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Are Coupon Codes found online safe to use?Need your help (HP laptop Coupons)

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May 13, 2013 3:15:49 AM

Hi guys, so i am going to buy 2 laptops from official HP website for the first time(HP Home $ Home office),recently i was viewing review about HP dv7t 7000 quad edition series notebook on Youtube and i noticed that that user had web site which was providing free Coupons for online purchases including HP,so i tried to test if they worked and yes they did,but i haven't bought anything yet.What i am afraid of is that my personal information would be stolen and used by another,because when u press "Get Code"website automatically redirects me to several sites and then to official HP ...

what i want to know is:
1:Are Coupons found online safe to use?(I don't want my personal information to be stolen)
2:I understand that by clicking on random links on internet may have some risk for me and i should take responsibility for that if something happens,but i don't think that Coupon Code itself(Digits and alphabet)would be threatening if i type them right?
3:Are Online Coupon Codes meant for particular people or they can be used by anybody?
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May 13, 2013 3:26:17 AM

The coupon codes themselves are fine - but go to HP's website yourself, not the link they send you to. It's too easy to make a website clone that looks like www.hp.com.a0987rdfaf.net, and grab all entered data.
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May 13, 2013 3:37:14 AM

some coupon codes are for sales/advertising/everyone, some are for a specific personal account. It's up to the merchant to decide which is which and accept them. The worst thing that can possibly happen using a coupon code is they'll tell you it doesn't apply or isn't valid. That's it.

Obviously a said above don't follow links from random sites. Our go to random sites as you can get drive by malware
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May 13, 2013 3:40:42 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
The coupon codes themselves are fine - but go to HP's website yourself, not the link they send you to. It's too easy to make a website clone that looks like www.hp.com.a0987rdfaf.net, and grab all entered data.


Thank you for you reply,i will be careful and not follow some random links,but manually visit and enter Coupon Code to HP official website
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May 13, 2013 3:44:09 AM

unksol said:
some coupon codes are for sales/advertising/everyone, some are for a specific personal account. It's up to the merchant to decide which is which and accept them. The worst thing that can possibly happen using a coupon code is they'll tell you it doesn't apply or isn't valid. That's it.

Obviously a said above don't follow links from random sites. Our go to random sites as you can get drive by malware

Thanks for clarifying that,i see- i will manually do everything including typing coupon code.Its nice to hear that nothing bad can happen except for getting not accepted or invalid Codes...
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May 13, 2013 3:47:05 AM

I don't know which answer to choose as a solution ,u both were really helpful :( i don't want you to feel offended.
I am sorry...
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May 13, 2013 3:52:47 AM

That's fine.
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June 10, 2014 8:51:25 PM

How can i use when i got a HP laptop Coupons ? Thanks
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