Publix & Aldi $100 Coupon Offers on Facebook is a Hoax

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I just noticed a few friends on Facebook have shared a potential hoax going around on Facebook that involves coupons for Publix. There is a hoax going around where if you share a link on Facebook and also make a comment about it on Facebook, it offers you a coupon from Publix for $100 off of your purchase of $120 or more.

Being a life-long couponer and an expert couponer, I have a strong feeling this is a fraudulent coupon and you should be aware of this scam. Do not expect Publix to accept this coupon. This is just too good to be true as it is. Facebook Publix Coupon Hoax

I wanted to go the extra step being a consumer advocate so I just did a quick online search and found there is another scam with Aldi coupons for the same price. Both the Aldi and Publix coupons are both worth the same value and both expire at the end of July. Watch the video below and be on alert for this hoax with both Aldi and Publix coupons on Facebook and other social media sites.

Something that tipped me off outside of the obvious value amounts involved also included looking at some of the websites under the posts from my Facebook friends that had fake websites. Here are some of the examples of this hoax (ONLY FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES – PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS)YourSaves.com and SaveOnEveryday.com. Don’t fall for this hoax. You may wind up receiving a lot of spammers contacting you for credit card applications and magazine subscriptions.

From what I’m reading, the Better Business Bureau urges consumers to be aware and do their research when signing up for offers online. Some warning signs the BBB says to look out for are offers that seem “too good to be true” or businesses asking for credit card information as part of a survey. Providing your personal information to a malicious site could put you at risk for identity theft, so always be cautious online.

Please share this information on your Facebook and Twitter pages and let your family and friends know about these Publix & Aldi $100 coupon offers on Facebook being a hoax. Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is! 😉

 

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30 Comments on Publix & Aldi $100 Coupon Offers on Facebook is a Hoax

    • Exactly Gisele! Probably someone attempting to gather personal information for possible fraudulent intentions. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!

    • You are so correct Cathy! Being naive doesn’t help. Being resourceful by doing a quick online check could prevent an accidental slip up of accidentally giving out your private information to people that simply do not deserve it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

  1. You are providing a GREAT service letting the public know about these coupon scams. Its like having to check first with scope for veracity. I don’t use coupons so I won’t get caught, but I’m sure you stopped some.

    • Thank you Roslyn! Yes, we enjoy helping people save money utilizing coupons; but we also like to do the right thing in keeping things legitimate when it comes to consumer advocacy and keeping the public safe from fraudulent activities; especially when it comes to couponing. Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts.

  2. It just goes to show that if it sounds like it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Great advice in the video about doing a simple search if you’re not sure.

    • You got it Clive! Sometimes it’s hard to decipher what is legitimate or not; however, if it sounds too good to be true…more than likely it probably is. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us here.

    • Absolutely LeAnn! It’s our pleasure and you are so right, it’s always good to learn new things.

    • Our pleasure Beth! If it’s too good to be true, more than likely it’s probably going to be a hoax as it was in this case.

  3. It great to have someone share the very obvious “scams” so many people believe are “real”. There was one for Starbucks recently which I imagine many people fell for and I still am not sure if it was legit or not. People do love their coupons, however, like you said, if it sounds to good to be true…it probably is. Although the optimist in me would like to believe that some things might surprise and be that good and that true. 🙂

    • You are correct about the Starbucks hoax that transpired. Just do your homework to balance your optimism! 😉 Thank you for your feedback Beverley! 🙂

  4. My motto tends to be, “do your own research,” especially when I want to save a ton of money on something that usually costs. I wish there was a way to catch these people! Thank you for reminding us to keep watch and for giving us a heads up on two more fraudulent ads!

    • Thank you Liz! “Do your own research” is really the key we like to convey. There is a way to catch these people. Usually through their IP Addresses; but we leave that for the experts in crime fighting to handle. Not on our level! 😉 Thank you for sharing your thoughts Liz.

  5. Usually if it seems to good to be true, it is. And this definitely does. Most stores wouldn’t offer $100 back for spending $100, even to a loyal shopper of the store. For people who don’t like higher priced stores or can’t afford to shop there all the time this coupon would only cause them to shop there once and never again. For the ones who already shop there it’s a “reward” for shopping there but not necessary since they already spend their money there. Sadly some people are fooled by these scams.

    • You are correct. Sometimes it can be a “one-and-done” perk. Sometimes it can be a consumer experience which changes their mind totally; however, the key is to do your homework to confirm the offer is valid first. Thank you for your input Michael!

  6. Thank you for this. Publix is my favorite grocery store and it sounded too good to be true. Thanks for keeping us in the loop 🙂

    • It’s one of our favorite grocery stores too Sherri! Very reliable service and located in so many places we have a few options of Publix to choose from. Thank you for your input Sherri. 🙂

  7. I knew the second the first person posted it that it had to be scam. I never click on any offers until I have done a little bit of research online for their validity. Good for you for being an advocate for the people. I wish it wasn’t necessary but since it is I’m glad to know there is always someone like me out there being very skeptical.

    • We agree Beth! We noticed it immediately. That’s why we decided to alert others about it instead of staying on the sidelines. Thank you for your kind thoughts and never lose your gut check on reality such as these types of hoaxes. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Beth.

  8. Thanks for the heads up about the hoax! There are so many hoaxes on Facebook that people don’t ever take the time to check veracity of it.

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