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$1 off Printable Coke Coupon

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 7, 2009 · 96 comments

coke-couponsHere's a coupon you don't come across every day. Print your $1/1 Coke 12-pk. coupon now!

Print limit reached.

Even better – there doesn't seem to be a print limit currently. These will work great with the deal at CVS this week!

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1 Nicky May 7, 2009 at 1:31 pm

I was just able to print only 5! Not Bad

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2 Erika May 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I just tried printing one and received a response that there are no more prints available for this campaign. I was only going to print 3...So I hope all the folks whe printed out a ton use all the ones they printed and not let them go to waste.

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3 Melissa May 7, 2009 at 1:36 pm

It's not allowing me to print any. It shows there are no coupons to print.

Melissa´s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

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4 MaryH May 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Erika - I agree with you!

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5 Chris May 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Same here. Says no prints available for this campaign. Bummer!! I drink Diet Coke day and night lol

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6 Allie May 7, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I printed 5 to use at CVS, but I am worried that since they've taken it down and it wasn't meant to be there, should I not use them?

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7 Amanda May 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Allie-
You should not use them cause they were not suppose to be for everyone to print. They were for 1 person when they redeemed their coke points and they were only suppose to get one. If everyone uses them they might take their program away.

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8 Suzanne May 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm

It's so confusing - why is it up to us to figure out if a coupon is legit? The coupon printer software that we are all familiar with has security features built in that limit coupons when they want them to be limited. Some limit at 2, some at 4, and so on. I don't know about the rest of you but as someone trying to save a little money and do so validly I find it irritating that I think I've followed the rules and then find out later people are saying we didn't or we shouldn't use them, etc. As a small business owner, the buck stops at my desk. If I make a mistake, I have to eat it - I can't blame someone else. It seems these coupon places are either screwing up and then blaming us for printing coupons it let us print - or they later decided they didn't want to honor the promotion like some KFC outlets are doing with the Oprah promotion. I'm just getting ticked off by the whole mess. KFC & Coke are big companies - they need to think their promotions through before they offer them rather than renege after the fact. The KFC I find most interesting because they should have anticipated and hedged their bet. People would have still been thrilled if they had offered buy one get one free coupons. Or buy a drink get a meal free, or whatever. They chose their offer and now some outlets are getting angry at those that legitimately printed their 4 coupons and want to use them. So far at least our area has been very gracious about the promotion but I'm reading lots of newspaper stories of places that aren't. As for the Coke promotion - when you pay $4.50 for a 12 pack of Coke do you really think Coke is going to go broke with a $1 off coupon?? Give me a break! I don't think people who print out coupons from these websites and do so according to the rules in force when they print them should have to feel responsible/guilty for large corporations that fail to execute their promotional strategies correctly. In other words I printed my 4 KFC coupons & I printed 5 coke coupons today and I used them. In KFC's case, I love their new product and I'll be back for more as a paying customer. In Coke's case - we go through several 12 packs a week so they get plenty of my money.

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9 Daleene May 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Horray for Suzanne. I wasn't able to print my coke coupons. It gave me this message pop-up "There are no prints available for this campaign."
Since their was no limit on how many any individual could print, their must have been a limit as to how many their were to give out.
That's o.k. though. I drink Pepsi any way and it is usually a lot cheaper than Coke. Horray for you!!
Thanks for standing up for us couponers!

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10 Melissa May 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Ahhhhh Mine didn't work either...I drink diet coke CONSTENTLY! And my boss is a cokeAholic!!
These would come in handy if they can get it to work... :(

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11 Lori A May 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Disappointing that people wiped them out already. I would have liked just one.

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12 Rachel May 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Suzanne - THANK YOU!!!!

Lori A - if you want to private message me, I would be happy to mail you some. :)

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13 Michelle May 7, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Well said, Suzanne. Thanks for your post. I agree 100%. And, I sure hope I am able to use my KFC coupons when I get there later in the week.

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14 Cindy May 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Does not let me print any. Seems to me that everyone that printed a whole lot has used up what we would have gotten. Oh well...

