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Couponers to Companies: Is That All You’ve Got?

Couponers to Companies: Is That All You’ve Got?

We’ve heard by now, facts that back up what we’ve all seen – that the values and volume of coupons is down. But there are still insights to be gained from taking a close look at what coupons were offered, and used, over the past year. One report’s conclusion? We don’t like what we’re getting. It’s that time of year[Read More…]

January 24, 2013 Coupons In The News
Total-Purchase Coupons: Divine, or Disastrous?

Total-Purchase Coupons: Divine, or Disastrous?

Coupons for products are nice, but coupons off your total order can be great. Though you might want to ask the stores that offer them, how well those coupons are working out for them. If they haven’t gone of business yet, that is. Take the examples of two troubled grocery chains. With great fanfare, California-based Fresh & Easy has announced[Read More…]

January 24, 2013 Coupons In The News
When a Snack Bar Isn’t a Snack Bar: The South Beach Diet Coupon Dilemma

When a Snack Bar Isn’t a Snack Bar: The South Beach Diet Coupon Dilemma

Sometimes it turns out that a high-value coupon is only good on high-value products. But it helps when you can decipher exactly which are which. That’s the problem many couponers are having today, after racing to print a $3 off coupon for South Beach Diet products (you can print one copy here, and an additional copy from their Facebook page),[Read More…]

January 23, 2013 Coupons In The News
Best Buy Bonanza Goes Bust

Best Buy Bonanza Goes Bust

See if this story sounds familiar: Company issues generous coupon, shoppers discover loopholes, shoppers go on spending spree before coupon is inevitably cancelled, company freaks out, company cancels coupon. Those who missed the deal complain that others ruined it for everyone, while those who got the deal have already moved on and are looking for the next one. Best Buy[Read More…]

January 22, 2013 Coupons In The News
“Couponing for Dummies” Earns Millions For Its Makers

“Couponing for Dummies” Earns Millions For Its Makers

Have you ever cringed, watching a stranger in the supermarket buy something at full price when you knew there was a great coupon available for it? Ever patiently explained the virtues of coupons to friends or family who just don’t get it? Well, if only you had invented an app to get these non-couponers to use a coupon or two,[Read More…]

January 22, 2013 Coupons In The News
Pizza Chains Use Coupons to Push Online Ordering

Pizza Chains Use Coupons to Push Online Ordering

Sure, you can easily find coupons for a few bucks off, next time you call or drop by your local pizza place. But lately, the real pizza deals are online – and that’s no accident. If the convenience of ordering online doesn’t entice you, national pizza chains are hoping that coupons and freebies will. It’s been nearly twenty years since[Read More…]

January 21, 2013 Coupons In The News
To Change Or Not to Change? The Couponing Zip Code Question Answered

To Change Or Not to Change? The Couponing Zip Code Question Answered

First, Coupons.com changed its look – and made it harder to change your zip code. Then RedPlum.com changed its look – and made it harder to change your zip code. So it might make you wonder, are these printable coupon site redesigns really masking another motive? Yes, and no. Coupons.com has been tinkering with its layout for a while, and[Read More…]

January 21, 2013 Coupons In The News
Java: Good For Coupons, Bad For Your Computer

Java: Good For Coupons, Bad For Your Computer

It’s been a week since warnings began circulating about Java, the software that – among other things – allows you to print coupons from most printable coupon sites. Java says everything is fine, the printable coupon sites say everything is fine, but computer experts and the U.S. government aren’t quite so confident. Computer security experts have long warned that Java[Read More…]

January 18, 2013 Coupons In The News
An Easy Way to Earn Loyalty Perks: Just Steal Your Customers’ Points!

An Easy Way to Earn Loyalty Perks: Just Steal Your Customers’ Points!

We’ve reported on cashiers accused of stealing their customers’ coupons, and cashiers getting reimbursed for coupons that no one actually used, but here’s a new one – a Texas cashier accused of stealing her customers’ fuel points by putting them on her own card. Houston’s KPRC-TV this week investigated a complaint brought to them by customer Noel Freeman. In looking[Read More…]

January 17, 2013 Coupons In The News
Couponing Customers Urge H-E-B to “Bring Back the Stack!”

Couponing Customers Urge H-E-B to “Bring Back the Stack!”

There’s coupon trouble brewing in Texas. As San Antonio-based H-E-B prepares to enforce a new coupon policy, customers have adopted a new rallying cry: “Bring back the stack!” Last Thursday, H-E-B announced that it would soon roll out a new digital coupon program. And oh, by the way, it also would no longer allow stacking of store and manufacturer’s coupons.[Read More…]

January 17, 2013 Coupons In The News
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