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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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We always start the year off with a bang!  This Sunday, 1/3 you should have 5 coupon inserts!!

(3) SmartSource
(2) Red Plum

There will very large regional variations this week.  If you had to pick a week to bug a family member in a big city this would be it.  I would also recommend getting 1 or 2 more papers than your usual amount.  Not only are there a lot of coupons, there are some great high value coupons too!  For tips on getting a bigger paper go here.

Want to see the full 2010 coupon schedule?

My favorite – $2.50 off Electrasol/Finish!!

SmartSource General Mills

.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, By the Foot, Gushers, Roll-ups, or Stickerz,(exp 2/27)
.50/1 Fiber One Box Muffin Mix  (exp 2/27)
.40/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars, box (exp 2/27)
.60/1 Fiber One Complete Pancake Mix, 28.3oz (exp 2/27)
$1 off Fiber One Frozen Muffins (exp 3/27)
$1/3 General Mills Cereals, listed (exp 2/13)
.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables (exp 2/27)
.50/1 Green Giant Just for One Vegetables (exp 2/27)
.40/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables (exp 2/27)
.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, bag (exp 2/27)
.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls  (exp 3/27)
.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits  (exp 3/27)
.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls (exp 3/27)
.55/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries  (exp 3/27)
$1/4 Progresso Soups (exp 2/27)
.50/2 Progresso Soups  (exp 2/27)
$1 off Romano’s Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit (exp 2/27)
$1 off Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit (exp 2/27)
.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipack (exp 2/27)
$1 off Yoplait Frozen Smoothie (exp 2/27)
$1/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt Yogurt (exp 2/27)
.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, or Light Smoothie  (exp 2/27)
.50/8 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, or Light Smoothie  (exp 2/27)
$1 off YoPlus or YoPlus Light Yogurt 4pk (exp 2/27)


$1 off Act Mouthwash, 18-33oz (exp 3/27)
$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill or any (2) Single Refills (exp 2/14)
Free Air Wick Warmer wyb any Scented Oil Refill Fragrance  (exp 2/14)
$2 off Boost Glucose Control Drink multipack  (exp 2/14)
$2 off Boost Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink multipack (exp 2/14)
$1.50 Boost Nutritional Drink multipack  (exp 2/14)
.50/1 Breyers Inspirations Yogurt multipack (exp 3/28)
.75/1 Breyers Swirled Lowfat Yogurt Disney Multipack (exp 3/28)
$1/2 Breyers YoCrunch 100 Calorie Yogurt Packs (exp 3/28)
$1/10 Breyers Yogurt Cups, 6oz (exp 3/28)
.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky Healthy Request soup cans or bowls (exp 3/15)
.40/2 Campbell’s Condensed Soups,  (exp 3/15)
.40/4 Campbell’s Condensed Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soups  (exp 3/15)
.40/2 Campbell’s Healthy Request condensed soups  (exp 3/15)
.50/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest Healthy Request soup cans or bowls  (exp 3/15)
.50/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest soup can or bowls (exp 2/15)
.75/1 Campbell’s V8 soup (exp 3/15)
$1 off Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials multipack (exp 2/14)
$1 off Creta Farms Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil Deli Meats, 1/2lb+ (exp 4/30)
.45/1 Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese (exp 2/20)
.75/1 Excedrin product, 20ct+ (exp 2/28)
$1.50 Excedrin product, 80ct+ (exp 2/28)
$2.50 Finish Quantum Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs  (exp 1/31)
$1 off Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks, 8.75oz+ (exp 2/28)
$1 off Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer Moisurizer, 2.7-12oz (exp 3/31)
$1 off Gold Bond Ultimate Lotion or Cream (exp 3/31)
.50/1 Kleenex,  Bundle Pack or (3) Boxes  (exp 2/28)
.50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Pourable (exp 2/1)
.50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Trigger, (exp 2/1)
.50/1 Lysol Bathroom Cleaner or Mildew Remover (exp 2/1)
$1 off Lysol Disinfectant Spray, 12oz+ (exp 2/1)
$1 off Lysol Disinfecting Wipes (exp 2/1)
$1/2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners (exp 2/1)
$2 off MiraLax, 14 dose or 10ct Carton only (exp 2/6)
$4 off MiraLax, 30 dose only  (exp 2/6)
.50/1 Old El Paso Heat & Serve side (exp 2/27)
$1/5 Powerbar Bars (exp 3/31)
$1 off Powerbar Gel Blasts Energy Chews, 18g (exp 3/31)
.50/1 Reese’s, Hershey’s or York 100 Calorie Bars, 4.69oz+ box (exp 4/3)
$1 off Resolve Bright & White product (exp 2/14)
$1 off Resolve High Traffic Foam product (exp 2/14)
.50/1 Resolve Pretreat product  (exp 2/14)
$1 off Resolve product (exp 2/14)
$1 off Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue Naturals, or Selsun Blue Salon (exp 4/9)
.50/2 V8 100% Vegetable Juice, 46oz+ (exp 2/14)
$1/2 V8 Splash, 46oz+ (exp 2/14)
.75/1 V8 V-Fusion, 46oz or 6pk cans (exp 2/14)
$1/2 York Peppermint Patties, 12oz+ bags (exp 2/28)


