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Coupon Values[edit]

So what is the deal with the "This is worth 1/100th of a cent" on most coupons? Enquiring minds want to know!— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:18, 3 June 2006‎ (UTC)

in the Uk its because coupons must have a cash value by law (which you can in theory redeem), as they are a form of payment. This cash value is made so small because the company does not want it to have a cash value at all, and therefore makes it negligible.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:29, 17 June 2006‎ (UTC)


Currently all the external links appear pretty much spam-like. Any one have any feeling on their inclusion/deletion?

Aaron Brenneman 5 July 2005 07:31 (UTC)

I am removing all the external links because they are all aomercial links, if anyone has any good links feel free to add them. --PinchasC | £€åV€ m€ å m€§§åg€ 08:43, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
I'm again removing commercial links. --mtz206 (talk) 15:14, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

One of the external links go to a page which needs a log-in so can one of the mods remove it as it serves no purpose unless the person has the login details.

He are two other good resources of info on coupons. and - http :// —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:58, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Origins vs History[edit]

These sections seem to contradict each other about when coupons were first used. TRCunning24.124.29.130 08:10, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

The first consumer coupons issued were for Coke, but the first real grocery coupon was a year later from Post for .01c off Grapenuts Cereal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:53, 14 October 2007 (UTC)


In the legal sense, this word refers to a change in medium, ie scanning, copying, photographing, etc. This restriction on a coupon refers to that usage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:12, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Coupon Fraud[edit]

I'm not sure if it's notable, but the "fraudulent" coupons shown here were, upon a little bit of research, actually coupons produced by a consortium of several Taco Bells in several States in the US, as you can see here: http :// (look at the footer for the list of stores) and here, for PDF copies of the coupons in question: http :// (talk) 22:41, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Mobile Coupons[edit]

In addition to internet coupons, what do people think about adding a section on mobile coupons?

There's plenty of references out there about coupons on your cell phone, which seem to warrant inclusion in the Wiki http :// —Preceding unsigned comment added by King4057 (talkcontribs) 03:16, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

There are several cites that offer online coupon that can you can print at home and use in retail stores. Two of the largest websites with online printable coupons are Red Plum and Smart Source. Facebook is also a source for internet coupons. Many manufacturers will often post coupons for their products and you are able to print them after "liking" their Facebook page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Klgibas (talkcontribs) 16:31, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

I agree regarding a section for mobile coupons - I can give the perspective from Australia. It is relatively new here - unfortunately there are limitations to coupon redemption on mobile phones as the large supermarkets and variety stores do not have the facilities to scan barcodes or monitor redemption.

Nikki Cripps Nikkicr (talk) 00:22, 23 April 2013 (UTC)


I've added the globalize tag to the article, in the hope that it will spawn a description of usage in various countries, and remove the focus from the rather US-centric description that it has today. As an example, the concept of coupons is almost non-existing in Denmark, and probably in other countries - so some effort should be made to describe the concept to non-coupon using readers.

Some pointers to what i'm looking for:

  • description of usage
  • how widespread is this marketing means?
  • how does usage in the US differ from other markets?


--Kim D. Petersen (talk) 08:33, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi Kim - I've added a small section about couponing and its origin in Australia to the coupon article. Couponing in Australia differs significantly from that in America and UK - we do not have the an acceptance of couponing for grocery items that you do, unfortunately. All our research tells us that customers want discounts on grocery items but there is no sign of producers or manufacturers wishing to go down this path. Instead couponing here is largely two for one offers for food, coffee, restaurants and gym discounts.

Nikki Cripps Nikkicr (talk) 00:19, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Extreme couponing[edit]

I am surprised that this phenomenon of the extreme couponing which has seen programs and books written about , it is not even mentioned in Wikipedia. \A new voice should be created. It is amazingly popular and it cannot be skipped.MaXiMiLiAnO 21:26, 3 March 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maxcrc (talkcontribs)

Welfare Coupons[edit]

Should Welfare Coupons even be considered within this page anymore? Or could someone at least try to expand it's entry and/or emphasize its difference from the concept of grocery coupons? --User:TheIC2013On

Good point. They really are an entirely different subject. I have moved the section to the foot of the article just now and removed the discussion of US poverty levels. Apart from being US centric, the degree of poverty and its relevance to "coupons" is not established in the cite, which isn't about coupons at all. This makes this discussion original synthesis. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 21:03, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
I wouldn't say its an entirely different topic. A short section on welfare coupons is appropriate, with a link to a longer article would be better in my opinion. Or maybe a link to Social programs in the United States. Jonpatterns (talk) 08:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

