Coupon Mom: Household savings, Kmart member benefits, Easter…

Kleenex, Glade Plug Ins: Find a $20-off-$50 Review for household purchases at Target inside the Target weekly ad, which saves an additional 40 percent off sale prices. Participating items include selected cleaning products, paper products, plastic bags and sponges. Combine manufacturers coupons for these brands with the store coupon to really save. For example, Kleenex facial tissue four-count bundle packs are on sale for $5.49. Use the 50-cent coupon from the Feb. 9 SmartSource to pay $4.99 and count the $5.49 toward your $50 spending goal. Glade Plug Ins oil refills twin packs are on sale for $4.89. Use the $1 coupon from the Feb. 9 SmartSource to pay $3.89 and count the $4.89 original cost toward your $50 spending goal. Find many more items in the Target weekly ad.

Kmart Member benefits

Coffee (and more): Kmart’s Shop Your Way members can use the in-ad member coupon to get Folgers coffee (33.9-ounce canisters) for $5 when you spend $25 or more. The coffee’s sale price without the coupon is $7 each. Members also will get a $10 coupon toward the next grocery, household, beauty and/or healthcare purchase when you spend $30 or more on participating Procter & Gamble products. See page 2 of Kmart’s weekly ad to find sale items and combine them with manufacturers coupons from the March 2 Procter & Gamble circular from the Sunday AJC.

Easter candy at Walgreens

Hershey’s, Reese’s: Walgreens has Hershey’s and Reese’s Easter Candy miniatures (7.1- to 10-ounce bags) on sale for $2.50 each when you buy two. Use the $1-off-two store coupon from the monthly savings booklet with the $1-off-two manufacturers coupon from the Jan. 19 SmartSource to pay $1.50 per bag at the register. You also can buy three bags and use the $2-off-three manufacturers coupon from the Feb. 23 SmartSource with the $1-off-two store coupon to pay $1.50 per bag. If you bought six bags and used two of the $2-off-three SmartSource coupons with the store coupon, you would pay $1.33 per bag.

The full Coupon Mom column appears Thursdays in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Deal Spotter section. It’s full of great local deals and exclusive offers. Visit the Coupon Mom website for more great finds.

This Could Be The Time To Buy Russian Stocks

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Just yesterday it seemed like Russia was ready to take military action against Ukraine in the disputed region of Crimea.

Now, Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has said he sees ’ no need’ for military force in Ukraine.

Investors had already been anxious about the weakness of the ruble and the economy. The regional tensions have caused investors to flee from of the Russian stock market.

Russian stocks are down roughly 20% year-to-date.

Jacob Nell at Morgan Stanley writes that this could be a buying opportunity.

"[The] sell-off has taken the market to technically extreme oversold levels," writes Nell. "Valuation multiples have only been cheaper at the depths of the 2008 crisis (when earnings fell by 60%). And oil markets are stable in contrast to sell-offs in Russia historically. Despite the obvious hit to growth expectations implied by the crisis, any sign that tensions are beginning to de-escalate would constitute a buying opportunity."

It’s important, however, to note that cheap valuations don’t mean guaranteed immediate returns.

According to Meb Faber of Meb Faber Research, low valuations could not prevent Russian stocks from falling in in 2013. Faber points to the cyclically-adjusted price-earnings (CAPE) ratio, a valuation measure popularised by Nobel prize-winning economist Robert Shiller. CAPE is calculated by taking the price of an asset and dividing it by the average of 10 years worth of earnings.

Generally speaking, overweighting stocks with low CAPE ratios appears to be a winning strategy in the long-term. And currently, Russia has the second lowest CAPE ratio in the world, right above Greece.

"While we may see a mild in-year recession, a weaker RUB and hence lower imports, in addition to a supportive oil price in case of increased geopolitical risks, should act as stabilizing factors," said Nell.

Again, there are no guarantees here. But for the patient investor with a lead-lined stomach, Russian stocks appear to be an interesting long-term investment opportunity.