$1 off Aleve D product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Aleve product, 40ct+ (exp 3/31)
$1 off Alka-Seltzer Plus product, 10ct+ (exp 3/31)
$1 off Atkins Bar 5pk (exp 3/31)
$1.50 Atkins Shake 4pk (exp 3/31)
$1/2 Barilla Plus pasta (exp 3/1)
$1 off Bayer Aspirin Low Dose 32ct+ or any Heart Health Advantage (exp 3/31)
$1 off Bayer Quick Release Crystals or Genuine Bayer Aspirin 10ct+ (exp 3/31)
$1.50 Birds Eye Steamfresh Premium Seafood Meals (exp 2/13)
$1/2 Boca Meatless product (exp 3/28)
$1 off Campho-Phenique product (exp 3/31)
$2 off Citracal product (exp 3/31)
.75/1 Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush  (exp 1/23)
.75/1 Colgate Total, Max White, Max Fresh, Sensitive, or Kids Toothpaste, 4oz+ (exp 1/23)
$2 off Crystal Light Drink Mix AND Nabisco 100 Calorie Pack (exp 1/31)
.60/6 Dannon 6oz Single-Serve yogurt Cups – 60 cents off any 6 (exp 2/28)
$1 off Digiorno 200 Calorie Pizza (exp 2/28)
$3 off Ensure 6pk Shake (exp 3/31)
$1 off Farmland Cubed, Diced or Julienne Ham or Turkey (exp 4/30)
$1 off Farmland Special Select Ham or Turkey or Farmland Ham Steaks (exp 4/30)
$1 off Fiber One Lowfat Cottage Cheese with Fiber (exp 2/28)
$1 off Flintstones (vitamin) product (exp 3/31)
.50/1 Gorton’s Grilled item (exp 3/15)
$1 off Gorton’s Grilled Shrimp item (exp 3/15)
.75/3 Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals  (exp 2/27)
$10 off Healthometer scale, $19.88 and above (exp 3/31)
$1/2 Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers (exp 2/28)
$1/2 Healthy Choice Frozen Meals (exp 2/28)
.75/2 Healthy Choice Soups, micro bowls and cans  (exp 2/28)
.55/1 Healthy Ones packaged lunchmeat, deli presliced, or 1lb of deli meat (exp 2/28)
$1 off Icy Hot, Aspercreme, Capzasin, Sportscreme, or Flexall product (exp 3/31)
$1.50 Marcal Small Steps Paper Towel, 2-roll +  (exp 1/31)
Free Marcal Small Steps Towel, Bath Tissue, or Facial Tissue or $1 off (exp 1/31)
$1 off Neo-Synephrine product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, 5.3oz cup, 16oz cup, or 4oz 4pk (exp 2/28)
$1/2 Olivio products (exp 6/30)
$2 off One A Day product 12ct+ (exp 3/31)
B1G1 Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer (exp 2/28)
$1 off Philips’ product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Planters Nut-rition product, 9-12oz (exp 3/31)
.50/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (exp 3/14)
$1 off Playtex Personal Cleansing Cloths product (exp 3/14)
.50/1 Playtex Sport plastic applicator tampons, 18ct+ (exp 3/14)
$2 off PureVia sweetener, any size (exp 4/3)
$1 off Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids, Lock-Its, Produce Saver or Premier Container (exp 2/28)
$1/2 Sargento Natural Cheese Snacks, 5oz+ (exp 3/15)
.35/1 Softsoap Brand Liquid Hand Soap, 8.5oz (exp 1/23)
$2/10 SoyJoy single bars  (exp 2/28)
B2G1 SoyJoy single bars  (exp 1/31)
$1 off Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Tyson Grilled & Ready Frozen product (exp 4/3)
.55/1 Tyson Grilled & Ready Refrigerated product (exp 4/3)
$1/2 Welch’s Jam, Jelly or Spread 32oz, 22oz, or 18.8oz (exp 4/30)
$3 off Whole Body Cleanse Internal Cleansing System (exp 4/3)
$1 off Zantac product (exp 4/30)

Red Plum

$10 off Alli, 120 ct or 170 ct
$1 off Aquafresh Iso-Active Foaming Gel
$1 off Aquafresh Gel-Flex or Deep Action Toothbrush
.75/1 Aquafresh PremiumToohtpastes 5.6oz +
.50/1 Beano To-Go, 12 ct only
$1 off Beano, 30ct or larger
$1 off Breathe Right
$2 off Caltrate, Except 30 ct
$2 off Centrum Kids
$1 off Centrum Performance
$3 off Centrum Silver, Except 30 ct
$3 off Centrum, Except 30 ct
$1 off Children’s Dimetapp
$1 off Coulour Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipstick or any L’Oreal Lip Product
$3 off Fiber Choice, 90 ct
$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Cereal Bars, Fruit Crisps and/or Bliss Bars 5 ct or larger
$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Cereals 11.4oz or larger
$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Crackers 4.62oz or larger
$1/2 Kellogg’s SpecialK-Protein Bars, Protein Shakes or Water Mixes, 4 ct +
$2 iff L’Oreal Cleanser, Moisturizer or Treatment
$2 off L’Oreal EverStrong of EverPure Treatment
$2 off L’Oreal EverStrong or EverPure Shampoo or Conditioner
$2 off L’Oreal Haircolor
$1 off L’Oreal Mascara, Eyeliner or Eye Shadow
$2.50 Lactaid Fast Act Dietary Supp
.75/1 McCormick Spice or Herb
$15 off Nicorette Gum 100 ct +, NicoDerm CQ 14 ct+ or Commit 72 ct +
$2 off Nivea Body Lotion 13.5 fl oz
$5/2 Nivea Body Lotions 13.5 oz
$2 off Nivea Body Wash for Women 16.9 oz
B1G1 Nivea Lip Care 0.17 oz
$3 off Nivea My Silhouette 7oz
$1 off Pedigree Good Bites Treats for Dogs
B2G1 Pedrigree Food for Dogs,
$1 off Polident
$1/2 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn
$1 off Robitussin To Go 10-count, excludes 2 ct
$1 off Robitussin, Except Robitussin To Go 2 ct
$1 off Sensodyne Iso-Active Foaming Gel or any Sensodyne Toothpaste
$1 off Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpaste
$1 off Smucker’s Fruit Spread and Jif Peanut Butter
$1 off Super Poligrip
$3 off True Match or L’Oreal makeup, powder blush or concealer
$1 off Truvia Natural Sweetener
$1/2 Uncle Ben’s plain white or brown rice
$1/2 Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice

