Fake Coupons

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I want to share some coupon information with other E-bay users. I didn't know there was a problem with fake coupons until I did some research. The best source I found for a list of fake coupons is Coupon Information Center (also listed Cents-off with hyphen). 

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Recent Fake Coupons
You can view pictures of many of the fake coupons on the web to see the layout and picture used.  Some sites have a picture of both the real coupon and the fake coupon. 

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The CIC information includes recent lists and coupon pictures that are printed on warning signs sent to grocery stores. You can get a list of older fake coupons that may be in circulation with a new date.

I want to make it easier for other E-bay coupon buyers to find this information.  Would any E-bay user want the manufacturer or vendor to lose money due to fake coupons and pass increased prices along to everybody? I don’t want to redeem a coupon, have store manager call me to office and then explain why I am using a fake coupon to a police officer.  Some coupon dealers have written letters, participated in programs or received newspaper/store left-overs to obtain coupons.

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Sample Fake Coupon List
Although not all high value coupons are fake, below is a list of several coupon brands, values and expiration dates that have fake coupons in circulation.  If a coupon appears to have been printed on a high quality home computer on glossy paper or cardstock, then check it out. 

Brand - Value - Expiration
3 Musketeers candy bar Free - free - no exp
ACT II Microwave Popcorn 3 or 6 pack ALL varieties FREE - max 3.00 - 08/01/03
Advil - 5.00 or other - 03/01/06 or 06/30/06
Advil 20ct Free - max 4.59 - 08/26/03
Arrid Free - max 4.29 - 12/31/03
Ballpark any product 16 oz or smaller. FREE - Free - 12/31/03
Banquet Products Free - free - 06/01/06
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - ? val - 02/01/06
Bertolli - ? val - 05/01/06
Bertolli Dinner for Two Free - ? val - 06/01/06
Bertolli Olive Oil - ? val - 06/01/06
Birds Eye Free - max 3.25 - 09/30/04
Black & Mild Free - free - 10/31/03
Blue Bunny Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt Free square or round 1/2 gal - no max - no exp
Bounty - ? val - 04/01/06
Carb Solutions - free - 08/08/03
Carpet Fresh Free - max 2.19 - no exp
Clairol one any Herbal Essences Product FREE - free - no exp
Curel - 5.00 or Free - 02/28/07
Deli Meat - 2.00 or other - 08/31/03
Dole - ? val - 05/01/06
DOVE 2-bar pk Soap white, pink, unscented or sensitive skin FREE - max 2.50 - 10/30/03
Dove Body Wash or Dove Beauty Bar product Free - max 6.99 - 05/31/04
Dove Hair Care Product Free - max 4.99 - 03/31/04
Driscoll's Berry's-strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries - 1.00 - 08/18/03 or later
Drypers Diapers - 1.50 - 12/31/03
Duncan Hines Cake mix Free - max 3.49 - 12/31/03
Eatsmart - ? val - 05/01/06
Eggo Products 12.3 oz or smaller Free - max 2.99 - 12/31/03
Electrasol 2in1 Tabs with Jet-Dry Powerball Rinse Agent FREE - max 4.49 - 10/24/03
Entenmann's product Free any - max 4.39 - 06/30/06
Fab, Dynamo, AJAX, Fresh Start Laundry Detergent up to 128 oz Free - 5.99 - 12/31/03
Fancy Feast Marinated any variety FREE 1 can - 0.53 - 08/22/03
Florida 's Natural Brand Premium Juices - 1.00 - 08/31/03
Folgers Jakada Single Serve, any flavor - 0.85 - 09/22/03
Fresh Step Free 14 lbs Free - no max - 06/30/05
Friskies Dry or Treats Free 8 cans - 1.00 - 10/31/03
Friskies or any size friskies Dry Treats 8 cans - 1.00 - 10/31/03
Frito Lay Product any Free - no max or other - 12/31/03 or 02/01/06
FritoLay - 3.00 or free - 01/31/07
Glade 3in1 Candle - 4.00 - 02/01/06 or 11/30/06
Glade Plugins - 5.00 or other - 02/01/06 or 11/30/06
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream pint or one pkg. bars FREE - free - 12/31/03
Hanes Her Way - 5.00 or other - 03/01/06 or 10/21/06
Hellmann's - ? val - or 02/01/06 05/01/06
Hellmanns/Bestfoods - 2.00 - 10/31/06
Helluva Good any product FREE - 3.00 - 03/31/05
