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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dollar General Settles Coupon Fraud Lawsuit

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Readers who have complained about increasing difficulty of couponing at Dollar General may be very interested in today's news!

According to Coupons in the News, DG settled a lawsuit today alleging coupon fraud on a multi-million dollar scale.

Former Dollar General Director of Store Operations Cory McNeley filed the lawsuit in 2015, claiming he was fired after bringing to light issues of improper coupon use in hundreds of DG stores.

McNeley said that store associates were knowingly accepting coupons on incorrect items, and then submitting them to manufacturers for redemptions. 

For example, stores would accept a $10 coupon on a trial-size item, even though the fine print language on the coupon excluded trial size items. 

McNeley claimed that Dollar General earned more than $8 million in improper coupon redemption, and fired him when he spoke up against the practice.

Dollar General admitted no wrong-doing when settling the lawsuit, and the amount of the settlement wasn't disclosed to the public.

What do you think of the allegations?  

Have you seen coupon issues in your Dollar General stores?  

Or have you had a tough time using even legitimate coupons in your locations?

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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