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#1 Post by Veronica Castro » October 29th, 2015, 11:14 pm

Someone passed this at our store the other day. Bogus coupon.
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#2 Post by Bruce Leiser_owitz » October 30th, 2015, 5:06 am

Did the cashier just process it without any due diligence? It's not as if Hennessy or other cognac brands has a history of promotions of free bottles of cognac, do they?

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#3 Post by Veronica Castro » October 30th, 2015, 11:15 am

Hi Bruce,
I do not know. I just happened to see this posted near the offices as I was leaving in the evening. I'll find out more today. But, yeah- that looks awfully odd 1). Because I've never seen a coupon for that amount, nor for free product and 2). for that particular product. I'll report back later with an update.
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#4 Post by Veronica Castro » October 30th, 2015, 4:28 pm

Ahhhhh! So update:
I was mistaken. Thankfully, the coupon was not passed at the store. One of our reps gave this to us as a head's up, as it is apparently circulating around. In any case, hope no one encounters this.

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#5 Post by Bruce Leiser_owitz » October 31st, 2015, 4:48 am

Veronica Castro wrote:Ahhhhh! So update:
I was mistaken. Thankfully, the coupon was not passed at the store. One of our reps gave this to us as a head's up, as it is apparently circulating around. In any case, hope no one encounters this.

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Veronica--That makes sense. I would imagine most of the better wine/liquor stores would catch that, since it shouldn't scan properly on the system since it's bogus. It's the sort of coupon I would expect someone to try to use at a small, mom and pop sort of place.

But people can be gullible. On the flip side, one of my friends posted on FB a link to a supposed promotion for a free case of wine to celebrate the non-existent 50th anniversary of Barefoot Cellars......

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#6 Post by Peter Tryba » October 31st, 2015, 6:10 am

Coupons are not legal in MA. Guess we dodged this one!
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#7 Post by John Davis » October 31st, 2015, 1:23 pm

Peter Tryba wrote:Coupons are not legal in MA. Guess we dodged this one!
And not in Indiana, either.

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#8 Post by Thomas Concilio » November 4th, 2015, 7:00 am

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#9 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » November 4th, 2015, 7:46 am

Manufacturer's coupons are not legal in NY, but I think a store coupon (generated by the store in an advertisement) is ok. This is why the MIR (Mail-in-Rebate) exists, for manufacturer's promotions.
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