Archive for June, 2013

Walmart Worker Sentenced for Coupon Fraud

Walmart Worker Sentenced for Coupon Fraud

Over-extreme couponers aren’t the only ones getting in trouble for coupon-related crimes. A Walmart employee now faces up to a year in jail for using coupons to scam her own store out of a quarter million dollars. 39-year-old Eileen Zimmerman of Graceton, Pennsylvania was sentenced on Friday to six to twelve months behind bars, followed by six years of probation.[Read More…]

June 30, 2013 Coupons In The News
Surrender Your Loyalty Card – to the Competition!

Surrender Your Loyalty Card – to the Competition!

Never let it be said that the grocery business is not fiercely competitive. While one New England supermarket chain is asking customers to turn in their store loyalty cards in exchange for a special deal, another is offering an even better deal if customers hand over their loyalty cards to the competition instead. Price Chopper wants your Shaw’s Rewards Card![Read More…]

June 28, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
SmartSource Wants to Sell You Stuff

SmartSource Wants to Sell You Stuff

Don’t want to clip coupons and shuffle off to the store? Well, now you can snap a photo with your smartphone and redeem that coupon digitally! Wait, that sounds familiar, and perhaps just a little illegal (read: “SnipSnap Coupon App Comes Under Fire”). But with SmartSource, it’s all on the up and up. The coupon provider is launching a new[Read More…]

June 28, 2013 Coupons In The News
Sunday Coupons – 6/30/13

Sunday Coupons – 6/30/13

You should find two coupon inserts this weekend, 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 or RedPlum section of our Printable Coupons page. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, try searching our coupon[Read More…]

June 28, 2013 Coupons You Can Use
Kroger Confirms: All Doubles May Be Doomed

Kroger Confirms: All Doubles May Be Doomed

As Kroger continues its campaign of eliminating double coupons region by region, many shoppers are resigned to the apparent inevitability that it’s only a matter of time until the entire chain does away with doubles. The company hasn’t said what its long term plans are, but now company officials are offering their biggest hint yet, about what’s to come. Let’s[Read More…]

June 27, 2013 Coupons In The News
So What Do Shaw’s and Jewel-Osco Want With Your Loyalty Card?

So What Do Shaw’s and Jewel-Osco Want With Your Loyalty Card?

What to do with that little plastic card, when your grocery chain gets rid of its loyalty program? Toss it, shred it, stick it in a drawer – or hand it over to the store for a chance to win fabulous prizes? Some conspiracy theorists are wondering – what exactly does the store want with our loyalty cards anyway? Three[Read More…]

June 27, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Harris Teeter May Have a Buyer: Cerberus!

Harris Teeter May Have a Buyer: Cerberus!

(Be sure to read this update: “Sold! Kroger Buys Harris Teeter”). Cerberus is pretty busy these days shaking up the five grocery chains it acquired earlier this year. But not too busy to consider acquiring a sixth. It’s reportedly made a bid for North Carolina-based Harris Teeter. If you’re a Harris Teeter shopper – is that a good thing or[Read More…]

June 26, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Sam’s Club Decides Coupons are Cool

Sam’s Club Decides Coupons are Cool

One of the first things a new couponer learns is that buying in bulk is not necessarily the best way to save. Many shoppers may believe they’re getting a great deal at the warehouse stores, but you can often do better buying multiples of smaller items when they’re on sale and when you have coupons. Why pay 12 bucks for[Read More…]

June 26, 2013 Coupons In The News
Sunday Coupon Inserts Are Going Digital

Sunday Coupon Inserts Are Going Digital

As more newspaper subscribers get their news on screens instead of on paper, the venerable Sunday coupon insert has languished behind the swiftly-changing times. Despite the advent of electronic coupons, internet printables and mobile offers, the Sunday newspaper still provides the vast majority of coupons that are offered and redeemed. Now, one coupon provider is planning to shake things up,[Read More…]

June 25, 2013 Coupons In The News
Kroger Eliminates More Double Coupons

Kroger Eliminates More Double Coupons

If anyone had hoped that Kroger might change its mind and reinstate double coupons in areas where it’s eliminated the practice, think again. The nation’s largest supermarket chain is doing away with doubles in yet another region, after its latest earnings report indicated that it’s doing just fine without them. The next domino to fall is Kroger’s Delta division, which[Read More…]

June 24, 2013 Coupons In The News
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