Convenience stores in trouble for $1 off coupons

This coupon appeared in a flyer for Huck's convenience stores
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. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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