THIS IS FRAUDULENT COUPON USAGE

November 20, 2013

in Beginners & Policies,Coupon Etiquette,Coupon Lessons

FRAUDULENT COUPON USAGE

 

FRAUDULENT COUPON USAGE

What is wrong with the coupons above??  Can you spy it??  An educated/experienced/ethical couponer probably caught the issue within a split second! 

FRAUDULENT COUPON USAGE

IT IS A COPIED INTERNET PRINTABLE!!!

This morning I took the kids to school and stopped by Publix for a pretty big shopping trip! I got there about 8:15 am! I am packing up my buggies (yep 2 of them, LOL) and I get to the International Delight Coffee Creamer. Now, if you have checked out our PUBLIX COUPON MATCHUPS you know that each bottle is a 21¢ MONEYMAKER!! They are ALREADY ALMOST wiped OUT!  At 8:30!!  WHAT!  Then I notice a little stack of internet printable coupons sitting where some bottles used to be.  GUESS WHAT!!??  They were ALL COPIES!!  I wonder how many were used before I brought it to the managers attention??  I’d like to think that it was just an new couponer that did not know better…but even still!!  WRONG! This is a prime example of why stores are stopping coupon doubles, refusing to take internet printables, and setting strict limits!  Folks, they are LOSING MONEY!  

If you are a new couponer, or have had your head in the clouds, this information is for you!!

NEVER…EVER….NEVER….COPY A COUPON!

 STORES WILL NOT GET PAID FOR A COPY!

*Most sites will let you print TWO copies per computer.

IT IS FRAUD.. Plain and Simple!  And if your conscious is not enough to keep you from doing it, know that it COULD very possibly catch up to you.  It is considered stealing!

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Look at the coupons above… See the difference? Most every printable manufacturer coupon will have a unique number on it somewhere.  This just happens to be where coupon.com puts the number.

For those of you that think this can’t be traced..look VERY closely at your printable coupons.. You see the teeny tiny print under the date??  That is your ip address..or the ip address of where the coupon was printed.  This will lead right back to you!  Please DON’T take this chance!  Yes, we all LOVE a GREAT deal!  I would have loved to have had more than 2 International Delight Creamers.. But I had printed my limit on all but one computer…

How to avoid mistakenly using a COPIED INTERNET PRINTABLE

•NEVER COPY A COUPON
•NEVER BUY OR TRADE INTERNET PRINTABLES
•DO NOT USE A PRINTABLE LEFT IN THE STORE BY SOMEONE ELSE.. IF I SEE THEM, I PICK THEM UP AND TOSS THEM!

**A common misconception is… It’s okay to copy a coupon and use them at two different stores…. WRONG!  One store will NOT be reimbursed for the coupon.

PLEASE EVERYBODY..
Coupon ethically! Educate yourself about proper coupon usage! There is a lot of great information under the COUPONERS HUB MENU. Help teach your friends ethical couponing!

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