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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Do You Know the Anatomy of Your Coupons?

Do you know the anatomy of your coupons?

Product Image: A picture of the product the coupons can be used on.
Manufacturer coupon: Can be used at most stores and is not specific to one chain store. Sometimes you will see the “Target Web Coupon” in this space and you know that it is a Target coupon and not a manufactures coupon.
Watermark: Will appear behind the value of the coupon
Expiration Date: Do not try to use the coupon after the expiration date. The dots behind the expiration date are a security feature and should always show up, even on a black and white coupon.
Unique Serial number: Each coupon printed has it’s own unique number in this area to detect fraudulent copies.
Barcode: Is scanned at check out to tell the computer the value of your coupon
Coupon Details: Tells you what the coupon is intended for. Always read and follow these.
Coupon Value: the amount you will be discounted at checkout
Unique Border: Shows a time stamp and date when the coupon was printed
Logo: Shows the site the coupon was generated through

Thought this was a great post and wanted to share.  Thank You FabouslesslyFrugal!


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