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Sites to help you avoid counterfeit coupons

Thursday - 5/12/2011, 6:06am  ET

WASHINGTON - A new report by SmartMoney magazine may make you ease up on the extreme couponing.

In the past two years, the number of online coupon sites has grown to more than 500. SmartMoney finds that fewer than 50 of these sites are worthwhile.

Another problem with these sites is legitimacy, with many offering counterfeit coupons or masking spyware that will only harm your computer.

SmartMoney has named the following websites as the best coupon clippers on the Internet:

For more information on these money-saving sites, visit SmartMoney's website.

Del Walters contributed to this report.

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