Saturday Savings Coupon News Digest

  Coupons get the network effect via Facebook
CNET
Today Coupons.com has a new way for brands to connect with their loyal customers on Facebook. Turns out coupons are the No. 1 reason consumers “Like” brands on Facebook, according to

Coupons by Answers.com Launches Hottest Coupons for the Holiday Shopping Season
MarketWatch 
NEW YORK, Nov 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Answers.com, creators of the world’s most popular and trusted website for Questions & Answers, today announced the most popular retailer coupons available on its

Pushpins Adds Smart Lists, Digital Coupons, and Full Nutrition Facts in All-In
San Francisco Chronicle
Pushpins, Inc., a next-generation mobile coupon company, today announced a major update to its flagship grocery shopping app for iPhone and iPod touch that adds key new features such as Smart Lists, Instant Digital Coupons, Full Nutrition Facts,

Ill. man sues Southwest over free drink coupons
BusinessWeek
Adam J. Levitt filed a federal lawsuit this week against the Dallas-based discount carrier over a change in its free drink coupon policy. Levitt booked numerous flights for the Business Select class, which gave travelers free drink coupons for beer,

Lewiston coupon expo shows extreme savings
Lewiston Sun Journal
Extreme couponing expert Chrystie Corns gives tips at a special coupon expo at Lewiston Middle School on Friday evening. The confusion is understandable. The Lewiston Middle School was jam packed Friday night with

Google Launches Music Service; Coupons.com Becomes Available Via Facebook
Patch.com
Coupons.com snagged their own deal this week: through a new platform called Brandcaster Social, brands can offer printable coupons on their Facebook fan pages. The company is quickly growing, raising $2 million in the past month, bringing its total

Get A Jumpstart On Holiday Shopping WIth This Long List Of Cumming Deals
Patch.com
Many stores have issued coupons for pre-Black Friday shoppers that are only valid for this weekend. By Tammy Bester Many stores have issued coupons for pre-Black Friday shoppers that are only valid for this weekend. Black Friday is the day after

Brand Drug ‘Copay Coupons‘ Undermine Generics, Raise Health Costs by $1.8
Sacramento Bee
17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The proliferation of brand drug “copay coupon” promotions, which lure insured consumers from generics to more expensive brands, will increase costs by $1.8 billion in Pennsylvania over the next decade for employers,

 

Saturday Savings Coupon News Digest

Saturday Savings Coupon News Digest

Saturday Savings Coupon News DigestCoupon Queen: ‘I just spend less on everything’ – Post-Bulletin
Most often, the anti-stockpilers say they don’t want to spend “extra money” to buy more products than they need for the current week. The truth is, these same people overpay week after week for their groceries. Little-by-little

Coupon Mom: Deals on detergent, contact solution, ice cream – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Wisk: CVS has Wisk 2X liquid laundry detergent (26-32 loads) on sale buy one, get one free. At an estimated $8.49 each, the sale price is $4.25 each when you buy two. Use two $2 coupons from the Aug. 21 SmartSource circular to pay $2.25 each

Deploy your brain before you redeem that daily deal, Groupon or Google Offer – Oregonian
Groupon postponed its public stock offering amid reports of declining Web traffic. Facebook and Yelp ended or downsized their social coupon offerings. One online survey found most consumers overwhelmed by the number of deal emails they receive

How a Coupon Saved Me $1,000 Off the Cost of Our New Home – Associated Content
When we were looking for a new home around seven years ago, Florida hadn’t yet suffered a fatal hit to its real estate market. Everywhere you looked, pasture land was sporting new roads, and plot markers for future home sites dotted the horizon. Just north

Google buys Kansas City digital coupon company Zave Networks – The Business Journal
Google Inc. Google Inc. Latest from The Business Journals With music, movies, e-books, Amazon armed to take on iPad Nike to make ‘Back to the Future’ shoes for charity Senate sends patent reform to Obama’s desk Follow this company has bought

$5 Off Coupon for Fright Night 3D – Blu-ray.com
Pre-orders for the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D combo packs of the 2011 horror comedy Fright Night went up today and Amazon is already offering a $5 off coupon for the Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack. A SRP of $49.99 and a sale price of $34.99 for

Bagging Bargains: 4 coupon booklets, including SmartSource with Red Lobster, TGI Friday’s discounts – Patriot-News Blogs
In many of today’s editions, you’ll find four coupon booklets, two from SmartSource, a RedPlum and one from betterathome.com. Not all manufacturers’ coupons are available in all areas. Among the coupons are $1.50 off any 11-ounce or larger

Coupon Queen: How to snap a coupon slump – INFORUM
Question: “Thanks so much for your weekly columns and your website. I really enjoy reading your tips and suggestions. Now I have a question of my own: Do you ever get into a coupon slump? I started couponing late last year. I was really eager

 