New Page for Coupon Sites?[edit]

I think this page only talks about coupons as a general topic and that there should be a seperate new page for coupon sites similar to how there's a page for Comparison shopping website. Can anyone confirm whether the page would be warranted under wikipedia inclusion guidelines? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Karthikkumarsunder (talkcontribs) 19:22, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Possibly. You'd have to establish notability and have some good references that discuss the topic. It wouldn't work if it was just a list of coupons websites, with very little discussion, history or sourced analysis. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 11:22, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 31 March 2016[edit]

Function According to Larson and Lopez (2003) coupon is basically a method for a marketing system that connects between the advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and customers through the monitoring system issues varies types of coupons. Which the customers can purchase discounted items, rebate when buying a products and win prizes. Manufacturers can use coupons as a method to attract new customer to participate in merchandise reward programs.

Grocery Coupon In New Zealand, the ways customers find and receive the coupons are slightly different than the United States’ grocery coupons method. As for many of the grocery stores in New Zealand, the coupons can be found on the receipts after the purchase. Coupons are placed on the reverse side of the grocery store’s register rolls for example, New World supermarket. Customers can find varies type of offers including discount for movies, buy one get one free and local service business’s discount. Other than that the grocery stores also offer a discount on fuel for the customer who spend at certain amount of money within the store. For example, Pak n Save has their own fuel stations that accept the coupon from their supermarket. If customer spend more than forty dollars then they will receive a coupon of six cents discount per litre of fuel. This method of the use of coupon tends to draw the customers to spend at the grocery stores that benefit them.

Another example of coupon method a lot of customers pay attention to the money back from grocery stores coupon. Countdown supermarket offers the customers fifteen dollars back when they collect the point up to two hundred points. Every single ten dollars spend within store customers earn reward points, and as they collect up to two hundred points, they will be rewarded with fifteen dollars coupon to spend in store. They also give out the special deals which acts like coupon but customers will only find out when visit in store. For example, at the shelves of chocolate bar during the promotion period they provided, there will be a coupon sign by the shelves showing customer the deals. Buy three chocolate bars for five dollars or a dollar and ninety-nine cents each. Regarding this method of the store, customers are most likely will be grabbing the deals as they will see it as beneficial to them and just like coupon, they get to save their money.

Apple watch app coupons Apart from mobile app coupons, one of the newest ways of deliver methods is the coupon app for the Apple watch that has just been released. The statistics show the estimate number of Apple watches sold up to the date of 11th May 2015 was around seven million (Smith, 2016). Along with more than 50% of smartwatch sales in 2015, it is clear to say that perhaps the new Apple watches will eventually become a big hit just like their IPhone. It will be common for customer to make the use out of the watch and of course, download the apps.

The provider who was the first to release the Apple watch coupon app is Valpak. The app claims to be very simple, convenient and easy for consumers to use. It will be just like any other types of coupons. Within a 25 miles radius, the app is able to show the consumers any access to coupons for the stores and services in the area. On just a tap on their wrist, the consumers will be able to find out all the information. This will also benefits the consumers to find out about new coupon deals that they may have not heard about or seen. Work the same way as mobile app coupon, the consumers can redeem them very easily (Marketline, 2015).

Jchan94 (talk) 11:29, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Not done. Test is largely unsourced, excessive, and poorly written. ScrpIronIV 13:44, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 April 2016[edit]

Please change the following section to read as follows:

Mobile app coupons

A mobile app coupon can be a regular coupon for redemption (discount value or discount percentage) used at checkout distributed by the app-makers, a rebate coupon from a mobile app, or unique, personal sharing codes owned by each user to recruit new users with referral benefits (e.g. Airbnb, Uber). The latter form requires personal sharing on behalf of users to their personal networks. Mobile app coupons that offer a rebate, such as ibotta, savingstar, and Checkout 51,and GroceryiQ, can be used in conjunction with manufacturer and store coupons to enhance your savings and often have overlapping savings. These apps require that you select the offer prior to making your purchase and then submit a copy of your receipt to receive a rebate typically deposited into your paypal account.

sources also include: [1] [2]

Gamachel (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Not done. Request includes inappropriate use of external links, and is promotional in content. ScrpIronIV 17:18, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per above. flipping switch.  — Andy W. (talk · contrib) 18:02, 26 April 2016 (UTC)