first of all , i don't know if writing about my issue here is a waste of time , but that's how frustrated i am
i had a perfectly working coupons website with another theme and i thought clipper had better seo
advantages , anyway , nuked the old website , and installed clipper to suffer with the buggy import tool , got the fix with the update , and now neither stores nor categories show any coupons inside them!!
i will keep clipper for another day hoping someone will look into this , else it would be another wasted money