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Couponing’s Battle of the Sexes: Are Women Better Than Men?

Couponing’s Battle of the Sexes: Are Women Better Than Men?

Studies, surveys and simple observations have shown that more men are going grocery shopping, and using coupons these days. But are they any good at it? Just ask their wives – as soon as they stop laughing. A new survey says women still do the majority of the shopping and coupon-clipping. And many of the women say it’s because they’re[Read More…]

May 1, 2013 Coupons In The News
Do You Grocery Shop at Multiple Stores in One Day? You’re Not Alone.

Do You Grocery Shop at Multiple Stores in One Day? You’re Not Alone.

There are those who see grocery shopping as a chore, who head to the nearest supermarket, grab what they need and get out. Others watch the sales and clip coupons in order to get the best deals. Still others go to greater lengths. Have you ever prepared multiple shopping lists, organized multiple sets of coupons and shopped at multiple stores[Read More…]

April 22, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
When “New Low Prices” Are Neither New, Nor Low (For Long)

When “New Low Prices” Are Neither New, Nor Low (For Long)

It’s an age-old question – which do grocery shoppers like more, sales and coupons that offer big savings off high regular prices, or just plain low prices? The country’s largest grocery chain is changing its strategy a bit, but its “new low prices” strategy is not exactly new, and its prices may not stay low. Read over this piece of[Read More…]

February 4, 2013 Grocery & Retail News

Pro or Con on Coupons? You Decide.

We’ve all heard it before, and now a national TV audience has heard it – it’s time to get over extreme couponing. Author Christy Rakoczy appeared in the above segment on “Good Morning America” today, making the argument that she first made in a MoneyCrashers.com article back in October. In “6 Reasons Why I Stopped Extreme Couponing“, and on the[Read More…]

December 4, 2012 Coupons In The News
An Extreme Couponer Who’s Had Enough

An Extreme Couponer Who’s Had Enough

So is couponing really worth all the time and effort? You’ll find plenty of naysayers who frown on all the clipping and sorting, and plenty of converts who swear by it. But it’s not every day that you find a “reformed” extreme couponer who advises the rest of us to just quit it already. The online site Money Crashers recently[Read More…]

October 23, 2012 Coupons In The News
Scratches, Dents – Oh, And Putrid Dumpster Meat, Too

Scratches, Dents – Oh, And Putrid Dumpster Meat, Too

Last week, we brought you the story about the growing popularity of “scratch-and-dent” discount grocery stores (read: Seeking Out Groceries That Are Dented, Expired, Discontinued – And Cheap.) Maybe we should have called them “scratch-and-dent-and-rotten-and-stolen from other supermarkets’ dumpsters” stores. At least in one particularly icky case. Rodney Sparks of Monrovia, Maryland was arraigned earlier this week, on charges that[Read More…]

August 8, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Challenging “The Walmart Challenge”

Challenging “The Walmart Challenge”

Last month, we brought you news about how some savvy shoppers were finding fault with the “Walmart Challenge” series of advertisements (read: “Always Low Prices. Always. (Sometimes.)” They’re still finding fault, but now a recent survey is offering some insights about the shoppers most likely to be influenced by those ads. The Walmart ad campaign has been running in cities[Read More…]

August 5, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Seeking Out Groceries That Are Dented, Expired, Discontinued – And Cheap

Seeking Out Groceries That Are Dented, Expired, Discontinued – And Cheap

If you want to go high-end with your grocery shopping, there are plenty of places like Whole Foods and super-supermarkets like St. Louis’ new Dierbergs and Schnucks (read: St. Louis’ Souped-Up Supermarkets). For lower prices, you can visit a big-box store like Walmart. If you’re on a real bargain hunt, you may pick up your groceries at discount stores like[Read More…]

August 3, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Coupons In The News Debuts

Coupons In The News Debuts

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who consider coupon inserts as annoying things to toss aside when the Sunday newspaper arrives, and those who consider the Sunday newspaper as that wordy thing that’s wrapped around their coupon inserts. Oh, and then there are people who think, newspapers? Do they still make those? Anyway, whether it’s due[Read More…]

July 9, 2012 Coupons In The News
Don’t Get Suckered at the Store

Don’t Get Suckered at the Store

So there you are, your store’s sale ad and your clutch of coupons in your hand, and something tempting catches your eye on the supermarket shelf. Don’t do it! A friendly coupon Mom-slash-coupon company spokesperson from West Michigan tells a local TV station not to be snookered by grocery stores’ clever tricks to get you to spend more. Read her complete[Read More…]

July 7, 2012 Couponing Tips & Tricks
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