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Extreme Couponing Tip: How to Print PDF Coupons

I know printing PDF Coupons can be tricky so this week’s Extreme Couponing Tip is on how to print and handle PDF Coupons.  We here at Living Rich With Coupons would never want you to intentionally misuse a coupon, which constitutes fraud and is illegal, so we’re here to help you understands how to use PDF Coupons.

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Are PDF Coupons Legitimate?

Yes, most PDF Coupons are completely legitimate if issued by the manufacturer directly from their official website, Facebook page, e-mail newsletter, etc.  Not all manufacturer’s have invested in coupon software and technology to produce their coupons.  This special software limits the amount of prints for a coupon, however you will come across some coupons that lack this limitation.  Before printing and using a PDF Coupon, just try your best to assure the coupon is from a reliable source as there are many fraudulent coupons lingering on the Internet.

How Many PDF Coupons Can I Print?

You will notice that from time to time with a PDF Coupon that there is no “print limit” on how many times you can print the coupon.  Although there is nothing preventing you from printing dozens of coupons, we do not suggest you do this.  The manufacturer probably would not reimburse the store for a massive amount of the same coupon, which as a result would constitute stealing, which in turn causes local stores to be more strict in their coupon policies.  We believe a safe and ethical rule of thumb when printing PDF Coupons is to follow the same “2 print limit” rule placed on most other coupons.

Will My Store Accept the Coupon?

Every store has their own coupon policy in regards to PDF coupons.  Some stores make it very clear that they will not accept PDF coupons or any coupon that does not have the authentic watermark that most coupons from Coupons.com have.  This, in their opinion, is the way they can determine if a coupon is legitimate.  Before using PDF printable coupons, just be aware these type of coupons are likely to give you more trouble at the checkout line.  It can’t hurt to bring your PDF Coupons to customer service for them to verify before you begin shopping to save you a headache while checking out.  Another tip on printing PDF Coupons, if at all possible, print these coupons in color ink, which might help them appear to have a less fraudulent look to them.

We hope this answers some of your questions on printing and using PDF Coupons.  If you have anymore questions we did not address, feel free to leave your questions in the comments section 🙂

If you are new to couponing, you may want to check out the Couponing for Beginners section where you will find a lot of answers to your questions.

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