Empty savings = empty carts – The Suburban Times
I have seen complaints about using digital coupons for some time. . . and I thought about it even longer. The newspaper rants didn’t work, so maybe an empty basket will.
Here is a commentary from the Seattle Times (September 15, 2022 edition)
“RANT to the Attorney General’s office for allowing grocery stores to require digital coupons for items on sale. This discriminates against buyers who do not own a smartphone or who do not have access to a computer. Some shoppers are disabled and cannot go separately to a library to use a computer for the purpose of picking up the digital coupon. »
This complaint has been made numerous times in the Seattle Times. As a long time Safeway customer, I find the digital coupon virtually useless even though we belong to the Safeway Savings Club. We have been members and get discounts on other products at Safeway, but if I don’t have my reading glasses in my pocket, I can’t get the discount on their digital coupon offers, so we completely lose the savings. So I shop elsewhere when I can.
I feel left out and get a little pissed off about it. Can’t wait for “WinCo” to open on Sixth Avenue (supposedly in December). It means driving a bit further, but if I can get the same food at lower prices, I will. Safeway should try to keep its members, not hunt them.
What are your thoughts?