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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Quaker internet printable fraud

I was at the Gage store again and notice tons of signs all over the breakfast aisle and the cash registers that specifically state that Albertsons has been informed of Quaker internet printable that are fraudulent and as such they are not accepting the printable coupons specifically for the Quaker sale. The url on the page came from their parent company www.supervalu.com so it's most likely a nationwide problem (not just at Albertsons but would most like affect their Save-A-Lot chain as well).

When I asked the girl at the customer service desk she said she had no idea if it was for all internet printables or just the Quaker ones. I really need to catch her name since this is the same girl that told me, back in December, that I had to buy a newspaper if I wanted a Sunday flier because Albertsons would no longer have them for customers.

I've e-mail Karrie from Fistful of Coupons and Lori at NW Coupon Mom as well as the Gage store manager. I'll have more information when I can get it.

Update @ 6:49 PM Pacific: I called the Leslie store to get more info while I'm waiting for a reply from the Gage manager. From what I was told the fraudulent coupon is for $1/1 any Quaker product. This in essence would make the product free. The word actually came down from their Quaker representative to SuperValu that the internet printables out for Quaker products are fraudulents hence ALL Albertsons stores will not be taking them.

1 comment:

Bargain Briana said...

my thought is someone was making copies of the printable coupon not that the actual printable quaker from bricks was fraud....just a thought....

unethical people yet again, ruin it for all of us!!!

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