CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 |
An Anaheim man pleaded guilty Thursday to producing and selling tens of thousands of fake Kohl's coupons in a months-long scheme that netted him about $93,000, federal officials said. Boi Quoc Vo, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in counterfeit documentation under a plea agreement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and fines of as much as $250,000, or twice the gain or loss from the ruse, whichever amount is greater.
October 10, 2013 |
Santa Fe Sage Inn in Santa Fe, N.M., has launched a 48-hour sale with low room rates at this budget hotel that's not far from the city's historic plaza. Prices drop to $59 to $64 a night for fall, winter and early spring. Here's how to make the most of the sale that ends Friday. The deal: The hotel is selling one-night coupons (you may buy as many as you like) that are good for two guests in a room with a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Rooms cost $59 a night for stays from Nov. 1 to Feb. 28 and $64 a night for March 1 to April 15. Here's how it works: After you purchase the coupon, you then make a reservation with the hotel.
September 25, 2013 |
Nikola had a special offer from Supercuts: Buy 12 haircuts and get the 13th free. However, when he tried to redeem his card for the freebie haircut, he was told the offer was no longer good -- even though the card had no expiration date. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Nikola wants to know: Don't they have to honor their own coupon? As far as I'm concerned, yes. A coupon is basically a contract. But apparently that's not what a lawyer would say. The legal view here is that a coupon represents a marketing pitch, not a binding contract.
August 13, 2013 |
Friday was a bad day for LG as 20 people were injured at an event the company held to promote its latest smartphone. LG announced the new G2 earlier this month, and last week, it reportedly held an event at a public park in northern Seoul where it released balloons with coupons attached. According to the Korea Times , there were 100 coupons for free G2 smartphones. The coupons attracted quite a motivated crowd, with some attendees showing up with BB guns to shoot the balloons down so they could get one of the coupons, according to the report.
January 20, 2013 |
For millions of Southwest Airlines passengers, the drinks are on the house. The airline has reached a tentative settlement with passengers who sued Southwest over vouchers for alcoholic drinks that were given to “business select” passengers before Aug. 1, 2010. On that date, Southwest changed its policy, saying that even though the drink vouchers had no expiration date, the airline would only honor them on the date passengers were traveling. In the lawsuit filed in 2011, the plaintiffs, Adam Levitt and Herbert Malone, said the policy change amounts to a breach of contract and made the coupons worthless.
December 9, 2012
Re "Fresh & Easy may check out for good," Business, Dec. 6 I am not surprised. While Fresh & Easy grocery stores have charm, and much of the food is fresh, shopping at them is certainly not "easy. " I try to avoid my neighborhood store. What irks me most is the fact that I have to do my own checkout. I marvel at how skilled supermarket clerks are at that; I am clumsy and slow. The machines often do not accept store coupons, and the clerks who help customers have to go in a roundabout manner to give the discounts.