deals$10 coupon off two cases of duraflame logs

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Caution: Some retail stores will not accept any coupons over a certain value. The company I work for will not accept any coupon with a face value over $3.00, whether it's real or not. Just a heads up, don't go flipping out if they refuse.

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Please note - after registering, they will require you to install an application just to print the coupon. That is an unusual requirement and one that is somewhat suspicious. Appears like someone wants to add tracking software to your PC.

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@loondawg99: Ewww, good catch. Something is definitley weird there.

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@justlee: its not that weird. a lot of places with coupons require a coupon printer. there are a couple major coupon printers out there that most sites use. It is to prevent you from printing more than they want you to print (so you can't get $40 off 8 boxes, for example) check the name of the coupon app and google it to see if it is legit

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@monkunashi: I appreciate your response. But if that is the point, what prevents me from copying the coupon once I have printed it using their software? Or from signing up with multiple email addresses?

I am not saying do not use this offer. But I am warning that you should do so with caution and at your own risk.

The most obvious reason for someone to go through the trouble and expense of developing a separate software package is to install tracking software that goes way beyond just printing a coupon. You might see this as an overly cautious, or even paranoid, position. But in the a world filled with tracking software, viruses, etc., my personal position it is better to be safe than having to spend another weekend reformatting and reinstalling a PC to get rid of some malware infection.

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@monkunashi: I appreciate your response. But if that is the point, what prevents me from copying the coupon once I have printed it using their software? Or from signing up with multiple email addresses?

I am not saying do not use this offer. But I am warning that you should do so with caution and at your own risk.

The most obvious reason for someone to go through the trouble and expense of developing a separate software package is to install tracking software that goes way beyond just printing a coupon. You might see this as an overly cautious, or even paranoid, position. But in the a world filled with tracking software, viruses, etc., my personal position it is better to be safe than having to spend another weekend reformatting and reinstalling a PC to get rid of some malware infection.

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@loondawg The reason you can't just copy a printed coupon is because each printed coupon is assigned a bar code that is scanned at the register. Once it's used, the bar code no longer works and the store's system will reject it as fraudulent. It is a measure the manufacturers use to protect themselves from dishonest individuals who would copy umpteen coupons to use. The manufacturers actually do reimburse the store for the coupon face value PLUS a percentage for shipping and handling. If people could copy as many coupons as they wanted the manufacturer would begin to lose money. It's pretty darn basic. Ask any committed couponer...this is basic stuff.

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Everyone quit freaking out. All online coupons require use of a printing software. My wife prints coupons online all the time using these and this one was already installed on her computer. She printed with no issues and was even able to go back in and print more than one with no trouble

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@blairblycker: You're right. It is pretty basic. They use bar codes to speed up coupon redemption. See this article for a better understanding of barcodes for coupons => http://www.couponing101.com/2009/10/anatomy-of-a-coupon-how-to-read-coupons.html

And there are far simpler ways to supply coupons, even unique ones, other than installing a program on each user's PC. So that requirement should be taken as a warning sign that they may be doing something more than just printing.

And just to be clear, I did not say nor try to imply this particular site is doing anything wrong. I do not know. But I was trying to alert people of this requirement before they register.

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@froggy042: It's untrue that all on-line coupons require use of printing software, unless you mean the printer drivers that are used for all printing functions on the PC.

If you don't believe me, which apparently a lot of people don't, just look on this site and you will find coupons that don't require additional printing programs.

I printed out an Old Navy Coupon for 50% off on this site just yesterday. It links to PDF file which you can print as you would any other picture or document.

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i just hope people enjoyed the coupon...

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I just printed out the coupon without a bit of problems. Thanks Duraflame

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The retailer should generate a printable pdf file with a unique barcoded serial number for each coupon request. I'm sure the programming and expense would be minimal and the "coupon printer" software would not be an issue. Personally, I don't download and install any of this kind of executable program because I have personal experience with dealing with my mother's computer being hijacked by "coupon printer" software.