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“QSeer on Steroids”: A New, More Powerful Version Debuts

“QSeer on Steroids”: A New, More Powerful Version Debuts

The creators of the QSeer coupon decoding app create a brand new version aimed at fixing the problems that QSeer exposes.

September 21, 2016 Coupons In The News
Major Mistakes Cause Questionable Coupon

Major Mistakes Cause Questionable Coupon

A $3 off TENA coupon is not only encoded to deduct only $1, but it also expired two months before it was issued. Oops.

October 30, 2015 Coupons In The News
After Today, Your Coupons Will Never Be the Same

After Today, Your Coupons Will Never Be the Same

Old-style coupons are officially phased out today, as new, longer bar codes become the new industry standard.

June 30, 2015 Coupons In The News
Study: Supermarket Scanner Errors Could Be Costing You Big Bucks

Study: Supermarket Scanner Errors Could Be Costing You Big Bucks

A new study finds a troubling error rate in supermarket scanners, which could be making you pay a lot more at the checkout than you really owe.

July 1, 2014 Grocery & Retail News
Coupon Industry Plans to Permanently Retire Old UPC Bar Codes

Coupon Industry Plans to Permanently Retire Old UPC Bar Codes

By next year, all coupons are set to switch to the new, longer DataBar bar codes – but is this a good development, or a worrisome one?

May 19, 2014 Coupons In The News
Coming Soon: Coupons With No Bar Codes?

Coming Soon: Coupons With No Bar Codes?

A tech company’s invention would eliminate traditional bar codes on products, and coupons too, making scanning much faster and easier.

January 21, 2014 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
Couponing at 40: Coupons Go High-Tech

Couponing at 40: Coupons Go High-Tech

If you’ve ever shopped at a Dollar Tree, the checkout experience can be downright quaint. Since everything is a dollar, there’s no need for a scanner at the register. It’s easy enough for the cashier to just count your items and charge you a buck apiece. But when Dollar Tree started accepting manufacturer’s coupons last year, the lack of scanners[Read More…]

July 10, 2013 Coupons In The News
Happy 40th, Bar Code! You Don’t Look a Day Over 5-37000-00176

Happy 40th, Bar Code! You Don’t Look a Day Over 5-37000-00176

Imagine a scenario in which grocery prices aren’t marked on the shelves, your cashier has to closely examine every single product you buy, and none of your coupons will scan. Sound like a nightmare? Actually, it’s the way things were just 40 years ago. The Cincinnati Enquirer points out that it was July 1972 when a Kroger supermarket in town[Read More…]

July 15, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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