Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Is that a fake coupon in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

As any good couponer knows, there are bad couponers that make it harder for those who do the right thing.  One of the hardest for the stores and manufacturers is fake coupons.  Now, I can only imagine fake coupons have been around as long as coupons.  Manufacturers have made it harder than ever, but the bad guys are always one step ahead.  But not all of them are real smart.  I heard about someone trying to pass a counterfeit coupon for $200 off an iPad2.  I was thinking "REALLY??".  There are so many fake coupons out there.  Fake coupons hurt everyone!  Stores have to eat that money, and they pass the cost on to everyone else.  But I think the biggest problem is that people don't see it as a crime.  It is!  Counterfeiters are stealing from stores and from everyone around them.  They tend to think it's no big deal, nothing will happen to them if they get caught.  Wrong.  Coupon fraud (using fake, or expired coupons), even without knowing it's a bad coupon, can get you arrested.  Something to think about...

Cheap is good, free is better.

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