The Load2Card feature for Rite Aid's +UP rewards coupon that started February 5, 2012 in three test markets: Richmond, Salt Lake City and Seattle infringes on consumer rights, discriminates against those individuals without internet access and/or computer illiterate, and false statement of locations of implementation of such tests.
Rite Aid has stated that only three test markets of which to test their new Load2Card feature, which is much more wide spread than Rite Aid will publicly admit to. I am a Rite Aid consumer in Seattle and traveled outside of the Seattle City limits into Bellevue, WA to avoid being a test subject without my prior consent, but to my surprise the test was in affect in Bellevue, WA and even into Factoria, WA.
The only proposed way to manage one's hard earned +UP reward is via Rite Aid's Load2Card website which is still incomplete and insecure. There is no visual indication of encryption or security on the Load2Card website besides a basic username and password. The +UP reward coupons are automatically clipped and added to your account, with two options: Leave the +UP reward coupon clipped and Rite Aid will decide for you when to use it or un-clip it and lose it forever. Not all consumers have computers, internet access or smart-phones to be able to access the Load2Card Website in which to manage their +UP reward coupons. Unless Rite Aid will offer each consumer a device to access the Load2Card Website, they are discriminating against those individuals.
Rite Aid's new Load2Card feature restricts you from redeeming your hard earned +UP reward coupon until 6am the next day after it's issued. As a consumer I should have the right to decide when and if I decide to redeem a coupon that I have earned. Coupons are a form of payment, many consumers view coupons as cash. I certainly dont want anyone spending my earnings for me.
Please sign this petition in hopes that Rite Aid will discontinue and eliminate their Load2Card feature for +UP reward coupons.
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