Boise, Idaho — She was banned from every Walmart in the United States for life, and it was all because of an argument over coupons.
April Cuevas says Walmart has started “cracking down” on extreme couponers like herself who want to use coupons from other stores to save money.
Cuevas says she was told that Walmart’s “Ad Match” policy had changed late last week, and asked to speak with a store manager so she could better understand why. She decided to record the interchange — which quickly became an argument — with her iPhone.
She says the action wasn’t welcomed by the Walmart manager, who slapped her hand away and told her to pay the full price of her groceries or leave.
Which she did.
That’s when things got weird.
“I didn’t notice them following me at first until my 16 year-old daughter said, ‘Well, mom they’re following us,'” Cuevas said.
Cuevas claims that a plain-clothes Walmart employee chased her through the parking lot demanding that she return to the store because she had committed a crime.
She drove to a nearby gas station and called police.
“She said, ‘You’re leaving the scene of a crime,'” Cuevas reported.
“And I didn’t know I was banned from Walmart for life within the United States until the cop told me that,” Cuevas continued, explaining that somehow the Walmart staff had called Nampa police before she did.