Pictured: The lastest TFF Coupon Swap!
The topic of Coupon Clipping Services has come up recently and I’m curious what the general consensus is. There are coupon clipping services all over the internet some hosting their own website others selling via Ebay. A quick google search will be up many sites. If we take a look at the fine print on most, if not all coupons it reads something like the following:
Coupon void if altered, copied, sold, purchased, transfered, or exchanged.
Exchanged?! Does that mean Coupon Swaps technically void the coupon? Most clipping services say they’re not selling the coupons, instead they are charging you for the service and their time to it took to clip the coupons. I’ve purchase coupons from Ebay in the past, it’s been quite some time and now this really has me wondering if it’s ethical or even legal. We’ve discussed Coupon Fraud here in the past and that topic is pretty cut and dry, and it appears that according to the Coupon Information Corporation this topic is black and white as well. Here is what they have to say…
Never paying money for coupons. This includes buying coupons from companies/individual who “sell the service of clipping coupons” instead of the coupons themselves. (Think about it, you really ARE BUYING the coupons, yet the business will insist you’re not. Does that make any sense? Does it inspire your trust? Do you really want to provide them with your financial information?)
So with that information, what do you think? This is a tough one I tell you!