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First pound free
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Osmium
2016-05-16 16:32:06 UTC
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The Cub ad insert in yesterday's paper reads

1st LB. FREE
Red Seedless Grapes.
When you buy 2 pounds
or more.

So the third pound is the free pound, not the first one. The clear intent
is to mislead the reader. Does MN have any laws to punish fraudulent claims
such as this?
Doug McIntyre
2016-05-16 19:09:49 UTC
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Post by Osmium
The Cub ad insert in yesterday's paper reads
1st LB. FREE
Red Seedless Grapes.
When you buy 2 pounds
or more.
So the third pound is the free pound, not the first one. The clear intent
is to mislead the reader. Does MN have any laws to punish fraudulent claims
such as this?
Way back when I worked at a grocery store ages ago, this would work
when you bought at least two pounds. Wouldn't Cub honor that? Maybe
that cashier had a brain fart?
I've never had a problem with cub honoring their coupons/specials.
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PrairieGuy
2016-05-16 23:31:28 UTC
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On Mon, 16 May 2016 14:09:49 -0500, Doug McIntyre
Post by Doug McIntyre
Way back when I worked at a grocery store ages ago, this would work
when you bought at least two pounds. Wouldn't Cub honor that? Maybe
that cashier had a brain fart?
I've never had a problem with cub honoring their coupons/specials.
That is sneaky of them. I fell for this ripoff yesterday, and kicked
myself afterwards. ONE pound free would be the ethical way to say it.
Doc O'Leary
2016-05-17 16:52:47 UTC
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For your reference, records indicate that
Post by Osmium
The Cub ad insert in yesterday's paper reads
1st LB. FREE
Red Seedless Grapes.
When you buy 2 pounds
or more.
So the third pound is the free pound, not the first one.
Do you know that to be the case, or are you assuming? Because your
interpretation results in a deadlock condition when a person purchases
2-3 pounds: They’ve purchased at least 2 pounds, and so they should
get the first pound free, but (if they apply the rule as you suggest)
that means they’ve only *purchased* less than 1 pound, which means
they shouldn’t get that first pound free, which means . . .

I’m going shopping at Cub today, so I may buy grapes just to gather
more evidence. :-)
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Doc O'Leary
2016-05-18 16:59:41 UTC
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For your reference, records indicate that
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For your reference, records indicate that
Post by Osmium
The Cub ad insert in yesterday's paper reads
1st LB. FREE
Red Seedless Grapes.
When you buy 2 pounds
or more.
So the third pound is the free pound, not the first one.
Do you know that to be the case, or are you assuming? Because your
interpretation results in a deadlock condition when a person purchases
2-3 pounds: They’ve purchased at least 2 pounds, and so they should
get the first pound free, but (if they apply the rule as you suggest)
that means they’ve only *purchased* less than 1 pound, which means
they shouldn’t get that first pound free, which means . . .
Minor correction: the “less than 1 pound” should of course be
“less than 2 pounds”.
Post by Doc O'Leary
I’m going shopping at Cub today, so I may buy grapes just to gather
more evidence. :-)
And to follow up on this: I purchased 2.70 lbs and got the discount.
Because math and logic.
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"Also . . . I can kill you with my brain."
River Tam, Trash, Firefly
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