A wedding gift from Trader Joe’s?
T and I headed to our local Trader Joe’s this weekend to pick up some wine for the wedding, as well as some other essentials (green curry sauce, cereal, ice cream bars — you know).
We wine shop at TJ’s fairly regularly, so we bought an assortment of 20 bottles that we drink ourselves occaisionally — all about $6-$8. Nothing super fancy, but no two-buck chucks either. Since the restaurant has us covered for a Pinot Grigio and a Cab, we selected:
- King Shag Sauv Blanc (New Zealand) – 8 bottles
- Tato Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Italy) – 6 bottles
- Novella Petite Sirah (Paso Robles, where we’ll be spending 1 night of the mini-moon) – 6 bottles
We were putting the two boxes in our car — and suddenly T said: “That was really cheap. We got 20 bottles of wine and it was only $130? With tax and a bunch of other food? That can’t be right.”
We checked the receipt, and sure enough, TJ’s had unknowingly given us all 8 bottles of the sauvignon blanc as a wedding gift! Thanks Trader Joe’s!
Since we come from puritan stock (and don’t want bad wedding karma!) we went back in and let them know of the mistake. They gave us a 10% discount for our honesty, and we paid for the $50 worth of wine that we very easily could have stolen.
Would you do the same thing? Or would you count it as your lucky day and drive away with the free wine? I have to admit, it would have been nice if T wasn’t so good at math and didn’t notice that it was too cheap — I wasn’t paying attention at all.