Red Plum

$3 off AcneFree Clear Skin System, (exp 2/28)
$1 off AcneFree non-kit Treatment (exp 2/28)
$2 off All Liquid Laundry Detergent, 32 load+ (exp 2/7)
$1/2 Aunt Jemima Mix or Syrup, 24oz+ (exp 4/30)
$1 off Band-Aid brand product (exp 3/31)
$2 off Bengay product (exp 3/31)
$1/2 Carefree products 28ct OR Ultra Protection products (exp 3/31)
$2 off Cortaid product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Disney or Marvel High-Quality Vitamin product (exp 2/17)
$5 off Ester-C product – $5.00 off any 1 (exp 2/24)
$5 off FaceLift WrinkleFree Eyes, Retinol 4X, or 24 Hour FaceLift (exp 2/28)
$6 offFlex-A-Min Joint Care product (exp 2/16)
.55/1 Hefty Waste Bags (exp 3/31)
.75/1 Jimmy Dean Sandwich item (exp 3/6)
$1 off Johnson & Johnson First Aid brand product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Johnson’s Baby product (exp 3/15)
$1 off Johnson’s Body Care product (exp 3/15)
.50/1 Listerine Antiseptic product 500mL+ (exp 1/31/11)
.50/1 Listerine Pocketpaks 24ct+, Pocketmist, Plax Rinse OR any Toothpaste (exp 1/31/11)
$1 off Listerine Restoring Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash 500mL+ (exp 1/31/11)
$1 off Listerine Smart Rinse, Agent Cool Blue OR Reach Kids Toothbrush (exp 1/31/11)
$1 off Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash 500mL+ (exp 1/31/11)
$3 off Listerine Whitening Strips or Pen OR any Rembrandt 2 Hour Kit or Strips  (exp 1/31/11)
$1 off Listerine or Rembrandt Whitening Rinse 16fl.oz + (exp 1/31/11)
$2 off Monistat Soothe & Relieve Pack OR any Soothing Care product (exp 6/30)
$3 off Monistat Yeast Infection Treatment OR any E.P.T. product  (exp 6/30)
$1 off Motrin or Tylenol Infants or Childrens or Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold (exp 3/31)
$3/2 Motrin or Tylenol Infants or Childrens OR Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold (exp 3/31)
$1 off Motrin product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Nature’s Bounty vitamin or supplement (exp 2/16)
$1 off Neosporin Lip Health (exp 4/3)
$1 off Neosporin product (exp 3/31)
$1 off O.B. product (exp 3/31)
$5 off Olay Professional Pro-X Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser  (exp 1/31)
$1 off Pepcid, Imodium, Rolaids, Mylanta, or Tucks product  (exp 4/3)
$4/2 Pepcid, Imodium, Rolaids, Mylanta, or Tucks products  (exp 4/3)
.55/1 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, box  (exp 2/13)
$1 off Reach Dental Floss OR any Reach Access Flosser (exp 1/31/11)
B1G1 Reach single Toothbrush  (exp 1/31/11)
B1G1 Reach Total Care Dental Floss 30yd (exp 1/31/11)
$2 off Rembrandt Whitening Mouthwash OR any Whitening Toothpaste (exp 1/31/11)
$1/3 Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni (exp 4/30)
$1 off Slim-Fast Bar mulitpack (exp 3/28)
$1.50 Slim-Fast Shake multipack or Shake Mix  (exp 3/28)
$3 off SlimShots Liquid Portion Control, excludes 2ct  (exp 3/31)
$1 off Splenda No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber product (exp 4/1)
$1.50/2 Splenda Sweetener products (exp 4/1)
B1G1 Stayfree products  (exp 3/31)
$1 off Sun Crystals All-Natural Sweetener (exp 3/19)
$1 off Sundown vitamin or supplement product (exp 2/17)
$1 off Tylenol Cold or Sinus OR Sudafed PE or OM product (exp 4/3)
$1 off Tylenol Cold or Sinus OR Sudafed PE or OM products (exp 4/3)
$1 off Tylenol any (exp 3/31)
$2 off Viactiv Soft Chews Dietary Supplements (exp 3/31)
$2 off Visine All Day Eye Itch Relief, Totality Mulit-Symptom or Wipes (exp 3/31)
$1 off Visine product (exp 3/31)

    • Renee

      I’m excited…I plan to track my saving in 2010.
      Thanks for all you do!

