Be Prepared.

Most of the time, when it comes to spending money, I tend to obsessively research a company or product so I can be prepared for checkout. I will even wait for sales or coupons. My due diligence really paid off today. I decided, spur of the moment, to have a pedicure at a local establishment. I haven’t been there in a while, and I don’t normally go without a gift card. I went on their website and it stated their basic pedicure costs $30.00. I took with me enough money for the service and a 20% tip (yikes, that is high, but you haven’t seen my feet!). When I sat down in the chair, the clerk handed me a paper with a tier of options for pedicures. The cheapest on the list was $45.00. Hmm, I thought that was odd. I read the paper carefully, turned it over and did not see the $30.00 option. I waited then asked the woman if the $45 package was the basic. She paused, then said to me that the basic is $30.00. I told her I would like the basic, $30.00 pedicure. So essentially they presented me (assuming I did not know about the basic) the more expensive options and potentially could have gotten $15 more from their supposedly unknowing customer. I am glad I am not the personality type who is afraid to ask questions.


Ask questions.
Save your hard earned money.