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Friday, July 17, 2009

Valassis pulling all RedPlum inserts from Utah newspapers!

Please read the email I received below. I'm a coupon fanatic so I really hope this doesn't happen!

Grocery coupons found in newspaper inserts have become an important money saving tool for Utah consumers. Many Utah families are surviving these tough economic times because of increased coupon use. In August, Utah consumers will lose half of these coupons when Red Plum coupon insert distribution is discontinued in the Utah market. Valassis Communications, publisher of the Red Plum coupon insert, has opted to distribute the coupons by mail. The problem for Utah consumers is that the direct mailing will be in targeted areas only. There are many coupon users who do not live in these targeted areas and will not be receiving the coupons. These mailings will also be limited to one insert per household. Many coupon shoppers currently purchase more than one Sunday newspaper to obtain more than one copy of the money saving coupon inserts. This provides Utah consumers with increased purchasing power and an effective way to combat the economic stress.

Join us in telling Valassis Communications Don't cut my coupons!

Spread the word about this story! Get your friends and family involved. Forward the link to Don't cut my coupons! , blog about it, post it on your Facebook profile, Tweet it, whatever it takes to get the word out. We can make a difference and keep our coupons. Consumer influence has worked in other coupon markets. Let Valassis know that we don't want them to cut our coupons! On Don't cut my coupons! , you can contact companies that advertise with Valassis and let them know that you are not happy about this change. We've made a list of advertisers to make it easier for everyone to express their opinion.

Visit us at Don't cut my coupons! and make your voice heard!

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Marci said...

I heard this yesterday from Pinching Your Pennies. I am not a happy camper! I blogged about it too. Thanks for posting this. :)

Chad, Kendra, Eva and Kara said...

They won't be coming in the newspaper anymore but they will be coming in your mail instead. :) No worries!


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