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Couponer banned forever from Coupons.com

Posted April 7

An Ohio couponer and coupon seller has been banned from Coupons.com for life!

This is another reminder of why it is so important to use coupons ethically.

The couponing mom was using a computer program that allowed her to bypass Coupons.com’s print limits. She was selling unlimited printable coupons on Instagram and Coupons.com was not amused.

Quotient Technology, the parent company of Coupons.com, sued her in August 2016 and just recently settled. According to an article on CouponsInTheNews.com, the terms of the settlement indicate that “permission to access Quotient’s servers is revoked permanently.” She cannot print any coupons at all - not even for her own grocery shopping.

She also agreed to “perpetually cease and desist from selling, giving away, or otherwise transferring coupons obtained through any site in the Quotient Promotions Network… for Defendant’s own commercial purposes and/or personal gain.”

They also went after another coupon seller who was selling software that allowed her to print the multiple coupon copies.

So, just to remind everyone, copying of any coupons is considered unethical and companies are pursuing couponers aggressively. Selling your printable coupons, especially when you make tons of unauthorized copies, can get you in real legal trouble. And that, I can assure you, is not a frugal use of couponing!

For more details on this story, see CouponsInTheNews.com

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