• Put down the scissors: Some grocery chains are trying paperless, or digital, coupons. Kroger Co., which owns Smith's grocery stores in Utah, is partnering with Procter & Gamble Co. to offer paperless discounts for P&G products through Kroger's Web site.
• Still popular: Coupons for groceries date back to the late 19th century, and most U.S. households regularly use coupons, although redemption rates are low.
• Save time, money: Some early users of digital coupons say they are convenient and offset the need to clip and organize coupons and remember to bring them to the store. Companies also say digital coupons cut processing costs and paper use.
Source: Associated Press