Saturday, January 30, 2010
I've heard that people are having trouble using the $1/1 printable Quaker Coupons that were recently available. Apparently any Quaker coupon with the expiration date of 2/28/2010 is considered fraudulent. If you have this coupon do not attempt to redeem it! Jane at All Together Beautiful contacted Quaker and this is what they told her in an email reply:
"Unfortunately, online coupon fraud is a major problem that we, and other manufacturers, are trying to combat. We had a prior coupon on which someone changed the expiration date (to 2/28/2010) and those coupons are not valid. The current coupon on our site has a date of 4/30/10 and is indeed valid. Since it can be difficult to tell which coupons are legitimate, some stores are erring on the side of caution and are refusing to accept either coupon."
It's sad that this had to happen. At my local Albertsons they are not accepting any internet printable Quaker coupons now, even the legitimate "Create Your Day Experience" $1 off coupon. This is how coupon fraud hurts everyone.
For more details I recommend you read Jane's post here.
On a more positive note, they are still accepting all other Quaker manufacturer coupons and there are doubles this weekend! There is more info on the Quaker Promo here.