National Grocery Relief Program at 800-467-6069 Advertising Survey and $1,000 Groceries on Regional Radio
Getting $1,000 Grocery Vouchers Requires Additional Fees
Radio ads for this group have been running locally stating that a group called Consumer Advocate Response, in cooperation with the National Grocery Relief Program, is conducting surveys in your area for a limited time. Simply call their toll free number to take the survey and be signed up to receive a $1,000 worth of vouchers for free groceries.
BBBs in other areas have gotten many inquiries on this ad, and after doing some research, found out there's a catch to this offer.
If you call the 800# provided in the ad to take the survey, you must give a credit card number which is going to be charged $4 and some odd cents. You are then told that the vouchers you get from having taken the survey can be used at any grocery store.
How do you get these vouchers? Here’s the catch:
In order for the vouchers to be valid, they must be redeemed through another web site--yet this step will require more money. These redemption sites charge a $2 fee for every $10 worth of coupons, plus there is a $99 sign up fee.
A pitch that starts out sounding like you are getting $1,000 worth of grocery vouchers for “free” really isn’t free at all.
If you have given out your credit card info to this group, keep a close eye on your statements for a while in case there are any additional fees or affiliate program membership charges being placed. Dispute any unauthorized charges ASAP with your merchant card service.
Anytime you're asked to pay for something that's supposed to be free, think twice. The red flag of this offer is that there is an initial fee to take a survey tagged to a promise that you will receive “$1,000 worth of free grocery vouchers. Not.