Hershey 's Milk and Milkshakes (any flavor) - 0.85 - 12/30/03 or 10/25/03
Hershey 's Products (candy) - 2.00 - 12/31/05
Hormel - ? val - 05/01/06
Hormel Microwavable meal any variety Free - max 1.19 - no exp
Hot Dog Rolls Free - max 1.59 - 08/31/03
International Delight Pint 16oz any flavor Free - no max - 03/31/04
Jergan's Premium Moisturizer 6 oz. or larger - 1.50 - 08/02/03
Keebler Wheatables - 1.50 - 01/31/04
Kens steak house salad dressing 16oz Free - max 3.79 - 01/01/04
KitKat BigKat Free - max 0.65 - 07/31/04
Kool-aid any flavor FREE 2 qt. unswt envelope - 0.25 - 12/31/03
Land O Lakes fresh buttery spread - 0.75 - 09/15/03
Lenders Bagels FREE - free - 12/31/04
Lighthouse Dip and dressing Free - max 4.00 - 12/31/03
Lipton - ? val - 02/01/06
Loreal Paris couleur experte haircolor - 10.00 - 07/24/03
Lysol - 2.00 - 12/31/06
Lysol all purpose cleaner-trigger or pourable or wipes - 2.00 - 10/24/03
Lysol Disinfectant Spray any - 2.50 - 10/26/03
Lysol pourable, spray or wipes - 2.00 - 12/08/03
M&M's FREE 1.7 oz single package - free - 10/07/03
Maybelline wet shine diamonds liquid lipstick FREE - max 6.75 - 12/26/03
Mott’s - Free - 11/30/06
Mott's Healthy Harvest Applesauce or any Applesauce 6-pk FREE - Free - 12/31/03
Mountain Dew Live Wire 12pk Free - max 3.99 - 09/30/03
Nestlé Toll House Morsels wyb 1 pk 1lb LAND O LAKES Butter FREE - 2.49 - 04/01/04
Neutrogena - 4.00 or free - 02/01/06 or 01/31/07
No Nonsense Pantyhose FREE 1 pair - free - no exp
OFFICE MAX only be used in-store 10.00 off purchase 10.00 or more - 10.00 - 08/01/03
Olay - ? val - 02/01/06
Olay Defense 4oz Lotion or Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Free - max 7.00 - 09/30/03
Olay Regenerist - Free - 08/31/06
Olay Total Effects - Free - 12/30/06
Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Free - free - no exp
Paper or Plastic products Free - max 2.00 - 08/31/03
Pepsi - 4.00 or other - 02/01/06 or 04/01/06 or 12/31/07
Pepsi 12pk Free - max 4.50 - 12/31/03
Pepsi product Free any - max 3.99 - no exp
Peter Pan Peanut Butter (no upc) Free - free - no exp
Planters Products FREE - max 3.00 - 08/17/03
Ponds - ? - 05/01/06
Progresso Soup (no upc) Free - free - no exp
Purina One Dog Food Free - max 11.80 - 03/31/04
Ragu Express pasta Snacks Free - max 3.49 - 03/31/04
Reese's Fast Break Free - max 0.65 - 07/31/04
Renuzit Candle - 3.50 - 11/29/06
Revlon - 5.00 or free - 07/31/06
Revlon Cosmetic - ? val - 03/01/06
Rhodes Bread products Free - no max - 12/31/04
Roll Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil 50 sq ft FREE - free - no exp
Salon Selectives Shampoo or Styling Product FREE - free - no exp
Sargento Item ( 3 oz or larger) Free any - max 2.99 - 12/31/03 or later
Schick - ? val - ? exp
Scott Paper Towels-Mega Roll Free - no max - 12/31/03
Scott Toilet Paper 4 pack Free - no max - 12/31/03
Sierra Mist 2 liter Free - max 1.39 - 07/30/03
Skippy - ? val - 05/01/06
Slim Fast single can or bar Free - 1.39 - 06/30/04
Slim-Fast Meal option 1 6pk or 1 6 count box Free - max 7.00 - 12/31/03
Slurpee at 7-eleven FREE 12 Oz. - free - 12/31/03
Smart One Smartwich Free - max 3.99 - 12/31/03
Snapple 16 oz bottle Free - b1g1 - 11/28/03
Snuggle Fabric Softner - ? val - 03/01/06
Speedstick or Lady Speedstick Deo FREE - free - 12/31/03
Starkist Tuna 1 6 oz. can any variety FREE - 0.99 - 12/31/04
Stouffer's products Free - max 11.99 - 12/31/03
Tasters Choice instant coffee - 2.00 - 09/07/03 or later
The Works glass cleaner Free - max 1.99 - 09/28/03
Thomas Toast-R-Cakes (no upc) Free - no max - no exp
Tide - 5.00 or other - 02/01/06 or 03/31/07
Tide liquid 100 oz or Powder 31 use Free - no max - 12/31/04
Tombstone Pizza (4 on 1 sheet) - 2.50 - 12/31/03
Tombstone-12 inch or larger - 2.50 - 12/31/03
Tropicana - 2.00 or other - 02/01/06 or 06/30/07
Tropicana FREE - max 6.00 - 12/31/03
Tropicana Orange Juice Any - 1.00 - ? exp
Twizzlers Candy 12 or 16 oz bag FREE - free - no exp
Unique- pH Multi-Purpose Solution 3 oz. size - 5.00 - 08/12/03
Velvetta Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread 1# any variety FREE - free - no exp
Welch's Juice any variety (front and back ) Free - max 4.30 - 08/31/03
Wisk Laundry Detergent Free - max 5.49 - 03/31/04 or 06/01/06
Yoplait - ? val - 02/01/06

