Have you ever had problems with your grocery or drug store not accepting your printable coupons? Well, if you are questioned about trying to use SmartSource coupons specifically, then this letter would be handy to keep in your coupon file. The letter is directly from SmartSource and is intended to inform the retailer how SmartSource is being proactive about using security features on their coupons and identifying coupon fraud. You can get to the letter yourself by clicking on the “Get Help” link at the bottom right-hand corner of any SmartSource coupon page, then type in “My store will not accept Internet coupons”. You’ll find SmartSource coupons hosted at several different sites including CoolSavings and individual product websites.

The other letter that you should keep in your file is Walmart’s Corporate Coupon Policy. All Walmart stores should accept printable internet coupons that meet the guidelines stated in their policy. You should talk to your store manager if you have any questions about using printable coupons at your local store.

I encourage each of my readers to be an empowered consumer. That link is to what must be my most important post on this blog. I talk about exercising your right to use printable coupons, knowing what to do when your coupons will not be accepted by a cashier, learning how to spot fraudulent coupons yourself so that you never try to use them, and speaking up for yourself because you are an important consumer. A little education goes a long way in helping you save money.