Archive for February, 2013

Publix is the Best Store in the World Ever

Publix is the Best Store in the World Ever

If its legions of devoted fans aren’t enough to convince you, two separate surveys put one grocery store at the top of their lists when it comes to customer satisfaction. But Publix is used to that kind of thing. “Publix reigns when it comes to customer satisfaction,” reports the American Customer Satisfaction Index. With a score of 86 out of[Read More…]

February 28, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Staples Rewards Gets More Rewarding – Sort Of

Staples Rewards Gets More Rewarding – Sort Of

While some have been debating the merits of the rewards programs offered by Office Depot and OfficeMax, and which elements will survive the companies’ merger, Staples has decided to shake up its own rewards program. Starting March 15th, members of Staples Rewards will get 5% back on everything, plus free shipping at Staples.com. But there are some catches. “Our brand[Read More…]

February 28, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Sunday Coupons – 3/3/13

Sunday Coupons – 3/3/13

After a couple of weeks of just one coupon insert, this Sunday you should find three – one each from SmartSource, RedPlum and P&G. Here’s a preview of the coupons you can expect. A reminder, you may be able to find some of these coupons available as printable versions in the SmartSource and RedPlum sections of our Printable Coupons page.[Read More…]

February 28, 2013 Coupons You Can Use
JCP Gives Up the Game, Calls a Coupon a Coupon

JCP Gives Up the Game, Calls a Coupon a Coupon

Finally, officially, coupons are back at JCPenney. A year after doing away with coupons, and after several months of pretending it hadn’t brought them back, CEO Ron Johnson has finally admitted it. “We have brought back sales,” he told investors today. “We have brought back coupons for our rewards members,” though he couldn’t resist adding that “we still call them[Read More…]

February 27, 2013 Coupons In The News
Former Trader Joe’s Exec: Selling “Rich Man’s Garbage” to the Poor?

Former Trader Joe’s Exec: Selling “Rich Man’s Garbage” to the Poor?

If you’re not too concerned about “gently expired” or slightly damaged packages of food, you can save a lot by shopping at “scratch and dent” stores. But is it right to peddle such products to those who may have no other options? Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, is working to open a nonprofit store in Boston that[Read More…]

February 27, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Double Coupons End, Quintuple Coupons Begin?

Double Coupons End, Quintuple Coupons Begin?

Kroger is winding down a popular coupon policy in one region, just as it wraps up an unprecedented coupon offer in all regions. For shoppers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky, tomorrow is the last day that Kroger stores will double coupons (read: “Kroger Offers New Lower Prices! Oh, And No More Double Coupons”). Meanwhile, today is the last day[Read More…]

February 27, 2013 Coupons In The News
Price Chopper Fined For “Deceptive” Double Coupon Policy

Price Chopper Fined For “Deceptive” Double Coupon Policy

The Price Chopper grocery chain and the New York Attorney General’s office are trading fire over double coupons, just days after they reached an apparently amicable settlement. The Attorney General is calling Price Chopper’s ads “deceptive” and “misleading”, and Price Chopper is calling the Attorney General’s accusations “inaccurate” and “inflammatory”. And customers who thought Price Chopper would double their coupons[Read More…]

February 26, 2013 Coupons In The News
Will Your Town Sell Out For Free Arby’s Coupons?

Will Your Town Sell Out For Free Arby’s Coupons?

Call it a tacky PR stunt, or a good way to get a whole lot of free lunches, but Arby’s is offering coupons for a free Reuben sandwich to an entire town – on one condition. The town has to rename itself “Reubenville”. For real. “March is all about the Reuben sandwich for Arby’s,” the fast-food restaurant announced today in[Read More…]

February 25, 2013 Coupons In The News
Check It Out: Library Offers Free Coupons

Check It Out: Library Offers Free Coupons

If dumpster diving isn’t for you, some extreme couponers advise looking elsewhere for extra coupon inserts, like the local library. But if even that makes you feel a little too much like a scavenger, there’s an easier way. At one local library, you can simply check out coupons (and no, you don’t have to return them.) In suburban Las Vegas,[Read More…]

February 25, 2013 Coupons In The News
Three Cases of Counterfeit Baby Formula Coupons

Three Cases of Counterfeit Baby Formula Coupons

Not every counterfeit coupon case makes national headlines, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of them. For every big counterfeiting conviction and every multi-million dollar operation thwarted, there are untold numbers of lesser cases – and they all add up. Just this past week, three coupon counterfeiting cases came to light, all of them involving baby formula. First, police[Read More…]

February 24, 2013 Coupons In The News
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