Lawyer for Indie Media | Sue Basko
Coupons are not a contract. If the story says it cannot honor the coupon and that it was a printing mistake, that is how it is. If you notice a store doing things like this repeatedly, it may be "bait and switch" or a different deceptive practice. If that is the case, you should report it to the Consumer Protection Bureau in your area or to the State or Federal Attorney General's Consumer Bureau.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Sebby Law Office | Jayne Sebby
The store has no obligation to honor a coupon that has a printing mistake just as it has no obligation to honor an advertisement that contains an error. Some stores will try to honor such coupons just to keep their customers' good will.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska