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Couponer Sues Walmart For 21-Cent Overcharge

Couponer Sues Walmart For 21-Cent Overcharge

Do you live in a “pre-coupon tax” state, or a “post-coupon tax” state? Do you even know, and would you notice if your store charged you tax on things it shouldn’t? One Pennsylvania man knows, and he isn’t happy about what he found on his Walmart receipt. So he’s suing the multi-billion dollar company, for overcharging him by 21 cents.[Read More…]

July 22, 2013 Coupons In The News
Could a Lawsuit Prevent the Kroger-Harris Teeter Deal? Probably Not.

Could a Lawsuit Prevent the Kroger-Harris Teeter Deal? Probably Not.

There’s been some buzz about a lawsuit filed this week that some fear – or hope – might make the Kroger-Harris Teeter deal dead in the water. But fear not (or, don’t get your hopes up). The suit is likely just to line the lawyers’ pockets, and possibly force the companies to pass the costs on to customers. Nice. Attorneys[Read More…]

July 18, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Shopper Sues Because She Doesn’t Like Kohl’s Coupon Policy

Shopper Sues Because She Doesn’t Like Kohl’s Coupon Policy

Hell hath no fury like a couponer scorned. One Ohio woman is so upset about the way Kohl’s redeemed her coupons, she’s suing. For fourteen bucks. If you’re familiar with shopping at Kohl’s, you probably know all about Kohl’s Cash, as well as the frequent percent-off-your-total order coupons that the department store chain offers. You may also be familiar with[Read More…]

July 10, 2013 Coupons In The News
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
Too Many Coupons! Angry Residents Sue to Make it Stop

Too Many Coupons! Angry Residents Sue to Make it Stop

Imagine it – a virtually unlimited supply of free Sunday coupon inserts, delivered right to your door, no newspaper subscription required! Sounds like heaven to couponers. But to non-coupon users, it’s something else entirely. A group of Chicago residents has filed a lawsuit against their local newspaper and a major coupon insert provider, to make the coupons stop. Now, if[Read More…]

May 28, 2013 Coupons In The News
Free Supermarket Samples Land Man in the Slammer

Free Supermarket Samples Land Man in the Slammer

Might want to be careful next time you accept free samples at your local supermarket. Take too many, and you could get arrested and end up suing the store. That’s what happened to 68-year-old Erwin Lingitz of Gem Lake, Minnesota. In a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month, the retiree is seeking up to $375,000 from the store security guard,[Read More…]

March 25, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Food Fight: Kraft Sues Restaurant Over “Cracker Barrel”-Branded Products

Food Fight: Kraft Sues Restaurant Over “Cracker Barrel”-Branded Products

Hear the name “Cracker Barrel” and what do you think of? For decades, the cheese and the restaurant have peacefully co-existed, even though they’re completely separate brands that just happen to share the same name. But the peaceful coexistence has been shaken, as the restaurant’s plans to expand into your local grocery store has Kraft crying foul. Kraft, the maker[Read More…]

February 1, 2013 Grocery & Retail 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…]

January 29, 2013 Coupons In The News
“I Sued a Store And All I Got Was This Lousy Coupon”

“I Sued a Store And All I Got Was This Lousy Coupon”

If you ever got sued for millions of dollars, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just pay the damages in coupons? That’s what a couple of retailers are currently doing – and the coupons aren’t even all that great. Luxury handbag maker Coach has agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit, which accused it of asking for[Read More…]

September 23, 2012 Coupons In The News
Caution: Eating 10,000 Bags of Microwave Popcorn is Hazardous to Your Health

Caution: Eating 10,000 Bags of Microwave Popcorn is Hazardous to Your Health

Walmart recently announced that you can earn a 5% credit by buying some of its healthier store-brand products. Kroger recently discovered that you can earn $7.2 million for buying its store-brand microwave popcorn. A Colorado jury this week awarded that chunk of change to 59-year-old Wayne Watson, who says he developed a chronic condition called “popcorn lung” following his enthusiastic[Read More…]

September 21, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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