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Coupon Etiquette Tip #3: Don’t Steal Newspapers or Inserts
Posted By Stephanie On October 18, 2011 @ 3:00 pm In Coupon Etiquette | 8 Comments
I have included this rule in my coupon etiquette series because it is technically an unspoken rule of couponing. It’s unspoken because it shouldn’t have to be said!
I have seen several versions of coupon theft, including:
Taking something without paying for it is called stealing. It doesn’t matter what the value is or how you try to justify it. If you take newspapers (or the coupons in them) without paying for them, you are stealing.
If you are looking for legal ways to get free coupons, check out these 10 Free Ways to Get More Coupons.
I realize that this rule may seem obvious to some people, but please keep in mind that it may not be so obvious to beginners, especially with the distorted view of couponing that is portrayed on television. I believe this is rule is worth sharing even if most people will ignore it.
:: Coming up next up in the coupon etiquette series: “Be Organized.”
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