Don't Get Stuck at Checkout: How to Avoid Fraudulent Coupons


Unfortunately, there are some spam coupon websites out there that offer bad coupons. At Grocery Coupon Network, we only offer coupons that are legit and will work when you use them at the register.


Fraudulent coupons are out there, but by taking a few precautions, you can avoid being a victim.

Video: Couponer 101: Watch Out for Fraudulent Coupons! Stick to GCN.

Stick to the real coupon websites and official store and manufacturer sites to get coupons. Watch out for spammers.

Tips to Keep You Safe


The easiest way to protect yourself is by only printing coupons from a trusted source like GroceryCouponNetwork.com, from manufacturer websites, or through company Facebook pages.


All of the coupons found on Grocery Coupon Network have been validated and will work for you at checkout.


If you have questions about any other coupons, however, the following tips can help you feel confident and safe.


Watch Out for Spam Emails. Only Trust Emails from Sites You Directly Signed Up For (Such as Grocery Coupon Network)


Beware of coupons that appear to come from email mailing lists. There are spammers out there that get your email and try to send you fake coupons.


If you get an unsolicited coupon email, unsubscribe from that list and only trust email offers from trustworthy sites like Grocery Coupon Network.


Ask Yourself: Does It Sound Too Good To Be True?


Be skeptical of offers for free items, or those so heavily discounted that you are surprised they exist.


Does it seem too good to be true? There is probably a good reason for that feeling.


The more experience you get with finding and using coupons, the more obvious the fraudulent offers will be.


Online Coupon Appearance


Look out for printable coupons that have the appearance of being copies of actual physical coupons. Most trusted printable coupons will have a link from a webpage.


Legitimate coupon sources use software to count or limit the total number of coupons printed.


Verify or Report Bad Coupons


If you do find a suspicious coupon, the website www.couponsinc.com can verify the code for you. On the right hand side of the coupon you will find the verify code.


By entering it into the provided space on the website, you can get a proof of validation, as well as the terms and conditions of the offer. Matching all of this information with your actual coupon will verify the coupon in question.


If you are interested in more information on fraudulent coupons, check out www.couponinformationcenter.com. This website will show you a list of many fraudulent coupons that are currently in circulation, so you can easily avoid being fooled by them.


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