Archive for September, 2012

Sunday’s Coupons – 9/16/12

Sunday’s Coupons – 9/16/12

You should find two coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper this week. If you don’t already get the Sunday paper, look for a good deal on a newspaper subscription here: You can also find some of these coupons available as printable versions in the Smartsource and RedPlum sections of our Printable Coupons page. Thanks to Sunday Coupon Preview, here are[Read More…]

September 15, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
Can Loyalty Save Supermarkets?

Can Loyalty Save Supermarkets?

Sure, you’re loyal to your local grocery store – but do you have the card to prove it? More supermarkets are looking to the loyalty card as their ticket out of oblivion. Sacramento, California-based Raley’s, which also operates Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source stores across Northern California and Nevada, is the latest to unveil a store[Read More…]

September 14, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Paper, Plastic or Please Butt Out?

Paper, Plastic or Please Butt Out?

For a while, “paper or plastic” was not a particularly controversial choice at the grocery store. Increasingly, though, shoppers are finding that the “wrong” choice could cost them – or they may have no choice at all. A San Francisco judge on Wednesday upheld a law, set to take effect next month, that will ban plastic bags from virtually all[Read More…]

September 13, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Get Your Milk, Bread – and a New Outfit – at Kroger!

Get Your Milk, Bread – and a New Outfit – at Kroger!

If Walmart and Target can invade supermarkets’ territory by offering groceries, then Kroger is saying, right back atcha. The country’s largest traditional grocery chain is experimenting with offering shoes and clothes alongside its meat and produce. The test is taking place at a Kroger Marketplace store in Mansfield, Ohio. The Marketplace concept debuted in Columbus in 2004, with a 109,000-square-foot[Read More…]

September 12, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
New York’s Loss Could Be Northeast’s Gain

New York’s Loss Could Be Northeast’s Gain

A&P was Walmart before there was a Walmart – the largest retailer in the world, with thousands of stores coast to coast. Now, though, the financially-troubled company is hoping to unload a 16-store Manhattan grocery chain in its latest effort to save itself, and its 300 or so remaining stores in the Northeast. A&P confirmed to Crain’s New York Business[Read More…]

September 11, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Should Buy-Your-Own Beer Be Banned?

Should Buy-Your-Own Beer Be Banned?

Did you know your kids are buying beer at the local grocery store, using the self-checkout lanes? Really! They’re putting both beer and soda in their shopping cart, scanning the soda twice, and leaving with the beer. Why, there oughta be a law! Actually, there already are laws meant to prevent this. It’s against the law for kids to buy[Read More…]

September 10, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Turn Your Trash Into Coupons (But Some Say, No Thanks)

Turn Your Trash Into Coupons (But Some Say, No Thanks)

Learn how to go green, recycle your trash, and get coupons for your efforts. What’s not to like about that? Well, some communities aren’t so sure. Many couponers and earth-friendly consumers know all about Recyclebank, a company that “incentivizes green actions with points that can be redeemed for discounts and deals at local and national businesses.” Anyone can join and[Read More…]

September 9, 2012 Coupons In The News
Sunday’s Coupons – 9/9/12

Sunday’s Coupons – 9/9/12

You should find three coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper this week. If you don’t already get the Sunday paper, look for a good deal on a newspaper subscription here: Thanks to Sunday Coupon Preview, here are the coupons that you’ll find this week (subject to regional variations): Smartsource coupon insert #1 Save $2/2 Almay cosmetic items ets TARGET coupon[Read More…]

September 8, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
Store Closings Bring Sadness – and Shrugs

Store Closings Bring Sadness – and Shrugs

There’s a range of reaction to the news this week that Supervalu is closing dozens of Albertsons, Save-a-Lot, ACME and Jewel-Osco supermarkets (read: “Supervalu Sheds More Stores”). “I’m really upset about it,” said one customer of a soon-to-be-shuttered store. “Just a sign of the times,” sighed another. Only four ACME stores are on the list. But news of the impending[Read More…]

September 7, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
They Only Like You For Your Coupons

They Only Like You For Your Coupons

Do you really want all of your Facebook friends to know that you “like” Twinkies? Well, if there’s a coupon involved, most of us apparently don’t mind publicly announcing our affinity for anything. In honor of National Coupon Month (read: “It’s National Coupon Month! So Where Are All the Coupons?”), Valassis has released results from its Fifth Annual “RedPlum Purse[Read More…]

September 6, 2012 Coupons In The News
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