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Double Coupons: Dying Like Dinosaurs?

Double Coupons: Dying Like Dinosaurs?

If you still expect your grocery store to turn that 50-cent coupon of yours into a dollar-off discount, one retailer says you might as well be living in the Stone Age. The “practice of double-couponing has become a marketing tool of the past,” a spokesman for southern California supermarket chain Vons tells the Orange County Register. Ouch. Tucked away at[Read More…]

July 25, 2012 Coupons In The News
“Not Guilty”, Say Alleged Coupon Counterfeiters

“Not Guilty”, Say Alleged Coupon Counterfeiters

Their coupons are confiscated and their website is no more, but the three Phoenix women accused of operating a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon ring say they’re innocent. Robin Ramirez, Marilyn Johnson and Amiko Fountain all pleaded not guilty Wednesday, in Maricopa County (Arizona) Superior Court. Johnson and Fountain, whose families claim they didn’t know the coupons they’re accused of helping[Read More…]

July 25, 2012 Coupons In The News
Psst – How’d You Like a Free Suit? Or Not.

Psst – How’d You Like a Free Suit? Or Not.

Here are a few tips for retailers who want to issue a high-value coupon to their best customers: Don’t forget to put some restrictions on the coupon Don’t put it online, allowing unlimited prints Don’t encourage recipients to “forward to a friend” Men’s clothing chain Jos. A. Bank learned all of this the hard way, when it retracted a coupon[Read More…]

July 25, 2012 Coupons In The News
“Extreme Couponing” Pays Off, For Producers

“Extreme Couponing” Pays Off, For Producers

Love it or hate it, much of the credit (or blame) for the current coupon craze has to go to TLC’s TV series “Extreme Couponing”. It’s been a hit for TLC, but a lightning rod for critics who say it glorifies hoarding, displays questionable couponing ethics and even seems to condone outright fraud. But if any of it phases the[Read More…]

July 24, 2012 Coupons In The News
Don’t Invade My Privacy! Unless You Have Coupons. Then It’s Ok.

Don’t Invade My Privacy! Unless You Have Coupons. Then It’s Ok.

When it comes to privacy in this age of data collection and identity theft, many savvy consumers are careful about what personal information they’re willing to share. That said, we’re apparently willing to lower our guard for a Cheez Doodles coupon. A new poll commissioned by digital advertising company Placecast asked how people feel about companies’ use of their personal[Read More…]

July 21, 2012 Coupons In The News
A Shopping Spree That Would Make a Couponer Cringe

A Shopping Spree That Would Make a Couponer Cringe

Once upon a time, 61-year-old Molly Perry went into a Fayetteville, North Carolina grocery store, ignored the sale ad, grabbed more than $500 worth of stuff – and didn’t use a single coupon! What is she, Fayetteville’s richest retired nurse?? No, she was just the winner of a contest that awarded her a two-minute shopping spree. As reported by the[Read More…]

July 20, 2012 Coupons In The News
Selling Fake Stuff Doesn’t Make Your Web Host Happy

Selling Fake Stuff Doesn’t Make Your Web Host Happy

If you were thinking of buying a bunch of fake coupons from the SavvyShopperSite, think again! A week after three women were arrested and charged with counterfeiting the coupons sold on the site, it’s been shut down. The site was registered with Go Daddy and hosted by Act Now Domains, both of which state in their terms of service, “You[Read More…]

July 19, 2012 Coupons In The News
Couponers’ Loot Was Like “Drug Cartel-Type of Stuff”

Couponers’ Loot Was Like “Drug Cartel-Type of Stuff”

Because we just can’t get enough about the crooked coupon caper, here’s another update on the case of the alleged counterfeit couponers in Phoenix. Phoenix TV station KPHO spoke with the lead investigator of “Operation Super Coupon”, which resulted in three arrests and the seizure of $40 million in fake coupons. Sgt. David Lake of the Phoenix Police Department told[Read More…]

July 16, 2012 Coupons In The News
JCPenney Coupons and the CEO: Only One Can Survive

JCPenney Coupons and the CEO: Only One Can Survive

No more coupons, no more customers? Given department store JCPenney’s dismal performance since doing away with discounts and coupons, might CEO Ron Johnson consider bringing back coupons? “No,” he says. Ok, might JCPenney consider doing away with its CEO then? “Yes,” says one retail analyst. The company’s credit rating retreated further into junk status this week, as it laid off[Read More…]

July 13, 2012 Coupons In The News
“It Was Too Good To Be True, But It Was Working”

“It Was Too Good To Be True, But It Was Working”

Here’s a followup to the case of the alleged coupon counterfeiters in Phoenix: Did everyone who purchased the extremely-suspicious-in-retrospect “free product” coupons offered by the SavvyShopperSite, really believe they were the real deal? Not necessarily, but it seems some customers didn’t want to spoil a good thing by questioning it. Phoenix TV station KTVK spoke with a South Carolina woman[Read More…]

July 13, 2012 Coupons In The News
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