My Purina Cat Chow Perks is a rewards program that is offered by Purina. The concept is earn enough points in system and you can use those points to redeem for products or coupons. Pretty awesome concept especially when you could earn enough points for a coupon for a FREE 16lb bag of Cat Chow with a value up to $15.99!
Enter the coupon counterfeiters! As with any good concept and program, there are always those who just have to ruin a GOOD thing by trying to manipulate the system and break the rules. Counterfeiters started offering “fake” coupons for sale online.
Purina has responded to this counterfeiting of their FREE 16lb bag of Cat Chow. They have notified the Coupon Information Center that they have “withdrawn the FREE product coupon offer. Retailers should NOT accept this coupon under any circumstance. Nestle Purina will NOT reimburse retailers for this coupon.”
Purina has also modified the My Perks program. Now you have to earn 60,000 points to get a 3.15lb bag that is shipped to your door instead of the original 30,000 points to get a coupon for a 16lb bag.
The counterfeiting of these coupons has not only hurt Purina. It has hurt the stores that accepted the counterfeit coupons and it has hurt the people who legitimately accumulated the points required to get the FREE coupon.
In our opinion, using counterfeit coupons is stealing from the stores where you redeem them. The stores are not being reimbursed for the products that you are getting for FREE!
We are attaching a copy of the Counterfeit Notice that was issued on March 27, 2015. There is a reward up to $2,500 for information concerning the counterfeit coupon. On the top of the second page is another warning.
INDIVIDUALS AND INTERNET SITES ATTEMPTING TO REDEEM TRANSMIT, AUCTION, POST, REPRODUCE, TRANSFER, BARTER OR SELL COUNTERFEIT COUPONS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND/OR CIVIL ACTION.