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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

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Sadly, it appears this Sunday you should not have any coupons in your Sunday Paper.  Take the week off.  Relax.

If you only get your paper for the coupons, don’t forget to call and place your newspaper on a vacation hold.

Note: The schedule was to have 2 weeks of no coupons, but Procter & Gamble has decided to release their next insert the weekend of Christmas.  So don’t forget to grab a paper 12/27.

    • Marlene

      Hmm – I got a Red Plum insert in this week’s mail – live in a small town and on Tues or Weds we get store ads and a smaller version of the Red Plum.
      I would have thought that meant there would be another in the Charlotte Observer?

    • Amanda

      Piggly Wiggly will be having a 10.00 off coupon in the Post & courier this Sunday which Publix will take.

      • Cheryl

        Go to http://www.save-a-lot.com and sign up, you then get $5.00 off $20.00 dollar coupon good through the beginning of January.

        • rebecca meyers

          You can use this coupon at publix too!!

      • Jamie


        What area are you in? I live in New Bern NC, and I am very interested in the $10 off coupon, we have two PW’s close by so you would think that there would be on in my paper?(Sun Journal).


      How soon we’ll be able to know when coupons start back again>? Anyone?

      • Bobbie

        I think I saw somewhere coupons would not be in paper for two weeks but not sure.

    • Ashley

      I am not at all upset about that. It’s nice to have a break every now and then!

    • Mandy

      Does anyone know the phone number for THE STATE newspaper to make the vacation hold request for this weekend? Thanks!

      • Gabi


        • Mandy


    • Momof2 (Greer)

      This sounds good to me, now I can try to get last week’s insert filed. I am normally a week in the rears. I clipped last night & said that I would file them tonight but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.

    • Karen

      I was told by a manager at Publix that there would be a $5 off $50 purchase at Publix in the paper this weekend. There will not be a coupon for a penny item. I live in Montgomery, AL.

      • Phillis

        Heard that too! Saving some coupons just in case.

      • Catherine

        I live in the Montgomery area too, but I normally buy the B’ham paper b/c it has more coupons. Is that $5 off of $50 running in the Montg. Advertiser and do you know if it is only going to be good on Sun since there won’t be a penny item?

        • Karen

          Sorry, but I am not sure of the details.

    • Aubrey

      If you put your paper on hold does it extend your subscription by that many weeks?

      • Michelle

        It does with my paper. However, make sure to check that box, in mine it offers to sent it to a school or extend your subscription.

    • Phillis

      Whew! Need the break, but not sure if I can handle it mentally. I am a coupon addict. That’s ok, plan on helping others with the extra coupons that I’ve accumulated. Play back time! Get on Board!

    • nancy

      my husband will be happy for the break too. but it is addicting. Nice break. But i do not plan on shopping this holiday weekend. Thanks Jenny

    • Well darn! I just got started with couponing last week and I was really looking forward to building my stash! I guess I’ll just have to be patient.

    • Megan

      Didn’t the AJC put the P&G insert in their Thanksgiving paper? Wonder if they will do the same with this insert?

      • Caroline

        I was just wondering that myself.

      • I bought the paper, no coupons took it back no P&G coupons and so I gave up. My sister-in-law said she experienced the same thing.

    • Thanks for the heads up on putting my paper on vacation hold! I wouldn’t have thought of that!

    • becky

      I don’t know where else to post this. I heard there were coupons for Nexxus if you become a fan on Facebook. I haven’t figured out where to do that if anyone knows.


    • Kelly

      I’m not sure if this is a national thing or not, but in Georgia the P&G insert on the 27th is supposed to feature Special Olympics athletes and for every coupon you use it will give back 3 cents to Special Olympics Georgia, so USE YOUR P&G’S DURING JANUARY :) Publix is also doing their torch icon sales for SOGA in Jan. so we can all afford to pick up one of those since we save so much thanks to Southern Savers :) THANKS!

    • Leigh

      FWIW I was told by someone at my local paper that P&G will ALWAYS be the last weekend of the month.

    • Michelle

      So this means I’ll actually read my paper this Sunday instead of feverishly clipping coupons, lol!

    • Jennifer

      I am glad too! My arm gets a break this weekend! By the way, if you buy your newspaper at the store and just throw it in the trash, try to recycle it instead…I cannot stand when I go to Walgreens on a Sunday and the trash can out front is filled with Sunday’s paper that nobody wants…

    • The Carters

      Just as a warning, Publix will not have a Penny Item this weekend. Instead they will have a $5 off coupon for spending (I think) $50 or more.

    • Hey – whats up. Thanks a bunch for the blog. I’ve been digging around for info, but there is so much out there. Google lead me here – good for you i suppose! Keep up the good work. I will be coming back over here in a couple of days to see if there is updated posts.

    • Just put my paper on hold for the weekend and extended my subscription. Thanks for the heads up!!!

    • Tanya

      The is All Of You magf for the addixts. Although December is packed with q’s, but Jan issue does not have many.

    • New to This

      The Publix flyer in the 12/20 AJC paper has a $5 of $50 or more coupon.

    • Amanda

      I subscribe to the paper just for the coupons, like I am sure most of you do. I cannot stand paying for the paper if there are no coupons!!! I would rather them skip delivering it to me those days and extend my subscription a couple of weeks. Has anyone tried to complain to their paper about this? I pay $2.25 for each paper (Richmond, VA), which I think is a lot since my family in Rochester, NY pays $1.50. They can also buy them at the Dollar store for $1.00, which they don’t do around here either. What a bummer!

    • Anita

      My mom got a Georgia Times today and there was a P&G insert. I wonder if there will be one next week too?