Archive for September, 2012

Down With Loyalty Cards: Another View

Down With Loyalty Cards: Another View

Some stores are loyal to their loyalty cards, others hope introducing cards will make their customers loyal to them. But still others refuse to go the loyalty card route – and they may be onto something. If you haven’t read the latest exciting issue of “Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer” magazine – and, really, what’s keeping you? – the trade publication[Read More…]

September 21, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Free Coupons For Revealing Your “Coupon Personality”

Free Coupons For Revealing Your “Coupon Personality”

Are you a coupon newbie or an old pro? Devoted to digital or passionate about paper? Coupons.com wants to know your “coupon personality”, and it’s offering a free membership to its Savings Club if you share. In honor of National Coupon Month, Coupons.com has released a coupon quiz that it says will help uncover your “inner couponing persona”. From now[Read More…]

September 21, 2012 Coupons In The News
“Like Whole Foods, But Cheaper”

“Like Whole Foods, But Cheaper”

Increasingly, supermarkets caught in the middle between the likes of Walmart and dollar stores on one end, and Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s on the other, are facing a choice: go upscale, go downmarket – or go bust. Winn-Dixie nearly went the “go bust” route. But now it’s trying something different. This week, the Florida-based grocer opened its newest “transformational[Read More…]

September 20, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Bed, Bath & Beyond to Coupons: “We Hate You, But We Need You”

Bed, Bath & Beyond to Coupons: “We Hate You, But We Need You”

JCPenney famously abolished coupons. Stein Mart quietly did the same. But Bed, Bath & Beyond is clinging to coupons, even as it curses them. The home-furnishings company, known for its ubiquitous 20% off coupons, reported profits today that fell below analysts’ expectations. The CEO said the decline was “primarily attributed to an increase in coupons, due to an increase in[Read More…]

September 19, 2012 Coupons In The News
Lay’s Coupons – Look Familiar?

Lay’s Coupons – Look Familiar?

It seems a bad experience with printable Lay’s coupons hasn’t stopped the company from trying again. With slightly smaller coupons. Winn-Dixie is following in the footsteps of Winco Foods, in becoming the latest retailer to offer printable coupons for Lay’s potato chips on its Facebook page. (September 21 update: and now they’re newly available on the Bi-Lo Facebook page. And[Read More…]

September 19, 2012 Coupons In The News
Eat Well, Spend Even Less at Walmart

Eat Well, Spend Even Less at Walmart

The “Walmart Challenge” ads that target grocery stores across the country have not yet targeted Whole Foods. But they just might. Because now Walmart says you can save even more at its stores if you like to shop, and eat, healthy. Today, Walmart announced a new partnership with health care insurer Humana, offering a discount for purchasing healthy items in[Read More…]

September 19, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Harris Teeter: It’s Party Time!

Harris Teeter: It’s Party Time!

As more supermarkets expand their selection to include more wine, beer and specialty foods along with the usual staple grocery items, Harris Teeter is taking a different tack. The southeastern grocery chain is planning a brand new store concept that ditches many of the usual staple grocery items altogether, in favor of high-end items that you might need to entertain[Read More…]

September 18, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
SmartSource Goes Clipless

SmartSource Goes Clipless

“End of Sunday Newspapers?” blares one headline. “The days of buying a Sunday newspaper in hopes of getting your money back in coupons may soon come to an end.” Now that we have your attention – SmartSource is offering digital coupons now. That’s all. So breathe. News America Marketing, parent company of SmartSource, announced today that SmartSource.com now features what[Read More…]

September 17, 2012 Coupons In The News
“See For Yourself”, Indeed

“See For Yourself”, Indeed

As Walmart expands its ad campaign that invites shoppers to “see for yourself” how much lower their prices are, more competitors mentioned by name in those ads are starting to fight back. First it was Milwaukee-based Pick ‘n Save, now it’s Florida-based Publix. But first, some background. Since early this year, the “Walmart Challenge” ads have been rolling out across[Read More…]

September 16, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Walgreens’ “Balance Rewards” Begins

Walgreens’ “Balance Rewards” Begins

If you’re planning to do any shopping at Walgreens today, have you signed up for your Balance Rewards card? Because you’re going to need it. Walgreens debuts its loyalty card program today. You can sign up in store beginning today, but online enrollment has been going on for a couple of weeks now (you can still sign up online at[Read More…]

September 16, 2012 Coupons In The News
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