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3DLT lands partnership with Amazon.com

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The UpTake: John Hauer has something to say to those who say accelerators don’t work. His 3D printing company, 3DLT, has just landed a deal with Online Deals.com thanks to its work with UpTech.

E-commerce giant Amazon.com has launched a new pilot program to sell 3D-printed products in partnership with startup 3DLT.

The new division selling 3D printed products is the first of its kind for the online retailer. The startup, based out of UpTech in Covington, Kentucky, was one of the first companies on the planet to offer a market for 3-D printed products and 3D printing designs.

John Hauer, CEO of 3DLT, told me that his company is one of five Amazon.com is partnering with to launch the new division.

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"I think the media frenzy around 3D printing has certainly created a spike around 3D printers and supplies, and Amazon already sells those things. But what it’s also done is make consumers aware of the benefits of 3D printed products, and this is Amazon’s first attempt at tapping into that," Hauer said. "To the extent that consumers latch onto that, it could become bigger than the sales of 3D printers themselves."

Hauer told me the chance to partner with Amazon came about through 3DLT’s work with startup accelerator UpTech, from which the company graduates on Thursday.

UpTech asks its startups to achieve certain milestones as part of its six-month program, and for 3DLT one of those was to sell its 3D printed products in other marketplaces. Hauer said the company began by selling items on eBay and then moved to listing products on Amazon.com’s marketplace.

"When we began feeding the products into Amazon, we got a call from them: ‘what are you doing?’" Hauer said. "We said, ‘We’re putting some products in your marketplace.’ They said, ‘That’s all well and good, but we don’t have a category called 3D printed products.’ We said, ‘We’d like to help you create one.’"

2014 NFL Draft: Most Likely Teams to Swing a Draft Day Deal

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Trades are as much a staple of the annual NFL draft as the picks themselves.

If history is any indication, most teams will be involved in at least one trade on draft weekend. Last year’s draft included 26 trades between 28 total teams, according to ESPN.com’s trade tracker; the 2012 draft featured 27 deals between 28 franchises.

Many of the draft’s trades come in later rounds and are quickly forgotten (if ever noticed in the first place), but despite them rarely being projected in mock drafts, you can count on every draft to include at least a few significant splashes in early-round trades. Last year’s draft included two trades within the first eight picks, while the No. 3-7 picks in the 2012 draft all changed hands on draft night.

Given the prevalence of trading in recent drafts, it wouldn’t come as much shock if any team-save probably the Houston Texans at No. 1 overall-makes a move up or down the board. But based on draft position, needs and number of picks, the following six teams might be among the most primed to make a move in the early rounds.

Slowing Growth Is the New Normal for Amazon.com, Inc. - Fool.com

After soaring to more than $400 in the last few months of 2013, shares of NASDAQ: Review.com ( AMZN) have dropped 14% in the last few days. Investors and analysts had been expecting a blowout holiday quarter from Amazon, but the results and outlook did not quite live up to expectations.

Amazon’s revenue grew 20% in Q4, or 22% if you exclude the effect of exchange-rate changes. The company expects a similar growth rate next quarter, with sales up 13% to 24% year over year.

Clearly, it’s a high-class problem for revenue to be growing “only” 20% annually. However, that’s a big step down from the astronomical growth rates Amazon has posted as recently as 2011. Indeed, as Amazon continues expanding, its growth rate will continue to moderate due to the law of large numbers. Amazon investors should recognize that this slowing growth will be an ongoing theme for Amazon over the next five years.

The law of large numbers
In investing, the law of large numbers states that the more a company grows, the harder it becomes for it to sustain its growth rate . At the extreme, as a company comes to represent a bigger and bigger chunk of the economy, its growth rate must eventually converge to the rate of GDP growth.

This process is already evident at Amazon. Over the last three years, the company has more than doubled its annual revenue, growing from $34.2 billion in 2010 to $74.5 billion in 2013. In dollar terms, Amazon’s sales growth has been very steady. The company added $13.9 billion in revenue in 2011, $13.0 billion in revenue in 2012, and $13.4 billion in revenue in 2013.

