Archive for June, 2013

Why Michael Jordan Wants $5 Million for a $2 Coupon

Why Michael Jordan Wants $5 Million for a $2 Coupon

With a net worth of some $650 million, you probably won’t find former basketball star Michael Jordan clipping coupons. Especially if the coupons make him mad. One such coupon has him seeking damages of $5 million from a Chicago grocery chain, that claims all it wanted to do was congratulate Jordan for his success – by offering its customers a[Read More…]

June 17, 2013 Coupons In The News
Digital Coupon, Loyalty Card Changes for Albertsons and Jewel-Osco

Digital Coupon, Loyalty Card Changes for Albertsons and Jewel-Osco

In a reversal of the current trend toward gathering our data, accumulating “points” and loading our coupons onto shoppers’ cards, at least two newly-acquired grocery chains are heading in the opposite direction under new ownership. Jewel-Osco will be doing away with its loyalty card before the end of the month. And the Albertsons stores that currently offer e-coupons and grocery[Read More…]

June 15, 2013 Coupons In The News
Company Complains That Customers Actually Used its Coupons

Company Complains That Customers Actually Used its Coupons

There have been plenty of cases in which companies were caught off guard by a poorly-worded coupon that customers took advantage of (read about a bunch of them here). It’s unusual, though, for a company to complain that a coupon it issued was used exactly as intended. But that’s what Pep Boys is doing, as it declares one recent coupon[Read More…]

June 13, 2013 Coupons In The News
Sunday Coupons – 6/16/13

Sunday Coupons – 6/16/13

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 13, 2013 Coupons You Can Use
Safeway is Filthy Rich Now – So What Will That Mean for You?

Safeway is Filthy Rich Now – So What Will That Mean for You?

If you’re a Safeway shopper in Canada, your store will soon have a new owner. If you’re a Safeway shopper in the U.S., your store’s owner just got filthy stinking rich. And like a long-lost relative who just discovered their distant cousin won the lottery, you may be wondering – what’s in it for me? Safeway today announced the sale[Read More…]

June 12, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Pay For Your Groceries With Your Phone Number, or Perhaps Your Eyeball

Pay For Your Groceries With Your Phone Number, or Perhaps Your Eyeball

Forget cash and credit cards, how’d you like to scan your eyeball or palm print in order to pay for your groceries? It may seem far-fetched, but some are seeing that in our future. As grocery stores increasingly emphasize convenience and speed of checkout, the very act of paying for everything seems to slow things down. Have you ever tried[Read More…]

June 12, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Three Reasons AmazonFresh is Good, and Bad, for Grocery Shoppers

Three Reasons AmazonFresh is Good, and Bad, for Grocery Shoppers

Assumptions can be wrong, of course – but let’s assume for a moment that you will not be buying your groceries from Amazon.com. The latest iteration of the internet giant’s “AmazonFresh” grocery delivery service charges you 300 bucks just for the privilege of buying your groceries from Amazon – and you still have to pay for the groceries, and possible[Read More…]

June 11, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
“You Say Coo-pon, I Say Cyoo-pon, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off!”

“You Say Coo-pon, I Say Cyoo-pon, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off!”

Couponers can get into spirited debates over things like shelf clearing, clipping services and whether you can combine a cents-off coupon with a buy-one-get-one-free coupon. But the most lively debate is sometimes reserved for what to CALL those little scraps of paper. Is it “coo-pon”, or “cyoo-pon”?? A North Carolina State University doctoral student is aiming to end that linguistic[Read More…]

June 10, 2013 Coupons In The News
Target Goes Organic, to Get More of Your Grocery Dollars

Target Goes Organic, to Get More of Your Grocery Dollars

You may have noticed a new Target coupon this morning on the Target printable coupon site, for “$1 off a Simply Balanced food purchase of $3 or more.” You’ll probably see displays of Simply Balanced products in Target stores too – and if you’re lucky, the sample ladies might give you a taste (and maybe more coupons!) If you’re not[Read More…]

June 9, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Retailers Rebuff Snipsnap: So Is This App Ill-Advised, or Illegal?

Retailers Rebuff Snipsnap: So Is This App Ill-Advised, or Illegal?

For a coupon app that boasts that it “works at most retailers,” retailers across the country are lining up in opposition to SnipSnap.

June 7, 2013 Coupons In The News
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