Consumer Alert: Counterfeit Coupons

In a climate of high gas prices and a struggling economy, everyone is looking for a way to stretch their money. But more counterfeit coupons are showing up on the Internet. Here are some tips on spotting a fake.

A Few Tips:

Never pay money for a coupon.

Print coupons only from a brand's Web site or other reputable sites. Here are a few to try (see below):

www.coupons.com

www.coolsavings.com

www.redplum.com.

Look for special software to download that can ensure bar codes are printed correctly.

To check if a coupon you want to use is counterfeit, visit the Coupon Information Corporation's Web site.

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