Highlights:
  • ACP Announces New Educational Workshop and Industry Conference
  • Inmar Reports Continued Growth for Digital Coupons in Q1 2014
  • Voluntary Guidelines, Best Practices, & Primers Available from ACP
  • ACP Launches Twitter, LinkedIn and an Improved Website to Increase Interaction.

Spotlighting Coupons in the Sunshine State:

The Association of Coupon Professionals Celebrates Success With “The Magical World of Coupons, Imagine: Innovation, Insight, Interaction”Annual Industry Coupon Conference

 

The Scene

From Mickey to Minnie, fairytales to fireworks, the Magic Kingdom to Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista just doesn’t get any more magical- except maybe when some of the most expert coupon professionals from all over the world meet to share their insight, experience and collegiality.  The coupon industry faces many unique opportunities and challenges and the professionals who just gathered truly make the absolute best in couponing look like “magic”.

The Association of Coupon Professionals (ACP) recently presented its annual Industry Coupon Conference for 2014, “The Magical World of Coupons, Imagine: Innovation, Insight, Interaction”.  The event marked another successful annual gathering of industry thought leaders and many first-time attendees.

The Annual Industry Coupon Conference brings together national and international representatives from retailers, manufacturers, coupon proces­sors and solu­tion providers that sup­port man­u­fac­turers or retailers. …

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Inmar Reports Continued Growth for Digital Coupons in Q1 2014

Overall coupon use holds steady with increased FSI distribution, digital coupon redemption

 

Inmar, a company that operates intelligent commerce networks, announced today that during the first quarter of 2014, redemption for digital coupons grew 53 percent compared with Q1 2013. Digital coupons are coupons that consumers load directly to their shopper loyalty accounts from retailer and publisher websites, as well as other locations. With no paper involved, these offers are applied automatically at checkout and discounts are instantly credited when shoppers present their loyalty card or unique individual identifier.

 

This growth in redemption continues the upward movement in digital coupon activity that …

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ACP Announces New Educational Workshop and Industry Conference

Coupon 101/102 Regional Seminar in the Chicago Addresses Ever-changing Coupon Industry

With consumers continuing to use multiple media and multiple methods to acquire traditional, internet print at home, and pure digital coupons, the Association of Coupon Professionals is announcing its cutting edge, interactive coupon educational workshop and the 2015 Industry conference.

Coupon 101/102 Workshop date is October 8, 2014, Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago)

As manufacturers and retailers continue to use coupons to build sales and increase brand loyalty, retailers, manufacturers, coupon processors and solution providers are invited to attend the workshop.  Taught by leaders in the field, these workshops can help attendees plan a …

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Voluntary Guidelines, Best Practices, & Primers Available from ACP

The ACP is working in collaboration with the leadership of the Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).  A leadership committee from these groups was formed to address coupon guidelines. GS1US and Coupon Information Corporation (CIC) are also involved. Prioritization of topics and work delegation is geared toward the association best equipped to accomplish a task. The objective is to address issues topic by topic, seek endorsement from all associations and make available to industry participants.

The ACP Coupon Guidelines Committee created and approved these guidelines. The ACP Board of Directors and the …

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Get involved! Join a Committee & Task Force

Anyone from an ACP member company can volunteer to serve on a committee or task force. It’s an opportunity to participate in the improvement of the industry while developing new relationships with industry leaders. Most work is done through monthly conference calls and on-line collaboration. You can volunteer to lend your expertise, or to just learn and support your industry.

Committees & Task Forces

The Education Committee develops and hosts Coupon 101\102, an introductory workshop for the coupon industry and works on other opportunities to educate the industry.

The GS1 Databar Task Force works to implement the new GS1 Databar coupon coding

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ACP Launches Twitter, LinkedIn and an Improved Website to Increase Interaction.

At the ACP we are excited for 2014 as we launch a number of initiatives to improve our communications, interaction, and our relevance to you, our members, and the Coupon Industry.  Among the new initiatives are:

Twitter – follow us on   Follow @couponpros   the plan is to utilize twitter to update …

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ACP Offers Free Updated Poster to Help Retailers Detect Fraudulent internet Coupons

ACP Offers Free Updated Poster to Help Retailers Detect Fraudulent Internet Coupons

 
ACP Offers Free Updated Poster to Help Retailers Detect Fraudulent Internet Coupons
The Templates have been updated to GS1 Databar- Only
The Association of Coupon Professionals (ACP) has developed an easy-to-read poster to help store associates tell the difference between legitimate …

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ACP Welcomes New Members

The following companies recently joined the ACP:

Checkout 51

Discover

Grocery Doodles

Fareway Stores

Qbles

Thank You for supporting the coupon industry, and welcome.

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