I’m actually at a loss of words when we start talking about the treatment of couponers at Bi-lO and how several hundred of you are very irritated with the new coupon change.
I can say this….your complaints are not falling on deaf ears. I am completely baffled the way Bi-LO has changed towards couponers because I thought the sole idea of business was to encourage shoppers to their store.
Let me explain my difficulty with Bi-LO….I realize we at iheartbi-lo are not an extremely large site but we are popular and gaining readers. I have ran into several Bi-LO managers that would not give us the ad early (as we are used to) because they don’t want it to get out to their competitors. Well, as most of you couponers know…THAT IS THE WHOLE IDEA OF COUPONING! Not to mention any names but their are other sites that are specific to a particular grocery store and they don’t seem to have any trouble getting the ad early and helping others save money while shopping at their store. Bi-LO is not making it easy on me either, shopping or grabbing the ad.
This idea maybe far fetched but I’m going to say it anyway…Maybe we all should keep the comments coming about what stores are doing. Comment on what stores are mistreating you and what you believe is the down fall of their coupon policy. How does it effect your household? They can not ignore the fact that the average shopper is trying to save money as much as they possibly can and if they are not treated like descent human beings rather than common petty thieves, then we will take our business elsewhere. If many of you comment on this post I will send it on to Bi-LO’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Let see if we can make a change.