How to detect a fake store coupon

Fake Kroger coupon

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Saving a buck or two at the grocery store is obviously in everyone’s best interest. But how can you be sure that coupon you’re using is actually real?

Faulty coupons like the recent one for Kroger have been gaining a lot of attention on Facebook; promising massive discounts and immediate savings many customers take the chance and share it.

This Facebook post with the coupon alone has more than 50,000 shares.

Experts say coupons offering savings that are almost “too good to be true” probably are. If a coupon promises massive savings, call the store directly to verify it first. Additionally any coupon with phrases like “No limit to quantities” is probably fraudulent.

Stores often encourage their customers to build rewards so they can guarantee the deals are real. Customers who regularly coupon say they often get their coupons in a few different ways.

“From the store, here’s a Kroger one and a one from Meijer. Or I get them digitally, download,” said one customer.

Not all coupons you find online are fake, but ones that ask for your personal information are a dead giveaway. Additionally spelling errors can also indicate a scam.

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