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State fines Price Chopper for "deceptive" coupon practices

The state is ordering Price Chopper to clarify its coupon rules, and pay $100,000 in penalties and costs. And it's led to a war of words between them.

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Julie Grant
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement Tuesday with the Albany-based supermarket chain. He says the company's "double coupon" promotions had restrictions that were not clear in advertising, and varied by region.  

In a press release, he says Price Chopper used "deceptive business practices to mislead price-conscious consumers and extract hard-earned money from them by hindering their ability to shop competitively and save on groceries."

The Albany Times Union reports that Price Chopper's response was equally fierce.  A spokesperson said the company was "appalled and disappointed by the state's inflammatory press release."  And called Schneiderman's portrayal of Price Chopper false, misleading, and significantly inaccurate.

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