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Grocery Store Scams!

Updated on January 8, 2018
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Dabby Lyric is a Woman of Survival! She is a Mother who values relationships with others. Writing is her passion and gift to share.

Is Anything Free In Life?

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What's the Definition of the Word "FREE?"

FREE...

What does the word really mean? According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, the word means: not costing or charging anything.

If you're like me, seeing or hearing the word is like a stop sign. Society has been conditioned to associate the word "free" as a positive opportunity. Therefore, the word has a positive connotation when we see or hear of it.

FREE Deals Attract Everybody!

Watch out for scams like this!
Watch out for scams like this! | Source

Don't Fall Prey to Such Scams!

Upon analyzing the above image, would you consider it a good deal?

At a glance, it looks like a steal! After a second look, it's easy to conclude that it is a steal-of your money!

My husband and I recently moved to a small town near a grocery store. Unfortunately, it's privately-owned and most of the prices are hiked. Not too long after the move, we began seeing deals like this. As mentioned above, the word "free" is implanted into our psyche. When we see or hear of it, something within takes over and we let it!

This particular scam started back in October of 2017. It took us this long to fill one Stamp Savers because we weren't in a rush to spend $100. I wasn't quite sure how it worked so I waited until we had one sheet completed. Earlier today, I took a trip down to the store and inquired about it. I advised one of the workers that I'd filled a sheet. She'd ask me which one did I plan on getting. Funny thing was, I really didn't know lol! I scanned the items but couldn't decide. Avoiding wasting my time, I asked if I was qualified to get anything for free today and she said no.

Basically, I'd have to pay a whooping $600 to get an $18 item for free! Or pay $15 with one filled sheet which is a $3 savings. I'd be better off paying the $18 out right! And that's just for the cheapest piece of Rachel Ray's Bakeware-the dispensing bottle. This is criminally insane, right? I left there feeling so Disgusted! I felt so silly to have been a part of such an atrocity! I throw the completed Stamp Savers in the trash when I got home. When I realized that we had another on the fridge, I immediately grabbed it. My first thought was to trash it with the other but I kept it for this Hub.

How To Avoid Scams Like This?

  1. DON'T get excited upon seeing or hearing the word "free."
  2. DO take the time to understand what is required of you to acquire the "free" item.
  3. IF you don't understand the rules-ask questions!
  4. IF it requires you handing over your wallet-it's a SCAM!
  5. DON'T get excited upon seeing or hearing the word "free."

Happy Smart Shopping!

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  • Dabby Lyric profile imageAUTHOR

    Dabby Lyric 

    8 months ago from US

    Yes indeed, Kenna. Thanks for stopping by friend.

  • Kenna McHugh profile image

    Kenna McHugh 

    8 months ago from Northern California

    Like Lampwick says in Pinocchio, "There's always a catch."

  • Dabby Lyric profile imageAUTHOR

    Dabby Lyric 

    8 months ago from US

    Yes we do!

    Even when a "free" deal is legit, you pay for covenience lol. For ex. food pantries. Most of the time, food has expired/products damaged. Worst of all, WE pay for Educationin many ways. It should be freely given by the Highest Level of Wise Scholars who live to share their Knowledge.

  • manatita44 profile image

    manatita44 

    8 months ago from london

    I have not known of anything to be free. We even work for our own salvations. Haha

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