      • RebeccaF

        I really want to try to track my savings too. Do you or anyone else have a great system to do this? Jenny, do you have something on your site that shows how to do it effectively? I’d love to know! Thanks so much for all you do! :D

        • Stacey

          the site iheartcvs.com has a savings tracker spreadsheet that can be downloaded for free. It works great and I guess you could simply delete the ECB paid/earned columns from the sheet to use for general savings tracking.

        • Frances

          Look at the link below. You can download this spreadsheet into Excel and input your receipts regularly and save it on your personal computer.

          If you don’t have Excel, it mentions in the comments that you can download OpenOffice (it’s free) you can open and save this file in their excel version. Good luck couponing!


      • PATTY24MOMOF5

        I keep track of mine,I only spend maybe $20.00 a month,period whether its groceries or whatever and I saved since February but mainly groceries -since I have 5 kiddos,but total savings was $6,032.15.Not bad for my first year of couponing!Most months I saved about 500.00 others over 600.00.I have my binder organized with baseball inserts,tabs for categories and my grocery section is in Alphabetical order.It takes me about 2hrs each Sunday but is definitly worth it obviously!!!

      • i just downloaded a great tracker on thecouponproject.com. it is an excel spreadsheet…looks great…

    • Sophia

      How many papers do you diehard couponers get every week? Im new and have been getting 4…………

      • Lisa

        On slow weeks I buy 2 so always have at least 2 of any Q I might want for those BOGO deals. On better weeks I buy 4 and on weeks like this one I will buy 6. Great way to use up some of those ECBs or RRs.

      • Michael Odell

        I buy 5 Newspapers on a regular week

        I buy 10 on a great week.

        This week I may buy about 12-15 because of the high dollars and the Electrasol coupon being bundle so well this time. I don’t think there has been a better week since i started a year ago.

        Remember buy the Sunday paper at “The Dollar Tree” for $1.
        Here in Chicago I can get the paper on Saturday.

    • Crystal

      I can’t wait!
      Thanks, Jenny!

    • Christy

      Im excited to get these papers!!! So much good stuff!

    • Rebecca

      OMGosh! I was just thinking how sad my coupon collection is going to look after weeding out all the 12/31/09 expiration dates … but this is gonna fill it back up nicely! Whooppeeee! :D

      • I just weeded out my coupons about 10 minutes ago and was thinking the same thing. This Sunday paper will help a lot!! Thanks Jenny!

      • Brittany

        LOL! I was thinking the same thing last night!!!

    • Thanks Jenny for all you do. It has been a great year and I am looking forward to 2010. I am also interested in tracking my savings. Any hints?

      • I’m new to this. My sister showed me all she saved and how stuffed her house is from all the savings. Is it worth going to stores and buying papers if a person eats mostly fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, white fish, and free range chicken? I’m trying a health plan as my New Years Resolution. I need coupons for produce.

        • My thoughts are these-
          Sometimes, you can make money off of coupons and that can go towards your produce or other items. There are coupons on seafood/ chicken that is frozen, but I don’t know if that is what you are going for.

          However, you still are going to need to buy toilet paper, medicine, shampoo, razors, etc. That is where I really save the big bucks using CVS and Walgreens(I would do Walgreens after you have couponed for a bit however) The money I save here helps with the overall budget.

          It’s also really FUN. Once you start saving, you won’t want to stop! :)

        • Angel in Charleston

          Sometimes you find coupons in the store for $ off produce when you buy a particular item, such as bread. And Food Lion sometimes has printable coupons good for produce. Glad to see you are interested in couponing. It’s a lot of fun!

    • OMG finally a counpon on Polident LOL I am sooooo looking forward to that one and thanks soooooo much for sharing always looks forward to these post you leave on facebook =) thanks a bunch =)

    • I will definitely be getting several papers this Sunday. I also plan to track my savings too this new year. Hope I can stick with it. Happy New Year Jenny!

    • susan

      I plan on using an excell spreadsheet. Just plugging in numbers off of the receipt. I am very thankful for you Jenny. You have helped our family of 6 be able to save after our paychecks, in just the few months I’ve been couponing, and for that I could never thank you enough. May God bless you and your family through the new year and thank you for your dedication and hard work. You have most certainly made a difference in peoples lives. How cool is that!

    • Rebekah

      i am looking forward to these inserts. I did read the older post about getting the Charlotte Observer…can you pick these up in gas stations or just that newstand, I am interested in seeing if there is a major difference.

      I too would like to track my savings…I may have to use the excel way too.

      Thanks for all you do Jenny:)!

      • Stacey

        I had sent Jenny an email because apparently the St. Andrews Newstand in Columbia has gone out of business. I was wondering too if there was another place in the Midlands to pick up the Charlotte Observer at like Books a Million or Barnes n Noble or something. I really hate losing the St. Andrews Newstand because it was so nice to reserve my papers weekly.

        • Amy

          Did Jenny have a suggestion?

