Friday, March 28, 2014

SmartSource Parent Company Embroiled in Coupon “Civil War”

Al Capone portrayed as a role model. Business tactics that one person compared to “rape.” Brazen threats to crush the competition. All in the service of saving us some money. Bet you never thought the world of coupons was quite so complicated.
About the worst thing a couponer can do is clear shelves, or worse yet, pass counterfeit coupons. But there’s an even darker, seamier underside to the world of couponing, that was first exposed during a long and ugly legal battle between the country’s two major coupon providers. Now, a couple of manufacturers are opening some of those old wounds, in the first wave of what could become a new series of long and ugly legal battles.
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