Archive for November, 2012

Well, That’s One Way to Get Free Stuff for Thanksgiving!

Well, That’s One Way to Get Free Stuff for Thanksgiving!

You can just hear the old timers: “In my day, we didn’t have scanners and bar codes – we read the price tags, punched the numbers into an old-timey cash register and we liked it!” But that was then, this is now. If you’ve ever seen an episode of Extreme Couponing, in which the register “locks up” and it takes[Read More…]

November 19, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Score Big Black Friday Coupons Without Having to Shop on Black Friday

Score Big Black Friday Coupons Without Having to Shop on Black Friday

There will be plenty of deals and loads of coupons to use this Black Friday, and we’re not about to attempt to document them all here. But there are a few worth noting that could score you major high-value coupons to use whenever you’d like – without having to venture out on Black Friday at all. First, JCPenney, which offers[Read More…]

November 19, 2012 Coupons In The News
Gobble Up Cheap Turkey Now, While You Still Can

Gobble Up Cheap Turkey Now, While You Still Can

Despite some alarmist headlines this year that the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is higher than ever, it’s actually not so bad. So let us be the first to alarm you with the real headline – next year, you may need to take out a new mortgage to afford a turkey! The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual price survey of[Read More…]

November 19, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Target: Price Matching is Nice, Because No One Actually Does It

Target: Price Matching is Nice, Because No One Actually Does It

Price matching is the hot thing this season. But for all the attention given to Target‘s expanded holiday price match policy, the offer is so limited and cumbersome that even Target admits it expects few people to use it. Target made a splash last month, when it announced it would match select online retailers’ prices. It’s part of an effort[Read More…]

November 18, 2012 Coupons In The News
Sunday’s Coupons – 11/18/12

Sunday’s Coupons – 11/18/12

You should find one coupon insert 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 – 11/18/12 Almond Accents $.50/1[Read More…]

November 17, 2012 Coupons You Can Use
Twinkies Sell Like Hotcakes

Twinkies Sell Like Hotcakes

If you’ve had a hankering for Twinkies after hearing about them in the news today – you’d better drop what you’re doing and get to the store, pronto. They’re flying off the shelves across the country. Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies and other iconic snacks like Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s, Sno Balls, Drakes Cakes and even Wonder Bread, announced[Read More…]

November 16, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
“Extreme Couponing” Ratings Show We’re Not Tired of it Yet

“Extreme Couponing” Ratings Show We’re Not Tired of it Yet

Critics may roll their eyes at “Extreme Couponing”, and non-extreme couponers may cringe – but somebody’s watching. The fourth season debut of the TLC show earned respectable ratings last night, indicating that the coupon craze – and the show that helped to fuel it – isn’t running out of steam just yet. Tuesday’s season premiere drew 1.028 million viewers. It’s[Read More…]

November 14, 2012 Coupons In The News
Supermarket Strike Ends – So Now What?

Supermarket Strike Ends – So Now What?

Workers are back on the job at Raley’s supermarkets. But for how long? The nine-day strike that ended today has all sides breathing a sigh of relief – but it’s also raising questions about how long a unionized, locally-owned, family-run chain can survive in a Walmart world. Thousands of employees of Sacramento-based Raley’s, and Raley’s-owned Nob Hill, walked out earlier[Read More…]

November 13, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
The Economy Gets Better, Coupons Get Worse

The Economy Gets Better, Coupons Get Worse

Coupons can come in handy when you don’t have a job, or an income. But once your employment situation improves, it’s time to toss the coupons and blow your money on full-priced groceries! Ok, so that’s not such a smart idea. But it’s happening. According to third-quarter statistics from the coupon processing company Inmar, coupon redemption plummeted nearly 23% compared[Read More…]

November 12, 2012 Coupons In The News
Strike-Hit Supermarket Lures Shoppers With Goodies

Strike-Hit Supermarket Lures Shoppers With Goodies

Maybe you’re a supporter of unions, maybe you just don’t want the hassle of pushing past picketing employees – but perhaps you’d change your mind for some free bananas? It’s been one week since thousands of employees began a strike against Sacramento-based Raley’s and its Nob Hill affiliate (read: “Supermarket Strike Divides Shoppers”). And the store is trying everything it[Read More…]

November 11, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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