However, in percentage terms, the declining growth rate is striking. In 2011, Amazon grew revenue by more than 40% year over year; last year, revenue growth was down to 22%.

Following in Wal-Mart’s footsteps?
Amazon’s slowing revenue growth (on a percentage basis) is very reminiscent of Wal-Mart’s(NYSE: WMT) experience during the 1990s and early 2000s. When Wal-Mart was Amazon’s current size, it too was growing about 20% annually. Yet revenue growth has been in a clear downtrend for more than two decades.

That’s not to say Wal-Mart has stopped growing entirely. Analysts expect it to report revenue of $478 billion for its recently ended fiscal year, up from $422 billion just three years ago. Wal-Mart’s absolute sales growth of $56 billion over that time period actually beats Amazon’s absolute growth of $40 billion in annual revenue. However, in percentage terms, Wal-Mart’s compound annual growth rate for the last three years is a pedestrian 4%.

In essence, Wal-Mart has become so big that it is basically impossible to move the needle. For example, it offered aggressive “doorbusters” on Thanksgiving this past holiday season, driving strong traffic that day. However, the company still turned in a weak sales performance for the full quarter because of macroeconomic factors. Wal-Mart already has such a large “wallet share” that its growth is tied firmly to economic growth.

So what?
A gradual slowdown in revenue growth from 40% to 20%, and eventually to 10% and below, need not be alarming. In Amazon’s case, though, there’s plenty of risk, because many investors seem to think Amazon can maintain a 20% growth rate almost indefinitely. As a result, the stock price has been driven up over the years so that Amazon now trades for more than 80 times expected 2015 earnings.

If growth falls short of bulls’ lofty expectations, Amazon stock could have more room to fall. Whereas other mass retailers like Wal-Mart and Costco trade for around 0.5 times sales, Amazon trades for more than two times sales.

Part of that premium is justified by the fact that Amazon is growing very quickly right now. However, even if Amazon’s absolute revenue growth accelerates toward $20 billion a year in the next few years, its revenue growth rate would still cross into single-digit territory within less than a decade. By that point, if not earlier, Amazon will have trouble sustaining a lofty valuation premium.

Foolish bottom line
Amazon stock has been hit hard in the last few days because while growth has remained impressive, it has still fallen short of investors’ expectations. Unfortunately, investors may be setting themselves up for future disappointments as well. For example, analysts at Credit Suisse still expect Amazon to maintain a nearly 20% revenue growth rate through the end of the decade!

The law of large numbers argues otherwise. Amazon’s absolute revenue growth has barely budged in the last three years, despite the introduction of key new products like the Kindle Fire line of tablets. Amazon’s annual revenue growth is unlikely to hit the $30 billion rate that would be necessary to keep growth near 20% for even five more years. In other words, slowing growth is the new normal for Amazon.

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Moves by Rays, Athletics make them hot stove winners with Yankees

When it comes to teams that have made the biggest improvements in terms of solidifying themselves as bona fide postseason contenders, our winter winners nominees are the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A’s, both of which had their usual limited payroll resources to work with.

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The Yankees add Masahiro Tanaka during their uber-busy offseason.

We agree with Jonny Gomes that it’s not about winning the winter, it’s winning the summer. But right now, winter, in all its sub-freezing misery, is all we’ve got, and the Yankees’ signing of Masahiro Tanaka to top off a $458 million free agent makeover sure warmed the cockles of their fans’ hearts.

The additions of Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran more than offset the loss of Robinson Cano from the lineup - assuming they all stay healthy - and, if nothing else, thrust the Yankees into the winter “winners” category as one of the clubs that did the most to improve themselves. Problem with the Yankees was they had a whole lot more improving to do than most of their rivals, and even with their Tanaka-McCann-Ellsbury-Beltran booty, they remain a team with major question marks at all four infield positions, the bullpen and still the starting rotation, unless you really believe Tanaka is going to step right in and pitch like a $155 million ace.

