Archive for July, 2012

St. Louis’ Souped-Up Supermarkets

St. Louis’ Souped-Up Supermarkets

Pity the poor grocery shoppers who aren’t in the St. Louis suburb of Des Peres today. Because while you’re schlepping down the aisles of your Muzak-playing, fluorescent-lit store, pushing an old shopping cart with a wonky wheel, Des Peres shoppers today are taking cooking classes, enjoying wine and sushi, visiting a clinic to treat their aches and pains, and listening[Read More…]

July 31, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Stuff Could Be Cheaper at Supervalu-Owned Stores – If You Can Find One

Stuff Could Be Cheaper at Supervalu-Owned Stores – If You Can Find One

You may or may not follow business news, and the name Supervalu may or may not mean much to you, but a change in the company’s executive office could affect anyone who shops at a Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Shoppers, Farm Fresh, Shop ‘n Save, Hornbacher’s, Lucky, Cub Foods, Shaw’s, ACME, Save a Lot, Great Valu Markets, County Market, Festival Foods or[Read More…]

July 30, 2012 Grocery & Retail 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
Bowling For No Dollars

Bowling For No Dollars

So what are your plans for National Bowling Day? You mean you didn’t already have Saturday, August 11th marked on your calendar? Well, if you didn’t already have plans that day, here’s an idea – go bowling! And use a new coupon to go bowling for free! Just visit www.gobowling.com or the GoBowling Facebook page to print a coupon good[Read More…]

July 30, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
Kroger Slashes Prices (For Some)

Kroger Slashes Prices (For Some)

All week, grocery shoppers in Hampton Roads, Virginia have been told that “exciting things are in store” at Kroger. Today, those “exciting things” have been revealed. “Announcing New Low Prices!” the store’s weekly ad blares. A store executive tells the Virginian-Pilot newspaper that Kroger’s seven local supermarkets are cutting everyday prices on more than 10,000 of the 28,000 items in[Read More…]

July 29, 2012 Grocery & Retail 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
Sunday’s Coupons – 7/29/12

Sunday’s Coupons – 7/29/12

There are loads of coupons in this Sunday’s newspaper, so it’s a good time to pick up a copy or two, or find a good deal on a newspaper subscription here: Thanks to Sunday Coupon Preview, here are the coupons in four different inserts that you’ll find this week (subject to regional variations): RedPlum Coupon Preview #1 Accu-Check $10/1 Nano[Read More…]

July 28, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
Coach Decides Coupons Aren’t So Bad After All

Coach Decides Coupons Aren’t So Bad After All

It’s been nearly six months since JCPenney killed coupons, nearly killing off its business in the process. Less publicized at around the same time, was the news that luxury handbag maker Coach made the same move, eliminating coupons at its factory stores. Since then, JCPenney has been forced to revise its new pricing strategy, but it’s not budging on coupons.[Read More…]

July 27, 2012 Coupons In The News
Shopping Carts: A Love Story

Shopping Carts: A Love Story

More like a love-hate story, actually.  On one side are the shoppers and thieves who apparently love shopping carts.  On the other side are people like this gentleman from Wellton, Arizona: “This is a probably useless appeal for the shoppers of Yuma to use a little consideration of others when discarding shopping carts after unloading their purchases,” he recently groused in[Read More…]

July 27, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
The “Man Aisle”. Oh, Man.

The “Man Aisle”. Oh, Man.

Har har, have you heard about the new “man aisle” that a New York City grocery store has set up? If you haven’t, you can read about it here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here. In other words, the story is everywhere today, and the Westside Market couldn’t[Read More…]

July 26, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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