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Helpful Hint: Don’t Use Your Store Loyalty Card to Commit a Crime

Helpful Hint: Don’t Use Your Store Loyalty Card to Commit a Crime

Never mind discounts and digital coupons, here’s one way your grocery store loyalty card can help you get stuff for free – just use it to break into someone’s house and steal their food. That turned out not to be such a great idea for a York, South Carolina man last week. The Herald newspaper reports that a 28-year-old homeowner[Read More…]

January 27, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Doomed Grocery Store Gets Kicked While It’s Down

Doomed Grocery Store Gets Kicked While It’s Down

Poor Fresh & Easy – apparently routinely and illegally overcharging its customers wasn’t even enough to keep it afloat. Now, the troubled chain will have to pay fines it can’t afford, and agree to a pricing program that may well outlive it. San Diego’s District Attorney announced today that Fresh & Easy has been ordered to pay $833,136 in penalties[Read More…]

January 22, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
An Easy Way to Earn Loyalty Perks: Just Steal Your Customers’ Points!

An Easy Way to Earn Loyalty Perks: Just Steal Your Customers’ Points!

We’ve reported on cashiers accused of stealing their customers’ coupons, and cashiers getting reimbursed for coupons that no one actually used, but here’s a new one – a Texas cashier accused of stealing her customers’ fuel points by putting them on her own card. Houston’s KPRC-TV this week investigated a complaint brought to them by customer Noel Freeman. In looking[Read More…]

January 17, 2013 Coupons In The News
Get a Haircut, Use a Coupon, Go to Jail!

Get a Haircut, Use a Coupon, Go to Jail!

We knew that using coupons can get you (allegedly) beaten up, but who knew that using coupons could land you in the slammer? An Ohio man who just wanted to save a few bucks on a haircut learned that yes, coupon use can apparently end with you doing hard time. The incident in question happened on November 6th, though details[Read More…]

January 15, 2013 Coupons In The News
Guns For Grocery Gift Cards

Guns For Grocery Gift Cards

If you’d like to score some free groceries, all you need is a gun! And you won’t even need a getaway car. That’s because Pennsylvania-based Giant Food Stores is offering free gift cards to anyone packing heat. Of course, there’s a catch. You have to give up the gun in order to get the gift card. Giant is teaming up[Read More…]

September 28, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Customers Get Overcharged, City Gets a Million Dollars

Customers Get Overcharged, City Gets a Million Dollars

Have you ever wondered when buying grocery items by the pound, if you’re also paying for the weight of the packaging? Well, you shouldn’t be. But the city of Los Angeles says a local chain has been charging customers that way repeatedly – so maybe a million-dollar penalty will get the store’s attention. Los Angeles-based Ralphs, a subsidiary of Kroger,[Read More…]

September 27, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Should Buy-Your-Own Beer Be Banned?

Should Buy-Your-Own Beer Be Banned?

Did you know your kids are buying beer at the local grocery store, using the self-checkout lanes? Really! They’re putting both beer and soda in their shopping cart, scanning the soda twice, and leaving with the beer. Why, there oughta be a law! Actually, there already are laws meant to prevent this. It’s against the law for kids to buy[Read More…]

September 10, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Scratches, Dents – Oh, And Putrid Dumpster Meat, Too

Scratches, Dents – Oh, And Putrid Dumpster Meat, Too

Last week, we brought you the story about the growing popularity of “scratch-and-dent” discount grocery stores (read: Seeking Out Groceries That Are Dented, Expired, Discontinued – And Cheap.) Maybe we should have called them “scratch-and-dent-and-rotten-and-stolen from other supermarkets’ dumpsters” stores. At least in one particularly icky case. Rodney Sparks of Monrovia, Maryland was arraigned earlier this week, on charges that[Read More…]

August 8, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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