some retailers using coupon sites effectively, others not so much

Bed Bath and Beyond is blocking RetailMeNot — possibly because their blended average margin is relatively low and it cannot afford giving “expensive” coupons to everyone.


Macy’s is advertising on RetailMeNot — see “Featured Discounts”


OldNavy is advertising AND shutting off user-submitted coupons

oldnavy started later than Dealcatcher, but quickly overtook them and continues to increase — it is simply more useful because of real time consumer feedback on whether the coupons/codes worked or not.

An example of when NOT to use online coupons – When NOT to use Groupon

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By: Dr. Augustine Fou Thursday, April 30th, 2009 digital

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