Which Are The Most Frugal Coupon Crazy Cities Of Them All?

No need to pick up your scissors and start a fight with other coupon-clippers over which city is the best at cutting costs of all the places in the United States — a new set of rankings has done all the comparing for you. It looks like Midwestern and Southern shoppers are the most fanatical about saving with digital coupons. [More]

That Free Pizza Will Be $1.49 Plus Tax, Tip, And Delivery, Please

That Free Pizza Will Be $1.49 Plus Tax, Tip, And Delivery, Please

There is no such thing as a free pizza. Alisha knows this, and she’s bright enough to know that the courtesy coupon for a “free” pizza from Papa John’s would not, in fact, result in a pizza showing up on her doorstep without any money changing hands. She just didn’t expect to be charged $1.49 for the free item. “Silly Alisha, that’s the delivery fee!” you might say. No. It’s not. She had to pay sales tax and the delivery fee as well. [More]

When Is Dinner Time Not Dinner Time?

When Is Dinner Time Not Dinner Time?

When is “dinner?” Josh had a Subway coupon with the words “Dinner Time” on it, but no time restrictions in the fine print. He went to use the coupon around 1:00 PM at a local Subway franchise, and their cash register wouldn’t accept it. He feels that Subway owes him a dollar, and now refuses to go back. Is he overreacting, or does Subway need to define when “dinner” starts? [More]

Make The Most Out Of Coupon Books You Buy In Fundraisers

Make The Most Out Of Coupon Books You Buy In Fundraisers

If you buy one of those coupon books often peddled by kids who are raising money for their schools or clubs, you’re most likely doing so just to help out rather than make a savvy investment. But dedicated coupon-users can make the books pay for themselves and then some. [More]

Who's More To Blame For My Horrible Walmart Experience: Store Staff Or The Extreme Couponer?

Who's More To Blame For My Horrible Walmart Experience: Store Staff Or The Extreme Couponer?

Consumerist reader Lucinda recently went to her local Walmart in Texas, where in addition to dealing with almost no open checkout lines and poor service from the cashiers, she also got stuck behind an extreme couponer who spoiled everyone’s day. [More]

Manufacturers Trying To Stop Sale Of Coupons On eBay

Manufacturers Trying To Stop Sale Of Coupons On eBay

If you go to eBay, there are plenty of coupon clippers out there willing to sell you hundreds of already-clipped coupons for only a few bucks. But according to a group representing dozens of the country’s biggest food, pharmaceutical, tobacco and toy makers, it’s a practice that eBay needs to put an end to. [More]

More Groupon Employees Sue Over Unpaid Overtime

More Groupon Employees Sue Over Unpaid Overtime

Groupon was hit with a second employee lawsuit alleging that the company failed to pay overtime. It’s only the latest in a series of major setbacks for the social coupon site casting its future into doubt. [More]

Kroger Killing Double And Triple Coupons

Kroger Killing Double And Triple Coupons

Continuing the anti-extreme couponer trend, Kroger announced that they’ll stop doing double and triple store coupons in North Texas stores. [More]

Get $3.99 In Oprah Free KFC Coupon Debacle Lawsuit

Get $3.99 In Oprah Free KFC Coupon Debacle Lawsuit

Two years ago, Oprah promoted on her show a KFC coupon for a free grilled chicken meal. Now the class action lawsuit the resulted after that ended in tears has settled. [More]

Best Buy Tells Me It Will Honor Coupon For Printer, But Only
If It Can Charge Price That Negates Use Of The Coupon

Best Buy Tells Me It Will Honor Coupon For Printer, But Only If It Can Charge Price That Negates Use Of The Coupon

Consumerist reader Jon saw that Best Buy was offering what appeared to be a pretty decent deal: Bring in any old printer for recycling and get a coupon for $50 off a Kodak ESP printer. And when he got to the store and saw the printer price had been dropped from $99 to $49, he thought he’d truly won a small victory. And then he got to the checkout line… [More]

Extreme Couponing Leading To Additional Newspaper Thefts

Extreme Couponing Leading To Additional Newspaper Thefts

Back in June, we told you about the uptick in Sunday newspaper thefts in Boise, ID, from thrifty folks trying to score additional coupons. Well, it looks like it wasn’t isolated to Idaho and one paper has even offered a reward for finding a newspaper pilferer. [More]

Extreme Couponer Arrested For Stealing 185
Newspapers

Extreme Couponer Arrested For Stealing 185 Newspapers

A woman who “just loves to save money” is in legal trouble after surveillance cameras caught her stealing bags of unsold newspapers from newspaper boxes. Her goal was to snatch up as many coupon inserts as possible. [More]

Toys R Us Mystery Deal Not So Mysterious, More Frustrating

Toys R Us Mystery Deal Not So Mysterious, More Frustrating

Caty wasn’t trying to scam Toys ‘R’ Us out of fifty bucks. She saw an interesting promotion in the store’s newspaper circular that required scanning a QR code in the ad and seeing what the “mystery deal” might be. She scanned the code, saw that it gave her a sweet deal on a game bundle, and headed over to the store. There she found empty shelves and employees who claimed that the deal had been a “mistake” and Caty had failed to follow a rule that wasn’t on the newspaper circular. [More]

Extreme Couponers: Dollar Stores Are For Suckers

Extreme Couponers: Dollar Stores Are For Suckers

With many people still looking for ways to save in this tough economy, you might expect bargain-hunters lined up to buy things at dollar stores. But some practitioners of the dark art of extreme couponing (soon to be an X Games event, we hope), say that you can often do a lot better by going to your regular grocery or big box store so long as you come armed with coupons. [More]

Banks Use Your Shopping Info So They Can Send You Targeted Coupons That Make More Money For The Banks

Banks Use Your Shopping Info So They Can Send You Targeted Coupons That Make More Money For The Banks

The banks of America recently pitched enough of a hissy fit to effectively neuter swipe fee reform — after they raised rates, instituted fees and canceled rewards programs — claiming they’d be swiped into the poor house by the reduced fees. But not to worry, bankers are a clever folk and they always have a way to profit off your transactions. Like, for example, colleting information about your shopping habits. [More]

Target, RiteAid, And Publix Change Policies To Cripple Extreme Couponers

Target, RiteAid, And Publix Change Policies To Cripple Extreme Couponers

In the past few weeks, three big stores have changed their coupon policies in ways to curb some of the more lucrative coupon tactics. It appears to be fallout over noob extreme couponers inspired by the TLC show Extreme Couponing, who are ruining the game for everyone else. [More]

Extreme Couponer Arrested For Stealing Coupon Inserts

Extreme Couponer Arrested For Stealing Coupon Inserts

Some people really don’t even deserve the label “extreme couponer.” We should just call ’em “jerks.” The Denton Record-Chronicle reports that a woman in Texas was arrested for buying just one newspaper from the vending machine but then taking all the coupon inserts from all the newspapers inside. [More]

Dating And Coupons Are Not A Perfect Match

Dating And Coupons Are Not A Perfect Match

Reaching for a coupon at the end of a dinner date could be a potentially mood-killing move. Or it could be a watershed moment to demonstrate shared affection for frugality. [More]