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Actived: Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
FTC Agreements Protect Consumers from Misleading Coupon
The coupons would prominently offer seventy-five cents off the purchase of "any two cans or multi-packs" of the company's solid white albacore tuna. The coupons would be redeemable at the place of purchase and would not expire until at least six months after being distributed.
FTC's tips for happy holiday shopping | FTC Consumer
Remember there may be shipping costs for online orders. Look for coupon codes by searching the store’s name with terms like “coupons,” “discounts,” or “free shipping.” To save extra money, keep an eye out for rebates. Keep track of your purchases. Make sure the scanned price is right, and save all your receipts.
Outlet shopping: The deal is in the details | FTC Consumer
Coupons can add to your savings. Some outlet centers also offer shopper club memberships. If you join, you’ll get information about sales, events, exclusive offers from merchants, and other perks. With some clubs, you can earn gift cards and other rewards at various “spend levels.”
"Coupon Surf Day" Finds Fraud on the Internet: Advertisers
The Federal Trade Commission and the Coupon Information Center (CIC) today announced the results of a Coupon Internet "Surf Day." Fifty-one Internet advertisements were identified as potentially fraudulent coupon-related schemes. The advertisers were sent e-mail messages warning about the
Deceptive Mortgage Ads | FTC Consumer Information
Ads quoting a very low payment amount probably aren’t telling the whole story. For example, the offer might be for an Interest Only (I/O) loan, where you pay only the amount of interest accrued each month. While the low payment amount may be tempting, eventually, you will have to pay off the principal.
Going out of business sales: what to know | FTC Consumer
Most large retailers sell off their merchandise to third party liquidators, who hold the sale. Liquidators may base discounts on the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, which often is higher than what stores typically charge. That means items can end up costing more than they did before the sale began.
Ooh, a sale! Or is it? | FTC Consumer Information
Menard's, the home improvement chain is notorious for advertising their "11% rebate" program. You'll get no rebate check in the mail. The so-called rebate comes in the form of a coupon, good for 11% OFF anything you buy in the store in he future.
Smokeless Tobacco Advertising and Promotional Expenditures
More money was spent in 1994 and 1995 on coupons and retail value added promotions (which includes both cents-off coupons and promotions such as "buy one get one free") than on any other expenditure category: spending increased from $32.3 million in 1993 to $36.7 million in 1994, then fell in 1995 to $33.7 million, the first decline in spending
Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc. - Analysis
The proposed complaint alleges that Bumble Bee has violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act ("FTC Act") by misrepresenting that purchasers of tuna affixed with the subject label can receive seventy-five cents (75¢) off their next purchase of a single can of tuna.
Government Job Scams | FTC Consumer Information
But that hasn’t stopped scam artists from trying to make money off of people looking for federal or postal jobs. These scammers advertise in the classified sections of newspapers or online and offer — for a fee — to help job seekers find and apply for federal and postal jobs.