Archive for March, 2013

Shoppers Demand Cheap & Convenient Fresh Food

Shoppers Demand Cheap & Convenient Fresh Food

Couponers have long complained that it’s easy to save money on packaged products, but it’s hard to save on fresh food. There are just not very many coupons, or rock-bottom sale prices, for meat and produce. But retailers may need to take a hard look at lower prices – because shoppers are demanding it. A new report says Americans want[Read More…]

March 15, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Sunday Coupons – 3/17/13

Sunday Coupons – 3/17/13

Be on the lookout for two coupon inserts this weekend, one each from SmartSource and RedPlum. 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[Read More…]

March 14, 2013 Coupons You Can Use
JCP Offers Another Coupon, As Competitors Rub It In

JCP Offers Another Coupon, As Competitors Rub It In

You know a company is in trouble when a top executive opens a conference by denying that he and his boss are resigning. But as JCPenney brings back sales, coupons and discontinued brands as part of a plan to turn around its turnaround plan, some of its competitors are chuckling, and reminding customers they never did away with coupons and[Read More…]

March 14, 2013 Coupons In The News
Entertainment Coupon Book Bankruptcy: The Fallout

Entertainment Coupon Book Bankruptcy: The Fallout

(Update: be sure to read this followup story: “Entertainment Coupon Book: Back From the Dead”) Hundreds of people are out of a job, hundreds of companies and individuals are wondering if they’ll ever get the money they’re owed, and many who have an Entertainment Coupon Book are wondering whether the hundreds of coupons inside are any good anymore. Entertainment Publications,[Read More…]

March 13, 2013 Coupons In The News
Counterfeit Coupon Ringleader Pleads Guilty

Counterfeit Coupon Ringleader Pleads Guilty

Tens of millions of dollars worth of counterfeit coupons are out of circulation, and now, so is the woman charged with running the whole operation. 41-year-old Robin Ramirez, who was set to stand trial for operating a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon ring in Phoenix, has changed her pleas to guilty, on charges of counterfeiting, fraud and illegal control of an[Read More…]

March 12, 2013 Coupons In The News
Entertainment Coupon Company Goes Bust

Entertainment Coupon Company Goes Bust

(Update: be sure to read this followup story: “Entertainment Coupon Book Bankruptcy: The Fallout”) If someone tries to sell you one of those Entertainment Coupon books – better think twice about buying it. The company has gone bankrupt. Some Detroit media sites reported this morning that employees who showed up for work at Entertainment Promotions’ headquarters in Troy, Michigan were[Read More…]

March 12, 2013 Coupons In The News
Paper Coupons: Reports of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Paper Coupons: Reports of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

If you’ve been listening to digital coupon advocates lately, you might feel like a dinosaur for continuing to use your good old-fashioned paper coupons. But don’t worry. Paper coupon advocates are speaking out as well – and they’re not ready to declare paper coupons dead. Valassis, the parent company of RedPlum, says it’s doing just fine, thank you. “The consumer[Read More…]

March 12, 2013 Coupons In The News
If Only All Price Matching Was This Easy

If Only All Price Matching Was This Easy

British shoppers may not coupon quite the way we do in the United States, but their grocery stores sure know how to price match. Shoppers don’t even have to know how much anything is at another store – the store will do the price matching for them, and hand them a coupon off their next order representing the difference. Do[Read More…]

March 11, 2013 Coupons In The News
Why Are These People Singing and Dancing While Tearing Up Coupons?

Why Are These People Singing and Dancing While Tearing Up Coupons?

The tune is catchy, the dancing is fun, and the singing fish is a nice touch – though the fact that the performers seem to relish ripping up coupons may leave you scratching your head. The company Mobeam has produced a video that looks a little like an episode of Glee in a grocery store. Have a look at the[Read More…]

March 11, 2013 Coupons In The News
Safeway Chief Predicts End of Paper Coupons

Safeway Chief Predicts End of Paper Coupons

Every time you turn around, it seems someone is predicting the end of good old-fashioned paper coupons. Most are – surprise! – digital coupon companies, many of them startups promising to revolutionize the industry. So it serves their purpose to declare the paper coupon dead and buried. And some have done just that (read: “The Death of Coupons”). But now[Read More…]

March 9, 2013 Coupons In The News
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