OT - Rite Aid pharmacy now spies on customers

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I went into a Rite Aid pharmacy a couple days ago. Select a couple items from the close out section. The perky young thing on the register asks for my Wellness Card. Being a miserable, cantankerous old coot, I tell her I don't have one. "We can sign you right up for free! Just fill out...." and I told her that's not going to happen. Well, find out the only way they will give me the sale price, if I have a "Wellness card". Which of course requires my name, adress, etc. I do not wish to be tracked, tagged, marketed, suggestive sold, and registered with their computer. I told them to put thier own stuff back. Today I checked with a different Rite Aid, and find out that's the same policy. They just lost a customer.
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On Jan 14, 3:46 pm, "Stormin Mormon"

You could always use a friend's or relatives's phone number, get the discount & not give any data.
I have a friend who uses a neighbors phone number.
cheers Bob
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DD_BobK wrote:

Most store clerks are so young and dronish that I expect few to recognize any significance to 867-5309. Add either your area code or one that you are aware exists in or near your area. Otherwise, next time you dial a number that turns out being said to not exist or be out of service, note that one as one to use.
Make your name perhaps that of some politician that is just a bit well known, such as Harvey Milk or Daniel White. (Both of those were in San Francisco's legislative branch, and one assassinated the other.) I doubt many store clerks outside Northern CA recognize these names. Or, try almost any current or recent-past member of Congress from outside your state, especially one not being one of the few that had a high rate of being mentioned in news or political debate. Or a past governor of a state other than your own or of one adjacent to your own.
Make your address one that is past one end of some street, or where a stop-and-go street is not going, or where a street would be in a river. Or make it past the last house of odd side or even side in some "hundred" / block, or one skipped by buildings incrementing by more than 2 in address from one building to the next.
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On 1/14/2011 11:22 PM, Don Klipstein wrote:

Also tell them your Wife's name is Jenny.
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wrote:

FLeetwood 4-5789. You can call me up, any old time.
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On Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:46:06 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"

The CVS here just scans one they keep next to the register if you don't have a card. I suppose if there are reward points to be had, someone has a million a month.
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I wonder if they'd even notice if someone gave a 555 number.
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On 1/15/2011 2:52 AM, Fake ID wrote:

The dumb ass would probably think you are a TV/movie star. They all have those 555 numbers!
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Fake ID wrote:

Are there still 976 numbers (xxx-976-yyyy)? There were for phone sex and other pay services.
When I lived in Fort Worth my number was 926-xxxx and I got some wrong numbers from people who meant to dial 976-xxxx.
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You can always throw the discounted price worth of pennies on the counter and walk away. See what happens ...
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LouB wrote:

"abuse @ riteaid.com " works as an email address.
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Don Klipstein wrote:

(xxx) 867-5309. You can call, but no promises.
I prefer to give out (xxx) 911-yyyy
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some fool will call. If in a frisky mood (almost always), I'll answer with:
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On 1/15/2011 8:42 AM, HeyBub wrote:

When I had a land line at my office I had so much fun with telemarketers and morons who dialed the wrong number. I would answer as "FBI, telemarketing fraud unit this is special agent Campbell how may I help you?" "Drug Enforcement Administration, this is Ross, who do you wish to turn in today?" My favorite and most disturbing, "Gay and lesbian hot line, we know life sucks but we can help you lick your problems, this is Darrell, are you gay or lesbian dear?" It was most effective when I spoke with a lisp. I had a guy from Chicago who kept dialing my number, I answered it differently each time and the guy wound up screaming at me that first I was this then I was that. I don't think he quite understood that he was dialing the wrong number. :-)
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Sears got so pushy pushing credit cards the line took forever. I said heres my cash, dont want card.
She asked again I said CALL STORE MANAGER NOW.
the manager arrived:) I asked him are you a merchant? or a credit cared company?
Well we offer cards.
Well I have been here for 30 minutes just trying to check out behind all those signing up for cards, Told him the merchandise is yours. have extra employees so you dont slow the line, and lose sales like mine
400 bucks worth of tools, left at the register.
I went to home depot and saved over 50 bucks
sears is now the highest priced place to buy anything. I quit shopping there...
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Yeah, my neighbor gives her neighbor's phone number.... Hey!!!!
-C-
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I only go to K-Mart because there is one only about 6 minutes drive from my home. Any other type store, Meijers, Home Depot, or anything like that is as least a 20 minute drive from my home. It sucks when I need something but I still prefer living out in the country.
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On 1/15/2011 1:05 PM, Country wrote:

About the same for me. K-Mart sucks big time. When they were going down the tubes, I knew the sporting goods manager there, and he quit because they cut his hours to less than 40 a week so they could cut his benefits. I feel sorry for the clerks that remained and try to be civil with them but when some of this silly, time consuming stuff comes up, they are bound to get something silly from me.
OTOH, this has been a fun thread. I'm anxiously awaiting the next telemarketing call ;)
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I don't know it you remember the big law suit back in the 80's when K- Mart used to have a photo developing service. There was a fellow running that department for the store in Kalamazoo and some gal brought in some nude photos of herself to have prints made. The feller saw them and had a bunch of extra print made for himself to hand out to his pals for a laugh. She found out and sued the living hell out of K-Mart.
I used to work on a window cleaning crew with that feller when I lived near Kalamazoo. I had not seen him in a while but I knew he worked in the photo department at K-mart and got that job after working a couple of years at a XXX book store. When I heard about the law suit I just knew who the culprit was. And I was right.
Bottom line, don't hire a guy used to work at a XXX book store for your photo department. LOL.
-C-
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There is one K-Mart here (combined area population ~120K) but I've never been inside.
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I am definitely well past the young stage, but I don't have a clue as to the significance of 867-5309. Or, of most of the other phone numbers mentioned later in the sequence of posts. Can someone elucidate for me please.
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