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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.

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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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Who coupons? Study shows it may not be who you think

On December 20, 2011

Coupons have generated a lot of debate this year as shows like “Extreme Couponing” aired. I’ve been using coupons all my life, so it’s interesting that now they generate controversy. So, who is using all these coupons? A nationwide survey by the University of Arizona reveals it may not be who you think. Researcher and division chair of retailing and…

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Starbucks offering Keurig K-Cups of select blends

On November 16, 2011

Coffee lovers went crazy for Dunkin’ Donuts K Cups for the Keurig coffeemaker. Three months later, it’s still a popular story on my blog. Now, Starbucks is joining the K-Cup race. Breakfast Blend, Pike Place Roast, Sumatra, Caffe Verona, French Roast and House Blend will be offered in K-Cups. Keurig says these K-Cup options are now available in Starbucks stores,…

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Coupon industry responds to problems

On October 28, 2011

The coupon industry is fighting back trying to rein in the out of control consumers who are using coupons to make money. The Coupon Information Corporation represents manufacturers and admits that while there are couponing rules there are also gray areas.  if you want to continue saving money while helping 10,000 people in the couponing industry keep their job, CIC…

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Coupons shouldn’t be this difficult to use

On June 21, 2011

Couponing should not be so difficult. This weekend, I went to two stores and used coupons. At both, I had problems. It’s one reason I think people don’t use them, because they don’t want to deal with the hassles.  If the fight takes awhile, it’s almost not worth it because time is money. In the first instance, the coupon simply…