Did you know that September is National Coupon month? And, there is a whole website dedicated just to the history and facts about couponing.
Here are some facts that I found interesting:
- Coupon redemption in the first half of 2010 increased by 7.9%, outpacing results in the first half of 2009. Consumers saved nearly $2 billion with coupons during this time frame.
- 92% of shoppers have changed their grocery shopping behavior in the last two years
- 73% (3 out of 4) of shoppers stock up on an item when they find a bargain
- 1886: Coupons are born! John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, creates the recipe for the syrup used to make Coca-Cola and distributes free drink cards to people on the street encouraging them to try the new drink at a specific pharmacy.
- 1965: One-half of Americans are now coupon users
- 2010: Consumer packaged goods coupon distribution and redemption (as of first half) continue to build on record-breaking growth trends of 2009. Consumer purchase behavior points to a permanent shift toward value and saving as the United States recovers from the worst recession since the Great Depression
You can head over here to read more about it.
And, there will be some more coupon giveaways every week to help celebrate so stay tuned.