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Jun 21, 2012

Giant coupon company to come out of merger

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coupon-clippers, take note. The company that owns and distributes Valpak coupons to millions of homes around the U.S. is acquiring one of the biggest online coupon websites. Cox Target Media Inc., told The Associated Press it is acquiring and its British-based sister site, “What it means for the Valpak […]

May 16, 2012

Couponing for legal services?

Most people by now have had experience purchasing or using a coupon from Groupon, Living Social, Plum District and similar websites. Aside from a couple of incredibly annoying experiences with two purchases from Living Social, I have been a content consumer of these coupons. Recently, the ABA Journal provided an overview of ethics opinions on lawyers […]

Jul 7, 2011

Extreme coupon cutters save cash, teach their ways

BOISE, Idaho — The women sat expectantly as Monica Knight told them she once routinely spent $600 a month on groceries for her family of four. Breaking into a broad smile, Knight says that figure has been reduced to only $100 to $150 a month. And now the dental hygienist and mother of two is […]

May 22, 2011

Ocean City, National Aquarium use social media to reach fans

Ocean City and the National Aquarium in Baltimore will soon start pumping out deals to those who are staying in touch with the tourist destinations via social media. With the growing popularity of daily deal sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and Eversave, the two attractions are connecting more directly with fans and visitors by sending them […]

May 4, 2011

Move over Groupon, two local daily deal sites launched

Two group-buying deal sites, similar to Groupon and LivingSocial, have launched this week, looking for Baltimoreans who are hungry for deals, or helping social causes. Citycents is a daily deal site that touts itself as beneficial for both businesses and consumers by not charging merchants a percentage of their already discounted offering. Instead, merchants are […]

Apr 22, 2011

Groupon hires away Google veteran

Deal-a-day coupon company Groupon Inc. has hired away a top Google executive to be its chief operating officer as rivalry grows between the two tech companies. The new COO, Margo Georgiadis, ran global sales and operations at Google Inc., overseeing the company’s advertising business, its main source of revenue. “Margo is a strong leader with […]

Dec 12, 2010

Chewpons’ model shows promise

Adam Marks looked at the success of companies offering daily coupon deals like Groupon and Living Social and saw an opportunity, subsequently launching his own Baltimore-focused variant, Chewpons. And investors see the promise of many new web companies too, thanks to an expanding Internet marketplace and relatively low startup costs. Chewpons, which launched in the […]

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