I have been teaching a lot of coupon classes lately and feel I need to address this issue for all the new couponista’s. Please do not make copies of printable coupons. The coupon states that the coupon is void if it is copied. So many people just do not know that what they are doing is wrong. I am not sure how to say this nicely but making unlimited copies of coupons is fraud. We have to install a coupon printer to make sure we are only printing the number of coupons that is allowed. Most sites will allow you to print the coupon 2 times per computer. If people continue to make copies of printable coupons it will make it harder for everyone to use printable coupons.
I have gotten so many emails lately about stores no longer taking printable coupons. I am pretty sure this is why some stores are no longer taking them.
So far I have never run into this issue. I would be devastated if I was no longer able to use them. Almost all the coupons I use are printable. Please use coupons the correct way so we can all save a lot of money.
I wanted to show a photo of 2 of the same coupons. There is a tracking code on the upper right hand corner. The coupons are for $.50 off Old Orchard Juice. If you look at the tracking code you will see that each of the coupons have a different pin number on it. The retailer will only get they money back for each different pin number. If you make copies of specific coupon they would all have the same pin number on it. I hope you understand what I am trying to say.
Here is a few tips on how to get more coupon prints:
- Use more than 1 computer if you have access.
- Ask your friends or family to print them for you if they are not going to use them.
- If the same coupon is on different coupon sites, you may be able to print the coupon 2 times per site per computer.