$100 bills found stuffed inside various products in Oregon grocery stores has sent shoppers on a scavenger hunt. A mystery do-gooder has put the $100 bills inside egg cartons, ice cream containers and other packaged products, according to Yahoo Finance on Sept. 25.
Over the past few weeks unsuspecting shoppers have found a crisp $100 bill waiting for them, either stuffed or attached to their grocery items. People have alerted store clerks and were allowed to keep the money, reports Melissa Merill, director of publicity at Kroger the company that owns Fred Meyer.
So far Merill can confirm their store has had 12 different people who reported that they found the $100 bills, but the number of lucky discoveries could be much larger if some folks are keeping their windfall to themselves.
The Fred Meyer grocery store on Southeast Commercial Street in Salem was the store that had a dozen lucky finds so far. Walmart customers have also reported similar windfalls of found money.
One man had a double lucky day finding two $100 bills attached to the bottom of two cookie boxes. He said he found one on the bottom of the box, then turned the rest of the cookie boxes over to find another one. No one knows who is doing this, but some believe it is the person who won $25,000 in the Oregon Lottery earlier this month. This may be the person taking their windfall and paying it forward. It looks like grocery shopping in Oregon has never been so much fun or profitable!