Consumer News–Week of October 24, 2011

Here is the consumer news that caught our eye this week:

-There’s an interesting profile on the business side of Coupons.com in the San Francisco Chronicle this week.  Coupons.com is a site where you can print grocery coupons (click here to check out their current coupons).  They talk about how Sunday paper inserts are still the source of most of coupons used by consumers.  But, as the newspaper industry declines, they expect a need for new sources of coupons, so Coupons.com is planning various new coupon technologies.

-Google Offers, which was formed to compete with Groupon, will now email subscribers daily deals from multiple companies, like Plum District and Doodle deals.  Groupon won’t be participating.

-The latest edition of the Totally Money blog carnival has been published on Curb Your Consumerism.  It features summaries and links to over 30 articles on personal finance, including our article on “How to Save for Christmas”.  Check it out for ideas to improve your financial well-being.