So you are probably visiting this page because you maybe heard a radio advertisment talking about how you could get $2,000.00 worth of grocery vouchers to use at any of your favorite grocery stores, correct?
I heard this same radio commercial and now can express my opinion and review of what I experienced, what I received and my valuable thoughts.
So, I heard the radio commercial and thought, wow… my family could use $2000 in vouchers for free food, who couldn’t!! So I called the number, rep answered immediately! He explained they were looking for consumers to participate in this program and would need some information from me to see if I was eligible. He took my name, address, city, state & zip code, and phone number. He put me on hold and came back on the line and express congratulations you are eligible for the program in your area because we currently do not have anyone participating in the program in your area.
He then begun to explain how I would receive $2000 worth in vouchers to use at any grocery of my choosing in my area. I was also going to get an additional $500 worth in vouchers fro groceries and a Gas card worth $50. He explained it was a program that was to monitor consumer grocery shopping habits and it also being conducted by the government.. He said the program is free, but cost $19.95 to ship out the $2000 grocery voucher, additional $500 grocery voucher and $50.00 gas card. This guy totally convinced me on the phone it was legit, So I reluctantly agreed, He then asked for credit card number! I proceeded to give, he said it was approved and then he begun offering all these other programs ranging from $15.00 to $30.00 each, and the famous words.. you have free trials on all for 30 days if your not happy.. you can cancel.. blah blah blah.. (they prey upon people who will forget and then charge them these stupid monthly fees.
So i declined all the additional offers he tried to upsell me on and insisted I was only interested in the FREE $2000.00 in grocery vouchers as like the radio ad stated. He thanked me and said bye and said I should be receiving my vouchers in the mail soon.
When I got on home, like you.. I got on the internet to researched if I just got scammed.. after reading several post like the one I’m writing now, I felt stupid and completely scammed of $19.95. I immediately called the customer service number the guy provided and said I wanted to cancel, The lady I spoke to was rude, hatefull and said she could not refund me and would have to wait until I received the package in the mail. Fine, as usually with companies like this “customer No service”. The next day I went to my bank and canceled my visa card number and explained it had been lost and to issue me a new number and cancel the old number. I also stated I did not authorize the recent $19.95 charge to my card and that was already posted on my account.
About 5 days later, I received in the mail their package with not $19.95 postage stamp, but a cheap o $0.64 cent stamp. The small envelope contained:
1. American Value Grocery Welcome letter (see scanned copy here)
2. American Value Grocery Voucher benefit Access card (see scanned copies – Front Side – Back Side)
3. The $50.00 Gas card (see scanned copies here – Front Side – Back Side)
I marked out any registration numbers that were stamped on the above cards.
If you have viewed the above items, You will see exactly what i received in the mailed envelope with a $0.64 stamp.
I basically got tricked into paying $19.95 to have some access cards sent to me allowing me access to a coupon website to print out grocery coupons possibly worth $2000.00, No grocery vouchers to simply use as payment at a grocery store as the radio ad suggested and the rep on the phone suggested. Additionally there is no gas card, you have to fill out a bunch of forms to receive (2) $25.00 gas rebated but only after you spend something like $150.00 on god knows whatever other scams they want to trick you into.
so if your here looking for information on American Value Groceries, the above is my experience and my opinion to you is to stay away from this scam, If you have already paid for it, call the customer service or billing support numbers listed on the above scanned images and request a refund. I would also suggest you change your credit card number if all possible, cause there is no telling what the scammers will do with the payment information and personal information you have provided to them.
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