Ethics question: How would you use this coupon?
If you’re one of my regular readers, you know that couponing ethically is extremely important to me — to the point where I receive a good deal of “hate” mail for stressing the ethics of what we do.
But what happens when a coupon’s restrictions seem to contradict one another? Here’s a scan of a Stayfree coupon in today’s inserts:
CONSUMER: Limit one coupon per person. No more than 4 coupons (of any kind) for the same product in the same transaction.
How are we supposed to interpret this? Limit one coupon per person is straightforward. But then the same coupon states that you can use four coupons like this one in the same transaction. If you have three other people at the register with you while you’re checking out one single transaction, can you use four of these? Or does it mean that you can use this $2 coupon, plus three other, different Stayfree coupons in the same transaction (like some .50 or $1 coupons?) That seemed like a possibility, except for the fact that there are no other current Stayfree coupons available at this time, either in the inserts or as printables.
What do you think this wording means?