I recently joined a local Facebook group of couponers. I was excited to find a group that live in my area that also share my love of coupons. Yesterday I found myself in a quagmire. I’ll let you read the comment thread below for yourself.
Commenter #1 – Ok ladies just tried the allegra deal at Publix and it worked. 6 count allegra 6.49 use $5 q from last Sunday paper and $5 green ad flyer gives you overage
Me – Isn’t the Publix coupon only for 15 ct and larger?
Commenter #1 – Yes but it they took the coupon
Me – Sorry, but just because the register accepted it doesn’t mean that it’s right to use it on the wrong size item.
Commenter #1 – Tshanina its definitely your choice how you use your Q’s. That’s how I chose to use mine.
Me – You’re right Commenter #1 – I wasn’t trying to step on any toes.
Commenter #2 – Let’s remember everyone in this group shares the common goal of saving money. We help each other by sharing tips on great bargains. If you find that a posting is not to your liking, then just scroll on down and don’t comment.
Really, Commenter #2, I’m just supposed to turn a blind eye to someone sharing a deal that’s cheating a company? How would you feel if it was your company someone was cheating? I so wanted to comment back with something along those lines. I wanted to scream from the rooftops that they were pretty much stealing from Publix, but I didn’t. (Nobody wants to get in a cat fight on Facebook – especially with people that you don’t really know.) This is exactly why couponers get a bad reputation.
Now, there are over 150 people in this group – some of them may not have known that it’s wrong to use that coupon on the wrong size item. To be honest, I was quite blown away. I’m all about using coupons and using them ethically.
Part of me wants to comment back about them using the coupons fraudulently and then leave the group. I want to know what you would do? Should I leave the group? Should I say anything else? Should I try to report it to Publix? (he he)
Let’s discuss this in the comments! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!