I just got back from a trip to Wal-Mart. The lady in front of me handed the cashier a Free Doritos Coupon. Now, she didn’t know that the coupon was a fake. However, the store would not take it because they already knew.
But, how do you know if a coupon is fake or fraudulent??
Almost all coupons that are in a .PDF format (meaning you can print as many as you want) are fraudulent. The only time this statement isn’t true is when a company puts a .pdf coupon on their own website. That doesn’t happen a lot though.
If you are ever unsure if a .pdf is real, chances are it isn’t- unless you have seen me post it on the site. I will only post .pdf coupons that come directly from the manufacturer!
So if you have friends that have emailed the Free Doritos and other Free .PDF coupons, or maybe you unknowingly did so, let them know that the coupons are fake.
If you get away with using fake coupons, that hurts everyone in the long run. Stores will not get reimbursed for the Fake Coupons. So, they may decide to not accept ANY printable coupons in the future, or stop accepting coupons altogether. So, let’s spread the word about fake coupons and just use the ones that help us save money and make the stores money in return!