Reversing Its Ban, Publix to Allow Some Web Coupons
The free product coupons will continue to be banned due to a nationwide scam that first came to light in 2003. Shoppers were using coupons with revised expiration dates that retailers had a difficult time spotting.
"People were abusing [the coupons], selling them on eBay, duplicating them," said Brenda Reid, spokeswoman for Publix. "Weve investigated it and seen where the problems were, so were now prepared to make some coupons available again."
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