Archive for August, 2012

“Coupons For Cash” Was Good While it Lasted

“Coupons For Cash” Was Good While it Lasted

In theory, if you collect tens of thousands of coupons and turn them in for cash, you can earn a few bucks (since they’re each technically worth “1/100th of a cent”). But why mess with that when you can turn them all in for face value and rake in tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars? And if you’re the[Read More…]

August 11, 2012 Coupons In The News
Sunday’s Coupons – 8/12/12

Sunday’s Coupons – 8/12/12

You should find two coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper this weekend. You can also find some of these coupons available as printable versions in the Smartsource and RedPlum sections of our Printable Coupons page. And now, as provided by Sunday Coupon Preview, here are the coupons to watch for this weekend: Smartsource coupon insert Air Wick Save $1/1 Freshmatic[Read More…]

August 11, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
JCP’s CEO on Coupon Love: “I Didn’t Understand That”

JCP’s CEO on Coupon Love: “I Didn’t Understand That”

It’s been a month or so since we last ragged on JCPenney’s CEO, who famously abolished discounts and coupons at his stores, then watched the company’s sales figures and credit rating plummet (read: “JCPenney Coupons and the CEO: Only One Can Survive”). Now, in a new interview, Ron Johnson manages to further alienate himself from the couponing community. His focus[Read More…]

August 10, 2012 Coupons In The News
“The Death of Coupons”

“The Death of Coupons”

Coupons were pronounced dead today, after a short illness. Surrounded by loved ones, coupons passed away at the hands of a Silicon Valley startup. Coupons were 124 years old. So that’s not exactly true, but it’s what the California company FreeMonee would like us to believe, as they talk up their new “gift incentive network” with just a bit of[Read More…]

August 9, 2012 Coupons In The News
Scratches, Dents – Oh, And Putrid Dumpster Meat, Too

Scratches, Dents – Oh, And Putrid Dumpster Meat, Too

Last week, we brought you the story about the growing popularity of “scratch-and-dent” discount grocery stores (read: Seeking Out Groceries That Are Dented, Expired, Discontinued – And Cheap.) Maybe we should have called them “scratch-and-dent-and-rotten-and-stolen from other supermarkets’ dumpsters” stores. At least in one particularly icky case. Rodney Sparks of Monrovia, Maryland was arraigned earlier this week, on charges that[Read More…]

August 8, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
A Kinder, Gentler “Extreme Couponing” – But Who’s Watching?

A Kinder, Gentler “Extreme Couponing” – But Who’s Watching?

Do you find “Extreme Couponing” a little too – extreme? (read: “Extreme Couponing Pays Off, For Producers”). Can’t get into watching people cram their carts with candy bars or condiments just because they can get them for free? Don’t find alleged coupon fraud entertaining? Well, then Oprah Winfrey has something for you – if she can convince you to tune[Read More…]

August 6, 2012 Coupons In The News
Challenging “The Walmart Challenge”

Challenging “The Walmart Challenge”

Last month, we brought you news about how some savvy shoppers were finding fault with the “Walmart Challenge” series of advertisements (read: “Always Low Prices. Always. (Sometimes.)” They’re still finding fault, but now a recent survey is offering some insights about the shoppers most likely to be influenced by those ads. The Walmart ad campaign has been running in cities[Read More…]

August 5, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Supermarket Spotlights Size, Selection – And Suds!

Supermarket Spotlights Size, Selection – And Suds!

Some supermarkets are big and fancy – others are just plain big. Big enough to fit an antique car inside, to have an in-house cafe, and maybe skirt the local liquor laws a little. Kinsley’s Shoprite in Broadheadsville, Pennsylvania closed its 53,000-square-foot store last night, and opened a 95,000-square-foot version this morning. The store bills itself as “The World’s Largest[Read More…]

August 5, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Why We Love, And Hate, Generics

Why We Love, And Hate, Generics

Remember when generic grocery products used to be – well, generic? Those stark labels with black, block letters that read “COLA” or “SOUP”, with stuff inside that wasn’t all that great, and it was a little embarrassing to buy? Somewhere along the line, they turned into “private-label products” and became acceptable, even trendy, to buy. But now these popular store-brand[Read More…]

August 4, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Sunday’s Coupons – 8/5/12

Sunday’s Coupons – 8/5/12

You should find three coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper this weekend. You can also find some of these coupons available as printable versions in the Smartsource and RedPlum sections of our Printable Coupons page. And now, as provided by Sunday Coupon Preview, here are the coupons to watch for this weekend: Smartsource coupon insert ACT Save $1/1 product (9/23)[Read More…]

August 4, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
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