The New York Times published an article on Thursday about a potential new trend in couponing. General Mills recently added an agreement on their site for users who downloaded their coupons, “liked” them on a social media site or entered into one of their sweepstakes. By doing any of these things, customers now agree to waive their right to sue the company. How? It’s all in the fine print.
“..Anyone who has received anything that could be construed as a benefit and who then has a dispute with the company over its products will have to use informal negotiation via email or go through arbitration to seek relief, according to the new terms posted on its site.”
Without a doubt, these new terms of agreement will be tested in court.