KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Make sure you claim the $25 gift card the Atlantic Superstore, No Frills, or Your Independent Grocer are offering.
The Loblaws stores are giving away the cards to make you forget the money the company fleeced from consumers by fixing the price of certain brands of bread with its supposed ‘competitors.’ They were stealing your money for 14 years, so really they owe you a lot more.
This is the website where you register for the gift card: https://www.loblawcard.ca/ . You must register before May 8.
There are several class action lawsuits in the works, and registering for a gift card will in no way prevent you from participating in those legal actions. Meanwhile, other companies (Sobeys, Walmart, Giant Tiger and others) are being investigated for the same thievery.
Lots of people on Facebook and Twitter are suggesting that you donate the $25 to the food bank or another charity. We love Feed Nova Scotia, but if you have trouble making ends meet, we recommend that you just take the money and spend it any way you wish.
If you can, please support the Nova Scotia Advocate so that it can continue to cover issues such as poverty, racism, exclusion, workers’ rights and the environment in Nova Scotia. A pay wall is not an option, since it would exclude many readers who don’t have any disposable income at all. We rely entirely on one-time donations and a tiny but mighty group of dedicated monthly sustainers.
Are we sure it doesn’t prevent you from any future settlement? There’s a tweet making the rounds that suggests this is the case. I hope you’re right though. https://twitter.com/jm_mcgrath/status/950382419730935808
From the Loblaw website: “Registering for and obtaining the $25 Loblaw Card will not affect your right to participate in a class action or to receive any incremental compensation that may be awarded by the court. However, agreeing to the release will mean that twenty-five (25) dollars will be deducted from any compensation that you may otherwise be entitled to receive in any class action judgment against, or settlement with, Loblaw relating to any overcharge on the price of packaged bread in the period between January 1, 2002 and March 1, 2015.”
Also this CBC story confirms what we wrote: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loblaws-gift-card-1.4477357
i was very taken back that such a trusted retailer was involved in such a scandel
hope lesson learned