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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

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This is the first week for this so we’ll slowly figure out what format works best.  My goal is to one day have this as a searchable database…  this is beyond my powers of programming though so we are working on it.

As folks send me the lists I will update with links so check back if your paper is not up yet.

Alabama
Birmingham News
Advertiser – Montgomery AL

Florida
Times Union
South Florida Sun Sentinel
St. Petersburg Times

Georgia
Atlanta Journal

South Carolina
Post & Courier – Charleston
The State – Columbia
The Greenville News

North Carolina
The Observer – Charlotte
News & Observer – Raleigh
News & Record – Greensboro

Tennessee
Knoxville News

Tennessean

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Commercial Appeal

Virginia
Virginian Pilot
Washington Post
Roanoke Times

Kentucky
Courier Journal

Texas
Houston Chronicle (new link)

    • KL

      I live in Thomasville, GA. Could you have someone analyze the newspaper in Tallahasse, FL, since we can’t get the AJC. THX! :)

    • Rhonda

      Thanks! I found this interesting.

      Rhonda

    • I live in Warner Robins,GA (Middle GA) and we do not get the AJC. As of May 2009 it is not available in our area. I buy The Macon Telegraph. I would love to analyze this newspaper.

    • Katie

      I am really not trying to be negative, but just thinking of saving everyone some hard work! I don’t know exactly how helpful this will be. I mean, I know we are all bummed when we don’t get a particular coupon, but you just get what you get and use what you have! I really appreciate you, Jenny, and all the hard work you put into this site. I just didn’t want you to put lots of time into something that may not really be useful. I don’t know how often I will use this. Other people are welcomed to disagree with me, but as always, be NICE! :)

    • mary

      Thanks it is so nice that you did this. I live around the Louisville and it helps to know what is not in my paper. Thank I love your site!

    • Julia

      Wow, this will be so helpful. Thank you.

      My hope is that Florida Today and Orlando Sentinel will be added to the list.

    • Migs

      I think this is an awesome idea! I would love to be able to print a copy of the included coupons in my paper and place them with my stash so when I see a deal I just pull out that one sheet and see if I would have it… no need to be looking through all the stashes! I would be willing to do the Miami Herald if no one has it. Thanks again Jenny… you rock!!!

    • anya

      Hey Everyone! A reader here from Missouri – could we add the Show-Me State to the list?

    • MarySC

      This is a great idea, but just like Katie said, it seems like a lot of work for you, Jenny. I can handle not getting every single coupon that you post on the site! I just don’t want this to overwhelm you or keep you from doing other great things.

      I label each insert I get with the date and put it on top of all the others in a box that is just the right size. Then when you mention a coupon that I haven’t already clipped, it is easy to go back and see if I missed it or just didn’t clip it. After all, you tell us the date and which insert!

    • sarah

      Jenny: thanks for trying to do this, but I will also chime in with MarySC and Katie by saying that, while it would be nice to glance at a list and know what is/is not in my paper in Memphis (Commercial Appeal), I go over the national preview list on Sunday, compare what is in our paper and go out and buy extra papers – or not. You already put yourself to a lot of work and we don’ want to see you burning out (cuz we could not do what you do). By the way, it is really funny to notice people’s reactions when you hand the cashier that stack of coupons – thanks for ALL you do

    • Jenna

      Here’s my two cents: I also think this seems like a lot of work for not much payout. It’s not important to me to know the exact amount of each Q I have or to know that I don’t have a Q you list. If my Qs are different from those you list, I suck it up and move on. However, knowing what coupons my paper offers IN ADDITION to the ones listed in the preview would be helpful to me.

    • Pamela

      Hi jenny,
      I am new to the coupon world…so I am so thankful for your help in whatever form it comes in. I appreciate your hard work to help us get good deals. I think I would use this type of database, but again, I know it is an enormous job that would require lots of time. You have blessd so many people like my family of 3 kids and 4 grandchildren, with all the wonderful deals and plans to stretch a dollar. I would hate to see this bogg you down. I use the Charlotte Observer, and I find most everything you list. Seems redundant…but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

    • Tennessean: DENIED Kellogg’s coupons. Again. ARGH!! We never get the Kellogg’s coupons. Why doesn’t Kelloggs love us?

