Category: Coupon Design and Distribution

Cashier Intervention

The Yardley coupon from the 5/21 SmartSource has the cashier intervention code in the databar. As the QSeer output explains, cashier intervention means that the barcode is ignored, and the cashier must verify that you met the purchase requirements and then input the coupon value. Personally, I work really hard to make sure my coupons … Read more

They Have Your Number – Tracking Coupons

23 Feb, 2017

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Are you wondering why some coupons say “tracking” on QSeer? And why tracking coupons matter? Coupon barcodes (DataBars) contain space where manufacturers can put a unique sixteen digit tracking number. That tracking number can be tied back to your name, home phone, home address, computer IP address, or any information manufacturers have about you. Manufacturers … Read more

Are Internet Printed Coupons the Next Napster?

20 Feb, 2017

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Are Internet Printed Coupons the Next Napster?

Do you remember Napster? It was a music sharing service that was part of a huge lawsuit for illegal sharing of music files. The unique aspect of the case was that some of Napster’s users ended up being sued for illegally downloading music. In some examples, that meant a 15-year old facing a million dollar … Read more

Coupon Errors 2/12 RedPlum & SmartSource

19 Feb, 2017

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Five years after the launch of the new stacked coupon barcodes (called DataBars), I really thought that manufacturers would have it mastered, and that all coupons would be flawlessly encoded and scan at checkout. However, the reality is that DataBars are very complicated, and we continue to see an amazing number of mistakes. With no … Read more

Coupon Trends: 74% Errors in August

24 Aug, 2015

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Coupon Trends: 74% Errors in August

If you find any aspects of couponing confusing, take heart, because the people who design coupons are confused too. When we started working on QSeer three years ago, we never expected coupon trends to continue to show such a high coupon error rate.  In fact, coupon issuers are making coupon errors in nearly three out … Read more

Coupon Quantity Limits

18 Aug, 2015

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Coupon Quantity Limits

Couponers across the country are frustrated with the increase in coupon redemption quantities being specified by coupon quantity limits.  Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal, and Colgate Palmolive, among many others, are specifying a limit of 4 like coupons to be redeemed in a single shopping trip.  There was even the Scotch Shipping Tape coupon from last … Read more

Coupon Errors July 2015 Red Plum

16 Aug, 2015

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Coupon Errors July 2015 Red Plum

We are continuing our research into coupon errors using QSeer and the new CHEQR software. Coupon errors continue to be amazingly high, and we are sharing our analysis with you for the July 26th Red Plum. The final installment of the massive Sunday July 26 coupon drop included two RedPlum inserts containing a combined 83 … Read more

Coupon Trends July 2015 SmartSource

12 Aug, 2015

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Coupon Trends July 2015 SmartSource

We are continuing our analysis of Coupon Trends July 2015 by looking at SmartSource inserts using QSeer and the new CHEQR software. Sunday July 26th arrived with two SmartSource inserts, delivering a grand total of 123 coupons in the Atlanta market.   Analyzing these inserts revealed that a shocking 78 of these coupons, or 63%, … Read more

Coupon Trends P&G Brandsaver August 2015

8 Aug, 2015

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Coupon Trends P&G Brandsaver August 2015

We were browsing through the latest P&G Brandsaver August 2015, and we thought we would share what we found. Read on for our analysis… The July 26 P&G Brandsaver arrived with a whopping 61 coupons, and the majority of the barcodes fail to match to the written terms of the coupon.   Analysis using the new … Read more

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