I don’t want this to sound bad, but truth be told, and you can ask anyone who uses coupons, that your cashier will make or break your coupon shopping trip. Cashier profiling, is simply making sure that you get a cashier that is coupon friendly, and knows what they are doing.
There are times that I have been coupon shopping, and when I try to use coupons, the cashier acts like I am stealing or taking money straight from their pockets. . . . honestly…. (*rolls eyes*) …
It has been my experience that men are more easy-going than most women, when it comes to checking out, and the younger the better. You don’t want to get an inexperienced new hire that doesn’t know how to work the register yet, so watch for a minute before you choose a check out aisle, and see if they look like they know what they are doing, or if they are fumbling around and taking a long time. Try and choose someone who is a younger male, because they tend to be the least feisty.
I could go on for hours about the experiences I have had with different cashiers, but it just comes down to chance and smart “cashier profiling”. If you do get a good cashier that was nice to you and was able to help you without any or little problems, then you want to remember them and go back to that same cashier next time.
I am not candy coating this or trying to step around landmines. I am just giving my honest opinion about my experience with cashiers and using coupons. That doesn’t mean that only young males will be good cashiers when you are using coupons. I have had my fair share of young and old, male and female and they all have good and bad moments. Get to know your cashiers and talk to them a lot. Build a friendship with them and that will often help you as well.