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15 Krista May 7, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Oh well. Guess I'll just drink water. Better for me anyways and usually cheaper :)

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16 katy May 7, 2009 at 8:58 pm

I am able to print them still...

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17 Michelle May 7, 2009 at 9:19 pm

What link are you using...

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18 Tammy May 7, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Wouldn't let me print them either. Thanks anyway:)

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19 PolishMom May 7, 2009 at 10:03 pm

I was able to print 20 of them.

Amazingly enough....these are already up and for sale on eBay!!

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20 PolishMom May 7, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Oh...mine are not for sale on eBay...someone else :-)

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21 Fran May 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm

The coke says I already printed the allowed coupons, when I don't have any of them. The first time I tried, it said they weren't available, I come back a few hours later and it tells me the I already printed them. What goes on?

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22 Shelley May 7, 2009 at 11:34 pm

not letting me print any either. Please be considerate for others. I do not buy coupons or sell them on ebay. Let's all please work together to keep deals like this open for everyone.

:-(

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23 Kim May 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm

It is not a matter of people not being considerate, the coupon was not legit. It was intended for one person. I called Coke and that is what they told me. They are the ones that pulled it!

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24 Jenn May 8, 2009 at 12:04 am

I was able to print out 40 this am! Just so you know I used them with CVS deal + $3 off $15 coupon each time and was able to score them for $0.62 each including tax (after ECBs). I rounded up people I knew with CVS cards and we went purchasing galore. As I don't drink soda, but my hubby loves Coke, we kept 10 of the forty 12 packs in our stockpile and delivered the rest to our church food pantry. So, while it may have been a glitch, CVS certainly took the coupons willingly. It felt good to spend a small amount to contribute to others, and use the ECBs towards some pricey OTC meds needed on a daily basis and some other items (using coupons, of course!!).

ALSO - There is a coupon in this week's Red Plum: Buy Nivea Sun Kissed Legs ($9.99) get 1 Nivea Body Wash (Large Bottle!! $6.99) free. Get $5 ECBs wyb $15 Nivea products. Also use $3 off $15 coupon (if you have on-hand or can obtain). Total transaction:
9.99+6.99-6.99-3.00-5.00 (ECBs) = $0.98 each!!

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25 Tammy May 8, 2009 at 12:08 am

I went to the help button and requested that it be mailed to me. I was using FireFox the first few times I tried, then I went to internet explorer and tried and it said I already reached my print limit. I was not able to print any at all. Hopefully they do mail me one if not , I sure tried.

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26 Tammy May 8, 2009 at 12:16 am

How do you guys get them to print? I've noticed that a few have printed quite a few at a time.

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27 Jenn May 8, 2009 at 12:30 am

I'm sorry by this am, I meant Thursday, not Friday. >_< I just tried to see if I could print (to help you out) but no luck. I get to hit print coupon now and then it doesn't go any further. I hope you are able to obtain some and score the great deal at CVS!

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28 Debbie May 8, 2009 at 12:49 am

When I tried to print the coupon, it stated that I had already printed the amount that was allowed to be printed.....and I never printed any. What a crock.....

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29 Melody May 8, 2009 at 4:16 am

Hey! The Coke coupon doesn't work! As other people have said...it gave the message of "already printed." What is up with that?

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30 Kellie May 8, 2009 at 8:25 am

I just found this coupon and it will not print for me at all, it said that I printed my limit, but I didn't even get one

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31 Krista May 8, 2009 at 11:38 am

This is straight from Hot Coupon World (HCW) about this coupon:

"There are links ( Bricks, etc. ) floating around for $1/1 12 pk. Coke. This link is coming from someones My Coke rewards & is not meant to be shared. Using these links is abusing the system plain & simple."

I wish all of us would use common sense. Coke rarely puts out mass coupons, so obviously being able to print several is a mistake. It's simply dishonest to take advantage of something like this. It doesn't matter if you are donating them, it's still wrong. Abuse of coupons effects us all down the road. It's already getting harder to get good deals at the drug stores. Let's not make it worse!

