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New High Value Post Cereal Coupon

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 24, 2010 · 42 comments


There's a new high value $2/1 Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat or Grape Nuts Cereal printable available. Unfortunately, the print limit is only one per computer, so hit up your family and friends to print some extras for you!

Thanks, For The Mommas!

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1 Jeni January 24, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Thanks for sharing! I find making a photocopy also works, if you don't feel like hitting up family and friends. =)

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2 areyouserious January 25, 2010 at 1:26 am

i think that is illegal.. please do not encourage that on here

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3 Schnicks January 25, 2010 at 6:34 am

That IS illegal. Please don't do it. That is part of the reason cashiers can be so nasty to couponers, they think we are stealing from them or committing fraud, which is what copying is...fraud.

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4 Jenni January 25, 2010 at 9:52 am

That is very illegal, and things like that make manufacturer's stop issuing online coupons as well as stores not accepting coupons.
My local stores still accept online coupons for now... but they've since quit taking "free product" online coupons because of the fraud.
Saving a few extra dollars here and there aren't worth the end result-- not being allowed to use ANY online coupons ANYWHERE.
Please, be honest and use the ONE coupon that was issued to you through your e-mail. If you need more than one, then use more than one computer. Simple as that.

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5 Lindsay M January 25, 2010 at 10:37 am

Honesty, please. Follow by the rules or we all suffer.

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6 Beka January 25, 2010 at 10:38 am

Maybe she didn't know!

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7 Emily January 25, 2010 at 10:38 am

I agree. My Kroger will no longer accept internet printed coupons above $1 in value for this exact reason. The manager explained it to me once when I was trying to use a $3 printed coupon on Kroger diapers. She graciously allowed me to use the coupon since I had printed it months prior when they didn't yet have that rule, but I am no longer able to use valid internet coupons over $1 because of past coupon fraud such as photocopied coupons.

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8 Renae @ Madame Deals January 25, 2010 at 10:56 am

Jeni,
I am sure that you did not realize the rules of internet printable coupons. It is fraud to copy any coupon. You can find out more about coupon fraud at http://www.cents-off.com/faq.cfm

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9 Maria January 25, 2010 at 10:59 am

Oh no please ! Do not make photocopies or encourage others to make them ! That hurts every body and we all end paying for that !

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10 anna January 25, 2010 at 11:02 am

Could someone who printed this tell me when it expires? TIA!

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11 robyn January 25, 2010 at 11:58 am

anna-
mine expires 2/22/2010

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12 anna January 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Thanks Robyn!

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13 Ruth January 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Wow! So-- according to the site posted above, is it illegal to buy coupons from a coupon clipping service and ebay then? I had no idea!

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14 Alicia January 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm

FYI, use a email address you check, because they email this coupon to you.

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15 va30 January 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I have the same question as Ruth...Is it illegal to use the coupon clipping services online? If so, then why are they allowed to operate? Does anyone know?

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16 laura January 25, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Jenni , PLEASE DON'T!!!

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17 Tara Kuczykowski January 25, 2010 at 4:37 pm

When you read the eBay auctions and coupon clipping sites, you'll notice that they say you're not paying for the coupons -- you're paying for their time to clip, sort, ship, etc. It's not necessarily illegal. I believe they're more concerned about counterfit rings and people stores that are redeeming coupons that people haven't actually used (because stores have been found guilty of coupon fraud too).

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18 Jeni January 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Oh, totally new to the couponing thing- can you tell? I had no idea about the photocopies being a wrong thing to do.

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19 Tara Kuczykowski January 25, 2010 at 6:26 pm

It's okay, Jeni! It's a common mistake for people new to couponing, and we are always just trying to educate people as best as we can. It's the people that do it knowingly that hurt us all though.

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20 Mary January 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I have a follow-on question to the coupon-purchasing sites. If the sites are actually selling for their time to cut out a coupon, then why don't all the coupons cost the same amount? It doesn't take any more time to cut out one coupon than it does another, but each coupon available for purchase is available for a different amount, with the higher-dollar amounts costing more oftentimes. I haven't tried purchasing any coupons, but I perused several sites. Still a little skeptical about the validity of that... Thanks!

