Rite Aid is not your friend!
Rite Aid on Westwood Blvd, store # 5433, has a policy that when buying liquor, everyone in a group must have a valid id, to show that they are over 21. Rite Aid defines a group as "more than one person." What happens if you happen to see a friend in the store? Furthermore, the manager said that if I leave, I cannot come back within 24 hours unless I am accompanied by everyone in the group! He just made that up. Here is the letter that followed:
I am writing today in regards to your alcohol selling policy at
store #5433. I entered the store today (10/22) at approximately 11:30AM.
I had come in to pick up a few small items, and right in front of the
entrance was a display for various liquors that were on sale. Never one
to leave a good offer behind, I picked up the gift box of Wild Turkey
Bourbon, which was on sale for $12.99. While attempting to find the
items that I had originally came to buy, I ran into an acquaintance and
we began shopping together. Unfortunately, my friend could not find what
she was looking for, and she accompanied me to the register so that I
could check out my items. Upon scanning the Wild Turkey the cashier
asked for both of our ID’s, and said that store policy required that all
members of the group be over 21. Unfortunately, my friend who is 22, did
not have her ID with her, so the cashier and the manager would not let
me purchase the Wild Turkey. This “group policy” was clearly stated on
the wall. However, the manager informed me that I could not return
within 24 hours to purchase the Wild Turkey unless I was accompanied by
my friend with her ID. The manager could not direct me to any
documentation to validate this policy. I understand the requirements of
having strict alcohol sale policies, however, there should be a level of
logic that accompanies each policy.