    • Learning2CouponFL

      Jenny,
      I agree with the other posters. I think this is a neat idea but I would never trade a localized coupon list for the sale/coupon match ups you do.

      It’s not searchable but I made a coupon inventory in an Excel spreadsheet for myself so I had my coupons if I saw an unexpected deal but don’t have to clip them all out. With help from some online forums, I was able to attach macros to buttons so I can sort the list by coupon description (I list the company name first, so all the Colgate items end up together, Huggies with Huggies, etc.), or sort it by product category. There is also a button that will delete the expired coupons from the list. I don’t know how you’d put it directly on your site, except maybe letting people download it, but if it’d be helpful to you let me know – learning2couponfl(at)gmail(dot)com.

    • lynn

      i think the old adage applies here you please some of the people some of the time but you cant please all the people all the time if we all keep in mind jenny is doing this for us as a kindness we are not paying her for this service and she doesnt work for the maf. nor does she have control over who gets what coupon i just dont feel confortable when people start complaining about what they didnt get as if jenny has done something wrong or they start giving her a hard time because they feel like things should be done difrent….. please remember this the next time you want to complain ………we should all know by now that some coupons are regional

    • Greg

      Jenny….THIS IS A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR ALREADY AWESOME SITE. I have been spreading the word about your site to everyone receptive to saving some MONEY. If its not a problem for you please continue breaking them down with a link for the local paper contents this makes locating and matching so much easier especially for us newbies.

    • Mina

      I’ll be the contrarian here. Jenny, I think this may be one of your very best undertakings because it’s something that I haven’t seen available anywhere else. It is something that has the potential to save people like me a LOT of time and increase your readership because it is unique. I use the database on HotCouponWorld in order to locate q matches, as you probably do also. Neither your site nor theirs has indicated whether the q’s were in our own local paper, or if they were in a previous or later edition of our inserts. With this feature, we will be able to “thumb through” the entries to see if there are matches without repeatedly tearing through our stacks of inserts.

      Readers, features like this shouldn’t take a great deal of time on Jenny’s part. The additional lists are generated in time spent by the others who are remaining unsung, but have volunteered to do the matches from their local papers. It is a GROUP effort which makes it work.

      See that list of ads down the sides and on the bottom of each page of this blog? Those are sponsors. Features like this generate more readers. More readers generate more money in Jenny’s direction. It’s a business move that takes comparatively little extra effort on her part, and it may wind up being a very good one.

      Jenny, I encourage you to keep this, improve it as you go, and turn it to your best advantage.

    • I for one am very grateful for the local list…I also am copying it and printing it to place with my inserts in my file. It is amazing how different the lists are depending on region! I may have to find someone in Atlanta who doesn’t want their paper every week and have them hand it off to hubby at business meetings! lol
      Regardless, whether you continue these separate listings as a feature or not, this site is an ENORMOUS help!!!

    • My comment wasn’t directed at anyone or at this site. I love this site. Sheesh. It was just a complaint about Kelloggs. No need to get defensive.

    • Erin

      I love this idea! I immediately printed a copy of the coupons from the AJC and stapled each list into my dated SmartSource/RedPlum/P&G folders with my inserts. I plan on indicating when I have already clipped them on my list to save even more time. I am so grateful to the AJC volunteer & Jenny for this great service. Thanks for EVERYTHING you do to save us money! I love this site and am constantly telling friends/family/amazed people who see how little I spend at the grocery store about your fabulous site!!

    • Stacy

      Thanks to all those that are compiling the lists! This is a wonderful idea~ It would have saved me tons of time looking for that Chinet q a while back that we didn’t get here in Columbia. Thanks again, Jenny for adding one more reason to LOVE your site!

    • Jan

      I’m middle of the road on this one.

      I’ve been copying and printing the coupon list each week before Sunday. Then when I get my paper I just go through the inserts, write in the changes and file it with the inserts. Then if there is a coupon match up, I check the list in the front before I thumb through all the pages. It’s been working well for me but this list from you Jenny will delete one step I have each week. It’s not usually much time but every now and then it’s a long list. One week we had about 20 different coupons (not just different values) so it took me quite a while.

      Thanks for all you do!