          • Stacey

            I haven’t heard from Jenny yet. I’ve called all area BOMs and Barnes n Nobles and they don’t carry the Charlotte Observer. So, I called the Charlotte Observer and they couldn’t tell me any Midlands area businesses that carry their paper (huh?) but they do take subscriptions from our area and the papers are mailed to us.

            • Amy

              I believe that traditional subscriptions DO NOT have coupons in them!

        • Amy

          Did you contact the Columbia New Stand on Main St?

          • Amy

            Nevermind .. I did and they DO NOT carry the Char Ob! Bummer! Hmmm

          • Amy

            Does anyone know if the News STand on Two Notch is still open? I tried calling this morning to see if they carry the Char Ob and no answer??

            • Stacey

              I didn’t know about a newstand on Two Notch- where is it and I can check at lunch because i work in the Northeast just off Farrow Rd.

            • Stacey

              I’ll go check by the Northeast Newstand on Two Notch- I googled it and it’s 1.5 miles from my workplace. I called and got an answering machine so at least it seems to be in business. I’ll let you know what I find out.

            • Amy

              Love to hear what they say! Jenny emailed me back to say that she thinks no one else carries/orders the Char Ob. in the Columbia area. Let me know what the News Stand says!!!

            • Stacey

              Apparently they are the Northeast News- not Northeast Newstand and they publish a local paper for the Columbia Northeast area so they aren’t a newstand which sells papers.
              I went to the Charlotte Observer site and it has link as where to pick up a copy of the paper ( I guess this is a zip code list of where every box is located)and it look likes the closest to us is Kershaw. :(

      • Amy

        There is a BIG difference between coupon inserts! Char Ob gets a LOT of coupons our State doesn’t! Even better than Greenville News AND Spartanburg Herald!

        • Amy

          I saw on another blog that 5 ladies went in together to travel and buy papers .. each taking turns. Wonder if we’d have enough ladies in the Columbia area interested in doing that?? Would have to figure out where the closest location would be .. Rock Hill/Ft Mill?

          • Stacey

            You know- I was thinking about getting together a carpool. The Customer Service Rep from the Charlotte Observer is supposed to be calling me back because their computers were updating or having problems or something this morning. I told her I only got their Sunday paper for the q’s and she said it was included in the subscription. I still can’t decide if I want to do that or not because since they are mailed, who do I complain to if I’m missing an insert or something. Also, I was able to adjust my order with the St. Andrews Newstand based on how many inserts were coming each week and I’ll have a set number with the subscriptions. When they call me back, I’ll ask what’s the closest town with a C.O. newspaper box.

            • Amy

              Stacey, Mr. Majeed at Char Ob said that Chester is the closest location. The owners of St Andrews News were driving to Chester to pick up their orders. SO .. thinking I may run up for 3-5 copies myself! Waiting to hear back from him exactly WHERE to purchase. Will let you know what I find out!

          • Russell

            I live in Rock Hill and we have numerous places that sell the Observer. You may have some luck a little below us in Richburg (Exit 65 off I-77) as there are several gas stations right off the exit.

        • Stacey

          So true, so true. C.O. is a level 1 paper so they always have the biggest variety and higher value q’s. You know, with learning about the demise of St. Andrews Newstand and the change with the Publix penny item schedule I’m just a little blue this morning.

      • Rebekah

        Thanks Stacey & Amy! I live in Cayce/West Columbia area…I appreciate all the calling and information you have done. I would only care for the Sunday paper but if they had to send you one for everyday..hmm..i guess I would start article collecting and reading for once lol…I don’t get to travel much but I tell you what I guess that would be a nice saturday ride for a paper. I would be willing to collect orders for people in this area or work out some kind of gas deal lol…

        I’m not one who usually just gets a paper for the Qs but I would def consider reading it if it was just the Sunday paper. I would have no problem having it mailed to me (i know where you are coming from about who to complain to b/c I am ordering it just for Qs and if they weren’t in there i would be upset too). I don’t make enough to pay for a whole subscription up front.

        ooooh…I would also be glad to exchange some Qs from them that I know I would probably not use with some from THE STATE’s inserts that I may use duplicates of…but normally I only use the ones that come to me. I don’t like to hoard Qs like 30 for the same product ya know?

        • Stacey

          No problem about the calls- I went into panic mode when I couldn’t reserve my papers for this weekend. By the way, I can definitely help if you need q’s from The State. My carrier helps me with extra inserts.

          • StaceyC

            Hey Stacey- I have been trying to call the St Andrews newstand for over a week. I was trying to get the Charlotte paper reserved last week and I’ve been trying to get this weeks too. No one has answered and then today it said the # was no longer in service. Do we know if they really went out of business or if the # has changed? They had to be doing good w/ all the Charlotte papers reserved from the locals :) Please keep us updated in what you find out about getting the Charlotte paper on Sunday’s for the coupons, I totally think it is worth the extra money!

            • Stacey

              I’ll let you know if I hear anything else. I’m about to drive by there in a few. I’m like you in that I find it hard to believe they went out of business because they always had customers in there with couponers like us and men visiting the upstairs “adult magazine” area. Anyway, when I got my papers on the 13th, the lady told me there were no scheduled inserts for the next 2 weeks and asked me if I wanted my usual order for the first week in New Year. I thought maybe they were on vacation for the holidays when i didn’t get an answer during the last week but today I get the disconnected message.

