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Golub gas-price promo cut draws heat

Price Chopper: Savings on food to cover reduction

Checkout lines are full on opening day for the new Shop Rite supermarket on Central Avenue in Albany on Thursday.
Checkout lines are full on opening day for the new Shop Rite supermarket on Central Avenue in Albany on Thursday.
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Protests over recently announced shrinkage of the popular Price Chopper Fuel AdvantEdge promotion are drowning out the supermarket’s claim that the move is part of an effort to provide lower food prices and more overall savings. Starting May 13, shoppers will have to spend $100 at Price Chopper to save 10 cents per gallon of gas they buy, instead of getting the 10-cent discount for every $50 spent. The move is part of a shift ...

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Paul4Me
April 27, 2012
5:06 p.m.

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They have lost me as a customer! They drew many new customers in with the gas promotion and now having accomplished this increase in customer base, they are changing the rules (and at a time when customers need it most).

Well I, too, can change my mind at a whim, just like Price Chopper did; I am off to Shop Rite in Nisky to get my groceries.

I am very surprised that Price Chopper does not realize that they are operating in a very competitive environment. Irritating the customer is not a wise approach when other shopping choices are available.

And the Golub Corporation is supposed to be known for being socially responsible in our community????

Starman
April 28, 2012
6:03 a.m.

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The entire Gas program was full of gas to begin with. So what they are admitting now is that they raised prices to offset the savings you got at the pump....A rip off plain and simple.
If they kept the prices low while offering the gas discount, that would have been true savings for the consumer.
In the end, shoppers did not save any money.

rswanker
April 30, 2012
8:01 a.m.

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"Wah wah wah I want my free stuff or else I'll take my ball and go home."

Geesh. Grow up people.

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