Tips to Help You Fight Counterfeit Coupons

  1. Visit Counterfeit Notifications for the latest updates on counterfeit coupons being circulated. We often offer rewards for information leading to the arrest of coupon counterfeiters. (The person actually making the counterfeit coupons, not just someone who, perhaps unwittingly, uses one). Not only can you be a hero at your store, you could earn a reward of up to $2,500 under certain circumstances. The terms of reward offers are posted with respect to specific counterfeits from time to time.
  2. Pay special attention to “Free Product” or high value ($5.00 and up) coupons:
    • Many Free and High Value Coupons have the CIC Security Device, similar to a hologram, over the expiration date. See an example here.
    • There are few, if any, legitimate free product coupons that can be printed on home equipment.
    • Monitor self-scan checkouts closely.