August 24, 2013

Stores Refusing SmartSource Printables

If you haven't already had the misfortune of having your SmartSource Printable coupon refused at Giant Eagle, Kroger or any other store, be ready for some possible issues when redeeming them. As early as Wed. Aug 21st. I was informed at my local Giant Eagle store that they would NOT accept ANY Printable coupons from the SmartSource printing site or any site using the SmartSource print engine. I was really taken aback, and wanted to know more.

I was informed that there has been some coupon fraud using SmartSource printable coupons. It is a sad fact that some people abuse coupons. We here at 
A Single Coupon do NOT in any way promote the use of fraudulent coupons!  Nor do we encourage the misuse of any coupon. 

Under NO circumstance is it OK to photocopy a printable coupon or any coupon for that matter. If you suspect a coupon to be fraudulent do not use it! Report it to the CIC (Coupon Information Center).

Giant Eagle has explained that there have been fake coupons circulating with  a Smart Source logo. This logo is not normally seen on any coupons from their legitimate printing site (see example below).

This Is NOT how the logo appears on Smart Source Printables. They use a Large "S" in watermark form printed sideways in the middle right of coupon.

This is a legitimate Smart Source Coupon 
note the large watermark "S"

Giant Eagle & Kroger have both responded on their Facebook Sites 

Thanks Debbie F. for image

Although the confusion is not completely cleared up, Giant Eagle states it will accept SmartSource Coupons with the Proper LOGO (see coupon image above)

Keep in mind every store does have the right to refuse any coupon for any reason.  If you are faced with an issue, we advise you to speak with a Management.  Remember we all need to do our part to keep couponing legal and fun. If you do have an issue in a store please be polite, and discuss it with a store manager.
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Patrick Amrine

Patrick is a married sales executive and father of four children; a college graduate, one in college, one in grade school and a 5-year old. Besides being c0-owner of A Single Coupon, he also has extensive knowledge on shopping the drugstore chains; CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens.

Bindi Shah

Bindi was born and raised in London England, and moved to the U.S. just over ten years ago, after marrying her American husband in Scotland! She has a 7 year old daughter and a 4 year old son! Beside's being c0-owner of A Single Coupon, couponing and deal seeking are two of her favorite pastimes and she's an expert in the art of saving money at Meijer, Target and Dollar Tree!