The same can be said for the Mets, who improved themselves with the signings of curtis granderson trade Granderson and Bartolo Colon but remain a team with a major deficiencies - shortstop, first base, set-up relief and bench.

When it comes to teams that have made the biggest improvements in terms of solidifying themselves as bona fide postseason contenders, however, our winter winners nominees are the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A’s, both of which had their usual limited payroll resources to work with.

The Rays went into the winter with holes at closer, first base and catcher and addressed them all by signing old friend Grant Balfour to replace Fernando Rodney at closer, re-signing first baseman James Loney for three years and $21 million and trading with the Reds for Ryan Hanigan, who led all National League catchers in throwing out baserunners the last two years. Hanigan is also said to be one of the best catchers in baseball in pitch framing - an attribute that will especially endear him to manager Joe Maddon. All the Rays’ offseason moves, including the re-signing of outfielder David DeJesus, will boost their payroll, $15 million-$20 million, to a club record high $80 million-$82 million - in spite of the lowest attendance in baseball.

"That’s a huge jump for us, obviously," said Rays owner Stu Sternberg, "and in the future we’re not going to be able to keep doing this unless the attendance improves. But given all the uncertainty (going into the winter) I’d have to say we exceeded our expectations. We didn’t know if we could get Loney back - we shopped all over the place for a first baseman - and we didn’t foresee Balfour being available for us. But both of them had been here and liked playing here and that turned out to be an advantage for us. Thank God we didn’t need to go after starting pitching."

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That’s because, after making it known they would entertain offers for David Price, the Rays decided to keep their 2012 Cy Young ace - at least for now - and are poised to make a run at the defending AL East/world champion Red Sox. “We know, given the market for pitchers of David’s caliber, we’re never going to be able to keep him,” Sternberg said. “But if we can’t get the kind of pieces we need to have back for him, well, he’s got two more years, which means we have two more bites at that World Series apple and what’s bad about that? If you look at our history, Carl Crawford, B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena all played out their contracts to the end with us.”

Out in Oakland, A’s GM Billy Beane is forced to operate under the same financial constraints as the Rays, but he, too, hardly retreated this winter in the face of free agent defections Colon and Balfour. Beane replaced Colon by signing Scott Kazmir to a two-year, $22 million deal, then went about putting together what may be the strongest bullpen in baseball by trading second baseman Jemile Weeks to the Orioles for Jim Johnson, the AL saves leader the past two seasons, to replace Balfour as closer, and reserve outfielder Seth Smith to the Padres for Luke Gregerson, an elite set-up man. Then last week, Beane signed Eric O’Flaherty, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, as a hoped-for midsummer lefty set-up man addition. “If you ask me, (Beane) had the best offseason of anyone, provided Kazmir stays healthy and builds on the comeback season he had with Cleveland,” assessed one baseball exec. “Even so, he assembled a helluva bullpen there, and the A’s are going to be very tough to unseat (in the AL West).”

So those are this winter’s winners, as we see it, and we’ll include the White Sox, too, even though they don’t figure to be World Series contenders - if only because second-year GM Rick Hahn showed boldness in overhauling baseball’s worst defensive team with a much-needed infusion of youth, acquiring center fielder Adam Eaton and power-hitting third base prospect Matt Davidson in separate deals with Arizona and signing Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu for $68 million.

Meanwhile, with the caveat that the winter is not over and there are still a few potential difference-making free agents - Rodney, Kendry Morales, Bronson Arroyo, Ervin Santana, Stephen Drew - out there for the signing, it is a bit strange how so many teams have done virtually nothing this off-season. For now anyway, we would have to say the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles, Cubs and Reds in particular could be categorized as losers this winter.

