Archive for October, 2012

Supermarket Offers Prizes It Has No Intention of Actually Awarding

Supermarket Offers Prizes It Has No Intention of Actually Awarding

Have you ever wondered if anyone actually wins the grand prizes in sweepstakes like the one a Milwaukee-based grocery chain recently ran? Well, here’s your answer: No. Roundy’s Supermarkets, which operates Pick n’ Save, Copps, Rainbow Foods and other grocery chains, recently wrapped up its second annual Monopoly “Collect & Win Game”, similar to the one that McDonald’s is currently[Read More…]

October 18, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Kate Gets Canned From Couponing Job

Kate Gets Canned From Couponing Job

So what was really behind the very public firing of reality TV star-turned coupon blogger Kate Gosselin from the online coupons and deals site CouponCabin this week? Was it due to unreasonable, diva-like demands? Was it the allegations of child and animal abuse? Was it the accusations that she was fabricating stories on her blog? Or was it – as[Read More…]

October 17, 2012 Coupons In The News
Printable Coupons to Get More Secure

Printable Coupons to Get More Secure

Next time you print coupons from a pair of major printable coupon websites, you’ll notice some changes designed to improve your experience – and improve security. Coupon Network today began rolling out a new print activator upgrade. Users who have printed from Coupon Network before will be prompted to download the new “Catalina Savings Printer” in order to print coupons[Read More…]

October 16, 2012 Coupons In The News
A New Winner in the Grocery Price Wars

A New Winner in the Grocery Price Wars

It’s not Walmart. It’s not even Aldi. The new grocery low-price leader is – would you believe – Dollar General? That’s not what Walmart would have you believe. The company trumpeted its price leadership at an investors conference last week, and the Wall Street Journal today headlined a Deutsche Bank price-comparison study that crowned Walmart the cheapest option. But while[Read More…]

October 15, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Sunday’s Coupons – 10/14/12

Sunday’s Coupons – 10/14/12

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. As provided by Sunday Coupon Preview, here are the coupons that you’ll see this weekend: Smartsource coupon insert – 10/14/12 Bear Creek $1/1 pasta mix[Read More…]

October 13, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Coupons?

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Coupons?

If coupons aren’t attracting more customers, then why keep offering them? That’s what the restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday is wondering, as it signals a shift its strategy: more commercials, fewer coupons. The casual dining chain reported its quarterly earnings this week. While analysts weren’t overly impressed with the numbers, same-store sales did rise slightly, for the first time in nearly[Read More…]

October 12, 2012 Coupons In The News
JCPenney: Reversing Course on Coupons?

JCPenney: Reversing Course on Coupons?

What’s this, a JCPenney coupon? Isn’t this the company whose CEO called coupons a “drug” and didn’t understand why customers liked them so much? A single coupon isn’t enough to signify a total about face, but it’s a start. JCPenney, which swore off coupons and discounts earlier this year (read: “JCPenney Coupons and the CEO: Only One Can Survive”), is[Read More…]

October 11, 2012 Coupons In The News
Good News, Bad News: Prices Won’t Rise, But They Won’t Fall Either.

Good News, Bad News: Prices Won’t Rise, But They Won’t Fall Either.

It is perhaps a sign of the times that grocery stores don’t need to lower prices to generate excitement – they can just promise not to raise them. Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle has become the latest grocery chain to introduce a price-freeze program. Its “Low Price Lock” will guarantee that prices will not rise on about 300 selected items through the[Read More…]

October 10, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Wealthy Island is Grocery Poor

Wealthy Island is Grocery Poor

It’s hard to classify the “richest county in America” as a food desert. But grocery options in Nantucket, Massachusetts are dwindling – leaving residents with fewer choices, higher prices and louder complaints. The island, located 30 miles from Cape Cod, has just two chain grocery stores for its 10,000 or so residents. Soon it will have one. The Grand Union[Read More…]

October 9, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
When “Free” is Bad for Business?

When “Free” is Bad for Business?

Get your free Lindor Truffles coupon! If you can. A few hours into Lindt Chocolate’s “1 Million Free Bags of Lindor Truffles” Facebook offer that launched today, we’re already seeing familiar signs of a promotion that may be too popular for its own good: a site that’s slow to load, complaints that the coupon won’t print, and frustrated customers branding[Read More…]

October 9, 2012 Coupons In The News
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