BALTIMORE — BJ’s Wholesale Club has agreed to pay Maryland’s Consumer Protection Division here a $40,000 penalty and said it would refund money to as many as 2,000 Maryland shoppers who paid for items that should have been free, Douglas F. Gansler, Maryland’s attorney general, said. The Consumer Protection Division alleged that BJ’s, Natick, Mass., during late 2008 and early 2009 provided consumers with buy-one, get-one-free coupons for certain items, but the coupons’ fine print limited ...

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