Counterfeit Coupons

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Counterfeit Coupons

Is it really worth it to save a few dollars?

Like the debacle a few years ago over the free Doritos coupon, there are more fraudulent coupons making the rounds.

Please, if you receive any of these in an e-mail, do not use or forward them!   Hit “REPLY TO ALL” on the email and let everyone on the list know that these are fraudulent coupons.  Ask them NOT to print and attempt to use the coupons.  You are welcome to link back to this page.  The stores will NOT be reimbursed. In fact, fraudulent coupons are the number one reason so many stores give us a hard time (or scrutinize) when we are using many coupons.  We all want to save money, we all want to get something for nothing. Trust me, I do. However, this is just NOT the way to do it.

There are many high value coupons that are NOT counterfeit coupons, but those coupons typically come directly from the manufacturer by mail.  Printable coupons for FREE products are extremely rare because they are so hard to redeem.  Don’t be afraid of the coupons that you “earn” by using programs like MyCokeRewards or other similar programs which reward you for being a member of their site or program.  Between my account and my daughter’s account, we earned 10 coupons for free 12-packs of soda through this program during Christmas 2012.  We used these coupons at three different stores without any problem.

If you are a couponer, and enjoy all that couponing can do for you, imagine what will happen if these benefits are taken away or drastically reduced.  You really DON’T want to go there!

  • Free Folgers Product, 7 oz+
  • B1G1 Free Frozen Bertolli Products
  • $0.99/1 Gatorade, 32 oz
  • Free Bread with the purchase of any 2 Jars of Skippy Peanut Butter (15 oz+)
  • $5.00/1 Hormel Refrigerated Entree
  • $4.00/1 Hanes
  • $2.00/1 Hanes
  • $2.50/1 Haagen-Dazs 3 Pack Chocolate Vanilla Bars
  • $3.50/1 Bic Pilot Pens
  • $2.50/1 Odwalla Mango Tango Fruit Smoothie (15.2 oz bottle)
  • $1.00/1 Laura Scudders Peanut Butter

If you get these in your email — do NOT forward them. Do not use them. Remember – if the coupon looks too good to be true, it more than likely is fake!

Thank you for this list, Fun Being Frugal

Here’s a link to a the Coupon Information Corporation which gives you a database of counterfeit coupons.