The retail landscape has changed significantly over the last few years, but the adoption of mobile technology has completely revolutionized the shopping experience for consumers and retailers alike. Increased smartphone use has allowed consumers to reach out to their favorite brands and receive instant access to discounts, offers and coupons. CouponCabin.com takes a look at how consumers are saving with mobile devices.
Saying goodbye to summer can be bittersweet, but each season brings its own rewards. And fall brings more than just beautiful leaves; it brings discounts. That’s right, the lower temperature outside means lower ticket prices on many luxury items. In fact, fall is the perfect season to make some major purchases that are bound to please your entire brood, especially once the holiday season rolls around. Take a look at the best items to buy in fall to save the most.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it costs a middle-income, two-parent household an average of $226,920 to raise a child. While this number covers just the basics, most parents end up spending much more. That’s because extracurricular activities, especially those that are sports-related, can add up to a small fortune. Do the benefits of a well-rounded child outweigh the financial burden? We crunched the numbers to find out.
Thanks to social media, brands can’t hide behind their logos anymore. These days, negative and positive brand experiences can be shared with millions of people in just seconds. Shoppers are no longer relying on glossy ads or incentives to make decisions; instead they are actively taking cues from their social networks for product and service recommendations. Below, we take a look at just how much influence social media has on consumers.
With countless apps keeping smartphone owners occupied, today’s users have grown quite attached to their devices. And now, in addition to the many things smartphones already do, they can also save us major bucks. That’s right, coupons have gone mobile, and close to half of all smartphone users have already cashed in on savings with their device.
To meet the demand for mobile coupons, CouponCabin recently launched a new, all-in-one coupon app that allows users to access coupons in every coupon category, including grocery, printable for in-store use, and online codes for hundreds of online retailers.
One in every five Americans is a woman living one of the country’s top 25 most populous metropolitan areas. A recent report by Measure of America gauged this vital demographic’s well-being and access to opportunities by analyzing the results of the American Human Development Index (a summarized masure of basic ingredients of human well-being: health, education and income into a number between 0 and 10). We take a look at the findings.
The astronomical price tag may be keeping some high schoolers from participating in one of the most memorable social events of their youth: prom. According to a 2012 Visa survey, the average cost of prom is at an all-time high. Parents are expected to shell out big bucks to make this one-night event happen for their child, but most are scrambling to do it. Take a look at what today’s prom costs and find some helpful tips to help your teen save on the big day.
"Once all the New Year’s Eve celebrations are wrapped up, only one other day brings as much anxiety and awareness of singlehood – Valentine’s Day. February 14th is fast approaching, bringing with it an endless stream of couples, roses, chocolates and hearts. But instead of wallowing in sorrow over being a party of one, take comfort in a new survey conducted by Pew Research. Turns out, more Americans are single than ever before."
With the fridge finally free of holiday leftovers, most Americans make the dreaded resolution to shed the pesky pounds they inevitably gained over the last few months. Vowing to be in better shape than the year before, some U.S.
"Clearly, a shopping spree won't cure a serious case of the blues, but we'd be lying if we said we've never experienced the high of buying something new for ourselves or a loved one. The thrill of a new purchase may not last long, but the short-lived boost can still help us get over that mid-day slump or shake off a bad Friday night date. And sometimes, that quick burst of happiness over a new sweater is just what the doctor ordered."
"While most Americans plan to spend a relaxing night at home after the traditional Thanksgiving feast, others are gearing up for antoher tradition altogether, one that will lead to a sleepless night full of savings. Black Friday typically begins at 4 a.m. on November 25, when retailers slash their prices in stores and online, and consumers prepare to battle each other for the best holiday savings. Here we take a look at hos Black Friday is shaping up."
A recent survey by CouponCabin.com and Harris Interactive revealed that nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults occasionally splurge on lottery tickets. We take a look at who these hopefuls are and reveal their secret to-do lists for when the windfall comes.
Finding coupons couldn’t be easier these days; there’s an app for that! Still whether you’re clipping or clicking for savings, there are basic rules and tips every frugalist should know. Check out CouponCabin's dos and don’ts for saving cash by couponing – without making an extreme sport of it.
Marketing is all around us. While some campaigns are shamelessly direct, others are much more subtle, barely noticeable to the naked eye. At the supermarket, these obvious tactics and secret tricks perfectly synchronize to make most shoppers defenseless against excess spending. Here CouponCabin reveals the popular traps most grocery stores set to catch the green in your wallet.
Some folks are funny when it comes to money. We all have those friends who won’t chip in for a birthday gift, never offer to pick up a round of drinks at the bar, or wouldn’t even dream of lending you five bucks during a lunch run. In fact, tons of perfectly normal occasions can get pretty awkward once money is involved. Here, CouponCabin.com gives the scoop on what situations make us weird about our wallet.
When you think of coupons, your mind probably conjures a certain stereotype: a parent at the grocery store, making the rounds with a binder of coupons in hand a small child in the cart. This is not always the case. As couponing continues to grow in popularity, and redeeming them becomes easier than ever, shoppers with many different identities are embracing the coupon. From the novice clipper to the expert extremest, check out these profiles of coupon users to see where you “clip” in.
In 2012, consumers are projected to spend 5 percent less per meal when dining out. Turns out, today's customers want both great deals and healthy options when spending their hard-earned cash at restaurants. But savvy consumers should also note that most restaurants' healthy options may simply not be figure friendly as they claim to be.
Numerous studies have attempted to prove, and consequently disprove, the birth order theory first proposed by Alfred Adler, an Austrian psychotherapist and Sigmund Freud collaborator. Does birth order truly play a significant role in outlining our personalities, or is this merely a theory perpetuated by pop culture? Our new survey links our birth order to how we handle our finances. Take a look at the results to see if the theory holds true.
With gadgets, apps and programs galore, keeping track of finances has never been easier. Still, most Americans seem to burn through their paycheck without even realizing where their hard-earned dollars went.
"We have discovered that having a drink while shopping online is not an uncommon thing for any in the UK. While many actions 'under the influence' are not advised, shopping online seems to be harmless enough and takes the edge off the cash that is leaving your bank account. Here we investigate the characteristics of these online shoppers and share some of the consequences they face while shopping under the influence."
"Forget about writing thank you notes, we have bigger problems! Emily Post would roll over in her grave if she knew how many of us were guilty of re-gifting -- but it's just so easy to re-gift that sweater you'll never wear. Whether or not you plan to re-gift this year, or will be on the receiving end of a less-than-ideal present, awkward gift moments will abound this holiday season."
“But wait, there’s more!” is the soundtrack of late-night television and a call to arms for millions of American consumers. Since its inception 20 years ago, the infomercial industry has become an integral part of television culture.