Shoprite 40 off coupon

In December 2019, Facebook posts offering free coupons supposedly worth $75 in merchandise from Walmart began circulating with the claim that the company was celebrating its anniversary:

Users who clicked on the offer were taken to an external website where they were instructed to answer survey questions in order to receive their coupon:

After completing the questionnaire, however, users are then required to click a button to share the “offer” with all their Facebook friends before they can retrieve their coupon. Those who comply by spamming their friends are then allowed to click a “Receive the Coupon” button. However, there is no actual coupon to receive. Like innumerable other “free merchandise” offers on Facebook (including previous examples targeting Walmart customers), this one is a scam. We’ve had many occasions to alert readers to this kind of fraud:

These types of viral “coupon” scams often involve websites and social media pages set up to mimic those of legitimate companies. Users who respond to those fake offers are required to share a website link or social media post in order to spread the scam more widely and lure in additional victims. Then those users are presented with a “survey” that extracts personal information such as email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and even sometimes credit card numbers. Finally, those who want to claim their “free” gift cards or coupons eventually learn they must first sign up to purchase a number of costly goods, services, or subscriptions.

Although Walmart did commemorate its 57th anniversary in 2019, that anniversary occurred in July, not December. The “anniversary coupon” offers were neither posted nor sanctioned by Walmart.

The Better Business Bureau offers consumers several general tips to avoid getting scammed:

  1. Don’t believe what you see. It’s easy to steal the colors, logos, and header of any other established organization. Scammers can also make links look like they lead to legitimate websites and emails appear to come from a different sender.
  2. Legitimate businesses do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information for coupons or giveaways. If they do ask for personal information, like an address or email, be sure there’s a link to their privacy policy.
  3. When in doubt, do a quick web search. If the giveaway is a scam, this is likely to reveal an alert or bring you to the organization’s real website, where they may have posted further information.
  4. Watch out for a reward that’s too good to be true. Businesses typically give out small discounts to entice customers. If the offer seems too good to be true (a $100 voucher or 50% discount) it may be a scam.
  5. Look for a mismatched subject line and email body. Many of these scams have an email subject line promising one thing, but the content of the email is something completely different.

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No more super-cheap PlayStation 4 consoles. Wal-Mart has locked down its price-matching policy to prevent fraud.

After Wal-Mart announced Nov. 13 that it would price match select online retailers, including Amazon.com, several customers used the program to buy $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for under $100 using fake Amazon listings. Twitter and Reddit users posted pictures of receipts documenting PS4 prices as cheap as $90. CNBC.com spotted more evidence of the fraud on Twitter Wednesday, including more pictures of receipts for $90 PS4s and others for a $100 Xbox One console and games.

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Wednesday afternoon, a Wal-Mart spokesman told CNBC that the retailer’s policy has been updated as a result of the fraud. The updated policy on Walmart.com notes stores will not honor prices from marketplace vendors, third-party seller, auction sites or sites requiring memberships. “We can’t tolerate fraud or attempts to trick our cashiers,” Wal-Mart said, in a statement. “This kind of activity is unfair to the millions of customers who count on us every day for honest value.”

Earlier in the day, several users also tweeted (unverified) pictures indicating stores were starting to pay attention. One showed an in-store sign stating that Amazon.com PS4 ad matches will no longer be accepted “due to fraud.” Another user’s picture showed updated match requirements, including listings sold and fulfilled by Amazon and verification for any “huge” price differences.

In an unfortunately timed announcement, Wal-Mart also announced Wednesday that starting Nov. 21, it will match or beat select Black Friday offers from competitors—including one on the PlayStation 4. (It did not detail which retailer, or price, it would be matching.)

As CNBC.com reported earlier, any Amazon member with a registered selling account can create a product sale listing. Perpetuating the fraud requires only a screen capture of the listing to be shown at checkout to request the price match. Amazon did not respond to requests for comment about that capability.

Wal-Mart’s woes raise the question of how stores will verify matches amid the growth of online marketplaces that let third-party sellers set their own price, said Haydn Simpson, head of brand protection for consulting firm NetNames. Even if the listing is real (as in, the seller has product to sell), counterfeits and grey-market goods are fairly common—and usually bear lower price tags. “This shows that consumers are clever enough to understand how they can take advantage of that,” he said.

