Sunday, April 27, 2008

I'm Sure Many Die-Hard CVSers Will Disagree

But I have to follow my conscience and post accordingly here at The New Frugal Mom. To do otherwise would be dishonest of me.

I'm going to come right out and tell you that I won't be using the $3/$15 coupon that has been discussed on many blogs and discovered by me at MoneySavingMom.

Why?

The legalese on the coupon states this:

"CVS/pharmacy will not honor any photocopy, facsimile, or any other reproduction of this coupon."

The coupon first appeared in a print edition of the Washington Post, a newspaper which requires a paid subscription or payment at a retail outlet which carries this newspaper.

The coupon was intended for the subscriber and/or purchaser of said newspaper and is meant to be clipped from the printed newspaper.

And, finally, the coupon clearly states that CVS will not honor any other reproduction of said coupon. Point-click-save-printing is - in my book - a reproduction of the original printed coupon.

Again, my deep apologies for posting the link without thoroughly investigating it; I will be removing the link from my original post. I will also be more diligent in the future when a *great* deal arises in the blogosphere and will fully investigate it before posting.

I'm not standing in judgement of anyone out there who may differently interpret the intent, spirit, or legalese of this coupon.

I simply wanted to be honest with all of you as to how I interpret the legalese, why I won't use it, and why I'm removing the link.

I'm closing this post to comments because my personal ethics are just that, personal, and not open to debate.

Thanks in advance for your understanding.