What is a PIN?
(Personal Identification Number)
A number used to identify you when you call the show to make a purchase.
Does is cost anything to get a PIN?
No, getting a PIN is absolutely free. (However, there is a $1.00 processing and handling fee per order.)
Can I buy Shopping Show coupons anytime?
Yes, now you can, via the Web. All available businesses may now be ordered on-line at 75% of (25% off) their retail value. (NOTE: businesses preceded by an * on the weekly list are not available for on-line purchase.) Use the "order now" link to place your order. You must have an active credit or debit card on file to access this feature. On-line orders are mailed and are not available for pick-up. Please allow one to two business days for us to process your order. (Please be aware that we may not be able to complete orders that are placed during Shopping Show air times. Due to the busy nature of the show, we are not always able to monitor incoming e-mails.)
What does it mean when a business name is in bold and/or underlined on the list?
Businesses that are in bold type are either new to the show or back after an absence. Those that are underlined are either resaturants or food-related.
What does the * mean before a business name on the list?
These businesses are not available for purchase on-line.
What is DDD (Double Discount Days)?
"Double Discount Days" is a recent addition to the Shopping Show. During the first full week of each month, a special list is created of businesses whose items are discounted by 60%. There is a different group of merchants each evening (and what does not sell out one night is carried over to the next). Double Discount Days air on our same stations, from 6 to 7pm. ALL SALES ARE FINAL--THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS ISSUED FOR DOUBLE DISCOUNT COUPONS. Additionally, these items must be paid for by credit or debit card. Pick-up is not available--all orders will be processed and mailed each evening.
When is the next Double Discount Days?
The first full week (Monday through Friday) of the month. If that Monday is a holiday, DDD will begin on Tuesday. The beginning date is posted in the "Announcement" box on the back of the weekly list.
Where did the Shopping Show come from?
A small state on the East Coast came up with the idea; KINS has taken it to the extreme.
How do I get my business on the Shopping Show?
Just call (707) 442-5744 Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm.
What does the Spotlighted Businesses box on the list mean?
Our Spotlight Hour has evolved into a select list of businesses that is highlighted each week. These businesses are 50% off retail value during the entire show.
What are “blow-outs”?
A “blow-out” segment drops the price on a selected product or service for just a few minutes while Buster Poindexter sings "Hot Hot Hot" in the background. (Click here for the lyrics to--and to watch the video for--"Hot Hot Hot".)
When is the Shopping Show on air?
The Shopping Show airs live every Saturday from 8am to 12 noon.
What is a reverse auction?
A specific item or group of items packaged together. We lower the price in increments until a caller buys the item(s), or time runs out. (Please note that reverse auctions are featured events, and these items are not returnable.)
What is Yogi’s basket?
A package containing merchandise from a particular community. The average value is about $100. We sell one per show at half price, and at least 50% of the basket is food. (Please note that Yogi's basket is a featured event, and these items are not returnable.)
What are "Shirley's Specials”?
In honor of our dear friend and colleague, Shirley Hall-Keltner, we have renamed our last segment specials "Shirley's Specials." During the last segment of the show, we drop the price on one item in the Humboldt area, and one in the Curry area.
What are the "bells"?
Our engineers at our Eureka and Brookings locations each have a bell that they can ring at any time during the show. After a particular bells has rung, the first caller who says, ”I’m a ding-a-ling,” can purchase any single item worth $75 or more at half the retail price. The Eureka, or south bell (which sounds like pealing church bells) is for any item south of the Klamath River, and the Brookings, or north bell (which sounds like a buoy with sea gulls) is for any item north of the Klamath River. (Please note that the bells are featured events, and these items are not returnable.)
How do the prices get set?
Brian and Charlie set the prices before the show each week. They are usually 30-40% off retail value.
Why only one PIN per call?
To give everyone a chance. (It's the nice thing to do.)
When and where can I pick up my coupons?
You may pick up your coupons on Monday from 12 noon to 5pm, or Tuesday from 8am to 5pm. This option is available at our Eureka office only. We are located at 1101 Marsh Rd. (Map)
What credit and debit cards do you accept?
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
What are the Buglers?
When you hear the bugle sound, Murphy’s Market and Porter Street BBQ coupons are available for purchase. This can happen at any time during the show.
Why are there limits on some items?
To give everyone an opportunity to purchase them when the supply is limited.
How do I use “blue money”?
Some merchants will have limitations and some coupons are “item specific.” Be sure to check for restrictions on your coupons before redeeming them.
What do the coupons look like?
Question not answered here? Give us a call M-F 8am to 5pm at (707) 442-5744.