Thursday, October 28, 2010

Target Short-changing Shoppers

We couponers have known this for a while now.
Especially, if we are regular readers of the money-saving site,

Now, the Chicago Tribune has picked up the story!
Maybe there will be some change forthcoming.
Get it, change? nevermind...

Target, the mass merchandiser with about 1,750 stores nationwide, for months has been systematically shortchanging its customers who use certain manufacturer coupons. Target checkout registers have been crediting shoppers for a fraction of some coupons’ face value.

Target is calling it a computer glitch. Avid coupon users are calling it an outrage.

“It’s just a mess. It makes me not want to go there,” said Caroline Ilardo of Harwood Heights. On Wednesday morning, her $1.50 coupon for two packs of women’s feminine-hygiene products was reduced by the register to $1.02 at the Target store in Norridge. “You really have to watch the registers, and for people who don’t, they don’t know they’re getting ripped off.

“I think this is a serious issue that a lot of people aren’t aware of.”

For more info, read the full story by Gregory Karp of Chicago Breaking Business.

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