I also think it might be a good idea for Tara to take down the link since it's not a legitimate coupon and I know she wants to run an honest blog :)

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32 Tara Kuczykowski May 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I just wanted to weigh in and give everyone my perspectives on this coupon. First of all, the coupons that have been printed are legitimate. They have individual codes on them that can be verified as valid at http://www.veri-fi.com.

Taking down the post is a moot point as there are no coupon prints available, and it would only serve to frustrate readers that come and get an error page. I have indicated that the print limit has been reached.

It does appear that it was intended for My Coke Rewards members (which I did not realize when I posted; however, I am a member), but at the same time, Coke had to have known about the issue and let it go on for several days. It was posted on numerous forums at least two days prior to when I posted it here.

It is my belief that Coke allowed the glitch to continue to build buzz about their product. Between the poor economy and higher prices, their sales have declined by 10% in the last three months. A $1 off coupon seems like a surefire way to invigorate sales.

I have no reservations about using the four coupons that I printed, but it's up to everyone's personal moral compass as to whether they feel right about redeeming the coupons.

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33 Ritu May 8, 2009 at 1:02 pm

To add my 0.02, anyone who has ever used cokerewards should know that they email you a link to print coupons - and it is NOT possible to print it multiple times. So those of you who say someone shared it when it was meant for him.... - I don't think it is possible to share it that way. Coke will simply not allow you to print even your own redeemed coupon twice.

I tend to go with what Tara said, it seems like a marketing strategy from coke to grab some eyeballs in tough times! Or there might be a technical glitch, which they have rectified now. As someone said, Pepsi and store brand colas are always cheaper than coke, so they had nothing to loose.

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34 Melissa May 8, 2009 at 1:37 pm

ITA with Tara and Ritu's posts. I've noticed a lot of discounts and coupons lately on things I've never seen before. People have cut back and companies are scrambling to catch up with a nationwide frugality wave. I'm a Coke Rewards member, too, and one can't even print out two coupons anymore by hitting refresh, so there is no way (unless it was a malicious hack job) that the several hundred (minimum) that were printed out, based on posts on other forums, were from a link a single member shared. Unless I hear via Coke directly that there was some kind of major hacking, and the coupons are invalid, I have no problem using a Bricks coupon with a unique bar code number.

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35 Amy May 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I've been slightly confused about this whole thing. I just started entering codes at the My Coke Rewards website, so I could recycle them and get the $1 off a 12-pack coupon to put right back into feeding my Coke addiction! :) This past week, Coke was on sale for $2.75 at Meijer, so I went and cashed in my points to print off a $1 coupon. I've read other people's comments that they only got one coupon when they did this; however, I was able to print multiple coupons. To clarify, this is NOT the coupon thing that was posted. I used points to get it. I printed 6 coupons and probably could have gotten more. Maybe this thing was a glitch in their whole system...? I don't know. I was also able to print another 4 coupons from the link posted here, but now, like many others, it says I have reached my limit. Not much help, but I thought it was interesting.

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36 Jennifer May 8, 2009 at 6:55 pm

no prints left. =*(

Jennifer´s last blog post..Only $3.50 @ S&S

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37 Kasey May 9, 2009 at 11:33 am

Tara, you said when you go to http://www.veri-fi.com it says these q's are valid. It does say that, but if you look down farther where it gives you all the info about the q it gives you an experation date no later than 3/31/2007. That was over 2 years ago, so I don't think I will be using the ones I printed.

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38 Melissa May 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Late update--apparently it wasn't a hack but a malfunction between Bricks & Coke, and Coke did not mean for these coupons to be printed. The 35 point $1.00 coupon reward is gone (maybe for good) off the MCR site and stores are being told any $1.00 Coke printable is invalid, and they will *not* be reimbursed for it. I haven't redeemed any yet and won't be. I'll let my kiddos use them for play coupons and scribble on the back of the few sheets I hadn't cut out.

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39 Tara Kuczykowski May 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Melissa, do you have a link for the source of this info?

