One Person Received 29 Copies of the Fresh & Easy Ad in the Mail

December 28, 2012 8:00 am · 30 comments

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This week, ONE person in Concord (near Pine Hollow Road) received 29 copies of the Fresh & Easy ad in the U.S. Mail.

That’s the story. ONE person received 29 copies of the same ad on the same day!

In other news, 28 people in that person’s neighborhood are thanking her for receiving the junk mail for them.

{ 30 comments }

1 Mr. John December 28, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Maybe the mail-person thinks the customer really is a Fresh and Easy person?

2 jj December 28, 2012 at 8:28 AM

next to go out of biz

3 The Mamba December 28, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Fresh and Easy needs to rename itself “No help and just as expensive”.

4 Anonogod December 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

So you get 28 copies of the fresh and easy ad and then you get 28 thank you postcards from the neighbors… haha.

US Post Office win!

5 Me December 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

The Fresh and Easy ad is one of the few I don’t mind getting. It always has coupons for $3-$10 off. I rip out the coupon and recycle the rest.

6 Parsnip December 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Actually addressed? Or was this the postal service’s lazy way out?

7 LTG December 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I despise F & E. Couldn’t be happier that they are going out of business. I’ve been to the story on YVR twice: the first time to see it during the grand opening, and I wasn’t impressed. Went back about a month later, and was even less impressed. Didn’t buy a thing. Prices are not reasonable and there is no service. The employees know nothing about the products and are usually less than civil, if not rude. Pretentious to say the least, about their “reserved” parking places for “special” people.

I’m hoping for a TJ’s to fill the space that will soon be vacated.

They never did open the store that was supposed to replace Bill’s Ace Hardware on Port Chicago. Handwriting was on the wall with that one.

8 junkmail December 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I live in an apartment complex and this happens all the time the mail person will put most of the junk mail (no address) in 1 mailbox. One timethey filled my box with the junk stuff I had to have the manager open my mailbox as it was stuffed.

9 Dorothy December 28, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Addressed to Resident? Maybe the delivery person wants that resident to give them to all the neighboring residents? Sort of a postal facilitated meet and greet.

10 Eman December 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I worked at the one in Concord. No holiday pay and terrible management. I was glad they laid me off. Worst job ever

11 D-livered December 28, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Mayor – Any word on the one that was supposed to open on Port Chicago?

12 Parsnip December 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM

@Dorothy #9 — “Meet and greet.” LOL. It has a nice ring to it! I should have had that perspective when the delivery person was dropping off everyone’s financial statements into the wrong mail boxes years back (before we all went online). We were all pi$$ed.

13 anon December 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM

oh no…….at fresh and easy I have too bag my own groceries, the horror!!!

you’re probably the same person who keeps the whole line waiting as you make the cashier bag your fifteen bags of stuff rather than you starting it.

please keep going to trader Joe’s……for all our sakes!

14 CLAYCORD.com December 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

@D-livered, I don’t think it will ever open. Fresh & Easy has announced plans to close all of their stores in the U.S.

Mayor

15 MIss Ranchogirl December 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

maybe not with 28 copies, but I get multiple of same ad-papers all the time.

16 Shuley December 28, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Maybe Whole Foods will take a look at that spot when they close. That would be a nice addition to the neighborhood.

17 Noj December 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

I got so tired of the PennySaver ads (garbage) that seemed to come in the mail every week so I went to the PennySaver web site and did an opt out from their mailing list.

http://www.pennysaverusa.com/mailinglist/

No problem right? Wrong. My postman, confused that there was no PennySaver for my address, dropped my neighbors copy in my box. I saw the postman down the street so I went and asked him why he had misdirected my mail (felony) and he apologized and I told him PennySaver wasn’t my problem, he was, and if I ever saw that crap in my mailbox again I’d go straight to the Postmaster.

Two years go by and a substitute mailperson is filling in for my regular guy and I find in my box a PennySaver with the address label ripped off of it and deposited in my mail box. So I send an email to the Postmaster General of the United States (because I learned that “shit rolls downhill” in the Navy) and told him about my misdirected mail and guess what? a week later I get a call from the Concord Postmaster, apologizing to me and letting me know that he has advised all mail carriers of my issue. So guess what? last week my neighbor’s copy of PennySaver is back in my box. No gray hairs left to pop.

