I love them. I hate them. The are the most altered and faked kind of coupons. They are also becoming more and more popular. What do I do to be honest and protect myself? (Remember, these are my coupon ethics, it is ok if yours are different.)
- I never print PDF coupon, unless I linked directly from a manufacturer’s website. Too many PDF coupons are not valid.
- I don’t use printable coupons for FREE items, unless they are mailed to me from a company. (In other words, I didn’t print it myself.) Many of my stores don’t accept them anyway.
- I never, ever photocopy printable coupons. Each coupon has a unique tracking code, and I wouldn’t want to redeem two with the same code.
- I only print two of each printable coupon. Some coupons will allow you to print more, but I usually don’t. If a coupon reloads the next month, I will occasionally print two more. I figure if coupons.com and redplum.com probably limit you to two coupons for a reason.
Remember, these are just the rules I follow for myself! I will say that if your coupon ethics are contrary to mine, that is OK. I am going to say what I think, and you don’t have to agree with me! All I ask is that you keep your comments objective and kind.
How do you feel about printable coupons?