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WRAL SmartShopper Savings Club program is ending

Posted May 30, 2013

The fee-based Savings Club program will be ending as of July 10, 2013. sent out letters to Savings Club subscribers to let them know that the program has been cancelled and as of July 10, 2013, members will no longer be able to print out the special coupons available to them.

Effective immediately, they are stopping all billing so members will not be charged again for the program. If you are an annual subscriber, you will be refunded the unused portion of your subscription within a week.  if you are a subscriber, you should have received an e-mail with all the details.

They have decided to go back to offering all coupons for free, which I think is a good decision. I did not join this program when it was first introduced because the trial coupons they offered were not worth the $30 annual fee to me. I would guess that others felt the same way, which is why they may be shutting it down.

Are you a member of this program? Will you be sad to see it end?


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  • eaiken1121 May 30, 2013

    I signed up for a free year but cancelled it at the end of the free year period because, like Jess, I never found the "special" coupons to be worth paying for.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 30, 2013

    Jess - I have heard the same thing from many folks who were members. At least you will get a refund on the rest of your subscription. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the program.

  • JessGH May 30, 2013

    I have a membership, but have never found the special coupons to be worth paying for. The coupon values are higher, but usually are on items I don't want or the difference is marginal. Received the email this AM, and will look to verify the actual refund!