Archive for December, 2012

News To Snooze To: The Least Popular Stories of 2012

News To Snooze To: The Least Popular Stories of 2012

As promised, a counterpart to yesterday’s Top Stories of 2012. Just for fun, here’s a look at some stories you probably missed in 2012. For whatever reason, these just didn’t seem to resonate. Some are worth a look – others, well, maybe there’s a reason no one wanted to read them the first time around. 11. Wealthy Island is Grocery[Read More…]

December 31, 2012 Coupons In The News
Coupons in the News: The Top Stories of 2012

Coupons in the News: The Top Stories of 2012

Everyone else does year-end Top 10 lists at this time of year, so how about a look at the top coupon stories of 2012? We’ll even throw in an extra and make it a Top 11 list. Even though Coupons in the News has only been around since July, a look at the most popular posts these past six months[Read More…]

December 30, 2012 Coupons In The News
Sunday’s Coupons – 12/30/12

Sunday’s Coupons – 12/30/12

Finally, the coupons are back! Well, some of them anyway. You should find one coupon insert in your Sunday newspaper this weekend, from Procter and Gamble. The other inserts will return next week after a long holiday break (read more about that here: “Sunday’s Coupons – An Extra-Long Holiday Drought Begins”). If you don’t already get the Sunday paper, look[Read More…]

December 28, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
New Foods (And Hopefully Coupons) To Watch For in 2013

New Foods (And Hopefully Coupons) To Watch For in 2013

How’d you like to try a snack bar spiked with caffeine? Chewable Gatorade? Oatmeal you can pop into your toaster? Or perhaps drinkable Cap’n Crunch? Those are just a few of the products that are, or could be, on their way to your local grocery store shelves in 2013. A number of manufacturers have released details of new grocery products[Read More…]

December 28, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Big Brother Can Help You Shop Smarter

Big Brother Can Help You Shop Smarter

It’s almost time for New Year’s resolutions. And if your goal is to make better decisions in the grocery store and lose weight in the new year, maybe the government can help. It’s a common complaint about coupons, that most seem to be for things that aren’t good for you (read: “An Extreme Couponer Who’s Had Enough”). Truth is, a[Read More…]

December 28, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Pundits Predict Lower Grocery Prices

Pundits Predict Lower Grocery Prices

If everyone’s prices are low, are anyone’s prices really low? While you ponder that, consider this recent prediction from the retail consultant AMG Strategic Advisors: within three years, the vast majority of retailers will largely ditch sales and promotions in favor of everyday low pricing. Super-savers accustomed to collecting coupons and waiting for sales may shudder at the thought; Walmart[Read More…]

December 26, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Today is the Busiest Grocery Day of the Year! Unless It’s Not.

Today is the Busiest Grocery Day of the Year! Unless It’s Not.

If you need to do some last-minute grocery shopping today, join the crowds. Christmas Eve Day just might be the busiest day of the year at your local supermarket. Unless it was yesterday. Or Saturday, or maybe the day before Thanksgiving. No one’s sure exactly. “Historically, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the grocery[Read More…]

December 24, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Walgreens Balance Rewards: Many Have Signed Up, Few Have Cashed In

Walgreens Balance Rewards: Many Have Signed Up, Few Have Cashed In

Walgreens‘ new loyalty program is off to a strong start. But, so far at least, few people who have signed up are taking full advantage of the program. Since its launch in September (read: “Walgreens’ ‘Balance Rewards’ Begins”), more than 45 million people have signed up to participate in Balance Rewards. It took a year and a half for rival[Read More…]

December 23, 2012 Coupons In The News
JCP’s Social Strategy

JCP’s Social Strategy

Even as journalists and investors continue writing JCPenney’s obituary, you may have noticed that your favorite deals blogger is suddenly very excited about the company. “Have you seen the new JCP?” one asks. “Have you seen the new JCP?” asks another. “The store has a whole new look that I can’t wait to shop!” writes a third. “The store has[Read More…]

December 21, 2012 Coupons In The News
Free WiFi! But Is Your Supermarket Spying on You?

Free WiFi! But Is Your Supermarket Spying on You?

Isn’t it nice of your local grocery store to offer free WiFi? That way, you can use your mobile device to email, go online – and have your every move tracked while you shop. Nice! It’s well known that one of the tradeoffs of having a store loyalty card is that your store knows what you’re buying. Plenty of shoppers[Read More…]

December 20, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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