Do U use Grocery Store discount cards?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I do and this has me PISSED!



<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,59262,00.html"; target="_blank">Your data for sale</a>



[quote]

Larry Ponemon, CEO of the Privacy Council, said he was consulted for advice in January by an attorney for a national grocery chain, which in the wake of Sept. 11, had voluntarily delivered up its customer loyalty accounts to the federal government.



"It was not a malicious act, but it was more about feeling they had to do something to help the government look for the bad guys," said Ponemon, who could not reveal the name of the chain. <hr></blockquote>



Geez Larry..and YOU are supposed to be a preponent of Privacy. I know I'll never support this boneheads organization. Ah such Civic Responsibility! "We're helping the Gov look for Bad Guys".



[quote] Jonathan Mayes, a spokesman for Safeway Inc., which operates almost 1,800 supermarkets across the country, said Safeway does not "sell or lease any personal identity information to any outside company." <hr></blockquote>



Good Safeway is the card I use the most and I'd fire them quick if they were selling my data to the FBI.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Use fake information and pay with cash.



    To the people of Brookshires and every other chain in the area, my father is named <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/profiles/profile/1803.html"; target="_blank">Merton Hanks</a>. He lives at 1432 Broadway and changes a few letters in his SS#.



    Anyone who gives grocery stores such information either doesn't care (valid) or is stupid.
  • Reply 2 of 11
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Well .. i used to collect the points of the airlines...

    untill i discovered the cheap airlines... so why to get points when u can get cheaper flights and fly more... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    I got a discount card when i bought my mac...

    and got with it 400 points.. i asked a prize, they gave me a backpack of benetton.. but they couldn't read "3 pz" so i got three of 'em .. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    I hate when they know what i buy .. so no tahnkx .. i don't use the ones in the supermarkets..
  • Reply 3 of 11
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,258member
    Fake info or not the idea of companies giving your data up as some token of Civic responsibility turns my stomach. The FBI needs to be working on REAL leads..I swear that dept has screwed up so much lately when the real info is right under their noses.
  • Reply 4 of 11
    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>The FBI needs to be working on REAL leads..I swear that dept has screwed up so much lately when the real info is right under their noses.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I read about this in the Village Voice (www.villagevoice.com) last week while I was in NYC. Apparently, the FBI didn't ask for the info, so I'm not sure that it's fair to blame them...
  • Reply 5 of 11
    johnrpjohnrp Posts: 357member
    I did some work for a company here in the UK a few years ago who record all your data, then send you special offer through the post depending on what you buy.



    It really works thay claim that they get a 78% take up rate on the offers.



    I have not used a card since thay have to much infoon you.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    eskimoeskimo Posts: 474member
    I hate grocery stores that force you to have one of their stupid cards to get decent prices on foods. If you are going to offer the food at that price just label it as such and do without the card. I refuse to shop in stores that require cards to get the real prices.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    My wife has a "go to" fake name that she uses. I give out a fake address that doesn't exist in Chicago. When I move to a new place at the end of this month I'll get a new card under the name Santos L. Helper.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    eskimoeskimo Posts: 474member
    [quote]Originally posted by scott_h_phd:

    <strong>My wife has a "go to" fake name that she uses. I give out a fake address that doesn't exist in Chicago. When I move to a new place at the end of this month I'll get a new card under the name Santos L. Helper. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Is that the hispanic version of the Simpson's dog?
  • Reply 9 of 11
    [quote]Originally posted by Eskimo:

    <strong>



    Is that the hispanic version of the Simpson's dog? </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yea. Bart got a credit card for Santa's Little Helper, the dog, and it came through as Santos L. Helper.



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  • Reply 10 of 11
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    <a href="http://www.xcom2002.com/press020530.php"; target="_blank">This</a> seems like a fun idea.
  • Reply 11 of 11
    macguymacguy Posts: 22member
    [quote]Originally posted by scott_h_phd:

    <strong>



    Yea. Bart got a credit card for Stana's Little Helper, the dog, and it came through as Santos L. Helper.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I liked it when he was ordering the dog...



    "Ohhh, $1500, I better just get one."
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