The New Disney $1 off Disney or Marvel Item Printable Coupon that popped up on Red Plum Coupons. Is it ok to Save Money on Disney Items this way?
I guess it comes down to your moral compass. I realize A LOT of Deal Blogs are telling their fans to go out and print this coupon and head to the Dollar Tree because the Coupon says “On ANY Disney or Marvel Item.” YES, I realize by the wording, TECHNICALLY you could go out and buy some Disney Stickers or Disney Pacifers, because TECHNICALLY those are Disney products aren’t they? And as Couponers, we are taught to read the wording on the coupon correct? Well Folks, LETS NOT JUST READ what we want and stop after the word ANY! Yes, KEEP READING! The Coupon also says “This Coupon good only on the purchase of products indicated.” Couponers are taught NOT to go on a picture when it comes to a coupon, BUT in this case, we need to keep reading… The product pictured is VITAMINS, and the company reimbursing the stores for this coupon is NATURESMART, their number is 1-888-VITAHELP. How about another “HERES YOUR SIGN that this is a Vitamin Coupon”, it is under the Drugstore tab.
Now, Lets follow this coupon once shall we? Let’s say you go out and get a bunch of FREE Disney Items at the Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree who JUST STARTED excepting coupons on Sunday, August 26th, gets flooded with thousands of these coupons, and turns around to submit these coupons to Nature Smart, with their transactions records. Nature Smart will see these coupons WERE NOT used on their products, they were used to buy Stickers or expandable Disney Washcloths. THEY ARE NOT going to reimburse Dollar Tree for these Coupons, which in turn the Dollar Tree is going to have a HUGE LOSS. Not a good way to start their couponing experience is it?
Folks, as couponers we are the FIRST to complain when stores start changing and limiting their coupon policies, we throw our hands up in disgust when cashiers read over the coupons with a microscope, but then we go out and take advantage of stores this way? How would you feel if this was your store? If this was your business? THINK ABOUT IT!
And to my fellow bloggers who are promoting this coupon and telling your fans to go out and do this… SHAME ON YOU! Is that small commission you get for the coupon prints from your fans really worth it? NO THANKS, I will keep my moral compass in the right direction compared to the few dollars I will get for some coupon prints. We are leading these couponers in the right direction, they look to use for what is right and wrong! How about instead of teaching them to do unethical couponing or teaching them how to stockpile HUNDREDS of items, we teach them how to do good in this economy, save money the right way, and with their extras DONATE.
~ Micki http://www.midwestcouponclippers.net (Nationwide)
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