Marsh is not honoring the Facebook coupon they released due to the PDF being distributed via email and other copies, etc.
Dear Marsh Fans and guests.. We recently offered a coupon for our facebook fans of Marsh. Unfortunately this offer has been widely distributed in an unauthorized manner throughout our marketing area. Due to the vast numbers of inappropriately transmitted and replicated copies of this offer, we will no longer be able to accept these coupons in our stores. Our sincerest apology for any inconvenience this has caused
I apologize to any of my readers who had a problem with this coupon. I kind of suspected there would be issues with this coupon because of previous problems with other companies distributing PDF coupons. If anyone is wondering, me posting the information on how to get the coupon is not something that is against the rules. Emailing the coupon to everyone in your contact list, well, is not the spirit of the coupon.
People take advantage and use coupons not intended for them or use the coupon multiple times even though the coupons state one per household. This was an extremely generous coupon and of course, people got greedy with it and started using it multiple times as well as emailing the coupon (not the link) to friends.
It is always the bad apples that spoil it for the rest of us. I’m very disappointed I wasn’t able to use my coupon before this statement was released. So disappointed, I’m not sure my heart is into the coupon match ups for Marsh this week because it is going to be awhile before I can step foot into a Marsh.
PDF coupons, in my opinion, are never a good idea because they can be distributed in an unauthorized manner. Ugh, same old thing. You think companies would LEARN from each other.
For the future, Marsh, I hope you invest just a little bit in technology that will eliminate/reduce fraud and authorized copies. Other stores have used internet coupon specialist to distribute special coupons to prevent this from happening.