It’s only in the past year or so that stores have begun accepting online prices for price matching offers, but it’s usually a select list of retailers rather than a blanket online match. (In 2013, Target announced it would expand its policy to include Amazon.com, Walmart.com and others.)

A Walmart coupon allowing customers to receive 40 percent off their purchases went viral recently, drawing the attention of quite a few people on Facebook.

The only problem is that it is reportedly a fake coupon, another sample of an ongoing fraudulent coupon scam that victimizes many consumers during the busiest shopping season of the year.

Perhaps the biggest highlight of this particular Walmart coupon scam is that, according to its printed description, consumers could receive 40 percent off “all purchases in store.”

(Photo Credit: Facebook)

At first glance, the Walmart coupon may look authentic. The overall format of the coupon and several printed elements within it (such as the font) are consistent with authentic coupons from the major retailer. In addition to the bar-code and Walmart company logo, there is also a block of fine print specifying the limit of “one coupon or offer per guest.”

Consumers are also driven by the sense of urgency presented by the December 31 expiration date. Perhaps that is the reason why so many people are sharing this 40 percent off coupon on their personal Facebook profiles.

However, there are several warning signs within this suspicious Walmart coupon scam post that should serve as a red flag for skeptical consumers.

For example, the website link connected to this coupon post has a domain of “walmart.com-team.pw.” instead of the official company website domain.

The “Get your gift coupon” caption essentially invites consumers to click the link so that they can receive their “free 40% off voucher now.”

However, depending on the security settings of their web browser, clicking the actual link may lead to a warning message informing them of the suspicious and potentially dangerous nature of the website.

For example, below is a screenshot of the “deceptive site ahead” prompt that appears in Google Chrome.

(Source: Google Chrome)

This is definitely not the first time that a fraudulent Walmart coupon scam has made waves on Facebook and other social media platforms.

In late November, days before Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana posted a warning message of its own on Facebook. Within the post, they alerted consumers of the fraudulent 50 percent off Walmart coupons that were being shared online.

(Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook)

Within the photo caption, the law enforcement office informed consumers to not fall for the deceptive coupon trap.

“If something sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam. Such is the case with these FAKE coupons people have been sharing… Protect yourself and your friends from becoming the next victim! Before clicking on a random link for an unbelievable deal you found on Facebook, try verifying the deal on another website. These scammers are COUNTING on you not wanting to pass up a deal! Do NOT re-post, like or share these posts. If you have already posted or shared, please delete from your timeline. ‪#‎FacebookScam‬”

Using and sharing fraudulent Walmart coupons with friends on Facebook will apparently lead to a lot more than just frustrated consumers and potentially embarrassing shopping trips. According to CNET, the fake Walmart coupon is specifically designed to go viral as online bait that could possibly do the following.

  • Install malware on your device
  • Spam all of your friends’ pages with fake coupon ads
  • Require you to fill out numerous surveys and sign up for unwanted services, or
  • All of the above

As reported by the Independent Journal, it’s always good to check the company’s official website or social media pages for coupons, promotional codes, and official offers. Neither of these suspicious Walmart coupons (40/50 percent off vouchers) are posted or advertised within Walmart’s online section for legitimate coupons, nor the official company Facebook page.

Receiving 40 percent off of any Walmart purchase could save the average consumer a substantial amount of money. For example, this type of savings would allow you to fill a shopping cart with $2,000 worth of merchandise, and only have to pay nearly $1,200 for it.

It is not surprising why so many people enjoy clicking on these apparently fake Walmart coupons and quickly sharing them with their friends, as well. An old saying to keep in mind is that “if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is” before getting too excited about such a suspicious savings opportunity.

