Thursday, June 16, 2011
BIG Changes coming to the way we coupon
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Apparently, Red Plum, Smart Source, and P&G are doing whatever they can to make it so you can no longer buy whole inserts online. They want you to have to buy a whole newspaper in order to get your inserts. They are looking into filing a lawsuit against Ebay & TLC, saying allowing the sale of coupon inserts is coupon fraud.
Newspapers are being instructed to destroy ALL extra inserts, and inserts from papers that do not sell. Seems like an awful lot of paper and ink wasting if you ask me!
So for those non-hoarders, or average couponers like myself who like to stockpile, this will really hurt us! Some of the online sites who sell coupon inserts are already being shut down. I don't know how this will affect the buying or selling of individual coupons (instead of whole inserts) but I have a feeling it won't be long before that is put to an end too.
Who do you think is responsible for this? Hmmmm let me think. Thanks a lot, TLC and your stupid Extreme Couponing joke of a show!