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FAKE Doritos and Pepsi Products Coupons.

I just want to give everyone a heads up on two coupons that I have run across via email. One is for a FULL PAGE SHEET of $5.00 OFF any Doritos product coupons and the other is for FREE Pepsi Products.

Here is what you will find if you do a search for “Doritos Coupon” on fritolay.com and then click on the second result from the top (because fritolay.com uses Google for their searching, the result may be at the top of the list soon). Here is the result you are looking for:

Once you have located this result, clicking on the highlighted result will take you to a FAQ page, and here is what you will read:
“Q. Is this $5 Doritos Coupon valid?
A. No. The $5 Doritos coupon that is being spread throughout the internet is counterfeit. It was not created, authorized or distributed by Frito-Lay. We are taking steps to notify our retail customers about the fraudulent coupon and to identify its source. You should not knowingly use a counterfeit coupon. We sincerely apologize for the disappointment and confusion this has caused. Please watch for valid coupons and sales in stores, magazines, Sunday newspaper ads, and on our official websites. Below is a copy of the fraudulent coupon.”

If you want to see the the REWARD Notice regarding the Doritos Coupons, go here.

Here is what the Pepsi coupon looks like. I won’t point out all the areas that jumped out at me when I first saw this coupon, but suffice to say that whoever produced it does not spell words very well.

Wen someone sends me an email and asks me if I know if it is fake or not, the first resource I go to, after my gut telling me its thoughts, is cents-off.com. This is the website for the Coupon Information Corporation, which is a type of association for retailers and manufacturers to come together about counterfeit coupons. It has the most up to date database of counterfeit coupons that I know of. I am not surprised that they are offline right now due to the fact that their servers are overloaded right now. I was just there at 2:38AM EDT on 5/27/10 to copy the URL for the Doritos Reward Notice.

It is my sincere hope that no one actually attempted to redeem either of these coupons.

Mark

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