A story has been making the rounds on Facebook that HEB is giving away 50 percent off Christmas or New Year’s coupons to everyone who shares a post about the coupon and writes “Thanks!” on Facebook. HEB and Better Business Bureau have confirmed the coupon is a scam.
HEB stated on its Twitter page that the coupon isn’t affiliated with HEB or with anyone associated with HEB and it won’t be honored at HEB stores. The fake coupon has taken other forms too, including a fake 40 percent or 50 percent off coupon for Kroger, Target, and Kohl’s, KVUE reported.
When you click on the link to any of the fake coupons on Facebook, it will take you to a page that looks like this:
Any page like this, whether it is for HEB, Kroger, Kohl’s, or Target is fake. The coupon is designed to spread as quickly as possible because you have to share it on Facebook in order to get the coupon in the first place.