Archive for July, 2012

“It Was Too Good To Be True, But It Was Working”

“It Was Too Good To Be True, But It Was Working”

Here’s a followup to the case of the alleged coupon counterfeiters in Phoenix: Did everyone who purchased the extremely-suspicious-in-retrospect “free product” coupons offered by the SavvyShopperSite, really believe they were the real deal? Not necessarily, but it seems some customers didn’t want to spoil a good thing by questioning it. Phoenix TV station KTVK spoke with a South Carolina woman[Read More…]

Friday, July 13, 2012, 10:16 AM Coupons In The News
Will You Be Paying More For Back-to-School Supplies?

Will You Be Paying More For Back-to-School Supplies?

It’s nearly back-to-school time, and maybe Chicago-based ShopperTrak needs to go back to coupon school. As reported by Crain’s Chicago Business, the retail technology company says the “back-to-school outlook is rosy, unless you’re a coupon fanatic.” The firm predicts national retail sales, and retail foot traffic, will increase this back-to-school season. “Parents will fill their carts with more pencils, supplies[Read More…]

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 10:24 AM Coupons In The News
Coupon Advice For People Who Don’t Do Coupons

Coupon Advice For People Who Don’t Do Coupons

So, you want to get in on the coupon craze without having to spend all that time, well, couponing? I suppose you also want to win an Olympic gold medal without having to spend all that time, you know, training. It takes time to master the art of saving big money with coupons, but if you don’t have the time or[Read More…]

Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 10:02 PM Couponing Tips & Tricks
“In America, You Find Coupons. In Future, Coupons Find You!”

“In America, You Find Coupons. In Future, Coupons Find You!”

Never mind the Yakov Smirnoff reference, this story isn’t about the 1980’s, it’s about the future… a future in which all you have to do is find a product you like at the store, show it to your phone and presto – coupons! IBM recently announced the development of what it calls an “augmented reality mobility shopping app”. In English,[Read More…]

Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 9:32 PM Coupons In The News
Cops Crack Crooked Coupon Caper

Cops Crack Crooked Coupon Caper

Could we interest you in a coupon for $10.82 off Maxwell House coffee? $24 off a box of Huggies diapers? $60.99 off a bag of Royal Canin dog food? Well, sorry. Police in Phoenix, Arizona say those offers are no longer available. And neither are the people who were offering them. Investigators said today they’ve broken up a multi-million dollar[Read More…]

Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 8:37 PM Coupons In The News
Coupons In The News Debuts

Coupons In The News Debuts

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who consider coupon inserts as annoying things to toss aside when the Sunday newspaper arrives, and those who consider the Sunday newspaper as that wordy thing that’s wrapped around their coupon inserts. Oh, and then there are people who think, newspapers? Do they still make those? Anyway, whether it’s due[Read More…]

Monday, July 9, 2012, 7:00 AM Coupons In The News
A Couponing Tip: Don’t Steal Your Customers’ Coupons

A Couponing Tip: Don’t Steal Your Customers’ Coupons

Even supermarket cashiers can be amazed at the kind of coupon savings some of their customers achieve. Some even ask for couponing advice from their super-saving customers. Pick ‘n Save cashier Chandler C. Fry of suburban Milwaukee reportedly took it a step further. The Journal Times of Racine, Wisconsin reports that Fry has been arrested for allegedly buying items at[Read More…]

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 9:17 PM Coupons In The News
The Coupon Sites Less Traveled

The Coupon Sites Less Traveled

The recent news that Valpak has acquired Savings.com has raised the profile of both companies, making consumers realize there’s more to online coupons than Coupons.com, SmartSource and Redplum. The Salt Lake Tribune’s Lesley Mitchell says the news “puts the spotlight on some lesser-known websites that can save you money.” Savings.com has coupon codes for local and national merchants, as well[Read More…]

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 8:45 PM Couponing Tips & Tricks
Coupons You Might Actually Use

Coupons You Might Actually Use

You know those blue envelopes you occasionally get in the mail, filled with coupons and flyers for local carpet-cleaning services, auto shops and restaurants across town that you’ve never been to?  Well, now those Valpak envelopes may soon include deals for companies and products that you’ve actually heard of. Valpak, which focuses on local deals, recently announced its acquisition of[Read More…]

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 8:20 PM Coupons In The News
You Hated Webvan, But Can We Interest You in a Web-Sub?

You Hated Webvan, But Can We Interest You in a Web-Sub?

Remember Webvan? Having groceries delivered to your door was going to be the next big thing, during the dot-com boom a decade ago. It didn’t quite work out that way. Southeastern supermarket chain Publix made its own effort to get into the home-delivery game in 2001, with PublixDirect. That effort went bust two years later. Publix tried e-commerce again in[Read More…]

Saturday, July 7, 2012, 11:21 PM Grocery & Retail News
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