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Pushy PC Mastercard sales-people at No Frills/Superstore

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Pushy PC Mastercard sales-people at No Frills/Superstore

Has anyone run into these people?

Within seconds of entering a No Frills or Superstore in Mississauga at least, they start peddling the PC Mastercard, and are very persistent, to the point of being annoying.

They keep insisting that even if you don't use it, take advantage of the $40 in free groceries you get as a bonus, and act as if that is the greatest thing that could ever happen to you.

Being polite, I say 'No thanks' but that doesn't work the first time, they just keep at it.

What would you say or do?
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Say "no thanks" and walk away from his/her area without making any further eye contact. If they follow you, don't talk to them anymore and ignore them. I usually pretend I can't hear them coz I have earphones in my ears blasting music anyway. That works.
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I just say I already have one, which I do. Once I even got a coupon for a free bag of PC chocolate cookies too!
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No Frills is a franchise so just complain to the owner. I'm sure he/she would do something about a pushy salesperson driving away his/her customers. At the locations I've been to these sales people haven't been at the door and are actually very subdued as sales people go. They frequently just stand there and say nothing and if they do ask, they always take "no thanks" as an answer.
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If you don't say anything within 5-10secs they will stop talking. No idea on why you'd even give them 5 secs of your time.

PS
I have one. I've never used my points on groceries though. We can't use our points for giftcards anymore correct? I remember there was a thread about it and that's unfortunate. I got $400 worth of FS GCs before.
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slippy wrote:
Mar 11th, 2012 3:02 pm
I just say I already have one, which I do.
Same here, saying "I've already got one" gets rid of a lot of aggressive sales people.

Though I do find it very sneaky the way they advertise some big sale, and when you get instore, there is a PC MasterCard sales guy waiting right in front of the big sales item.
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canadian tire has the same thing

what you do is this:

walk in at an incredibly fast pace with a stern look on your face like you're missing a single final bolt to fire up your bbq for the first time this season

grocery store? again, walk super fast like you ran out of paper plates for your party your hosting tonight

usually they just hand you a sheet or look for the next customer who casually strolls in
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A true RFDer would sign up for the freebies repeatedly, and either keep the card or chuck it out as it comes in the mail. :lol:
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Look them in the eye without saying a word and continue walking.
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seriously? this is what you're complaining about?

you can't handle someone trying to sell you something? how do you dress yourself in the morning?
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A couple of years ago in No Frills they approached me when I was looking at something in the fridges. They already tried to approach me twice before and said that I actually had one (which is true), I actually had to tell them to leave me alone.

Saying having one didn't work with this particular man :mad: 99.9% of time it normally does.

One place that I find is getting pushier is Indigo, I actually heard someone say to a customer are you going to buy anything today?...I left pretty quick after that gem.
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KDSet wrote:
Mar 11th, 2012 6:47 pm
A true RFDer would sign up for the freebies repeatedly, and either keep the card or chuck it out as it comes in the mail. :lol:

I think the $40 in freebies are a one time thing, not worth the trouble and giving out all your personal info, which will end up in a lot of junk mail in the post.
slippy wrote:
Mar 11th, 2012 3:02 pm
I just say I already have one, which I do. Once I even got a coupon for a free bag of PC chocolate cookies too!
Maybe worth a try. I just don't want to lie, but in this case I don't mind to get them off my back.
umop wrote:
Mar 12th, 2012 2:16 am
Look them in the eye without saying a word and continue walking.
lol I don't think I could pull that off
hamant wrote:
Mar 12th, 2012 2:28 am
seriously? this is what you're complaining about?

you can't handle someone trying to sell you something? how do you dress yourself in the morning?

yikes, what crawled up your butt crack? I'm simply asking other peoples' opinions on what they would do.
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A PC sales person came up to me as I'm trying to get something out of my purse. He gestures at his PC booth and feeling annoyed, I quickly said that I already have one (which I did). His response was "Great!" and proceeds to tell me about other PC financial products. I glared at him and said "not interested. Go away. I mean it." all the while interrupting me as I'm saying it. Only then did he walk away.

Some sales peple think persistence will get customers to apply to whatever they are offering. In fact, it's quite a turn off and makes me want to avoid the store altogether.
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If they're really pushy just say

"I don't like to pay off credit cards." or something similar.
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Just keep walking. If you want to be polite you can smile and nod but do not stop. It's not like they can physically touch you or block your way, and if they do it's a lawsuit.
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