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The Death of Doubles?

The Death of Doubles?

As the country’s largest grocery chain, Kroger is getting all the attention today, as it rolls out a new low-prices program that also eliminates double coupons. But if you live in the affected area and are looking for sympathy, take a number. Grocery shoppers in Indiana were already dealt that blow a day earlier. Sharp-eyed shoppers of Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets[Read More…]

Friday, February 1, 2013, 2:31 PM Coupons In The News
Kroger Offers New Lower Prices! Oh, And No More Double Coupons

Kroger Offers New Lower Prices! Oh, And No More Double Coupons

It’s good news, bad news for Kroger shoppers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. The grocery chain announced this morning that it’s introducing to the area its “New! Lower Prices” campaign that it first rolled out in Hampton Roads, Virginia last July. Unfortunately, it’s also introducing to the area its no-more-doubling-coupons policy that it rolled out in Texas back in[Read More…]

Friday, February 1, 2013, 11:46 AM Coupons In The News
Is Your City the “Most Frugal”? Depends on Who You Ask.

Is Your City the “Most Frugal”? Depends on Who You Ask.

Atlanta is the country’s most coupon-loving city! Unless it’s Salt Lake City. Or Charlotte. It’s hard to tell, really. But that’s not stopping coupon providers from bestowing the title of “most frugal city” upon someone. It seems we all love lists, especially if our city is on them. Journalists love lists, because they make for easy stories that people seem[Read More…]

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 12:24 PM Coupons In The News
Watch the Super Bowl And Score Coupons

Watch the Super Bowl And Score Coupons

Plenty of people say they watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials. But now, you can say you watch it just for the coupons. If you have your internet-enabled device handy during Sunday’s game, you can score some freebies. During the first half of the game, Pepsi will be giving away a million coupons for a free two-liter bottle[Read More…]

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 10:36 AM Coupons In The News
Disappearing Act: Vitamin Shoppe Says Coupon Emailed to Customers “Never Actually Existed”

Disappearing Act: Vitamin Shoppe Says Coupon Emailed to Customers “Never Actually Existed”

The Vitamin Shoppe is coming under fire for apparently trying to pull a Jedi mind trick on its customers. That coupon we emailed to you, they’re saying, is not an actual coupon. In fact, it never actually existed at all! But many irate customers aren’t buying it – and they’re vowing not to buy anything from the Vitamin Shoppe again.[Read More…]

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 8:52 PM Coupons In The News
SmartSource Parent Company Embroiled in Coupon “Civil War”

SmartSource Parent Company Embroiled in Coupon “Civil War”

Al Capone portrayed as a role model. Business tactics that one person compared to “rape.” Brazen threats to crush the competition. All in the service of saving us some money. Bet you never thought the world of coupons was quite so complicated. About the worst thing a couponer can do is clear shelves, or worse yet, pass counterfeit coupons. But[Read More…]

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 11:12 PM Coupons In The News
Remember What JCP Said About No Sales and Coupons? Never Mind.

Remember What JCP Said About No Sales and Coupons? Never Mind.

It was one year ago this week that JCPenney launched a radical new experiment. Sales and coupons were thrown out, in favor of “Fair and Square” everyday low prices. To paraphrase Dr. Phil – so how’s that working out for them? Well enough, that the chain is now admitting what shoppers have already noticed – sales, and some coupons, are[Read More…]

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 11:11 AM Coupons In The News
“The Stack” is Sacked, as H-E-B Goes Digital

“The Stack” is Sacked, as H-E-B Goes Digital

Coupon stacking has ended, and digital couponing has arrived at Texas’ H-E-B. And – well, prepare to be underwhelmed. But there’s still time. The San Antonio-based grocery chain’s much-heralded digital coupon program got off to a rocky start, even before it began. The coming launch was overshadowed earlier this month, by the related announcement that in order to implement digital[Read More…]

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 9:00 AM Coupons In The News
Loyal to Digital Coupons, Without a Loyalty Card: Meijer Marks Millionth mPerks Member

Loyal to Digital Coupons, Without a Loyalty Card: Meijer Marks Millionth mPerks Member

For years, store loyalty cards were lonely. Their only purpose in life seemed to be to give you access to sale prices, while non-card holding suckers had to pay full price. Then along came digital coupons, and it was love at first sight. The marriage of loyalty cards and digital coupons seemed a given – the cards were a convenient[Read More…]

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:14 PM Coupons In The News
Couponers to Companies: Is That All You’ve Got?

Couponers to Companies: Is That All You’ve Got?

We’ve heard by now, facts that back up what we’ve all seen – that the values and volume of coupons is down. But there are still insights to be gained from taking a close look at what coupons were offered, and used, over the past year. One report’s conclusion? We don’t like what we’re getting. It’s that time of year[Read More…]

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 1:58 PM Coupons In The News
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