Archive for September, 2012

Walgreens’ “Balance Rewards” Signup Begins

Walgreens’ “Balance Rewards” Signup Begins

If you’ve been on the edge of your seat, waiting to sign up for Walgreens‘ entry into the loyalty card game, it’s your lucky day. Signup begins today for Walgreens’ “Balance Rewards” on the website Walgreens.com/Balance. The program officially debuts on September 16th; those who pre-enroll beginning today will be entered into a drawing to win a million points, which[Read More…]

September 6, 2012 Coupons In The News
Supervalu Sheds More Stores

Supervalu Sheds More Stores

The good news from troubled grocery chain Supervalu is that the company isn’t going under, at least not imminently. The bad news is that your local store might be. Supervalu announced today that it will close about 60 “underperforming or non-strategic stores” over the next few months. Southern California will be hardest hit, with 19 area Albertsons locations on the[Read More…]

September 5, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Self-Scan’s Biggest Benefit: Convenience, Cost Savings or Coupons?

Self-Scan’s Biggest Benefit: Convenience, Cost Savings or Coupons?

Back in the Dark Ages of self-scanning at the supermarket – way back in 2011 – customers thought it was cool if they could use a store-provided “wand” to scan their items as they shopped. Yawn, that’s so last year. Now, at least one major supermarket chain is letting customers scan items with their own phone – and soon, you[Read More…]

September 4, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Do Your Dollar Store Shopping Online

Do Your Dollar Store Shopping Online

Part of the fun of dollar store shopping is the thrill of the hunt – you go into the store, not needing anything in particular, and end up leaving with things you didn’t know how you’ve lived without. But some get that same thrill by shopping online, so dollar stores are tapping into that to help generate a little more[Read More…]

September 4, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
Whole Foods’ Gift Cards Are Better Than Yours

Whole Foods’ Gift Cards Are Better Than Yours

You don’t get the “paper or plastic?” question at Whole Foods Market very often. The green grocery chain did away with plastic bags several years ago, and now it’s sending plastic gift cards to the scrap heap – er, recycling bin – too. Whole Foods has announced that it will introduce two new types of gift cards – one made[Read More…]

September 3, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Bed, Bath, Kristen Bell & Beyond

Bed, Bath, Kristen Bell & Beyond

Actress Kristen Bell may be worth millions, but she just can’t pass up a good deal on duvets. Sadly, that could land her in the slammer, and put her favorite store out of business in the process. Ok, so that might be overstating it a little. But during a visit to “Conan” recently (see clip above), Bell confessed to Conan[Read More…]

September 2, 2012 Coupons In The News
It’s National Coupon Month! So Where Are All the Coupons?

It’s National Coupon Month! So Where Are All the Coupons?

Today begins National Coupon Month, but don’t be disappointed if your friends and family forgot to buy you anything. It’s also National Chicken Month, National Yoga Month, National Potato Month, National Piano Month and National Biscuit Month – so they all have a lot of holiday shopping to catch up on. But seriously, National Coupon Month is an unofficial commemorative[Read More…]

September 1, 2012 Coupons In The News
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