The Arizona Republic Newspaper / subscription offer
On 10/26/10, a salesman outside Safeway Market on Bell Road in Sun City offered a trial offer for the Arizona Republic paper for weekends at $11.92 for 3 months, receiving a $10.00 Safeway giftcard. He presented this offer as a ONE-TIME charge, not as a monthly charge that couldn't be cancelled upon request. I said I wasn't able to read the small print on the receipt that I was asked to fill in address and initial. I was surprised to find another debit from my checking account for $13.42 on 11/22/10, calling the paper to ask why, finding I'd be charged monthly, unable to cancel until January 26, 2011. This was not as presented by their sales representative, taking advantage of senior citizens entering the grocery store. Maybe I should have been suspicious when the offer seemed so good, but expected honesty on the part of a newspaper.