697 mln Internet coupons printed out in 2006

According to CMS, consumers printed roughly 697 mln Internet coupons in 2006, a 3.4% increase over 2005. Of those, 6.2 mln were redeemed, a decrease of 4.4% from 2005. In 2006, marketers distributed 286 bln coupons worth $331.8 bln, but consumers redeemed only 2.6 bln coupons worth just over $2.6 bln, CMS said.