NFriday Posted March 13 Report Share Posted March 13 Hi- On Wednesdays, I get a newsletter from Consumercheckbook.org, and a few weeks ago, they had an article about how a lot of seniors and low income people miss out on digital deals at grocery stores, because either they don't have access to the internet, or they are not tech savvy enough to figure out how to download the deals. A lot of seniors assume that once you sign up for a rewards plan at your grocery store, all you have to do is scan the card when you check out to get the discounts. I know the latest game they had at Albertson's stores last year, you had to have an account with the J4U program in order to play the game. They had a lot of angry seniors that did not like that. 32% of seniors do not have a smart phone, and a lot of the ones that do, do not know how to download apps on their phone. A few grocery stores give you the option of either downloading the deal to your account, or cutting out a coupon which is in the sale ad, but most require you to do it strictly online. They asked Albertson's if people could tell the cashier that they don't have a computer, and ask if they could get the discount anyway, and Albertson's said yes, but this has not worked for everybody. Here is the link to the article. https://www.checkbook.org/chicago-area/consumers-notebook/articles/Supermarkets-Digital-Offers-Leave-Tech-Challenged-Seniors-Without-Valuable-Discounts-7681 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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