Four decades ago, inflation was rampant. Food prices were on the rise, but coupons became easier to find, and use. Add promotional gimmicks like double coupons, and what happened? Couponing became cool! As we wrap up the first anniversary commemoration of Coupons in the News, a weeklong series on the 40th anniversary of “couponing” now concludes with a look at[Read More…]
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Double coupons are officially over the hill – and in some areas, they’re fading fast. It’s an interesting time to be commemorating the 40th anniversary of this money-saving perk, because the very grocery chain that claims to have invented double coupons may become the one that finally kills them off. To mark the first anniversary of Coupons in the News,[Read More…]
If you’ve ever shopped at a Dollar Tree, the checkout experience can be downright quaint. Since everything is a dollar, there’s no need for a scanner at the register. It’s easy enough for the cashier to just count your items and charge you a buck apiece. But when Dollar Tree started accepting manufacturer’s coupons last year, the lack of scanners[Read More…]
It’s a bit of a novelty today, when a coupon is imprinted on a product’s packaging and you have to cut the thing apart to get at the coupon. Occasionally you might even get coupons in the mail, or find them in magazines or in the actual pages of a newspaper. But isn’t it nice to know that coupons have[Read More…]
Coupons in the News turns one this week. And in honor of the anniversary, we’re making the case that “couponing” as we know it is also marking a milestone – 40 years, to be precise. If you need to catch up on the premise, check out yesterday’s story here (read: “It’s the 40th Anniversary of Couponing. No, Really!”). Now, on[Read More…]
Now, before you find fault with the premise of the headline, note that it doesn’t claim it’s the 40th anniversary of the coupon. Far from it. But, in honor of the first anniversary of Coupons in the News this week, we’ll be taking a weeklong look at another anniversary – “couponing”, as we know it, is turning 40. For real![Read More…]