18 Concord Grape December 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Big Kahuna Crisp White wine, $1.99 Best bang for your buck. (and .99)

19 ItsAnInsideJob December 28, 2012 at 11:08 AM

The F & Foolish store closures are not a surprise — another foreign retailer unable to discern differences in US shopping characteristics. Good riddance.

20 I hope Trader Joe's goes in there December 28, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I’ll be happy if we can get a Trader Joe’s in the Fresh and Easy spot. I go there once in awhile when I’m in a hurry and just want some milk or just 1 or 2 common items and don’t have time to go to Lucky or Safeway. But out of maybe 5 times I’ve bought milk there, 3 times the bottle leaked! I told them about it, and they seemed surprised.

21 Queen of the Universe December 28, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Maybe the indoor archery range will occupy that spot. Someone have the funds to open a business?

22 ConcordCatLady December 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Sounds like a lazy mail carrier. Happens alll the time at my complex. People stuff all their garbage mail in an empty/open mailbox, and the carrier in turn dumps it all back into the most convenient box, which happens to be MINE!

23 Dragon December 28, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I’m not a fan of Tesco, which I may have mentioned before, so I don’t shop at Fresh & Easy. I only went to one once, the one in Clayton, a couple weeks ago after they announced the likely closure of all F&E stores. Big fat “meh” from me.

Honestly, the only thing that would bring me back is that they have British-style bacon. I’ve only seen that in import stores before, at horrendous prices. I’m seriously considering buying four or five packages of it at F&E, which should last me for a year or so, and then just giving up on them altogether.

24 Parsnip December 28, 2012 at 12:07 PM

@Noj #17 — Thanks for access to that Opt-out! I completed it. ( I’ve also kept a link to that page. I find that if an opt-out doesn’t work the first time, they generally get the hint after about 50 transmittals.)

25 Captain Bebops December 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Just wait and see how bad mail delivery will get if mail gets “privatized”. Flaky Jimmy down the street who is hung over half the time will be delivering your mail and checks….. to your neighbor.

26 Anon December 28, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I know I’ll get attacked for saying this but I’m going to anyway. Those pieces of “junk” mail are not just junk. Some people make their livings producing those pieces. And I’m not just talking about the production artists and project coordinators who gather the information and put it together in a layout and get it approved and send it to the printer, or just the printer with anywhere from 20 to 500 employees per plant. I’m also talking about the pricing teams that do the math to figure out what the ROI is on each product, the procurement teams that ensure the products advertised are in store, the truck drivers who pick up the routes to deliver the product (many of whom are contract and do not have a salaried paycheck), the list goes on and on. What most people think of as “junk mail” is actually the livlihood of hundreds, sometimes thousands of people. Cradle-to-grave one retail or grocery weekly circular can often take 6-12 months to generate and take as many as 2,500 people to develop, populate and fulfill at the store level. So don’t complain about the junk mail too much, you might accidentally start costing neighbors and friends their jobs.
Proceed with the bashing. Thanks.

27 medic December 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM

OK HOLD ON…..JUST WANNA SAY YOUR TURN? YOU BET NEVER HAVE I LAUGHED SO HARD , BUT AT THE SAME TIME REALLY PISSED OFF
SO TORN YES MY RIGHT! AND ANOTHER THING WHAT YOU DO IN LIFE IS ON YOU AND ONLY YOU YOU PISS PEOPLE OFF BECAUSE YOU CANT DO SOMETHING RIGHT AND SO ITS COMES BACK TO YOU WHAT GOOD IS IT TO BACK A JOB NOT GETTING DONE PLEASE EVERYONE ASK WHERE YOUR 29 COPIES ARE?
HAAA HAAA LOL CANT BELIEVE I JUST INVESTED TIME IN THIS

28 medic December 29, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I JUST WENT BACK TO READ THE COMMENTS AND AM STILL LAUGHING AFTER READING CONCORD GRAPES REACTION
IM AM SO WITH YA JUST HIT THOSE LAST NIGHT AND THOSE 50 DOLLAR WINE DRINKERS GOT NOTHING ON US SHSHSHSH! IT A SECRET!!!

29 Anon December 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Medic, I didn’t know the short bus came with wi-fi?

30 Lindy December 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I too took advantage of the PennySaver un-subscribe link. Can you believe it: they have a field so you can OPT-IN. I can’t imagine that has EVER been used.

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