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Hy-Vee ‘Free $80 Off Coupon’ Facebook Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Yet another free coupon scam is currently hitting Facebook.

This version claims that employee-owned US supermarket chain Hy-Vee is giving everyone a free $80 off coupon to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary.

The supposed giveaway post has no connection to Hy-Vee and nobody who participates will ever receive the promised free coupon. 
The post is a scam designed to trick you into first spamming your friends with the same bogus giveaway and then divulging your personal information on suspect third-party websites.

Hy-Vee has published a post on its Facebook Page warning people about the scam:

If this post comes your way, do not click on it.

Learn more about Facebook Voucher and Coupon Scams

An Example of the Scam Post

Hi-Vee Coupon Giveaway Scam

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,