A friend of mine recently shared with me that she has been feeling really convicted lately about coupon fraud. I had *no* idea what she was talking about. I am fairly new to the whole coupon thing (crap, that reminds me I forgot to get a newspaper today!), so I hadn't really heard the term. She explained to me that sometimes if you have a coupon for say, Cheerios, and you bought Honey Nut Cheerios with that coupon, that would be coupon fraud. I actually laughed at her, and told her that was ridiculous. If the register scans the coupon and accepts it, then it totally counts! She told me that is what she told herself too, but no really, that is fraud. I was floored! Like I said, I am still so new at couponing, I didn't realize that people could get something that wasn't actually on the coupon itself. Apparently though, people have realized there is a way around this and are using coupons for things they shouldn't be.
Here is the article (blog?) Coupon Fraud.
After reading that, I can completely understand why my friend felt convicted. I will make sure from now on I pay more attention to the fine print!
I am curious to hear your thoughts! Would this bother you?