            • Stacey

              Ok- It’s been confirmed that sadly St.Andrews Newsstand has gone out of business. I spoke with the nice man in the Roman Catholic shop next door to them who told me it was a last minute decision as the owners wanted to see how the month ended up but things had been slow for a long time.

        • RebeccaF

          Do any of you have family or good friends that could buy the paper and just pull out the inserts for you? May be they could send a large amount and you can have a central pick up location. I wish I could help but honestly, I’m too disorganized with my own stuff to promise I’d be able to run around and pick up 30 or so papers. I’m always buying mine on Sunday night as it is. Good luck! I feel badly for that business going out as well as for you all losing it. It’s amazing how one little store can effect so many people … right down to the stores that aren’t going to get your business if you don’t get the coupons. All the Best!`

          • Amy

            I don’t have either in any big city. I did email a guy with Circulation and he is checking for me on a location to purchase. His first response from his DM was that St Andrews will reopen .. but after I emailed him back .. his DM will check with the OWNER and let me know for sure. As for Jan 3rd .. we are out of luck. Will let any of you know location .. maybe we can pool together and get a load of papers like St Andrews was getting?? Worth looking into!

            • Stacey

              Let me know if you hear anything new- I’ve got calls into C.O.Circulation as well. I find it hard to believe that towns all around Columbia have boxes but not Columbia. Anyway, I’d be happy to get into a carpool with someone to get papers every Sunday. I’m traveling to Alabama and back this weekend so I’m planning to stop in Atlanta on Sunday and pick up several AJC as I think it’s a level 1 paper like C.O.

            • Stacey

              Amy, I meant to ask if you would like for me to pick up copies of AJC for you since I’m getting mine on the way home on Sunday?

            • StaceyC

              Do you think if we got enough people “couponers” together that wanted the Charlotte paper that they would make a central location in Columbia that we could all go to. I am sure there are atleast a 100 or more copies being bought on Sunday in our area. I am sure it is worth Charlotte Observer to deliver to our area with a given # of papers already bought, you know? Any ideas??

            • Amy

              Stacey, If you are headed thru Atlanta and don’t mind adding a few .. I would love 3 AJC papers. Let me know how much I owe you. You can email me at irmolees@sc.rr.com THANK YOU!!!

            • Stacey

              I’ll be glad to get 3. I’ll email you when I get back.

            • Amy

              Thank you, Stacey! Coupon ladies working together! Maybe we can work out something with Charlotte Observer … or at least a carpool program!

            • Heather

              Ladies I would love to get on board to any solution that anyone works out with getting the Charlotte paper. I get about 8 per week for me and 4 other women.

      • Amy

        Stacey and I are getting up a group to either carpool to pick up papers or solicit the Observer to deliver papers to the Columbia area. I typically order 2 CO’s per week .. more on big weeks like 1/3/10 – are you interested? I contacted the Circulation Mgr at CO to see what options we have. You can email me at irmolees@sc.rr.com

    • Rhonda

      I would be interested in a good tracking system as well. I definitely want to track my savings in 2010!!

      • Rhonda


    • Christina M.

      Is there anyone who dose the coupon binder thing or am I crazy?
      I just made a new binder for 2010 with the Jan-Dec tabs, 09′ Coupons that Exp. Jan 2010′, 09 Coupons that Expire Beyond Feb 2010′ and and Expires 12/31/10 Tabs.I have like 3 full binders for 2009. Lets see how many binders I can fill up for 2010′!!

      Christina M.

      • Michael Odell

        I do a binder!

        It is simple with one 4-5 inch binder, I use baseball card holders and I have 8 sections in the binder.

        Cleaning (Soaps, Tide, Sprays)
        Misc. Household
        Dry food
        Cold food
        Snack Food

        I put them in order by monthly expired dates, so when the month is over I just pull out the latest expired months and chuck the coupons, but save the sleeves. I would recommend not going too detailed on the sections because the nice thing about doing the binder is that you can see the coupons easily.

        The key to this method is stacking all the same inserts together and cutting once. But double check the printing lines up or “oops” there goes the date.


        • bridget

          I like the binder system too, in part because I will often run across deals in the store that were not advertised in the weekly specials flier online. That way when I see something that will be free just waiting for me to grab it, I have the coupons right there and don’t have to make a special trip later.

          I shop at Harris Teeter, and organize my coupons in the same categories as their weekly specials (other than the mgr. special), plus I added separate tabs for baby and for snacks. The cashiers often make friendly comments about my organized book – one of them teasingly asked me if I am an accountant!

    • deedee

      jenny thanks so much for havin the coupon wkshop in my home town last summer. its 1 of the best things i ever done. i love saving money on grocery’s and its a way of life now! thanks again

    • Shannon in ATL

      Does anyone keep the inserts whole?

      If so and you have sorted through yours can you pass along which inserts I should keep and which ones are completely expired and I can throw away?


      • RebeccaF

        I keep them whole and would love to know the same info if anyone knows. TIA! :D

      • Bobbie

        I keep the whole insert also and plan on taking the oldest, going thru them and clipping the ones that are still good. Although I’m not to good and keeping my lose coupons organized.

