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Albertsons Invites Coupon Policy Ideas

Albertsons Invites Coupon Policy Ideas

It’s been two weeks now since new owners took over Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market. And so far, the company hasn’t made any huge changes. Instead, it’s asking customers to weigh in on possible changes – including to its coupon policy. Supervalu sold the chains to an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management last month. As first noted here[Read More…]

April 4, 2013 Coupons In The News
Death Threat Complicates Counterfeit Coupon Case

Death Threat Complicates Counterfeit Coupon Case

If you’re facing criminal charges for using tens of thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit coupons, perhaps it’s not a great idea to threaten to kill the person who turned you in. That’s what authorities in Pennsylvania allege that 29-year-old Samir Muhana did. The Philadelphia man was arrested in February and charged with using counterfeit coupons to buy mass quantities[Read More…]

April 3, 2013 Coupons In The News
Entertainment to Vendors: Honor Your Coupons, Or Else

Entertainment to Vendors: Honor Your Coupons, Or Else

(4/23 Update: “Sold! Entertainment Coupon Book is Back From Bankruptcy”) Since Entertainment Publications filed for bankruptcy last month, it’s been assumed – though never really confirmed – that the coupons in the books would still be honored. Now, the bankruptcy trustee is making it official, telling companies that they’d better honor their coupons – or else. As reported here last[Read More…]

April 2, 2013 Coupons In The News
We’d Eat Healthier, If Our Coupons Were Healthier

We’d Eat Healthier, If Our Coupons Were Healthier

Do we eat junk food because there are so many sales and coupons for it? Or are there so many sales and coupons for junk food because we eat so much of it? A couple of recent studies suggest that we’d eat a lot healthier, if only we could get our hands on more coupons for healthier foods. In a[Read More…]

April 2, 2013 Coupons In The News
How Sneaky Marketers Can Manipulate Us With Coupons

How Sneaky Marketers Can Manipulate Us With Coupons

Do you travel up and down every grocery aisle during each shopping trip, or make a beeline for only the items that are on your shopping list? If you’re a couponer, chances are you go to the grocery store with a plan, and stick with it. But researchers are studying some sneaky ways to throw us off our game, using[Read More…]

April 1, 2013 Coupons In The News
Walmart Plans to Introduce Digital Coupons

Walmart Plans to Introduce Digital Coupons

Want to save even more at Walmart? The company has announced it will soon be offering digital coupons – but not in the way you’re likely accustomed to them. The news came yesterday during a media event at Walmart’s e-commerce offices in Silicon Valley, California. The digital coupons will be tied in with the new “Scan and Go” app, which[Read More…]

March 27, 2013 Coupons In The News
Entertainment Coupon Book: Back From the Dead

Entertainment Coupon Book: Back From the Dead

(4/23 Update: “Sold! Entertainment Coupon Book is Back From Bankruptcy”) Two weeks after suddenly going under, Entertainment Publications is coming back – for now, and perhaps for good. The company that produces the Entertainment Coupon Books is getting a new lease on life. The bankruptcy trustee is working to restart the business and bring back employees, while awaiting the outcome[Read More…]

March 26, 2013 Coupons In The News
Price Chopper Revises Coupon Policy

Price Chopper Revises Coupon Policy

Dollar stores and drug stores aren’t considered “competitors” anymore, but one of the country’s more arcane double coupon rules has been set aside. Those are the highlights from a new Price Chopper coupon policy that goes into effect tomorrow and was revealed today. In what was either an odd, or a savvy, PR move, the New York-based store announced in[Read More…]

March 24, 2013 Coupons In The News
Cooking for Couponers: Coupons.com Launches Recipe Site

Cooking for Couponers: Coupons.com Launches Recipe Site

You can use coupons, buy things when they’re on sale, but the key to regularly saving money at the grocery store is meal planning. By setting a menu for the week based on what’s on sale, you can avoid busting your budget just because you have a hankering for a particular recipe. Now, Coupons.com wants to help. The printable coupon[Read More…]

March 21, 2013 Coupons In The News
What’s Next, A Ban on Coupons? Well, Yes.

What’s Next, A Ban on Coupons? Well, Yes.

With food labeling laws, proposed bans on large sugary drinks and now, new plans to restrict the sale of tobacco products, you might wonder – what’s next? Banning coupons for products that aren’t good for you? Why yes, that’s exactly what New York City is proposing. In announcing a plan to help reduce the smoking rate yesterday, New York Mayor[Read More…]

March 19, 2013 Coupons In The News
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