Here’s The Real Reason Why Costco & Sam’s Club Check Your Receipt
I can still remember the first time I went to that new "bulk" store called Sam's Club. The prices were phenomenal and the quantities were too. Then on the way out they checked our receipt and we were insulted. "What? Did you think we stole something?". Now we're used to it and understand why they check the receipts. Or do we? Turns out that's not why they check your receipt on the way out.
According to an article on msn.com, the "Exit Greeter" (which is industry speak for the employee who will ask for your receipt) is actually there to help save you money. Mind blown, right? But the argument is this: The EG is checking your receipt for duplicate charges or for missed promotions, and if an error occurs, will help you get a refund as swiftly and smoothly as possible. Wait...What??? I don't recall anyone taking that close a look to see if there was any way to save us some money and I don't recall anyone we know who's had such a thing done for them. Check out the rest of the story by clicking HERE.