Prepare for National Coupon Month
September is National Coupon Month. Grab your scissors, a Sunday paper, and start clipping! Here are a few interesting facts about coupons.
The first coupon was issued in 1887 when Asa Candler used paper tickets to give away free glasses of Coca-Cola.
In 1909, C.W. Post used one-cent coupons to market his newest cereal, Grape Nuts.
By 1965, fifty percent of Americans used coupons.
Almost 80 percent of Americans report using coupons each year.
Almost 75 percent of coupons only require a purchase to buy one item. The rest require a purchase of two or more items.
Over one quarter of consumers used more coupons in 2012 than they did in 2011.
The top two reasons consumers give for not using coupons is that there are no coupons for the products they want to buy and their coupons expire before they can use them.
Marketers overwhelmingly use free-standing inserts, most often found in newspapers, to distribute their coupons, with over 90 percent of coupons printed in this medium.
National Coupon Month is almost here and Apex 5510 Apartments in Boulder, Colorado wants you to be prepared to take advantage and save money with these fun facts.