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21 Terri January 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Tara, is there anyplace on your website where we can go to post actual store experiences using coupons? Our local Albertsons is actually refusing to take mfg coupons! They've said they will only take 3 of any type of ANY coupon, even if those coupons come from a newspaper or magazine! That means that anyone buying coupons from e-Bay or other service (and who of us hasn't) risk paying good money for coupons they can't use. Our local Target store has refused to accept many coupons because, according to them, "too many people are using them." I think that may be why many stores are getting stricter--n0t because of fraud but because of the time it takes to process all the additional coupons. What do you think?

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22 Tara Kuczykowski January 25, 2010 at 8:59 pm

That's very frustrating, Terri! You could either leave a comment in one of the posts on a particular store, or if you'd like, you could start a thread in the forums. I know many of the stores have reps that frequent both areas, so hopefully they will read and look into the issue.

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23 CeeCee January 25, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Some of the cashiers at my King Soopers (Kroger in Colorado) are telling me the same thing--no more than 3 coupons of the same kind, regardless where they orginated from. I asked if that would be the rule when a manufacturer had a special sale, like buy 5 for 10 and get 5 back, or any such stock up sale ---the answer was 3 and only 3 coupons firmly.
I also encountered problems at one of the Safeway's I frequent while using the LaVicRewards coupon 2/$4.00. I had to prove to the manager by showing him the "LaVicRewards" logo and the printed website on the coupon, then reference to the rewards program on the bottles of salsa. He stated that many stores are putting a $1.00 limit on coupons, and anything valued over has to be OKd by management in hopes that it will intimidate fraudulant shoppers.

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24 Renae@ Madame Deals January 25, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Just so you all know, I agree with Tara regarding the coupon clipping sites. I posted the link just to educate people about coupon copying.

Harris Teeter also limits the same coupon to three in one transaction. I think part of the reason is that they don't want people in clearing the shelves of the rock bottom deals.

BTW, stores actually do quite well redeeming coupons. Have you ever noticed that the fine print says they will also be reimbursed for the face value of the coupon plus an $0.08 handling fee? That's an extra $0.08 per coupon. But, coupons have to be valid for a store to get their money back- not copied, for the correct product and not expired.

Who knew there was so much to know about a coupon?

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25 Tania January 26, 2010 at 6:23 am

I wish our local Kroger's allowed us to use printable coupons anymore. They don't--at all--and are getting close to clipped coupons being cut too. Of course, they could be a little more cordial and not have told me this after my checkout was rung up. You ladies in places where you can still use printables, feel blessed. I can only use them at Bigg's and sometimes...it is just not a good enough deal to bother.

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26 Vicki January 26, 2010 at 10:57 am

My local Walmart last week wouldn't take 2 coupons just a like that said on it "one coupon per purchase". I tried to argue that I had one item per coupon and each was a purchase. That if they didn't want me to use more than one coupon then it would say "one per transaction". They didn't see it that way. GRRRR!

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27 Missy January 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

So far, I've only bought coupons once online, but it was a great deal. I bought some that don't expire for awhile, so I'm using them over time.

I have wondered where those coupons sites get all of their coupons from. Anyone know?

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28 Terri January 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Tara, I went to your Forums page but nowhere was there a link to leave comments about store experiences like those we've had above. How about adding a new category with that title so we can all leave comments about stores in our given areas--it could save many of us a lot of grief if we knew beforehand, and it could give the stores a heads up that a whole lot of us are really unhappy about their policies and restrictions. Whadda ya think?

