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Old 12-06-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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Re: My first bad WIC experience

I am sorry about that Mama! I have WIC too, but on the debit card. It annoyed me the one day I went to get eggs, the guy didn't call somebody to get a price on them til the last minute then they gave me one with broken eggs in it (I didn't know for a couple of weeks when we later used them). Also got into a fight with them because my fruit was over the price and had to do a completely different transactions. I also went to a "central market" of a local grocery store (HEB) where they said they took WIC then went I went to check out, they didn't! I couldn't find those specific vegetables at a regular HEB, so I was not happy. But one time, there was a coupon for $1 off Oreos when you bought a gallon of milk. We put it on the same transaction and it still took the coupon even after WIC took the milk.

I also hate it when they treat you like you're dumb when you use it.

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:45 PM   #12
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I am sorry you had a bad experience, it seems to be happening more and more lately which is sad
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:45 PM   #13
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I think it was an accident the spilling juice.

Im sorry you had a bad experience.
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I think she's saying the juice was an accident, not intentional, but put it in quotes to be coy.
eh, I don't think so. If it was an accident, she probably wouldn't have felt bad and worried that someone might slip. She probably would have told someone so they would come clean it up...
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I guess I thought the " " meant accidental= intentional. Otherwise I don't get the purpose of the " " .
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Awesome story to read before I go out and make my first WIC purchase tonight! After months of struggling- last month was particularly bad- I finally gave in and went to the WIC office yesterday. We really are using this as a short-term thing until DH can get a second job, or I can get something on the weekends, but I'm nervous about all the judging. So sorry your grocery store wasn't very helpful, OP.
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The stores around here never recognize the tofu so I had to take to carrying the approved food list every time. The cashiers were always great about just getting a manager to override when I showed them the list though.
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The stores around here never recognize the tofu so I had to take to carrying the approved food list every time. The cashiers were always great about just getting a manager to override when I showed them the list though.
You get tofu on WIC?
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I use WIC in Illinois. I wasn't aware you could use the BOGO to get free items. And yeah WIC is a pain in the butt to use. My card said 3 quarts of milk. I brought up a half gallon and a quart of milk. This adds up to 3 quarts. Nope not acceptable. It had to be according to the store 3 individual quart containers. Not sure why. By the time the cards come out in three years we will be coming of WIC.
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You get tofu on WIC?

You can get it in place of milk. We don't really drink cow's milk so we trade some in for cheese and some for tofu. I know PA and OR both allow this, don't know about other states.
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