Infographic: The History of Coupons

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The venerable coupon has been around for over 120 years saving savvy consumers money on purchases.  From free Coca-Cola coupons to grocery double coupons to online coupon codes, shoppers have used these vouchers to score discounts from dimes to dollars off.  The last twenty years have seen the rise of the online coupon and the last few years have seen consumers scoring discounts via their mobile devices. It will be interesting to see what the next 120 years has in store for the ever popular savings certificates.

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  1. DCStewart

    4 years ago

    I love this history time line of coupons.

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  2. Allegra.Ringo

    4 years ago

    I didn’t know that coupons have only been associated with newspapers since the 1980s! That’s interesting.

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  3. Susan.Yoo-Lee

    4 years ago

    I think you will be able to download coupons onto a USB type of device and then be able to scan that actual device to get your discounts.

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  4. AlisonGary

    4 years ago

    This is fascinating, love it! I know I have been using coupons ever since I had income. With the popularity of Smartphones and tablets, I think within 5 years paper coupons will be a thing of the past and you will just be able to scan and have all your coupons covered.

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