ALBANY – State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that Price Chopper has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for misleading consumers when it came to coupons.
Price Chopper says that despite signing the agreement they are not admitting any intentional wrongdoing.
The agreement follows an investigation into complaints that Price Chopper failed to disclose restrictions on double coupons. The attorney general’s office says the grocery store chain advertised that it accepted double coupons without explaining a policy to limit them “up to 99 cents.”
“In the current economy, it is more important than ever that consumers be presented with clear information about the terms and conditions of coupons and other sale offers," Schneiderman said in a statement. "Today’s agreement ensures that consumers will be protected from misleading advertising at these stores in the future."