        • RebeccaF

          That sounds like a good idea but may be you can then keep an envelope of those clipped with a note on the front of which insert they came from or something like that. Let us know if there are any that are completely expired. I’m just too darned lazy to do it in the near future, lol. I still have to weed out the ip, wts, tear pad, etc coupons not to mention the inserts. I’m just overwhelmed right now too with filling out all the mirs! Ughhh … but its a good uggghhh, lol. :D

      • Nicole

        I just went through and updated my list. I started keeping a record list in August when I started Clipping Coupons. I do not clip the whole insert, just stack them with post it note labels and then locate to clip. I keep a binder for all of my printables. I live in FL, so all might not be the same but the following insert dates are all I have that still have valid Coupons in them. I have a list if you might me interested let me know, hope it helps. (# amount of Q’s valid in insert)

        SmartSource 08/09/09 (1)
        SmartSource 08/16/09 (1)
        SmartSource #2 (1)
        SmartSource #3 (2)
        RedPlum #2 (1)
        SmartSource 09/27/09 (4)
        RedPlum 09/27/09 (2)
        SmartSource 10/04/09) (16)
        RedPlum 10/04/09 (16)
        SmartSource 10/11/09 (10)
        RedPlum 10/1/09 (4)
        SmartSource 10/18/09 (11)
        RedPlum 10/18/09 (20)
        SmartSource 10/25/09 (14)
        RedPlum 10/25/09 (19)
        SmartSource 11/01/09 (14)
        RedPlum 11/01/09 (15)
        SmartSource 11/08/09 (25)
        RedPlum 11/08/09 (27)
        **Anything after this still has full page full at least for each date.

        • Shannon in ATL

          Nicole you are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Cassandra

      Does anyone know if I’ll be ok getting just the greenville,sc newspaper this sunday or should I try the bookstores/newsstands and look for a charlotte paper there? I don’t think there’s anyway I could drive real far to get another cities paper but I don’t want to miss out/mess up.

      • Brandi

        Hi Cassandra,
        There is a newsstand in Spartanburg that sells the Charlotte paper. It’s called A-1 News. The phone number is 585-0451. They are at 291 Magnolia St. I called and reserved/ordered mine yesterday. I’d suggest doing the same.
        Barnes and Noble also carries it, but they only get 3-4 copies and won’t order them for you. :-( They’re usually gone pretty quickly.

        • Cassandra

          Thanks so much Brandi! I tried calling but they aren’t there today I think but maybe tommorrow won’t be too late if I call early.

    • Sharon Wesley

      hey shannon in atl
      I keep the whole insert I have a box with hanging folders and in front I have the date slash s for smartsource and r for redplum example 12/20 s 12/20 r then I file accordinly. It works for me cause I don’t like cutting all the coupons and keeping a binder. This way evey week I just cut what I need put in envelope print my list and go. Any loose coupons I have one of those coupon accordian style keepers and store them there and just take that with me and if I come across something not on my list I ll see if I have a coupon and go from there. Hope this helps I am in Dallas ga neat to see someone else in atl!!

      • Shannon in ATL

        Thanks Sharon!
        I also use a filing box with a handle but have outgrown it now that I have been doing this for aprox. 8 months and I am also buying an avg of 6 papers. I am thinking about getting one of the paper filing storage boxes and using it this year. We use them at work for stuff we have to save for years, they are cheap and can still be moved from room to room.
        I am afraid to throw any insert away when I see Jenny reference coupons from early in the year.

    • suellen

      no surprises like at Thanksgiving and the coupons came out today, right?? they are coming out on Sunday, correct??

    • i posted this on some of the posts above but wanted to make sure it was noticed since i read where so many want a good tracker…i just downloaded a really good one at thecouponproject.com She did a really really good job on this one and I plan to use it and got some ideas for a coupon party as well…hope this is useful…happy saving in 2010!!

    • The State Paper is really missing a ton of coupons today. I imagined this would be the case. I may have to make a trip to Rock Hill. Has anyone gotten a Charlotte Observer and compared the coupons to the list above? I didn’t even get half of the coupons and one whole insert wasn’t in the state paper. I also didn’t get hardly any sales papers. I’m missing Rite Aid and Walgreens and many others. I just called the A-1 News Stand in Spartanburg to see if they had any more Charlotte Observers and they are sold out. I was going to try to get a family member to pick one up. Looks like a trip to Rock Hill or Charlotte is going to be the only other option.

      • Amy

        Where do you live? Several of us are thinking of either a carpool or some group venture to get Charlotte Observer papers!

        • Heather

          Ladies I would love to get on board to any solution that anyone works out with getting the Charlotte paper. I get about 8 per week for me and 4 other women.

          • Amy

            Sounds good Heather. I have emailed a Circluation Mgr at the Char Ob to see what we can work out for the volume we want to order/purchase. You can email me at irmolees@sc.rr.com so we can see exactly how many papers we’d like to corporately order!

    • Katee

      Well, my Sunday paper arrived – however I was VERY dissappointed – the Columbus, Ga inserts are a joke – only a portion of the Q’s listed – Seeing the AJC cut its distribution area – no where close – any suggestions??? Now I’m thinking maybe the Montgomery paper might have all the Q’s – does anyone know????

      • Katee

        Ended up at a convenience store – all I could find was the Auburn/Opelika paper – I went through it before purchasing – only had 4 2 RP and 2 SS —-but did include the Oust B1G1….no Nivea in either of my papers………Did anyone get a Nivea???