Saturday Savings Coupon News Digest

Saturday Savings Coupon News Digest

Saturday Savings Coupon News DigestCoupon Queen: New super-couponer needs encouragement – Post-Bulletin
We’ve been very excited about Super-Couponing because our grocery bills have been so high. We just had our second child, so our costs have increased even more. Can you give me more suggestions for saving with coupons? We started getting the newspaper for

Pampered Hands foaming hand soap: Save $1 with coupon – NJ.com
Softsoap has recently introduced a new foaming hand soap called, Pampered Hands . Pampered Hands comes in three decadent fragrances: Tangerine Treat, Radiant Raspberry and Pamper Me Plum. If you want to give it a try, click here to download and print a

Shopping With the Very best Online Coupon codes – PR-USA.net
With a few straightforward clicks, you can create anything you want to your virtual purchasing cart. Just after earning payment, have the merchandise delivered specifically to your household. But just before you hit the checkout button, observe that you

The Coupon Corner: Use coupons to save money on everything – Union Daily Times
There are many areas in which one can save money: save on your next hotel room, save big money on your next appliance and save money when you eat out at restaurants. My husband and I never like to pay retail for anything we think we can save on. For

Coupon Queen: Plumbing mysteries of double coupons – INFORUM
This week, my inbox was packed with questions about double couponing. Question : “How is it that grocery stores in some areas of the country get double coupon promotions and others do not?” Answer: At stores that double coupons, the coupon will scan at

Extreme coupon cutters save cash, teach their ways – Yahoo Finance
But she was hooked a few weeks ago, after coupons and store deals brought her $180 grocery bill down to $40. “I was feeling a little conspicuous because people were staring at me,” Border said. “Then, I felt a rush.” She was among about 20 women who

Site lets users unload coupons – San Mateo Daily Journal
NEW YORK — Wish you hadn’t bought that daily deal for a hot air balloon ride? You’re not alone. A growing number of shoppers with buyer’s remorse are tapping an emerging resale market to unload the coupons they no longer want from sites like

 

Saturday Savings Coupon News Digest

Saturday Savings Coupon News Digest

Farmers Markets Wrestle With the Coupon Craze – Seattle Weekly
pitched their newspaper circulars to scrupulously clip coupons. But this spike in penny-pinching is steering many eaters to highly processed foods and national brands. Coupon use took a 29 percent leap in 2009 , the latest year for which data is available

A Little Raskin: Farmers Markets Adapt to the Coupon Craze – Seattle Weekly
The debilitated economy has prompted grocery shoppers who previously pitched their newspaper circulars to scrupulously clip coupons. But this spike in penny-pinching is steering many eaters to highly processed foods and national brands. Coupon use took a

New digital coupon product goes live July 18 – Cleveland Plain Dealer
LOGAN — Digital coupons have become an immensely popular way for advertisers to bring significant savings to their customers. Logan Daily News Publisher Lucy Burcham announces the publication’s entry into this unique money-saving idea, an idea that

Baltimore man charged with assault over pizza coupon in OC – Baltimore Sun
A Baltimore man visiting Ocean City was arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly pulled a knife on the victim because he would not give up a pizza coupon. Ocean City Police said William Barrenger Whitehurst, 20, is accused of holding a knife to

Coupon Queen: Beware photocopied and gang-cut coupons – INFORUM
Question : “Isn’t it wrong to scan or photocopy a coupon? I’ve been reading couponing boards and am tired of seeing people ask others to post scans or photocopies of printable coupons that aren’t available to them anymore because of print limits

Give a little, get a $10 Macy’s coupon – Atlanta Journal Constitution
With just a few dollars, you could help turn the page in a child’s life. Macy’s has partnered with Reading Is Fundamental , the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, for the Be Book Smart campaign. Now through July 31, you can visit any

Extreme coupon cutters save cash, teach their ways – Yahoo Finance
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The women sat expectantly as Monica Knight told them she once routinely spent $600 a month on groceries for her family of four. Breaking into a broad smile, Knight says that figure has been reduced to only $100 to $150 a month. And now

Laura Rowley Money & Happiness – Yahoo Finance
The trick is to be a sophisticate — catch the product at its cheapest price, buy it with a coupon, and stock up. Problem is, few people have the time to track when toilet paper hits bottom (no pun intended) or spend hours snipping coupons. The solution

Stores clip coupon usage – msnbc.com
Clipping for dollars — that’s what many shoppers are doing these days to save money on groceries and other purchases. The trend is so popular that some stores are advertising products to match the manufacturer’s coupons available. They’ve also

Retailers seek coupon revenge – AZFamily
PHOENIX – Some stores are getting back at consumers who reportedly abuse the coupon system. You’ve heard the crazy stories before and you may have even seen the shoppers on Extreme Couponing. A shopper goes into a store and buys $100 worth of items and

 

Saturday Savings Coupon News Digest

Saturday Savings Coupon News Digest

Saturday Savings Coupon News DigestBagging Bargains: Cut gas costs with grocery store offers, coupons – Patriot-News Blogs
The price of gas is dropping, but you can cut your costs more by taking advantage of the gas discounts at several stores. You’ll find the P&G brand SAVER coupon book in today’s issues of The Sunday Patriot-News . Giant Foods and Weis Markets have been

