Archive for June, 2013

Could Accepting Coupons Help Competitors Outdo Aldi?

Could Accepting Coupons Help Competitors Outdo Aldi?

With its limited selection, low prices and coin-operated shopping carts, ALDI has a lot going for it. But one thing keeps some shoppers from fully embracing it. ALDI doesn’t take coupons. The horrors! But as competitors try – and fail – to outdo ALDI, could accepting coupons be the one thing that sets others apart and really gives ALDI a[Read More…]

June 24, 2013 Coupons In The News
Shaw’s and Acme Ditch Loyalty Programs, Digital Coupons

Shaw’s and Acme Ditch Loyalty Programs, Digital Coupons

The other shoe has dropped, for the rest of the grocery chains recently acquired by the parent company of Albertsons. As their corporate cousins embrace “card free savings” and phase out digital coupons, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market are following suit. Acme has ditched its SuperCard loyalty program, and Shaw’s and Star Market are expected to eliminate their Rewards Card[Read More…]

June 23, 2013 Coupons In The News
Target, Others Tell SnipSnap to Cease and Desist

Target, Others Tell SnipSnap to Cease and Desist

(Be sure to read this followup story: “EXCLUSIVE: SnipSnap is Sued, Accused of Infringing Coupon Copyrights”) The controversial coupon app SnipSnap is making a big stink about the fact that Target will no longer allow its coupons to appear on the app. But Target is not the only retailer to tell SnipSnap to knock it off. Spokespersons for both Target[Read More…]

June 22, 2013 Coupons In The News
Ibotta Changes Coming: No Receipts Required!

Ibotta Changes Coming: No Receipts Required!

Tired of scanning and uploading long receipts and multiple product bar codes, just to get a few bucks back on your grocery purchases? Hundreds of thousands of Ibotta users don’t seem to mind. But soon you can get your cash without having to do any of that anymore. Ibotta this week unveiled its first “receiptless” version, which links directly to[Read More…]

June 21, 2013 Coupons In The News
Sunday Coupons – 6/23/13

Sunday Coupons – 6/23/13

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 21, 2013 Coupons You Can Use
Walmart Couponers Busted for Illegal Overage

Walmart Couponers Busted for Illegal Overage

Walmart is not always known as the easiest place to coupon, but it sure made for easy money for a pair of Pennsylvania women. They’ve now been sentenced on charges that they racked up thousands of dollars in overage, by misusing coupons at several Walmart stores. Be warned – misusing coupons is not only frowned upon, it could also land[Read More…]

June 20, 2013 Coupons In The News
Endorse Goes Dark: Coupon App Suddenly Shuts Down

Endorse Goes Dark: Coupon App Suddenly Shuts Down

Endorse users looking for deals are instead seeing the above image today, after the app’s CEO made a late-night announcement that Endorse is shutting down, effective immediately. Users have until the end of the month to cash out. Endorse signed on nearly two years ago, with a much more complicated – though more rewarding – app than the ultimate version[Read More…]

June 20, 2013 Coupons In The News
Albertsons: No More Loyalty Card – And No Consistent Coupon Policy

Albertsons: No More Loyalty Card – And No Consistent Coupon Policy

The reunited Albertsons has finally clarified some confusion and confirmed what many had suspected but hadn’t quite pinned down – the “Preferred Card” loyalty program is history. Oh, and so is the Albertsons coupon policy. More on that in a bit. But first, “our Preferred Card is no longer required at our stores to receive sales prices on items,” the[Read More…]

June 19, 2013 Coupons In The News
NYC Gets P&G Freebies, We Get 25-Cent Charmin Coupons

NYC Gets P&G Freebies, We Get 25-Cent Charmin Coupons

Procter and Gamble is spending a bundle on a promotion today that will put “high-value coupons” and tens of thousands of free products into the hands of New York City residents. Meanwhile, the rest of the country is spending a bundle on P&G products, with the help of generous 25-cent off coupons. What gives? While you debate whether it’s even[Read More…]

June 19, 2013 Coupons In The News
Here’s a Coupon for a Free Car! Oh Wait, Never Mind

Here’s a Coupon for a Free Car! Oh Wait, Never Mind

So it wasn’t exactly a free car, just a free car rental for a day. But for many disappointed customers, it turned out not to be even that. Now Thrifty Car Rental is taking some heat for accidentally offering a free coupon, then rescinding it. It started a few days ago, when members of Thrifty’s email list got a surprise[Read More…]

June 18, 2013 Coupons In The News
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