Is it unethical to try and use an expired coupon at a McDonald's drive-through if you think the cashier won't read the "fine print"?
If *I* knew coupon was expired, yes. I've had situations, tho, where I thought coupon was still good but cashier noticed expiration. Always try to clear out expired coupons but they usually print expiration so freakin' small it's too easy to miss
But if I knew one had passed through expired, I would feel badly & want to correct that.
It feels unethical to me. They can get in trouble. Mcdonalds tends to be on top of their stuff and I feel that the cashier would likely get in more trouble than a cashier of an alternate fast food chain. It's cheating the company out of some money.
Do companies have a buffer for this?
At a place I used to work, the bosses would never say anything about accepting expired coupons and we would never receive any negative feedback from corporate.. Still..