April 17, 1991
When Daily News staff writers Peggy Higgins (pro) and Carol Towarnicky (con) faced off on the subject of coupons, we asked for your comments. You responded and the answer was loud and clear: You like them, you love them, you can't get enough of them. They save you money, they give you something to do, you have a system. And anyone who is against them is lazy or foolish or rich . . . These are excerpts from some of the responses: A GREAT FEELING Coupons, if used judiciously, can put a saving into your budget.
April 11, 1990 |
Baseball fans are a forgiving sort, especially when they're driving in rainy rush-hour traffic from Newtown and Wilmington to Veterans Stadium to get free tickets to a Phillies game. That's what happened yesterday. From the sunny morning to the windy midday to the rainy twilight, fans trickled to the Phillies' ticket window to redeem coupons for as many as four tickets to the April 19 game against the Montreal Expos. The free-ticket coupons, which appeared in yesterday's and today's Inquirer and can be redeemed right up until game time, are the Phillies' way of making amends to the fans for the inconvenience caused by the 32-day lockout that delayed spring training.
October 20, 2002 |
When US Airways announced last month that it would start charging $100 for passengers to fly standby, it meant new revenue from a common practice - flying standby - that formerly produced none. To further that policy, the airline this month began selling $100 coupons that expedite flying standby. The coupons "can be purchased in advance and allow customers using nonrefundable fares additional flexibility in their travels," US Airways said in a release that tried to put a positive spin on the new process.
October 14, 1992 |
If you're the supermarket shopper in your family, you may have noticed a book of $1 coupons next to the cash register that say, "Check Out Hunger in our Neighborhood. " The coupons - distributed by the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank - allow shoppers to add $1 to their grocery bill to help feed Philadelphians who can't afford to feed themselves. And there are many, according to Kevin Fagin, director of development for the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank, who supplied these figures: 500,000 people in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties live in poverty and frequently go hungry.
March 22, 2013 |
Location, location, location - it's important in the grocery business, too, with colorful produce drawing customers in and dairy items pulling them to the back of the store. But the trip through the supermarket can be long and winding, and customers skip aisles because they think they don't need toothpaste or cereal. New research, using the latest technology, finds that the proper use of mobile coupons could significantly pump up unplanned grocery spending, getting shoppers to buy beyond their lists.
September 8, 1988 |
A Philadelphia woman was sentenced to one year in prison and fined $6,000 yesterday for taking part in one of the largest supermarket coupon-redemption scams in state history. Dorothea Joyce, 59, of the 5800 block of Frankford Avenue, was one of five people sentenced yesterday for participating in a what prosecutors say was a well-organized scheme to collect millions of discount coupons and sell them to store owners for 40 cents on the dollar. Twenty-one people have pleaded guilty so far, and all face sentencing.
December 20, 1993 |
No one seemed more surprised than representatives of the AMI marketing company when the Woodbury Homesteader Restaurant abruptly closed its doors late last month during a sales promotion that generated about 500 new customers. Clifford Walker, manager of the Mount Laurel company, said his firm was contracted by the restaurant owner about two weeks before Thanksgiving to sell discount coupons for $19.99. The coupons would allow the buyer to purchase 10 dinners and 10 lunches. The coupons also offered a 20 percent discount for groups.
April 15, 1988 |
Federal prosecutors have charged 21 Philadelphia-area residents with conspiring to defraud grocery manufacturers of more than $3 million by illegally redeeming cents-off coupons for products that were never purchased. Among those named in a 97-count indictment alleging mail fraud, conspiracy and income tax violations were West Chester food consultant Robert A. Joyce, 32, his wife, Edna, 46, and his parents, Robert J., 56, and Dorthea Joyce, 58, of Frankford Avenue near Stevenson Road.
October 22, 1986 |
Buying a certificate of deposit or opening a savings account never has been quite like buying laundry detergent or a jar of peanut butter. But Fidelity Bank is trying to change that. Starting Tuesday, the bank will begin running newspaper advertisements pitching its "special values," an assortment of coupons offering cash bonuses and other goodies for customers. For example, the bank will offer a $10 cash payment for new statement savings accounts and $20 in cash for a new money market savings account if either is linked to a checking account.
March 30, 1989 |
Robert A. Joyce, admitted mastermind of a $2.5 million cents-off coupon fraud scheme, yesterday was given a five-year prison term, and his father received a two-year sentence for helping him. Two other admitted helpers, Joyce's mother, Dorthea, 58, who is serving a one-year prison sentence, and his wife, Edna, 46, who awaits sentencing, also were in the federal courtroom in Philadelphia to learn the fate of Joyce, 33, and his father, Robert J....