June 16, 2012
HEB Fresh or Free policy explained
Are you ready to learn the best-kept secret about finding terrific bargains at HEB?
If you've ever seen another HEB shopper checking out expiration dates on food items throughout the store, you probably saw someone working the Fresh or Free policy.
The HEB Fresh or Free policy is really simple -- basically, if you find an item in the store that's expired, your store will reward you with a fresh version of that item for free!
So here's an example of how it works: Say you are buying Yoplait strawberry yogurt, and you notice some of the cups on the shelf expired yesterday. Bring one expired cup and one that's within date up to the registers. Your cashier will give you the fresh one for free!
You can also use the Fresh or Free policy on produce -- if you find withered or past-its-prime produce on the shelves, you can take those up along with a fresh version to get it free as well.
You can get up to one free item per shopper -- so if you stumble across a whole display of expired products (which has happened to readers of the San Antonio Budget Grocery Facebook page) you need to call everyone you know to come take advantage of the free food.
If you've ever used the HEB Fresh or Free policy yourself, please share your story in the comments below!
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