WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper shutting down December 11

Posted October 28, 2013 will not be offering printable coupons as of December 11, 2013. It appears that they will be continuing the Catalina in-store printable coupon program, though. Here is the message on their Facebook page:

"Dear loyal Coupon Network fans,

December 11th, 2013 will be the last day to receive savings from Until then, we invite you to continue enjoying our fantastic offers!

Thank you for your support and appreciation over the last few years! It has been a pleasure helping you save on your favorite brands.

The Coupon Network team"

In one of the responses to customer concerns on their FB page, they also wrote: "The decision to shut down wasn’t easy and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to provide valuable savings to you through! Catalina’s core business has provided savings at checkout in retailers throughout the world for over 25 years. We’ve decided to focus exclusively on growing that in-store presence and expanding into online and mobile – all in partnership with our retailers to provide content to you."

Thanks to chipper4800 for posting about the closing in the Share the Deals section today.

Do you use Coupon very often? I definitely use the website to check available Catalina deals so I hope they continue to offer that information to consumers.


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  • Inside The Beltline Oct 28, 2013

    And most of these coupon printing sites made their money by collecting your personal information for sale to sites like spokeo and mylife, etc...

  • daysinnfan Oct 28, 2013

    Faye, you might as well use Groupon after that deadline date. :(

  • Inside The Beltline Oct 28, 2013

    I think you're going to see more of these sites closing shop as companies do their own individual savings programs to people via data gathered from social sights and mobile phone cookies. I saw some neat technology at NC State where you can walk by a monitor and it changes to something that interests you based upon what you shop for and look at on your phone - data transferred via wifi on the store's network. From everything I got to see and the presentations, paper coupons are very likely on their way out.