And this kind of badgering is why I stopped shopping at a certain Tween clothing store. I was badgered over $4 and my information.
Yes, I know there are quotas but this is truly what happened to me the last time I shopped there -with DD and DH. If we hadn't had been in a hurry to get out of there, I definitely would have spoken to the manager about it.
While we were getting checked out:
Cashier: What's your phone number?
Me: It's unlisted, we don't give it out.
Cashier: What's your e-mail address?
Me: I don't give that out, either.
Cashier: It's just for coupons, so that you can save money. Give me your e-mail address.
Me: No, thanks, I don't want to receive coupons.
Cashier: (rolls her eyes at me and rings up transaction). It comes to $46.00. If you spend another $4, you earn $25.00 in StoreBucks and get a coupon for X% off your next purchase.
Me: No, thanks. Let's just pay for what we have here.
Cashier: It's only another $4. We have underwear, necklaces and candy that would help you meet that price.
At this point, DH steps in and says, "No thank you".
Cashier: Oh come on! It's only $4! And you get all these StoreBucks and a coupon!
Me: No, thank you.
SA: No necklaces, or underwear? It's only $4!
DH: We just would like to pay for what we have. We don't use StoreBucks. In fact, I'll give YOU $50.00 to stop trying to sell them to us.
Cashier: $4 isn't much and I know your DD was looking at the mustache necklaces earlier.
At this point, Cashier turns to DD and asks her if she doesn't want a necklace.
All three of us just stood there and looked at her - trying the use of Complete Silence to get her to finally understand "no".
Cashier: You're killing me! It's only another $4! And you can get a COUPON. (Tone implying we are stupid for not wanting the coupon).
Me: Actually, YOU are killing ME. Please finish the transaction.
Cashier finally gave up, finished the transaction, shoved the receipt into the bag, and tossed the purchase at us. Didn't thank us and I could tell she was angry.
See, I don't want to take this kind of thing out on the cashier, but this one BADGERED us. I did complain to corporate about it and they replied back saying they would be "retraining" her. But the way she badgered us ensured I would never return to the store. I was the most furious when she tried to upsell my daughter directly when it didn't work with us, no matter how many times we said no.