Convenience stores in trouble for $1 off coupons

This coupon appeared in a flyer for Huck's convenience stores

VINCENNES, Ind. (WANE) Indiana law requires that alcoholic beverages be sold for the same price to everyone, so issuing coupons for a discount on beer would be a violation of that law.

Yet that’s exactly what a southern Indiana convenience store chain did according to the findings of an investigation by the Indiana State Excise Police.

Excise officer cited 12 Huck’s convenience stores Thursday for releasing a flyer that contained a coupon for “$1 OFF Any Beer 6pk or Larger” that contained a disclaimer that read “Limit one offer per person per visit. No copies or facsimiles. Not good with any other offers. Good only at participating Huck’s stores. Good 2-12/14 thru 2-25-14.”

The investigation began in February when Excise Police received a complaint.

Since not everyone who bought beer at Huck’s during the promotional period had a coupon, they didn’t get the discount.

Twelve Huck’s stores were cited on 55 charges.

Huck’s could be fined up to $1,000 per charge, have its alcoholic beverage permit suspended for a period of time or face both a fine and suspension.

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