Coupon Clipping Scams

Earn hundreds of dollars each week clipping coupons! You have probably seen the claims and wondered if this would be a good work-at-home job and if the claims of the money that can be made are true. The simple answer is “no.” Promoters of the Grocery Coupon Books need coupons to fill orders of the…

Counterfeit Internet Coupons

The Internet, with the promise of easier access to the coupons you want most, also has a darker side when it comes to coupons. That is, it makes distribution of counterfeit coupons easy and efficient. This past August, a number of major grocery store chains in the Southeast of the US stopped accepting all Internet…

Grocery Coupon Book Scam

While this system sounds ideal when the concept of how it is supposed to work is explained, reality is quite a different matter. Here is the basic set up the coupon certificate programs, how they are sold as working and how they work in reality: Promoter: The promoter, usually the owner of the company, recruits…

Coupon Scams

One area that all people who decide to use coupons need to take special care about are coupon scams. There are a wide variety of them that will attempt to seperate you from your hard earned money. Taking care and becomming aware of the different types of coupon scams that exist will help you avoid…

Why Do Coupons Expire?

A decade ago, coupons frequently had a “shelf life” of six months or more. The same coupon today will likely expire in six weeks or less. Why? As with most issues, things are more complicated than they seem. All of the reasons revolve around the need to convince the consumer to purchase the product. NOW.…

History Of Grocery Coupons

1894: The year that coupons were born. After purchasing the formula for Coca-Cola for $2,300, Asa Candler creates and distributes hand written tickets for a free glass of his new fountain drink. 1895: The year the first grocery coupon is born. C.W. Post creates and distributes a one-cent coupon for his new health cereal, Grape…

Grocery Coupon Facts

In 2003, 77% of people reported that they have used coupons when shopping, saving an average of 11.5% on their grocery bills. In 2003, manufacturers offered more than $250 billion in coupon savings. The average face value of manufacturer’s coupons offered to consumers increased 4.9% to $.85 — more than double the pace of the…

Understanding Sale Items

Grocery store sale items are a shopper’s best friend and where you can significantly cut your grocery shopping costs. It’s important to know, however, that all sale items are not created equally although the grocery store would like you to believe so. In fact, there can be a huge difference in the amount you save…

Store Selling Tactics

Before we get into ways of utilizing coupons to save money, it helps to understand the way that stores sell the products and entice you to spend more than you really want. By taking the time to understand the different ways grocery stores encourage you to spend money, you can combat their strategies and spend…