Want Great Discounts or Free Stuff?

  • There are E-bay sellers and guide writers that provide a variety of easy to use systems to help you.
  • Organize your coupons. There are many methods and tips available. Plan your weekly meal menu. Collect coupons that you want. Consider trading other coupons with friends.
  • Coupons are found in Sunday papers, mail ad packs, stores, products and receipts.
  • You can also call, e-mail or write manufacturers with thank you or improvement idea letters. Ask for coupons when you contact a manufacturer.
  • Use coupons on double coupon value days at a store that doubles. There are various “double coupon” store lists available on the web.
  • Consider rebates for larger purchases. The hassle of completing the rebate form and mailing it for about $0.40 may be worth it.

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2006 Coupon Insert Schedule
Grocery Coupon Guide web site posted this Sunday insert schedule
Schedule for coupon inserts for Vlassis, SmartSource and Proctor & Gamble inserts.
 
July
7/16/06 - SS Only
7/23/06 - V & SS
7/30/06 - SS Only

August
8/6/06 - V & SS; P&G
8/13/06 - V & SS
8/20/06 - V & SS
8/27/06 - V & SS

September
9/3/06 - NO INSERTS Labor Day
9/10/06 - V & SS; P&G
9/17/06 - V & SS
9/24/06 - V & SS

October
10/1/06 - V & SS; P&G
10/8/06 - V & SS
10/15/06 - V & SS
10/22/06 - V & SS
10/29/06 - SS Only

November
11/5/06 - V & SS; P&G
11/12/06 - V & SS
11/19/06 - SS
11/26/06 - NO INSERTS Thanksgiving

December
12/3/06 - V & SS; P&G
12/10/06 - V & SS
12/17/06 - SS
12/24/06 - NO INSERTS Christmas
12/31/06 - NO INSERTS New Years

 

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