    • Wendy

      Thanks so much for all your hard work! I started doing this last week for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and this week for the Chicago Tribune as well. Here is Western KY we have to buy out-of-town papers in order to get the better coupons, so I have started a weekly spreadsheet comparing the STL Post-Dispatch, the Trib, Courier-Journal and the Tennessean to determine which one is better overall. Having the lists for the Courier-Journal and the Tennessean already done so I can copy them to my spreadsheet is a big help!

    • Note to Anya in Missouri – I would be glad to pass along what I have on the STL Post-Dispatch if you’re interested.

    • ET

      Just FYI on the Coca-Cola coupons in the AJC: They are manufacturer’s coupons even though they say “Redeem at Publix” on the bottom. So, they can be used at other stores also. Thank you to the person compiling the AJC coupon list and to Jenny!

    • Twana

      I LOVE this. The only thing that would help me out more were if it were in Excel format. I’m an anal one that likes to be able to sort my coupons on a spreadsheet by abc’s and also expiration dates. Thank you so much! I tell so many people about your site. I’ve only been couponing since April and already I’ve dropped our grocery budget from $300 a week down to $70…woo hoo! And we are a family of 5 (2 are teenage boys that have a hollow leg)

    • Cecile

      I think this is one of the best additions to the site yet!! I drive myself crazy searching for coupons that I don’t have!! This will only make couponing easier in my book. Thank you Jenny for all that you do!!

    • Sindy

      Hi,
      I live in Spartanburg, SC, I buy the local paper which is the Herald Journal and The Greenville News, inserts along with company advertisements do differ.. Thankyou for all that you do and to all the other moms who post their experiences..

    • Wendy G

      I am in Kentucky. I checked the Courier Journal (Louisville), Herald Leader (Lexington), and Commonwealth Journal (Somerset) and they all had different coupons in them. The cities are within about 120 miles from each other! This is crazy.

    • Julieann

      I like it a lot and it didn’t take any time to do the match-up’s. Although it looks like for right now I am the only one using it for the Roanoke Times, I can still use this for myself.

      I agree with a previous poster, I look forward to the time that this is a searchable database, but I do mine in Excel for just that reason….to search and sort.

      Thanks again Jenny…..do you think you can make a link to this in your “Upcoming Inserts” button so we don’t have to search through all the older posts to get to it?

    • Jen

      You’re brilliant for thinking of this. I think this is a great tool with numerous uses depending on your situation. I scour all of the sites and blogs and have not seen this anywhere else. Love you for everything you do!

    • Sharpie-Queen

      LOVE this! Like Jan, I take the list and compare – sometimes it is easy, sometimes more difficult due to a lot of differences (which do seem to come eventually, but it really makes a mess of my lists now that I am trying to clip less). This is great, though, if I am traveling, or can call family members to save the coupons I do not get (the big ones that so often seem to skip Greenville!).
      With that said, I am willing to help (school just got out and I promised I would “just say no” for the summer, but this is truly a passion of mine). This is a group effort and I would feel blessed to be part of a group that helps each other (and not so guilty for just reaping the benefits every week!). So, if there are a few other Greenvillians willing to help, we could compare/compile the Greenville News and Jenny could hopefully post it. Anybody willing? Jenny, is this something you would even want? If so, would you solicit helpers? Thanks!

    • rydergal

      I live in Gadsden, AL, and buy both the local paper (Gadsden Times) and the larger city paper (Birmingham News). The B’ham paper definitely has better coupons than the local rag. But lo and behold, I was checking out my parents’ B’ham News one weekend (they live in Birmingham itself) and their local B’ham News had even more q’s (and better q’s) than the B’ham paper that is available in Gadsden. Expect variations based on where you buy your papers…in the city itself is probably best, since out of the metro area, q’s will probably change or even diminish, based on the target market.

      I love the list idea…but I don’t see it being all that useful for me personally, since my B’ham News is potentially quite different than the one that will be covered. Unless you are planning to incorporate all of the variations that may be out there?? Then that would be truly a mastery of organizational skills, and I would have to applaud you mightily! I do think it is a great idea though…I’m not trying to talk it down…it just doesn’t work for me.

    • Sherry

      I live in Charleston, WV 25312. Is there anyway to find out which coupons will be in our weekly paper? Thanks