questionscash value 1/20th of a cent - ever tried to buy…


Never been there, but I must say that's something I've always wondered about!


You might be able to force the company the coupons are for to exchange them for cash or products, but nobody else would be obligated to honor someone else's arbitrary valuation.


"So Can I Round Up 20 Coupons and Get a Penny?
In theory, yes. It’s hard to find reliable, concrete examples of someone schlepping in a hundred coupons to swap them out for a penny, but the web is full of anecdotes in which people “test the fine print” by trading in a giant stack of coupons for their face value at the supermarket. In all likelihood, though, you’d need to mail the coupons to the issuing company, which is a pretty lousy financial proposition given the price of stamps.

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There's a few other posts around the web I found. Nothing from legitimate sources. IE: .edu. .gov, or some site i know like NBC or something.


1: They usually stipulate that they must be original coupons and not photocopies. Acquiring said original copies of coupons is going to be insanely difficult and not worth the time, gas, effort, etc. in receiving 1/100th of a cent.
2: Online coupons that must be printed usually do not have cash values. If they do, it would cost too much to print, in terms of paper, ink, and printer longevity.
3: What @dravack said about mailing to the issuer/cost of stamps. Great link by the way.

Sorry to be a stick in the mud.


@curtisuxor: You just gave me an evil evil idea! I work in a computer lab just watching over 100 or so computer and a few printers. I get to print for free...... lol nah ot much trouble.


Yes. The prostitute was not amused.