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The Dove coupon is not legitimate.

Read the coupon. “Void if reproduced . . . ” “Coupon void if copied or transferred.”

Arguing with a store clerk that this is not copied because it is an original from your printer is ridiculous. Someone uploaded an original coupon to the internet so that thousands of people can print it and you don't think that's copying it? Can you take a coupon from the Sunday paper, scan it, and then print a dozen copies and think it's valid?

The fact that the clerk has to ask the manager should be another clue (please don't tell me that clerks are idiots and always have to check with the manager). The store manager is then put into the position of maybe losing a customer by refusing an illegal coupon. The store will NOT be able to redeem this coupon. The store is out the money. This is exactly the same thing that happened with the Sears coupon a couple weeks ago.

It took me less than four minutes to type, get their 1-800-598-5005 number, call them, give them the coupon web address, and find out that the coupon is illegal. Not that there was any doubt if you read the coupon. The Dove representative told me that the only legitimate internet coupons are on the Dove website, and that stores that accept this coupon will not be reimbursed.

When a coupon like this is posted, especially by a newbie, it is OUR responsibility to take a look at it. When you see fraudulent coupons like this (“void if copied” is a pretty good indication), report it to the manufacturer.

We are all looking for good deals and opportunities to save money, but let's not use The Fool to advertise scams.

So for everyone who got “free” soap, your local retailer paid for it.


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