Before You Start Clipping

  • Posted on May 3, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Sometimes I find a coupon and think it’s too good to be true. I don’t want to take it to the store and ask the cashier. If it is indeed fake it would be embarrassing. Not only that they may become wary of all the coupons I try to use.

Fear of counterfeits sometimes causes stores to reject Internet coupons altogether. Each store sets its own policy about coupons, and the policy can vary even within chains. Go HERE to see a list of stores I found policies from.


  • Don’t ever copy coupons. There are many security features included on printable coupons that assign a user ID to them and allow them to track back to you. Look for special software to download that can ensure bar codes are printed correctly. Reputable companies like Coupons com, SmartSouce, and Redplumb offer it free.
  • Never pay money for a coupon. Really? Why would you want to anyway? That’s were most fake coupons come from.
  • HERE is a site that you can type in the bar code from any coupon to see if it’s counterfeit or not.


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