    • Jennifer

      My husband is at the dollar tree now getting papers for me and I always have him check to be sure the inserts are in the paper because I have had to take my papers back to the store twice for missing the coupon inserts. Anyway, he called to tell me he went through six papers and there were only four inserts, so I asked him to go to a different stack of papers and sure enough the first one he went through had all five inserts! So, be sure to check around…I get the Birmingham News and we usually have most of the coupon inserts, but sometimes a coupon won’t be included in the insert specified.

    • Michelle

      So there are absolutely NO Red Plum coupons in the Sunday Paper I received on my door….I am so frustrated! No Red plum AT ALL.

      • What paper do you recieve? I had to call my paper’s costumer service line and report that my paper was missing sales papers. I didn’t recieve a rite aid or walgreens sales ad along with many others and only got 4 coupon inserts.

        • caroline

          I am SO BUMMED!!! What a waste of money! I bought 10 extra copies of the Aiken Standard and only got 1/2 the coupons listed.
          4 Inserts – no SmartSource General Mills – but they only had 1/2 the coupons. I’m taking them back to the store bc the coupons that are included are all for stuff I never use. Ugh!

          • Sharon

            Yep The Augusta Chronicle had the same disappointing coupons.

    • I had 5 inserts – but 2 of the SS inserts were the exact same. Did anyone else get duplicates? (I receive the Tennessean)

      • Susan

        I just bought two Tennessean’s and they only had 3 inserts – 2 RP and 1 SS. I got a duplicate RP but no General Mills and the other SS. I might be going to Kroger to check their stacks. So frustrating…

        • Kelli

          I bought 2 Tennesseans & they both only had 1 insert – I was very disappointed.

    • stacey

      Got 4 copies of the Montgomery Ad. got 2 smart source and 2 red plum
      BUT NO electrosol coupons or Nieva Lip B1G1 coupons
      I was so looking forward to those mainly (the very ones you want are the ones that aren’t there! LOL)
      Always check your paper before you buy them to at least make sure inserts are in there, (my husband has learned the hard way) I don’t go through each insert, just the paper to make sure that it does have them

    • I just bought 2 papers(Orlando Sentinel) and there are 2 red plum and one SS insert? I thought there was supposed to be 3 SS inserts :(I am gonn ahave my hubby check his store for th epapers there Ugh was soooo excited about todays papers too.

    • Rebecca

      Bought 2 copies of The State today. They both had 5 inserts each, but were still missing many of the coupons listed… any all the ones I really wanted!!

    • Cassandra

      I wasn’t able to get a charlotte paper but I’m not too disappointed in the greenville,sc one :) I still am going to go through and check the actual inserts and compare the coupons to this list..but most of the papers had about 4 or 5 inserts a piece and I got 5..so I think I’m set.

      • Stacey

        I am so glad to see your post. I bought 3 Greenville News and only got 3 inserts…two Red Plum and one Smart Source. Now that I see that you got 4 or 5 inserts in each one, I’m going to check a few more stores in the morning to see if I can get a few COMPLETE papers. Someone must have just stolen the coupons out of mine.

        • Stacey

          I bought 6 more Greenville News this morning and each had 5 inserts. :)

        • Cassandra

          I think some of them didn’t have all five..but I figure I did pretty ok otherwise.
          I went and checked the list printed here against the coupons I have..and I’ll have to find my list..but there is a slight difference. I’m hoping to just swap some of my coupons at ecoupons.com or somewhere else if I find somewhere I like better.

    • Sarah

      I live in Wilmington nc area and got the News and observer from Raleigh, only 4 inserts. no General Mills.. what the heck :( And I went through the WHOLE stack, all the same. How can I get the Charlotte Observer??

    • I reported that my paper was incomplete this morning, but never got another one. I checked several locations around Columbia for more copies of The State and it seemed that everyone was sold out. I finally found some at a gas station near my apt. and bought 3. These papers were complete and I had all 5 inserts and even the electrasol coupon. Still didn’t get the Nivea coupons. Oh well…

      • Stacey

        Good luck with reporting to The State that your paper was incomplete. The last time I was missing inserts, they bluntly told me that we are not guaranteed a complete paper with inserts. The inserts come from another source and they may not have enough to put in every paper. I told them ” so that’s nice- you’re not guaranteed payment from me when time for subscription renewal rolls around”.

    • MCH

      I only had 4 inserts in St Pete Times and 3 in the Tampa Tribune…very disappointed…as far as tracking expenses, I opened up a free savings account at my bank and what ever the receipt says I saved, I xfer that amount into savings…I have almost $200 in 3 weeks

    • junequilt

      I’m in the Columbia, SC area and it may be that I can get multiple inserts from the Atlanta newspaper. Now that we no longer have access to the Charlotte paper, I was thinking of getting the Atlanta inserts, but wondered: is there a reason why we should get the Charlotte inserts instead of the Atlanta ones? Just curious.

      • Heather

        The Atlanta inserts may actually be better. I would take it over Charlotte. Is it an outlet for everyone to get them or just you? I am still trying to get the Charlotte or Atlanta.

    • Alicia

      I didn’t get the nivea coupons
      Did the same happen to some of you?

    • Christine

      NASHVILLIANS, have you noticed that there haven’t been P&G inserts in The Tennessean for the last few months?