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    I shopped this morning and a box popped up on the screen asking the cashier to confirm my email address (which she read out loud for the whole store to hear)
    It happened to the person in front of me too, I am pretty sure its not a targetted thing, but wondered if it is a store thing or if others had also experienced this?
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    No, hasn't happened to me, and I hadn't heard of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenPixels View Post
    I shopped this morning and a box popped up on the screen asking the cashier to confirm my email address (which she read out loud for the whole store to hear)
    It happened to the person in front of me too, I am pretty sure its not a targetted thing, but wondered if it is a store thing or if others had also experienced this?
    Hmm. I wonder what would happen if you say, "No"? It's not too good of SDM to do this, I think. Anybody nearby can get your e-mail address and spam you.
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    I know a couple of girls that have pretty embarassing email addresses. Just imagine if they make a purchase at this store and use their optimum card linked to those embarassingly funny email addresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwa Girl View Post
    Hmm. I wonder what would happen if you say, "No"? It's not too good of SDM to do this, I think. Anybody nearby can get your e-mail address and spam you.
    I would imagine they would ask for an updated one
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    Happened to me recently.
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    Yes, it's normal for that to happen. It's just a confirmation that your email is still the same so you can continue (or start) to receive offers. The cashier should have turned the monitor towards you and asked you to verify the address was correct.

    If you don't currently have an email on file with SDM sometimes a screen will pop up asking if you'd like to add your email to their data base. It's ALWAYS your choice to decline. You do NOT have to provide any information to SDM that you don't wish to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyQT View Post
    Yes, it's normal for that to happen. It's just a confirmation that your email is still the same so you can continue (or start) to receive offers. The cashier should have turned the monitor towards you and asked you to verify the address was correct.

    If you don't currently have an email on file with SDM sometimes a screen will pop up asking if you'd like to add your email to their data base. It's ALWAYS your choice to decline. You do NOT have to provide any information to SDM that you don't wish to.
    Hmmm, I shop there 2-3 times a week and never got it before, the lineup for the 2 cashes were long so it must be annoying the cashiers
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    Shoppers can't send out emails without your permission so they keep on asking people who are not using their email loadables. The optimum account needs an activity to stay active and will expire after one year. Just from observing others not too many are even using the optimum card.
    I've been told that I am the third highest collector in the store with the SDM accountant and manager (father of twins) being of greater value. There is one other customer who is like me when it comes to getting the best deals but so far have never met.
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    I had it happen last year for a card that I didn't use as frequently as my main card and it was at the store I always go to
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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenPixels View Post
    I shopped this morning and a box popped up on the screen asking the cashier to confirm my email address (which she read out loud for the whole store to hear)
    It happened to the person in front of me too, I am pretty sure its not a targetted thing, but wondered if it is a store thing or if others had also experienced this?
    No, I have not. You do raise a valid point about privacy with the scenario you experienced.
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    Never happen to me but would be upset if cashier as me in a loud voice
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    happened to me, but the cashier just swiveled the screen over to me and pointed to the email address asking to confirm if it was the right one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dchu76 View Post
    happened to me, but the cashier just swiveled the screen over to me and pointed to the email address asking to confirm if it was the right one.
    That's a better way!
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    I wanted to buy an SDM giftcard. Head cashier wanted to see my id to confirm MC which is fine. but then she wanted to write down my DL license # which is a REAL big no-no and invasion of privacy. Dont' let a cashier ever read out your personal information or record any personal information.
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