ShopRite Coupons, Promo Codes & 2020 Deals

ShopRite Customer Service Contact Info

ShopRite
P.O. Box 7812
Edison, NJ 08818

Telephone Number: +1 (800) 746-7748

How to Redeem a Coupon Code at ShopRite

You can, of course, walk into any ShopRite and use coupons to save money. But the supermarket also offers convenient shopping from home. From artisan breads to decorative poinsettias, you use the service to have all your groceries hand-selected by a ShopRite personal shopper. You get the same quality, variety, and low prices, but there’s no waiting on lines and 24/7 availability. There is no shopping minimum so get what you need and only what you need. Use any number of payment methods to complete the transaction. Afterward, pick the items up at your local store or have them delivered to your door.
You can also use your coupons when shopping online. Find them on the store’s website or on a coupon site. Just make sure any coupon you use follows the store’s guidelines.
You will have to have an online account with ShopRite to use their service. Open one and log in. After you’ve loaded up your shopping cart, begin the checkout process. After the Online Payment verification, you will come to the Payment screen. Here there will be a box for promotion codes. Copy and paste any coupon code here and complete the checkout.

ShopRite Review

ShopRite likes to see itself as a family serving families. Much like its competitors Acme and Stop & Shop, the franchise has grown from the classic corner “Mom and Pop” stores of the past and become one of the most recognizable franchises in the country. ShopRite believes their family has been in service to generations of families. Many of the organization’s operations are family owned, even being passed down from anywhere between second to fourth generations.

Wakefern Food Corporation was built on the ambition and dreams of a small group of people associated with groceries. It was 1946 when a Del Monte Foods sales rep gathered a group of Newark, New Jersey, grocers who were dissatisfied with their wholesale goods prices. They were convinced their independence made them vulnerable to stubborn distributors and unflinching price negotiations. The sales rep convinced seven grocers to pay $1,000 each to consolidate and launch Wakefern Foods Corp. Much like the grocer model started by Piggly Wiggly decades earlier, the new company planned to use volume to manage lower prices. In 1951, the name ShopRite was created.

ShopRite has become the largest employer in its New Jersey home state and the biggest retailer-owned cooperative in the country with over 50,000 employees across the Tri-State area, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The company is comprised of members who own and independently operate supermarkets under the ShopRite name.

In the late 1960s, one of the company’s larger members, Supermarkets General, left Wakefern. In 1968, that fraction of stores became Pathmark. Feeling the loss, Wakefern focused on recovery, expanding aggressively. Within a decade, they restored the numbers lost by Supermarkets General’s departure.
Since the beginning, Wakefern Food Corp. has been buying, storing and transporting goods for its stores, ensuring their grocers get top products at reasonable prices. Wakefern’s participation provides peace of mind for grocers who know they are getting good prices, allowing them to focus more on ShopRite’s mission to support its communities with an exemplary customer experience.

Still headquartered in New Jersey, Wakefern has over 2.5 million square feet of non-food and grocery warehousing. They have a fleet of over 2,000 trailers and 400 tractors that travel over 35 million miles a year, making this one of the largest private fleets on the East Coast.

In order to complement its success, ShopRite strives to support its customers and communities in the best ways. They have long been involved in food banks, donating services, food, and money, as well as hundreds of volunteer hours a year, to feeding the less fortunate. They also support an array of education and training programs for special needs students, preparing them for careers in the supermarket industry. Created in 1989, Supermarket Careers was noted as groundbreaking and innovative. It is currently a part of dozens of school curricula throughout the company’s regions. Supermarket Careers has been recognized with many local, state, and national awards, among them the Secretary of Education Award, the country’s highest honor for vocational programs.

ShopRite also brings this entrepreneurial spirit to the New Jersey and Connecticut Special Olympics, sponsoring the events with volunteer, logistical, and food support for the thousands of athletes and tens of thousands of attendees.

Commercially, ShopRite has built a rep for the best prices and shopping through initiatives like online shipping, its Price Plus Club Card and innovative ads like those for its regular Can-Can promotions.
With its family-friendly service, ShopRite remains a leader in grocery and shopping experiences.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About ShopRite

  1. One of the original members of the ShopRite group, Supermarkets General, branched off on its own to become one of the company’s biggest rivals, Pathmark.
  2. There are over 350 ShopRite supermarkets in South Africa, but they are a completely different company and do not capitalize the “R.”
  3. The store’s “Can-Can Sale” promotions, featuring a French artiste and animated dancers, have been hugely popular for the franchise since the 1970s.
  4. Black Bear, one of the most successful premium lines in the deli industry was actually created by ShopRite to compete with Boars Head.
  5. Unlike many supermarket retailers, ShopRite does not have a specific, cooperative design. Store designs usually align with their era and locale.