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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
Could Your Newspaper Be Next to Lose its Coupon Inserts?

Could Your Newspaper Be Next to Lose its Coupon Inserts?

It was a quiet Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island, and coupon clippers were looking forward to their first inserts of the new year. But when they picked up their Sunday paper, they discovered that something was missing. It’s been five years now, since that January day in 2008 when Providence couponers learned there was no RedPlum coupon insert in their[Read More…]

January 16, 2013 Coupons In The News
Couponing Gets Even More Social, With Exclusive Facebook Offers

Couponing Gets Even More Social, With Exclusive Facebook Offers

Facebook would love it if you went online and never left Facebook – and, increasingly, so would companies that offer printable coupons. They’re making it easier to access, print and share coupons without ever leaving the social media site. And Facebook itself plans to make it easier to find out what deals your friends have discovered. Last year, Valassis unveiled[Read More…]

January 16, 2013 Coupons In The News
Super Duper Doubles – Signs of a Supersized Coupon War?

Super Duper Doubles – Signs of a Supersized Coupon War?

If your store only doubles coupons up to $.50 – or worse yet, doesn’t double at all – maybe a change of scenery would help. Pack your bags and head on over to the scenic Tidewater region of Virginia, where a full-fledged super double coupon war could be about to erupt. Market leader Food Lion doesn’t double at all. But[Read More…]

January 15, 2013 Coupons In The News
Peanut Butter Predictions: Lower Prices, New Products, More Coupons

Peanut Butter Predictions: Lower Prices, New Products, More Coupons

If the price of peanut butter lately has you cutting back on your kids’ PB&J sandwiches, there’s some good news – better prices, promotions and coupons could be coming our way in the coming year. You can credit a perfect storm, of sorts, involving the economy, agriculture and new corporate players in the peanut butter business. Peanut butter is a[Read More…]

January 15, 2013 Coupons In The News
Get a Haircut, Use a Coupon, Go to Jail!

Get a Haircut, Use a Coupon, Go to Jail!

We knew that using coupons can get you (allegedly) beaten up, but who knew that using coupons could land you in the slammer? An Ohio man who just wanted to save a few bucks on a haircut learned that yes, coupon use can apparently end with you doing hard time. The incident in question happened on November 6th, though details[Read More…]

January 15, 2013 Coupons In The News
Ruby Tuesday Softens Stance on Coupons

Ruby Tuesday Softens Stance on Coupons

To hear the way executives of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain have talked about coupons the past year and a half or so, you’d think coupon users are not exactly welcome there. “We’re pulling back on coupons,” they’ve said. “We just want to keep pushing more and more towards people who are non-coupon,” and “We just need… to attract more[Read More…]

January 14, 2013 Coupons In The News
The Bad News: New Restrictive Fine Print. The Good News: It Actually Makes Sense.

The Bad News: New Restrictive Fine Print. The Good News: It Actually Makes Sense.

It’s getting a little harder to use coupons for a few dozen boxes of cereal, if you were so inclined. Unless you buy them four at a time, every day. Post has become the latest manufacturer to add the fine print “Limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip.” The new wording first showed up in last Sunday’s SmartSource[Read More…]

January 13, 2013 Coupons In The News
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