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Great bars, but watch out for the Subscribe and Save Scam
on January 29, 2014
I really like the Builder's Bars. They have an enjoyable taste, and, for 270 calories, you can often skip a meal with one of these. I had them delivered through Subscribe and Save for a long time.
Clif Bar, though, is struggling with resellers over the past year. I had a few shipments skipped last year, and then I was informed that my order was no longer going to be filled at all. The reason? Apparently the old 15%-off incentive for Subscribe and Save doesn't work well for them.
OK. I decided to go along with it and re-did my Subscribe and Save at 5% off. That worked fine - for one month. This month, I was reviewing my credit card statement and was surprised by one of my Amazon charges. I went to Amazon.com to review my orders, worried that someone had hacked my account.
No hacking. Just Clif Bar upped the price of this item by almost 60%, and went ahead and fulfilled the Subscribe and Save without a warning. Since I was having two of these delivered per month, what I thought would be a $36 charge was $56. At that price, it's much cheaper at the supermarket.
As popular as Clif Bars have become, for good reason, they need to step up and find reputable distributors. I canceled my Subscribe and Save and will miss them.