WinCo Foods — couldent buy beer. not following ca law
My husband and I had a bad experience at Winco Foods. We just finished our grocery shopping and went to check out. I told the checker we also have a case of Budwieser beer. The checker told us she needs to see all of our I.Ds including our friends I.D who is only 20. Mind u hes not a minor, so we are not responsible for him and neither is the store. We ask him to wait outside to make it easier. We showed her our I.Ds.
Then she told us we couldent purchase the beer cause our friend did not provide I.D and is under 21! First off by California law, only the person purchasing the beer is required to show I.D. secondly what if u had a kid with u and wanted to purchase beer, do they need to see the kids I.D aswell! and then refuse u cause hes a minor!
My husband asked to speak to the supervisor, the checker said" fine but your wrong!" and called the supervisor.
The supervisor said by state law they have to check everyones I.D! WHAT! And its for our protection. Protection from what? We asked, were over 21 and have every right to purchase this beer!
My husband explained to them what state law was, they went silent, then the superviser said "fine then i REFUSE to sell u this beer I dont trust you using it!", " and i can call the police and have them explain it to you clearly!" Well I did't want to be there all night, so we purchased our grocerys, then with an angry vioce my husband said " were never coming here again!" they said fine then dont.
After we left we looked at the recept and noticed they charged us twice for the case of water! My husband said hes not goin in there again for fear he might hit somebody.
We finally went to Safeway to purchase beer for the BBQ, and they did it right they only wanted the I.D of the person buying the beer!
I will never go to any Winco again!
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