Tuesday, October 28, 2008

FREE Thanksgiving Turkey

If you love "free" like I do, you're going to love the current offer through Office Depot (www.officedepot.com).

When you spend $100 on office supplies, you will receive a coupon worth $15 off a fresh or frozen Butterball turkey if you enter the appropriate coupon code to your shopping cart - the code is 58226915.

Yes, $100 is a lot to spend at one time, but if you have a computer printer, you probably need toner cartridges every once in a while. Or copy paper. Or holiday cards. Or pens, cleaning supplies, or envelopes. Once you think ahead to what you may need in the next few months, I bet you won't have a problem finding $100 worth of office supplies to order.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Save $5 at Walgreens 10/17 and 10/18

Once again, Walgreens is graciously offering us $5 in savings on a $25 purchase. For the coupon, go here.

If you haven't already, stock up on their October freebies, listed in their October Easy Saver Rebate form, and shave an additional $5 off with the coupon.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Coupon Usage on the Rise

Have you seen some of the news reports about coupon usage in the last couple of weeks? As the stock market has plummeted, the number of folks willing to take the time required to clip and use coupons has risen dramatically. Just skim this CNN story from early October to get a sense of the newfound popularity of coupon clipping.

So what does this mean for you and me? If we're lucky, it should mean more coupons in the very near future. Hopefully, just in time for the holidays.

As companies recognize that coupons have become a deciding factor in how cash-crunched consumers are spending their money, the smart ones will start using them to attract customers away from their competitors.

Want buyers to give your product or service a try? Offer them a coupon. Want them to drive a couple extra miles to shop at your store? Offer them some coupons. Want to increase the frequency with which consumers buy and/or consume your product? Send them a coupon. Want to try and convince buyers your product is superior? Offer them a coupon.

Chances are now better than ever that consumers will actually clip and use them. I know I will!