Wednesday, August 20, 2008

RE: Richmond Parenting Magazine CVS $2/$10 Coupon

I posted some scenerioes about using the CVS $2/$10 coupon found in the online version of the Richmond Parent's Magazine last week. Here is some information I got from The Homemaker's Resource.

Ok, fellow CVS shoppers, it is my sad duty to pass along a bit of information that came my way via Hot Coupon World (Click to see original text).

"CVS has LEGALLY requested that online printable coupons no longer be posted anywhere on the interent. CVS has contacted several of the larger websites, not just HCW. It is their position that the only valid printable coupons will be sent to you directly through their email system.

As to the online magazines and newspapers. Their online version is simply a convenience service. It's not meant to be printed out and replace their paper magazines and newspapers, otherwise they'd lose their income from their product. Same goes with the coupons in those situations, they are not meant to be printed out and replace the paper ones. My guess is CVS doesn't have the time to police every single newspaper or magazine's online source to make sure that their coupons are blacked out or made unprintable.

In the end, we at HCW are intent on following the parameters stated on the legal notice that we received. And that is that the only valid internet coupons will come directly to you in your email and that any other sources of internet coupons are not legitimate, not approved by CVS and will not be allowed to be posted on HCW."

Suffice it to say, going forward that Richmond Parent's Magazine $2/$10 coupon should only be used if you picked up a hard copy of the magazine and are using a clipped version.

This was a really good coupon. I guess the saying if something is too good to be true, it probably is goes here. So, I will not be using that coupon again. I want to be an honest couponer!


annieck said...

Seeing that there are other honest and ethical frugal shoppers makes me SO happy!!! I applaud you!!! :) Thanks for sharing!

Cherie said...

What a bummer!! I guess I won't be using this one again, either. Oh well...

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Bryanne said...

Great work.