16 Jun '11, 12pm

Will The Coupon Craze End When The Economy Recovers?

Over the past few years there hasn’t been a much hotter sector than coupon sites. Last week we told you the Coupons.com just raised $200 Million giving it a billion dollar valuation and we all know Groupon.com turned down billions from Google to go public later this year, and those are only 2 of many sites dedicated to coupon type offers. However we are in the worse recession since the great depression and some stats I have been looking at would indicate that when the economy recovers (whenever that will be) people’s use of coupons might greatly decline. Here are some stories that indicate coupons are tied to the overall economy. InternetRetailer.com : The recession prompted consumers to turn to coupons more in 2009 than they did the year before, the first increase in 17 years , according to a new study. From CouponSherpa.com : “While the tight economy truly sucks, we’re s...

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