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29 Autumn February 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Vicki I agree about the transaction thing. It is important that the STORE understand the language on the coupon. There should be laws regarding this, ... maybe there are. I went to a Hallmark (& Bible) once and tried to use the christmas time $5 off any purchase and wanted to buy a TY beanie (sold at most Hallmarks!!) and the manager said I couldn't because THAT STORE decided it could only be used on Hallmark brand items because they sold other stuff regular hallmarks didn't sell (& Bible part). Well, that was their choice (and hallmark's who MADE the coupon) to be a & Bible store and they weren't following the coupon which did NOT*** state any restrictions on items - could be used WITH sale on ANY item, not ONLY hallmark. I used it in on non-hallmark items at other regular hallmark stores. Also, privately owned Hallmarks put plenty of unique stuff in their store's that other hallmarks don't have. I called corporate and they couldn't do ANYTHING because they couldn't find the coupon in their registrar or whatever, bullcrap. soo pissed.

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30 Sunny February 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I am new to this couponing thing and I have made copies of coupons before, because I honestly did not know. and now that I've educated myself on this I stopped immediately, I threw out all my internet coupons infact. I am actually scared because I have used a few copied coupons at walmart, walgreens, and vons. should i be concern? Or is there something i can do to avoid any legal damages? I feel so terrible and awful even if it was 5-10 bucks. I really had no intentions of making the stores loose money honest, i thought it was a good deal getting 1.00 off juice and now i feel so much guilt, i don't even know what to do.

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31 Tara Kuczykowski February 19, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Sunny, I wouldn't beat yourself up over it. You learned it was wrong, and you immediately stopped. There's a huge difference between people like you and those that are knowingly using coupons in a fraudulent manner. Just use them responsibly in the future, and you'll be fine.

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32 Renae @ Madame Deals February 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Sunny,
I think it is a common mistake by new coupon users. I would not stress over it. You know what to do now; so just move on. I don't think there is anything that could happen now as long as you don't continue the practice. Relax- it will be fine!

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33 Sunny February 20, 2010 at 1:04 am

Thank you both Tara and Renae for this reassurance. I just feel so awful

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34 strawberryjayne February 25, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Print the Walmart coupon policy; you can find online and is very straight forward. Sometimes the managers haven't even seen this. so I carry it with my coupon pouch to save hassels.

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35 Rachel May 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Shouldn't it be illegal to hit the "back" button and print again when it's a one time print deal? It is the same as photocopying. With RiteAid Values, it gives you the option to print as many copies as you want when you hit the print button my printer options come up. I know it's supposed to be one, but you can be sneaky without photocopying them. Shouldn't that be illegal too?

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36 Tara Kuczykowski May 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm

No, you can print each coupon two times per computer legitimately. You'll see that they both have different codes on them, so it's perfectly legal.

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37 kiki May 15, 2010 at 9:45 am

Yes I know.... some stores are tough I cary a copy of the coupon corporate policy for each store... So that I don't run into this problem. And I have family and friends give me the one's they don't. I ran into the multi coupon problem at Walmart. I usually go through the self check to limit problems. with multi items if I can. But that doesnt work anymore.... A cashier did the same thing to me and She was rude like I was stealing called the manager and he verified they were GOOD coupons ( i went middle of night because I had a lot of coupons) and so then after the manager left she said one per transaction. She was horrible and the lady behing me started looking at me like I was stealing. So I explained to her what the issue was. Then I went in my change purse and paid for all my items with pennys..... I know being a brat too. But it was horrible 40 items no more than 3 of the same each and she was like one of like coupon per transaction. And I told her ok fine. I will not be ringing up .12 cents on my atm card 15 times. So I pulled out pennys.... So I've never had an issue with the cashier again. Also I wrote an email to walmart and got a call from Corporate and the General Manager of the store with an appology wanting to know who the cashier was so she could be educated...... Or when Soy Milk company issued $2.50 coupons the cashier told me they were fake. I was like excuse me. I had 5 because my son could only drink soy so family gave them to me.. Walmart sent me back to the store for my money to be returned to me... And the manager actually refunded me the total price for all of them soy milk so it was free. I told her there was an number on each coupon that was diffrent (the codes) and so they were not coppies and she could call the number to verify... She wouldn't......

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38 Deb September 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I can't find the coupon when I go to the website, can anyone help me.

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