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CONSUMER ALERT

Fair to grant discounts on gas to smartphone users?

Q. Is it legal for Cumberland Farms in Massachusetts to offer 10 cents off a gallon of gas if you use your smartphone or linked checking account to purchase gas? It seems like it discriminates against poorer people who cannot afford a smartphone or don’t have a checking account. I always thought gas was supposed to be the same price whether cash or credit.

Paul Marino, Bolton- PAUL MARINO, BOLTON

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