Archive for February, 2013

Supermarket’s “Cutest Baby” Contest Turns Ugly

Supermarket’s “Cutest Baby” Contest Turns Ugly

Everyone thinks their baby is the cutest. But when prizes are at stake – suddenly, things can get ugly. And it may get even uglier before it’s over. That’s what the Iowa-based Hy-Vee grocery chain discovered, after it innocently launched a “Cutest Baby and Toddler Contest” on its Facebook page earlier this month. More than 2000 people entered, but critics[Read More…]

February 22, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Sunday’s Coupons – 2/24/13

Sunday’s Coupons – 2/24/13

You should find one coupon insert, from SmartSource this weekend. 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. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, try searching our coupon database.[Read More…]

February 22, 2013 Coupons You Can Use
The End of Supermarket Circulars?

The End of Supermarket Circulars?

Coupons are going digital. Prices are becoming personalized. So one-size-fits-all sale prices printed on paper could become a relic of the past. In other words – say goodbye to your weekly supermarket sales circular. At least that’s what Safeway is saying. Touting the success of its apps, digital coupons and “Just For U” loyalty program, the California-based chain says it’s[Read More…]

February 21, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
More Changes For Coupon Network, Coupons.com

More Changes For Coupon Network, Coupons.com

Just when you thought you were used to the latest look of the printable coupon sites, they make more changes. This time, one change is cosmetic, the other is functional. But in each case, don’t worry – it’s nothing we haven’t already told you was coming. First, Coupons.com today introduced its “new modern design” to its affiliate sites, including Coupons[Read More…]

February 20, 2013 Coupons In The News
Office Depot + OfficeMax = What Exactly?

Office Depot + OfficeMax = What Exactly?

Combine the nation’s second-biggest and third-biggest office supply stores, and what do you get? The nation’s second-biggest office supply store. When you look at it that way, the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, announced today, doesn’t sound quite so revolutionary. Staples is still bigger than both, and they all face competition from other office-product suppliers like Amazon and Walmart.[Read More…]

February 20, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
What Day Do Your Grocery Sales Start? (And Why it Matters)

What Day Do Your Grocery Sales Start? (And Why it Matters)

From now on, Easter Sunday will be on a Thursday. “Saturday Night Live” will air on Wednesdays. And weekends will change from Saturday and Sunday, to Monday and Tuesday. That would certainly mess up your routine just a little, wouldn’t it? Well apparently, so too does changing the day that your favorite grocery store’s weekly ad starts. St. Louis-based Schnucks[Read More…]

February 19, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
A New Twist in the Private Label vs. Coupon Debate

A New Twist in the Private Label vs. Coupon Debate

You’ve heard the arguments before from non-couponers – some think they can save plenty just by buying store-brand items and not bothering with coupons at all. Couponers would say that you can save much more on national brands, if you shop the sales and use coupons strategically. But now a new study that compares private-label purchases with their brand-name equivalents[Read More…]

February 18, 2013 Coupons In The News
Happy “National Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket” Month

Happy “National Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket” Month

From groundhogs to Presidents, Valentines to Mardi Gras – for such a short month, February sure has its share of celebrations. But don’t let the month come to a close without marking one of its lesser-known occasions. Because February is “National Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket” month. Really. It’s not quite a holiday, created by presidential proclamation. It’s more[Read More…]

February 17, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Campaigning With Coupons

Campaigning With Coupons

How’d you like a half-priced steak? And you don’t even have to vote for the owner of the restaurant offering you the coupon. But he’d sure like it if you did. An otherwise uneventful primary race for a City Council seat in Wichita, Kansas has become embroiled in a controversy over coupons. One candidate has filed an ethics complaint against[Read More…]

February 15, 2013 Coupons In The News
Whole Foods No Longer Wants Your “Whole Paycheck”

Whole Foods No Longer Wants Your “Whole Paycheck”

Whole Foods expects to make $13 billion this year. It’s more than a third of the way toward its goal of having 1,000 stores, it’s surged ahead on a new list of the best-performing U.S. companies, and its customers are buying more – and more expensive – stuff. And its stock tanked today. Shares of the company were down more[Read More…]

February 14, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
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