The Red Sox, seemingly resting on their laurels from last year’s smashing offseason, lost one of their most important players, Jacoby Ellsbury, along with Drew and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to free agency and so far have signed only creaky-kneed Grady Sizemore as a hoped-for platoon center fielder. However, we’re still betting Drew goes back to them on a two-year deal. The Orioles, who badly need starting pitching, a closer and another bat, have done nothing this winter other than back out of deals with players failing physicals. After Baltimore did just that with Balfour and then outfielder Tyler Colvin last week, why would any free agent dare to engage the Orioles? The Blue Jays, despite having the worst starting pitching in baseball last year, were not in on Tanaka and have been curiously passive with all the other free agent starters.

The Cubs kept their bankroll in their pockets all winter, anticipating they would win the Tanaka sweepstakes, and now that they’re left empty-handed, their Opening Day starter, Jeff Samardzija, is again expressing a reluctance to sign long-term with them. Wrigley Field attendance has been gradually declining with each succeeding last-place season - to a 15-year low of 2.6 million last year - and now figures to drop even lower in 2014. As for the Reds, whose most notable offseason acquisition has been utilityman Skip Schumaker, it’s a wonder if maybe they’re feeling choked by the $225 million Joey Votto contract, just as they were years back by Ken Griffey Jr.’s. How else to explain not even making Arroyo, the most durable starter in baseball over the last decade, a qualifying offer?

Frustration over Best Buy cable TV offer

Cable companies are losing customers every month to other providers. So they are fighting back with deals and bonuses to get you to come back., or switch to them for the first time.

But as one customer learned, getting the “welcome back” bonus is not always so easy.

Offer at Promotional Codes Buy hard to resist

Joe Matthews wasn’t sure he needed Cable TV anymore, with streaming video and HD local channels available free with an antenna.

But like a lot of people shopping at Best Buy, a deal to come back to cable caught his eye.

"It was TV, phone service, and Internet," Matthews said. "And we would get an email from Best Buy, to go into a Best Buy store and get any iPad up to $250."

Successful Promotion

Cable companies nationwide from Time Warner to Cox to Comcast have been offering Best Buy gift cards the past year as a way to bring back customers who cut the cord.

It works.

So Matthews signed up, then waited…. and waited… and waited. “We got the cable, the phone, the Internet,” he said, “but no email gift card from Best Buy.”

Why so many complaints?

He’s not alone: Complaints of long delays in receiving Best Buy gift cards have been piling up at online forums the past year.

So we contacted Time Warner Cable, which was the partner in this promotion, and promised to expedite Matthew’s gift card.

Time Warner has explained that a third party company is handling the program.

That firm has to make sure that customers meet all the conditions first, such as getting all required services, and keeping those services for a certain time period.

It says everyone will receive their gift cards. But Matthews, like others, says the wait is frustrating.

"Somebody should step up and deliver those iPads or gift cards," he said.

What you can do

If you are thinking of switching back to cable, these offers are tempting.

But make sure you meet all the qualifications, and then hold on to all emails and paperwork in case you hit a delay.

A website called "Stop the Cap" even has a section devoted to how to get your promised promotion.

That way you don’t waste your money.

Best Buy: Hysteric Sell-Off Offers Buying Opportunity

Deal Now Buy ( BBY) was thrown under the bus over the last two trading days amid weak holiday sales. Best Buy was trading at $37.57 on January 16, 2013 and now, after two trading days, quotes at $24.43: A breath-taking evaporation of 35% of Best Buys market capitalization. Reason for the slaughter was disappointing retail sales data that was released by the company on January 16 and caught investors off guard. The ensuing market sell-off can without a doubt be characterized as hysteric. Shares of Best Buy were thrown on the market without regard of their intrinsic value and without investors placing the retail sales data into proper context. The chart below shows the force behind last week’s mindless sell-off:

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Despite last week’s meltdown, shares of Best Buy are still up 59% over the last year. I think that a large part of Best Buy’s share collapse last week has happened because many investors are sitting on healthy profits and they use any sign of weakness to secure those profits. The company has achieved an impressive turnaround during 2013 and Best Buy shares returned more than 270% from January to November 2013. Shares have been consolidating since November amid uncertainty about Best Buy’s holiday performance.

