers, hire the people to run them, and give them a good raise.

Being known as the place that gets you in and out in an instant will draw more customers than any loyalty card discount program.