Archive for September, 2013

“Aisle50” Saves You Big Bucks on Groceries – With One Small Catch

“Aisle50” Saves You Big Bucks on Groceries – With One Small Catch

Coupons and sales aren’t the only ways to save money on your grocery bill anymore. Every time you turn around, it seems another app or website is promising a new way to save. There’s Ibotta, which gives you cash back after you purchase selected products. And Endorse – before it went bust earlier this year – refunded you a percentage[Read More…]

September 30, 2013 Coupons In The News
How to Expose the Dirty Little Secrets Hidden in Your Coupons

How to Expose the Dirty Little Secrets Hidden in Your Coupons

Coupon decoding is bad, we’ve been told – except when it’s not. That’s the shorthand version of what one smartphone app is trying to accomplish. And on an issue that most manufacturers see in terms of black and white, the app’s makers say there’s an awful lot of gray. The “QSeer” app for iPhones and iPads is not the only[Read More…]

September 30, 2013 Coupons In The News
Home Depot Couponer Arrested for Bogus BOGOs

Home Depot Couponer Arrested for Bogus BOGOs

Couponing isn’t just for the ladies anymore – and neither, it appears, is counterfeit couponing. While the Coupons in the News archives are filled with stories of women behaving badly at the grocery store, a New York man has allegedly gotten in on the counterfeit couponing action in a most manly way – by using fake coupons to buy thousands[Read More…]

September 27, 2013 Coupons In The News
Sunday Coupons – 9/29/13

Sunday Coupons – 9/29/13

You should find three coupon inserts this weekend, one each from SmartSource, RedPlum and P&G. Here’s a preview of all 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,[Read More…]

September 26, 2013 Coupons You Can Use
Are Self-Checkouts an Endangered Species?

Are Self-Checkouts an Endangered Species?

Plenty of grocery stores don’t have loyalty cards. But when Albertsons very publicly eliminated them in its newly-acquired grocery chains earlier this year, it was enough to generate headlines speculating that loyalty programs as a whole were officially on the way out. That being the case, is it time to declare the impending death of self-checkout lanes? Because now, the[Read More…]

September 26, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
How Much Do You “Like” Your Grocery Store?

How Much Do You “Like” Your Grocery Store?

You may like your local grocery store just fine, but it takes a real commitment to show the world – or at least your Facebook friends – that you “like” it. Occasional customer satisfaction surveys have declared certain supermarkets to be the most or least liked of all, but a look at how many grocery shoppers have hit the thumbs-up[Read More…]

September 25, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Why You’re Wasting Thousands of Dollars a Year on Your Groceries

Why You’re Wasting Thousands of Dollars a Year on Your Groceries

Sure, you clip coupons and shop the sales. But no matter how savvy a saver you are, even the best of us are guilty of overspending on some of our groceries in a big way, in one key respect. How many times have you poured out the remaining contents of a container of milk that had passed its expiration date?[Read More…]

September 24, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Sell Printable Coupons, and Coupons.com Will Sue You

Sell Printable Coupons, and Coupons.com Will Sue You

The buying and selling of manufacturer’s coupons has become a hot topic lately, after eBay’s recent move to impose new restrictions on the practice (even though it appears those restrictions are not being vigorously enforced just yet). But eBay won’t say whether it made the decision on its own, or under duress. A couple of years ago, there was an[Read More…]

September 23, 2013 Coupons In The News
Why You Should Grocery Shop With a Mirror, But Not a Calculator

Why You Should Grocery Shop With a Mirror, But Not a Calculator

If you think it can be a challenge to check all the supermarket sale ads and cross-reference your coupons while planning for a shopping trip, it turns out there are a few other factors you have to keep in mind for an optimal shopping experience. Everything from the way you look, to the way you sleep, to the way you[Read More…]

September 21, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Annoyed With Coupons? There Oughta be a Law!

Annoyed With Coupons? There Oughta be a Law!

As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. For every couponer who enjoys having a weekly package of ads and savings delivered to their doorstep, there are plenty of non-couponers who consider it a nuisance. So leaders of one New Jersey community are considering enacting a law to make the coupons stop. It all started with an email[Read More…]

September 20, 2013 Coupons In The News
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