Sunday, July 3, 2011
4th of July Weekend Eats VI
It's pretty nice inside, with a Starbucks, a very nice flower department, and even an excellent wine cellar (for a grocery store). At the seafood counter, crab legs were on sale for $9.99 per pound, as long as you have a Vons Club card. I decided that would be a great dinner, so I had the lady give me three pounds.
As I was walking up to pay for them, it suddenly dawned on me that I did not have my card with me, nor did Elizabeth have hers. ("I think you took my card," she said, which I actually think is true.) No problem, you may think, just enter your phone number. Except, in something I have never understood, neither my nor Elizabeth's phone numbers have ever worked. We have to present one of our cards, or we don't get the savings.
Normally when I forget my card I just let it go. But, as you can see from the above picture, we were talking about a savings of almost forty dollars. I wasn't going to pass that up. So I entered my parents' phone number. That didn't work; I guess they don't have a card. I entered the number of a friend of mine who I know sometimes goes to Vons. Nope, didn't work either.
Then I remembered something: my grandmother used to live up the hill from the Vons in Monrovia and would often shop there. Could that possibly work? So I entered her number. Sure enough, it went through. She has not lived in the house with that number for a dozen years. She has not lived anywhere for more than four years - she passed away in 2007. But her Vons Club card still works. Thanks for saving me forty bucks, Nana.
Posted by JustinM at 12:04 PM