Coupon Fraud- Just Don’t Do It!

I know we have a lot of new couponers on the site and on the facebook group so I wanted to put together a post just so everyone knows that there are rules in couponing that everyone must follow!  We get many, many deals the RIGHT way so no one needs to do things the WRONG way to save money.

Some don’t realize their committing coupon fraud, but here are a few common examples:

  1. Using a scanner, printer, or copier to make copies of coupons.
  2. Using expired coupons, unless the store specifically states in their coupon policy that they do accept expired coupons.
  3. Using coupons on products other than the product specified in the print (e.g. using a coupon for Original Cheerios on Honey Nut Cheerios).
  4. Using a coupon for a product or size excluded by the fine print on the coupon (e.g. using a coupon that says “excludes trial size” on a trial size product).
  5. Using the coupon when purchasing a different quantity than specified on the coupon (e.g. using a coupon for $0.50/2 on a single product instead of 2).
  6. Altering and/or modifying a coupon in any way.
  7. Using a coupon any way other than how it is specified on the coupon.  (thanks ingoodcents for these great tips)
  8. Using more than 1 manufacturer coupon on a product (you can use a store coupon AND a manufacturer coupon on the same product if your store allows)
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Katie Kitterman owner of Iowa Couponing loves to help others save the hundreds of dollars a month on grocery and household items that she is saving! She posts new deals, coupons, and online finds daily on her facebook group Iowa Couponing that has over 3800 members! She has been featured in the national magazine All You as a Super Saver, the Des Moines Register, WHO Channel 13 news, KCCI Channel 8 news, ABC 5 news and other media outlets for her couponing abilities! She has now taught over 1500 people her couponing ways and can teach you too!
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One Response to Coupon Fraud- Just Don’t Do It!

  1. Robin Hughes says:

    I didn’t think you could use expired coupons? It usually beeps when I have accidentally/not paid attention to the expiration dates and then the cashier tells me they are expired.

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