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Are sales a thing of the past?

On January 10, 2013

What drove you to choose the stores you did for holiday shopping? Did sales or promotions influence your decision to shop at a particular store? Sales drive a lot of sales, but some analysts are predicting sales may become a thing of the past. The website, Coupons in the News, had access to an industry report from retail consultant AMG…

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Free coffee including popular pumpkin spice latte

On October 15, 2012

If you’re a coffee lover, you are in luck this week. There are two ways to get a free latte including the fall favorite – pumpkin spice. Starbucks is offering free Caffe’ Latte drinks to promote its new do it yourself latte machine. It’s called the Verismo System. The in home brewing machine makes espresso, lattes and brewed coffee. You…

Consumer Trends

Is Walmart worried?

On October 3, 2012

Walmart continues to up the ante with its series of commercials about it offering low prices. First, it was steaks. Then, groceries and back to school items. Now, it’s cell phones and even a campaign to send in your receipt to see the price differences for yourself. Business and marketing analysts say Walmart is no longer considered the cheapest retailer,…

Saving money

Coupon industry warns stores participating in “Extreme Couponing” show

On April 5, 2012

Coupons became a controversial word in 2011 after the television show, “Extreme Couponing” hit the airwaves. There are questions about how coupons are redeemed on the show. Plus, people are still reacting in in extreme ways. Now, the not-for-profit group that fights coupon redemption issues and fraud for product manufacturers is issuing an extreme warning for grocery stores thinking about…

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$400 food deal for $40 – eat it up or pass?

On April 2, 2012

If you like to dine out, there’s a deal that can save you money while you enjoy great food. How about a $400 e-Gift card for just $40? More than 9-thousand people bought the deal from Deal Chicken saving 90%. While it sounds like an incredible deal, think before you buy it. You can often get gift certificates…