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Some grocery stores allow you to scan your own coupons. If they do, look for your coupons based on manufacturer rather than the product. The scanning system doesn't usually check by the item, but the manufacturer. It doesn't always work, but it can save you lots of money.

- Submitted by LISSIE88 6/2/2010 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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CEPEARL 6/3/2010 7:41:00 AM

    Thats called stealing.
LISSIE88 6/3/2010 11:32:00 AM

    Coupon fraud is actually when someone counterfiets a coupon, this is more like coupon misrepresentation. Its no different that someone trying to use a slip a coupon past a cashier, which people do ALL the time and security teams don't swoop down and tackle people who do. The moral implications of it are up to whomever wants to do it.

Also, your term "highly illegal" is used incorrectly. It is not highly illegal. Murder, assault, terrorism are examples of highly illegal. Using an incorrect coupon doesn't get you major fines, thrown in jail or executed. Stores usually don't prosecute you over $.50. The big money coupons generally don't scan anyway. It costs them far too much money to pursue a case against someone than the value of the coupon itself.
SDKENT79 6/3/2010 9:33:00 AM

    No, it's actually called coupon fraud and highly illegal. PLUS it drives up the cost for everyone else because the stores do not get reimbursed for those coupons. Please do not follow this "trick".

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