H-E-B Grocery Store Warns Customers About Fake Coupon Scam

December 20, 2015 Updated: December 20, 2015

The H-E-B grocery store is warning customers that the alleged 50 percent coupon circulating online is fake.

“The 50 percent off coupon is not a sponsored or affiliated coupon with H-E-B,” the company said on Dec. 20.

“We are aware of the situation. Thank you all for bringing it to our attention.”

The San Antonio-based grocery company has more than 350 stores throughout Texas and Mexico.

The scam has been trying to get people to like a Facebook post, after which they would allegedly receive the coupon. 


It’s not the first time a scam coupon has been going around this season–a recent scam featured a fake coupon for Kroger.

Apparently lots of people have been sharing the fraudulent H-E-B post, but others are picking up on its fake nature and telling others not to.

“This is FRAUDULENT… PLEASE BEWARE…..When I saw this on Facebook I immediately started clicking and it kept sending me to different places that I had to fill out my information in order to collect my reward,” said one Facebook user . 

“I went to the site, and I was not able to download the coupon. I thought it was because I had poor internet. Ugh….whoever did this fake coupon prank has no heart,” added another. “Lots of people, including myself, spread this coupon message because it seemed to be a great idea. I apologize for not waiting to figure out whether it was real or not.”

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