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Extreme Couponing Tip: Printable SmartSource Coupon Acceptance

“My store does not accept printable SmartSource coupons any more! Is there anything I can do?”

This can be frustrating, especially when you ethically use coupons.  You may find it helpful to print this letter issued from Smartsource addressed to retailers who won't accept their coupons. This letter should help explain to your checker or manager what to look for and what legitimate coupons look like.  Key components of an authentic printable SmartSource coupon are:

  • Valid Expiration Date: Let's play fair and not use expired coupons!
  • Scannable Barcode: Nothing frazzles a checker more than a coupon that won't scan, so make sure that your ink cartridge isn’t running low.
  • Retailer Instructions: a legitimate coupon will always have instructions for the store to follow to get reimbursed, including a remit address.
  • Unique “Offer ID #” and “Pin Number”: If you are using more than one of the same coupon, they should be checking these numbers in the top right-hand corner to make sure these numbers are different.  Remember that photocopying coupons is illegal.