CouponsI want you to be a smart coupon user. So I put together this list of tips that I’m calling “Your Coupon Rights” to help you learn what you should and shouldn’t do when obtaining, using, and sharing coupons.

You have the right to use coupons

Know the coupon policy of your store so that you can use coupons that your store accepts. Every store has a different coupon policy, and not every store accepts every kind of coupon.

You have the right to ask why your coupons are refused.

Stores have the right to refuse your coupons for any reason. You have the right to ask for a second (or third) opinion from a manager or the Corporate office. I encourage you to follow-up with management when your coupons are refused without a good reason being given. Most stores want your business and want to let you use legitimate coupons at their store. Sometimes simply a lack of training may prevent a cashier from accepting a coupon.

You have the right to fight fraudulent coupons.

Everyone loses when fraudulent coupons are used so I always encourage my readers to learn how to spot them so that they never use one and never distribute one.

You should never sell or buy coupons.

It’s illegal to sell coupons, so don’t support this illegal activity by buying them. Read more at the Coupon Information Corporation.