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40 Krista May 9, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Tara, I only mentioned removing the link, not the entire post, to the actual coupon since it was dead for awhile but somehow became *accidentally* reactivated (as you can see by the comments in this post where people aren't getting any Qs to print and then hours later they are printing again).

I was curious to Melissa's comment and I found this long thread on slickdeals:

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=1335821

Here is the actual pertinent information which supposedly comes straight from My Coke Rewards community. It also lines up with what Amy was saying. There seems to have been a glitch in software where it eliminated limits. I don't have access to that but someone else can feel free to verify the info. :

Bad news for you guys: all those coupons you printed won't be scannable.

From MCR_Bill at the mycokerewards community:

"Those of you who are active on other consumer message boards have probably seen some messages about a $1 off 12-pack MCR coupon that can be printed unlimited numbers of times. Our coupon vendor did not set that up correctly, so the 1 print limit was not being enforced. Someone then posted this to the boards and before we knew what was happening, many thousands had been printed. I read one post from someone who claimed to have printed 750! We are now also seeing this for sale on eBay. We have turned off this coupon so no more prints can be made, and we are also turning off the campaign so that the coupon will be declined when scanned by a retailer. If you redeemed points for one of these in the past 90 days, we will send you a replacement early next week. If you see these for sale on eBay, don't buy them; they won't work! I understand the lure of finding a dollar on the ground, but all those dollars really add up. Anyway, I just wanted to make sure my MCR Community breathren knew what was going on and maybe you can update the other communities you participate in. I don't want anyone to buy these coupons and get burned. "

I've read elsewhere of people printing 200 Qs. Maybe others have a different "moral compass" then I, but that doesn't smell right to me. Since this link was posted on many drugstore blogs I'm certain most of those coupons aren't being used for a $5 12pk but rather on deals where consumers will pay pennies, or nothing, for their coke. Coke will most definitely be losing money or maybe our drugstore which are already suffering because it seems Coke is alerting retailers and threatening not to reimburse for these Qs. It doesn't make sense that a company that is already suffering in these economic times is using a marketing ploy to give everyone off the street $200 off their product. Maybe others don't see this as anything other then a few dollars lost for a well to do company but let's remember, there are many people and jobs behind those companies. We know all too well that in this economy if a company is losing money it's going to cut things somewhere- whether it's people losing job or less deals or raising prices for consumers.

Not trying to start anything of course because I usually love your blog but I just thought others might be curious about what might have happened with this coupon. Couponing is still quite a learning process for me!

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41 Tara Kuczykowski May 9, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Thanks for the info, Krista. I misunderstood what you meant about taking down the coupon previously. I have now removed the link. :)

I'm sure this goes without saying, but I just want to say that I hope everyone knows that when I mentioned that there was no print limit, I was certainly not encouraging people to print dozens or even hundreds of the coupon. I should have been more explicit and told people not to take advantage of it.

I'll be shredding my coupons, and I encourage others to do the same.

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42 Krista May 10, 2009 at 10:28 pm

No problem Tara! I know you were simply passing along a great deal and of course didn't mean any harm by it. I also don't think you need to tell your readers to not take advantage of good situations. Obviously we are all responsible for our own choices and judgment.

You do a fabulous job with your blog and I'm so thankful for all the great deals you find for me, thanks! Oh and Happy Mother's Day!

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43 Alli May 24, 2009 at 11:15 am

Some of you ruin it for others. Why print 40? This is the frustrating part of couponing. Some of us are considerate of others and then there are those of you who think you are the only ones who exist. Don't choke on all of that coke!

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44 Heather August 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I don't understand what the pint is in saying that you have coupons available when you don't

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45 lisa widrig April 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Thanks to all the greedy people who can't print a couple for themselves, they have to print ton's of them !

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46 Serenity July 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm

was not able to print saying print limit has been reached, and I never printed any yet first time even finding the site. thats not right. so any of you that were able to evn print one or your max to five like some of you said thats great but some of us I guess just are not that lucky. :[

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