Background

Many investors probably sold their shares due to stop loss limits to protect their gains which in turn caused a downward spiral in Best Buys share price. In any case, the market reaction appears to be hysteric and panicky. I compare the Best Buy sell-off to the sell-off in shares of potash firms in July 2013. Both sell-offs came unexpectedly, with extreme force and based on news that carried little information.

What were the bad news that triggered the recent meltdown?

Best Buy is an electronics retailer that is in cut-throat competition with companies like Amazon ( AMZN) and Wal-Mart ( WMT). Both companies have significant economies of scale and are willing to run low-margin business concepts in order to grow the top-line and increase market share. The intense rivalry in the industry caused Best Buy to restructure its business in 2013 by closing unprofitable stores and revamping old ones. And the strategy seemed to pay off: Best Buy provided good comparable store sales data in the third quarter: Comparable store sales increased 0.3% in Q3 2014 compared to a minus of 5.1% in Q3 2013. Domestic comparable store sales increased 1.7% vs. (4.0%) last year. After the company presented third quarter results in November, I have written the article ’ Best Buy: Should You Still Buy the Turnaround At $39 Per Share' in which I argued that investors should not pursue an investment in this retailer mainly because of low industry profitability and a comparably high valuation relative to operating profits.

Best Buy basically presented weaker-than-expected results for the last holiday period. The company posted negative domestic comparable store sales growth of 0.9% compared to 0.0% in the same period last year. Comparable store sales in Best Buy’s international segment improved marginally by 0.1% vs. a 10.3% decline last year. Overall, comparable store sales declined 0.8% for the nine weeks ending January 4, 2014 but the decline was not as high as last year’s 1.7%. Total revenues for the holiday period declined 2.6% to $11,451 billion compared to $11,751 last year while heavily watched US revenues declined 1.5% to $9.8 billion.

A second point of concern related to Best Buy’s expected margin development. Best Buy president and CEO Hubert Joly commented on the intensity of retail competition and the reliance on promotional activities to drive sales growth [emphasis added]:

When we entered the holiday season, we said that price competitiveness was table stakes and an intensely promotional holiday season is what unfolded. In both channels, the promotional intensity that began with Black Friday continued throughout the period, which led us and our competitors to answer one question - do we make the incremental investment necessary to be price competitive and defend our market share? For us, there was only one answer. To advance our Renew Blue transformation, it was imperative that we live up to our customer promises - and one of these promises is to offer our customers competitive prices. This investment in pricing did come with a higher-than-expected cost, and we now estimate our fourth quarter non-GAAP operating income rate will be 175 to 185 basis points lower than last year. However, our price competitiveness combined with our improved customer experience both in-store and online, as demonstrated by a 400 basis point improvement in our Net Promoter Score, resulted in a market share gain in an industry that NPD says declined 240 basis points during the holiday period.

Conclusion

Investors react utterly allergic to declines in comparable store sales data as they immediately seem to detect a major, lasting impact on profitability. J.C. Penney’s ( JCP) struggle with contracting revenues has overly sensitized investors with respect to comparable store sales growth. What many investors get wrong is that growth isn’t linear. There are up- and downs in any data set that can be construed to depict a trend: Unemployment data, inflation rates, GDP growth or store sales growth. Bumps in the road and occasional setbacks are a part of reality and not every minor step backwards translates into a looming company collapse.

Rational investors need to ask this question: Does a less than 1% negative domestic comparable store sales growth rate and a lower margin outlook justify a 35% destruction of equity value? The clear answer is no. It is very likely that the hefty market reaction resulted from a combination of herding behavior, profit taking (partly precipitated by stop loss limits) and hysteria. Speed and force of Best Buy’s correction suggest that panic played a key role in it which, to me, is a clear sign that the market exaggerates the implications of the press release outlined above. Investors in the retail space suffer from what I call ‘J.C. Penney-paranoia’. J.C. The recent sell-off offers hardened contrarian investors with a stomach for volatility a chance to pick up a leading retailer at a significantly lower valuation and benefit from unreflected herding behavior.

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