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You will maximize your savings if you have insert coupons from the Sunday paper.  Depending on the area you live in, you can get Smart Source (SS), Proctor & Gamble (P&G), and Retail Me Not (RMN) coupon inserts.

You can get a subscription to the paper.  The lowest rate I know about is here.  It’s about $1 per week, for Wednesday and Sunday delivery.  Get more info on that offer here (there are some disclaimers and more explanation).

If you don’t want home delivery, you can buy a paper at many retail locations.  You’ll play $2 for the Sunday paper.  Make sure you check to see that the coupon inserts are in there!  Sometimes, the expected inserts aren’t put in and other times, they are stolen.  Also be aware that they sometimes contain very skinny inserts with a limited number of coupons.  Check to see what you’re getting, before making your purchase.

Dollar Tree sells papers for $1 each Sunday.  Depending on the location, they may limit the number you can buy and there could be out of stock.  Some stores get another shipment of papers on Monday, so ask your store.  Again, make sure there are enough coupons in there and it’s worth your buck.

Another idea, is to ask others.  There are many people who cut very few coupons or don’t use them at all.  Ask people you see on a regular basis to pass them along to you.  Even if you get the paper, extra coupons make your shopping trips more worthwhile.

There are people/websites (often called “Coupon Fairies) that sell coupons, either individually or the whole insert.  I do not have any that I recommend since I do not use them or have any connections.  Be aware that it’s it’s illegal to sell coupons, but they claim to be charging for their time and (if not local) shipping & handling fees.

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20 Comments on Newspaper

  1. I check for peelies anytime I’m shopping! I love the ones for the Daisy brand in the dairy section! They are constantly giving coupons away!

  2. If you can find a “coupon fairies” that works for the newspapers then that a huge WIN!

  3. Recycling Center can be jackpots on Monday and Wednesday mornings! I highly recommend just swinging by your local newspaper drop off!

    1. Thanks for the added tips!

  4. Are you still not getting charged for their premium editions? I just went to sign up from your link and the fine print now talks about the premium edition and the thanksgiving edition charges. I used to get charged over $20 a month. It was extremely frustrating.

    1. They sent out a letter a few months ago saying they were going to start charging those fees, though they’ve had that fine print for a long time. For awhile, they were so inconsistent with their billing. Sometimes, they’d skip a month and I’d pay double the next. Finally, it was $4.61 consistently, but the last three it’s been $9.58. I’m waiting to see another month, if that will ever go down or up. I can’t tell if it’s the extra premium charges or if they just raised my rate. I THINK if you sign up with this, it won’t be $9.58, at least consistently. The problme is, I just don’t know and nobbody will really confirm, so I’m doing trial and error. I do know every other offer I’ve seen says it will charge for those and the base rate isn’t always as cheap as $1/week. Sorry, but my answer is a big !?!?!?! right now. If you sign up FOR SURE watch your bills and call as soon as you want out, if it doesn’t align with what you need. Good luck!

  5. Where do you find the RTM inserts? I’ve been out of the coupon game for a bit and now that I’m trying to get back in it I find out RP is gone in Az and I dunno where to get RTM!

    1. RP stopped distributing in the AZ Republic over a year ago. RMN (Retail Me Not) took over RP. A lot of people get RMN in the mail or in Wed. mailers. Some people still get RMN in smaller local papers, like Prescott Courier. If you’re not lucky enough to get either of those, your out of luck unless you find somebody online that sells coupons or whole inserts. We thought about not listing them, but we did a poll on Facebook and about 75% still get RMN some way. Welcome back to the coupon game! :) ~ Gina

      1. Oh my goodness. I’m not one of the lucky ones. Oh well I’ll figure something out! Thank you for the information!!

  6. I would like to learn how to coupon and save money.

    1. Check out the top menu bars and all the posts/lists. If you have specific questions, as under the appropriate list and we’d be happy to help you. We try to make it as simple as possible, so just dig in a see what you can learn. You’ll definitely save a bunch!

  7. Forgot to add it’s good for ANYTHING in the store that was on sale and ran out, including meats, produce, anything.

    1. Yes, you can get rainchecks even if only one flavor or variety is out — pretty much anything in the ad, at least at Fry’s. Some stores will give you rainchecks, even if it’s an unadvertised deal. The warning I give also applies to rainchecks. They often put quantity limits on them and the same coupon limit applies when you redeem them. Many times, my coupons have also expired and they have not restocked the items I need, so that’s another issue. (Sometimes, new coupons come out, so those work, but that doesn’t help those who ordered a bunch of them.) My main reason for mentioning this that I don’t want people to think they can order 20 coupons and walk into a store and get 20 items. It rarely works that way, without some effort. To some, who have a system down, it may be worthwhile.

      1. Absolutely agreed. The extreme couponing shows maybe worked for those people at that time, but in general it’s not like that anymore. I typically use 4-10 coupons of any one thing and hope for the best. If I lose 1-2 coupons that cost me .02 each, oh well, I saved lots more overall.

  8. You can easily ask for Rainchecks at the Service desk! It’s legal and is a service extended to customers. Little slip of paper that they can fill out for you stating product, sale price and whenever it’s restocked, you can get it at the sale price. Take that and your still valid coupon to the cash register and voila!

  9. Yes, stores do limit X amt in one purchase, but I take my whole family and we divide and conquer, multiple times.

    1. I just don’t want people to order 20 coupons and end up disappointed when they can only use a fraction of those, without multiple visits. Glad you found a system that works! Extra family members who help make a big difference if you have a lot of coupons.

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  11. I would like to learn how to coupon better and save more money.

    1. You came to the right place. Read the top menu bar and the notes on the shopping lists and you’ll know 80% – 90% of what you need to know. If you’re confused, you can ask over on Facebook (other can chime in) or email me. Hope you save a bunch!

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