Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

Why customer affiliation cards suck.

As lostncove has pointed out before, grocery store club cards suck. Here's why I personally don't like them:

Albertsons can't seem to get my phone number correct, which means I have to actually have the card on me every time I shop there, which, sadly, is relatively often as Albertsons is less than one mile from my house. Every time I buy something there and have the card, I ask if they can correct the phone number - but they can't. You have to call Customer Service, of course.

However, when I call Customer Service, because I don't know what phone number is actually associated with this card, they aren't willing to change it for me, supposedly "to ensure my privacy."

I wondered what privacy they're trying to ensure here. If someone were to steal my card and then try to change the phone number associated with it... uh... well, what privacy would I be losing exactly?

Pig fuckers.

I wish Safeway were closer, even if their produce section sucks. That's worthy of another post [long story, short, it's all so relentlessly "upscale" that they don't sell anything normal, e.g. yellow onions that are correctly sized (as opposed to waaaaay too big)].
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  • It's July 2013.

    Remember when I wrote a lot on LiveJournal? Yeah, me neither.

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