Coupons make newspapers target of theft – Mohave Daily News
BULLHEAD CITY — For decades, Americans have turned to coupons as a way to save money when they head to the grocery store. But faced with the toughest economy in years, some consumers are now turning to coupon theft in order to stretch their grocery

Savvy shopper turns coupons into care packages – Tampa Bay Online
Rebecca Newman had a hard time sleeping after seeing media reports about recent tornados. Neighborhoods reduced to rubble. Century-old trees uprooted. Families that had lost everything now living in cramped shelters. And mounting numbers of injured and

Extreme couponing is an easy way to save big bucks – msnbc.com
Frankly, store policies in our state are more restrictive toward coupons, making it tough. However, you can still save a ton of money. You can get half off or even more on your grocery bills–you just have to know what you’re doing. Coupon blogger Rose

Prescription Transfer Coupons No Longer Valid in Alabama via State Board of Pharmacy – Everything Alabama Blog
Prescription Transfer Coupons are a popular way to make money at the store. You transfer a prescription to a new pharmacy that is offering a deal on with new or transferred accounts and you get a gift card to spend in the store. That will no longer be

AAFES, DeCA still accepting expired coupons – Stars and Stripes
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The military’s discount shopping world was rocked this week when the Army and Air Force Exchange Service posted on its Facebook site that it was reviewing its policy of accepting coupons six months past their expiration date

Denton couponer clipped for lifting newspaper inserts – YAHOO!
Sybil Hudson sits on her living room floor with a pair of scissors and her coupons. It’s what she does hoping to save her family a few dollars. She’s been clipping coupons for the past year, but she never thought it would land her in jail. “I think it’s ridiculous.

 

More Than $1 Billion in Coupons Printed This Year

In a new press release out today, Coupons.com announced that they have served over $1 billion in printed coupons so far this year!  For the first 9 months of the year there was a 57% increase over the $543 million for the same time frame from the previous year, and this is the first time ever that the company has had over a billion dollars in printed coupons.  Additionally, they had more than $128  million of printed coupons in October 2010, the largest amount in a single month ever recorded by the company.

According to the report, the most popular coupon category for the year so far is ready to eat cereal, followed by yogurt and refrigerated dough.  Here’s the list of the top 10:

  1. Ready to eat cereal
  2. Yogurt
  3. Refrigerated cookie dough
  4. Portable snacks
  5. Vegetables
  6. Baby needs
  7. Soup
  8. Nutritional snacks
  9. Lunch meats
  10. Cheese

This industry milestone, and the rapid growth of digital coupons, is attributed to several key factors such as continued consumer adoption of online printable coupons and the increased use of digital coupons by manufacturers and retailers.

 

Smart, Rich & Hip People Use More Coupons!

A new study from Deals.com indicates that people who are more educated, make more money, and are more socially responsible are more likely to use coupons.  On the other hand – angry, insecure procrastinators who make less than $50k a year are less likely to use coupons.  I’m certainly not rich but I don’t mind being called smart or hip 🙂  The pollsters questioned 8,500 people in August and say they were surprised because “we expected to find more online coupon lovers in low-income households and more abstainers in high-income households. We were astonished to discover that the exact opposite is true.”

Some of the key points reported by the survey include:

  • People with household incomes in excess of $100,000 per year are roughly two times more likely to be coupon lovers.  
  • Women are 67% more likely than men to be coupon lovers.
  • College-educated people are 78% more likely than the non-college educated to be coupon lovers.
  • Parents are 48% more likely than non-parents to be coupon lovers.
  • Northeasterners are 66% more likely than West Coasters to be coupon lovers.  
  • The middle-aged are more likely than younger generations to have a strong opinion about online coupons.  
  • People who identify social responsibility as the most important element of a good work culture stand out as 151% more likely to be coupon lovers than abstainers.  

Click here to find out more about the coupon study and its results.

 

Valassis Report on Coupon Shopping Behavior

valassis

Valassis, one of the major coupon printing companies, released the findings of a new study on consumer shopping behavior.  There’s lots of information in the release, but here are some of the more interesting tidbits:

  • Of those surveyed, 31% are more careful about remembering to bring coupons to the store – 74% expect this behavior to continue;
  • 25% are clipping more coupons than before – 72% expect this habit to continue;
  • 6% are clipping coupons, which they never did before – 58% expect to continue clipping coupons in the future; and
  • 3% have joined coupon clubs or attended meetings about coupons – 50% expect to be involved in such activities in the future.
  • Overall, coupon redemption increased 23% in 2009 – the second highest year-over-year growth rate ever recorded. Redemptions continued to grow each quarter in 2009.
  • Redemption for grocery products increased by 25%, representing 2 billion coupons; and
  • Redemption of health and beauty care products increased by 20%, representing 1.2 billion coupons.