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Charitable Couponing Gets Competitive

Charitable Couponing Gets Competitive

Now you can feel a little better about all the coupons you print but might not get around to using. Because for every three Coupons.com coupons you print, you’ll prevent someone from going hungry. Coupons.com, the “recognized leader in digital coupons”, today announced the launch of a new charitable arm of its venerable printable site. CouponsforChange.org features most of the[Read More…]

August 15, 2012 Coupons In The News
Let’s Go Couponing at the Gas Station!

Let’s Go Couponing at the Gas Station!

If you’ve never had a good reason to shop in a gas station convenience store, now you do – Circle K is about to become a tearpad and blinkie bonanza! News America Marketing, which runs SmartSource, announced today that it will be supplying its coupons to thousands of Circle K convenience stores “effective immediately.” Circle K operates more than 7,300[Read More…]

August 15, 2012 Coupons In The News
Honey Boo Boo Can Coupon Better Than Oprah

Honey Boo Boo Can Coupon Better Than Oprah

Televised train wreck “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” ventures into “Extreme Couponing” territory this Wednesday, a week after TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” spinoff debuted during Extreme Couponing’s off season. In a preview clip posted on TLC’s website today, the pint-sized pageant star and her plus-sized Mama venture into the local Piggly Wiggly to show off Mama’s couponing skills. “Couponing is[Read More…]

August 13, 2012 Coupons In The News
“Coupons For Cash” Was Good While it Lasted

“Coupons For Cash” Was Good While it Lasted

In theory, if you collect tens of thousands of coupons and turn them in for cash, you can earn a few bucks (since they’re each technically worth “1/100th of a cent”). But why mess with that when you can turn them all in for face value and rake in tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars? And if you’re the[Read More…]

August 11, 2012 Coupons In The News
JCP’s CEO on Coupon Love: “I Didn’t Understand That”

JCP’s CEO on Coupon Love: “I Didn’t Understand That”

It’s been a month or so since we last ragged on JCPenney’s CEO, who famously abolished discounts and coupons at his stores, then watched the company’s sales figures and credit rating plummet (read: “JCPenney Coupons and the CEO: Only One Can Survive”). Now, in a new interview, Ron Johnson manages to further alienate himself from the couponing community. His focus[Read More…]

August 10, 2012 Coupons In The News
“The Death of Coupons”

“The Death of Coupons”

Coupons were pronounced dead today, after a short illness. Surrounded by loved ones, coupons passed away at the hands of a Silicon Valley startup. Coupons were 124 years old. So that’s not exactly true, but it’s what the California company FreeMonee would like us to believe, as they talk up their new “gift incentive network” with just a bit of[Read More…]

August 9, 2012 Coupons In The News
A Kinder, Gentler “Extreme Couponing” – But Who’s Watching?

A Kinder, Gentler “Extreme Couponing” – But Who’s Watching?

Do you find “Extreme Couponing” a little too – extreme? (read: “Extreme Couponing Pays Off, For Producers”). Can’t get into watching people cram their carts with candy bars or condiments just because they can get them for free? Don’t find alleged coupon fraud entertaining? Well, then Oprah Winfrey has something for you – if she can convince you to tune[Read More…]

August 6, 2012 Coupons In The News
“How To Make Coupons” – And Get Busted For It

“How To Make Coupons” – And Get Busted For It

You may have been following the recent case of the alleged SavvyShopperSite coupon counterfeiters arrested last month in Phoenix (read: Cops Crack Crooked Coupon Caper), but an earlier coupon counterfeiting case is now coming to a close. And compared to the multi-million-dollar Phoenix case, what this other counterfeit coupon case was lacking in its financial scope, it more than made[Read More…]

August 1, 2012 Coupons In The News
Has Groupon “Ruined” Coupons?

Has Groupon “Ruined” Coupons?

Like any good deal-hunter, you’ve probably signed up for various emailed newsletters and offers from your favorite companies, hoping they’ll send you coupons. And you’ve probably become overwhelmed and annoyed at all the emailed newsletters and offers that arrive in your inbox that don’t include coupons at all. So what does a company have to do, to stand out from[Read More…]

July 30, 2012 Coupons In The News
Are You Too Lazy For Back-to-School Shopping?

Are You Too Lazy For Back-to-School Shopping?

“Consumers are planning to spend more money on back-to-school items this year,” says a recent PriceGrabber survey. Why? Perhaps because they’re lazy. Couponers may cringe to find that using coupons was only the fourth most popular way to save on school supplies. It came behind price cuts, sales and the number-one answer: free shipping, cited by 74%. Which means most[Read More…]

July 28, 2012 Coupons In The News
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