Price Tag Called Coupon
Posted: 2006-07-11. Categories: Meijer, Michigan

I just got back from Meijer. They have a new loop hole.

I bought a bottle of hot sauce from the clearance rack. The price marked on the top of the bottle was $2.45. On the side was another clearance price tag, bright orange stating 25% off, along with a price tag of $1.84.

When My husband stopped for gas I reviewed my receipt. (So I can get any mistakes taken care of promptly.) When I went back into the store because I found an error, I was told that since the new tag was a “coupon” it did not fall under the scanner law. Even though it had a price and a bar code.

They did end up giving me a $5 gift card but only after my making a big fuss and asking to see the manager.

Flint, MI

1 Comment to "Price Tag Called Coupon"

  1. Retail Bandit says:

    Dear Terri,

    I’m not even going to bother commenting on Meijer calling a price tag a coupon. It just goes to show how crooked they have become.

    We all know Michigan grocers hate the Scanner Law. It’s hard enough for them to hire and keep competent help and it’s no wonder considering Matt’s blog post comment. I almost feel sorry for them — almost. I don’t feel sorry for the big box stores though. While they may have some good employees, who do care and try to do a good job, the company is only looking after their bottomline.

    I’m so glad to hear that you pushed them. The only thing Meijer hates worse than paying out the Scanner Refund, is a customer who makes a scene.

    And before you write in telling me it’s just some poor slob doing his or her job. Keep in mind that even after a customer complains about getting ripped off, it’s not uncommon for the problem to go unresolved. They know that most of the people who walk out of their store never take a second glace at their receipt.

    Thanks for sharing.