Learning the difference between a fraudulent coupon and a real coupon is pretty important. Using fraudulent coupons at the store will cost the store real money which in turn effects all of us. Stores change coupon policies, deny coupons or stop taking them all together when they start to lose money. In the last week, my inbox has blown up with people sending me coupons that they have received via e-mail all of which have been fake.
Please read Couponing 101: How to Recognize Fake Coupons so you can make sure you are using legit coupons at the store. The absolute most important question to ask is, 'how did I receive this coupon?' If you have been sent an e-mail with an attachment of coupons then they are likely all fake. Do not use them. If you cannot trace those coupons back to the manufacturers website or promotion directly then they are fraudulent.
You can also visit the Coupon Information Corporation for a list of updated fraudulent coupons. Again, please do not take this lightly. Using fraudulent coupons is no different than theft and could land you up to $200,000 in fines and 17 years in prison!
Here are the recent coupons that have been sent to me....DO NOT USE THESE COUPONS! If you received them via e-mail, delete it and be sure to tell the sender that they are fake. I have already sent them onto some of our local stores as well so they are aware.
Again, DO NOT USE THESE COUPONS. If you have them, destroy them. Thank you to all who e-mailed me directly to ask about them before they used them. Many of our users also asked about them in our Money Saving Queen Forums. There are so many awesome deals out there, no need to use fake coupons!