Author Topic: Foodtown Ripoff  (Read 1779 times)

Online StevenGrey

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Foodtown Ripoff
« on: February 10, 2021, 05:23:17 PM »
Everyone please examine your receipts carefully from Foodtown. On each of my last three shopping trips there, I did not get the card member advertised sales price on items that I had purchased. I carefully checked my receipts and it does indicate my member card was successfully scanned, yet I was charged full price for the items, which included yogurt, shredded cheese, frozen foods, and canned soup.

On my next trip, I will avoid the self-checkout and go to the cashier and raise hell if I don't receive the advertised sales price.

Offline abcdefghijk

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Re: Foodtown Ripoff
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 05:52:10 PM »
Some advertised items on special @ Foodtown require digital coupons. From a terminal near the self check out.

Offline Suzaan

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Re: Foodtown Ripoff
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 06:51:07 PM »
Another crazy system at Foodtown is that the 10% senior discount on Wed and Fri is listed as zero, then a total discount, which must include savings on sale items, is listed below.  ???  Impossible to tell if you got the senior 10% on all the non-sale items.

Offline jh35

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Re: Foodtown Ripoff
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2021, 11:44:28 AM »
Foodtown had boneless leg of lamb on sale this past week for $7.99. They did not have any out, so I spoke to the butcher. They said that management had only ordered one piece of lamb. I always thought that foodtown was overpriced and now they blatantly false advertise too.

Offline voelteer

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Re: Foodtown Ripoff
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 08:57:28 AM »
Without wanting to defend Foodtown in any way whatsoever, it's seems pretty common practice for supermarkets to advertize items in their circulars that they (will) never stock. Examples from other stores in the nabe (you know who you are) include sales on sea salt, or a pork-veal-beef meatloaf combo, or fresh-frozen cod filets, ... . It's difficult to determine whether it's corporate or local management that has forgotten the meaning of "loss leader" in favor of the practice known as "bait and switch." :-\