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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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Here is the schedule for 2010 newspaper coupon inserts.  Please note that Procter & Gamble does not like to follow the plan sometimes, so on no insert weekends there might be P&G inserts.  I’ll let you know if that is going happen.

There will also be weeks that have a few extra inserts when General Mills and Unilever release coupons.

You can always see the full list of what coupons are coming out each weekend on the Wednesday before on Southern Savers.

3 – (3) Smart Source & (2) RedPlum
10 – Smart Source & RedPlum
17 – Smart Source &  Procter and Gamble
24 – Smart Source & RedPlum
31 – Smart Source & RedPlum

7 – Smart Source & Red Plum
14 – Red Plum
21 – (2) Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
28 – Smart Source

7 – Smart Source & RedPlum & Procter and Gamble
14 – Smart Source & RedPlum
21 – (2) Smart Source & RedPlum
28 – (2) Smart Source & RedPlum

4 – Procter and Gamble
11 – Smart Source & RedPlum
18 – Smart Source & RedPlum & Procter and Gamble
25 – Smart Source & (2) RedPlum

2 – Smart Source & RedPlum & Procter &Gamble
9 – Smart Source
16 – Smart Source & RedPlum
23 – Smart Source & RedPlum
30 – No Inserts

6 – (2) Smart Source & RedPlum & Procter and Gamble
13 – Smart Source
20 – (2) Smart Source & RedPlum
27 – Smart Source & RedPlum

4 – Procter and Gamble
11 – Smart Source & RedPlum
18 – Smart Source
25 – Smart Source & RedPlum

1 – Smart Source & RedPlum & Procter and Gamble
8 – (2) Smart Source & RedPlum
15 – Smart Source & RedPlum
22 – (2) Smart Source
29 – Smart Source & RedPlum & Procter and Gamble

5 – No Inserts
12 – Smart Source & 2 RedPlum
19 – Smart Source & RedPlum
26 – Smart Source & RedPlum

3 – Smart Source & RedPlum & Procter and Gamble
10 – Smart Source & RedPlum
17 – Smart Source & RedPlum
24 – Smart Source & RedPlum
31 – Smart Source & RedPlum

7 – (2) Smart Source & RedPlum & Procter and Gamble
14 – Smart Source & RedPlum
21 – Smart Source
28 – Procter & Gamble

5 – Smart Source & RedPlum & Procter and Gamble
12 – Smart Source & RedPlum
19 – No Inserts
26- No Inserts

Red Plum Official Schedule
Smart Source Official Schedule
Procter & Gamble – based on History (and will have changes)

    • Erika

      Looks like they will start the new year off with a lot of coupons…hope there are some good ones!! :)

    • Michelle

      Is that three different sets of smart source coupons for January 3 or three sets of the same coupons?

      • Chrissy

        I believe it should be 3 different sets

    • JC

      Thanks so much for compiling this for us Jenny. I appreciate it.

    • SUSAN

      Thank you so much for your dedication. I hope you did get some quiet time and enjoy Christmas!

    • Linda

      Thanks so much ! — This is wonderful. My husband is thrilled not to have to look through a paper when he buys it…

    • clayton

      jenny, i want to thank you for all you do. i have cut my total grocery bill( food, chem’s, etc.) by 50%… that $800.00 to $400.00. i could not have done it without all the hard work you put in. thanks again.

    • Dianne

      can not find ajc atlanta coupons for sunday paper am I missing it

    • Tianjian Wen

      I bought the Sunday paper (1/3) in name of Herald Sun, a local newspaper in Durham and Chapel Hill. However, I only find two inserts of smartsource and another two of redplums. Does the number of inserts vary by region? You only mentioned about P&G insert not following the schedule. We have another local paper called News and Observer. Can that paper have one more insert of smartsource? News and Observer sells for $2.00 and Herald Sun sells for $1.50. I doubt the number of inserts would be the difference.

    • Heather

      FYI for those of you in the Columbia, SC area that were getting the Charlotte Observer from St. Andrews newstand they have closed. If anyone else has another source for this area please let me know. I have already called Barnes and Noble, Books A Million and Columbia Airport not Charlotte papers. Thank you!

    • Greta

      Is there any way to get a hold of all the coupons from last Sunday paper if I didn’t get to buy the paper that day, and I’m not sure which ones I’m going to need in the near future. Can someone tell me? Is there a list of all the coupons somewhere?

      • Jenny
        • Greta

          thank you so much. I’ll try to order the one I think I need

      • Amy

        Greta- I think (don’t hold me to it) that if you go to your local newspaper’s place of business, that they will let you buy past papers. I know that I have done this in the past. It was before my coupon days and was to get extra copies of a paper that my son’s picture was in. It would be worth a try. Good luck!

    • kim

      was anyone’s gainesville sun (gainesville, fl) missing the smart source? mine only had p&g?

      • Robin

        Mine only had P&G too!! I get Huntsville Times in Alabama.

      • Sean

        There were no smart source in the the St. Petersburg Times either. I remember something like this happening in Atlanta a month or so ago and it was in a weekday paper. If anyone has any information, it would be appreciated.

    • Cathy

      I had a time finding a Spartanburg Herald Journal paper in the Boiling Springs area that had both inserts. A lot of them just had the PG! Did anyone else have this problem? I finally found one.

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    • Deanna

      Does anyone know of a link that will tell me a date when it is safe to throw away some of the coupon inserts?

    • Cristy

      Last week I was missing an insert (SS) and this week it’s missing again!! What’s going on? I am in Florida and buy the St. Pete’s Times. This is very frustrating!! :(

      • Christy

        I just read on another blog site that the St. Pete Times customer service department responded to an email regarding the missing Smartsource inserts with this comment:

        “Smart Source has reduced their print requests and their coupons will no
        longer be included in Citrus, Hillsborough, Manatee and parts of Pascoc counties. Proctor & Gamble simply did not order enough printed copies.”

        I’ve been looking for them too. I’m very disappointed.

      • Heather

        I am highly disappointed about this too. I am going to write to SmartSource Customer Service and see if the above response is actually the case. If they are “reducing print” then they should make their coupons available online to those markets or via the newspaper’s website. I’m sure the manufacturers wouldn’t be happy if their coupons weren’t reaching large markets.

        • Heather

          I just e-mail the paper & Smartsource, so we’ll see if I get a response. I read a commment somewhere that the Tampa Trib had the insert. If so, I will be switching to that paper!

    • Lynne Strickland

      I had a coupon printed from SmartSource that I tried to use at Food Lion on Friday (1/22), and they told me they could not accept it. When I inquired why, they showed me their policy, which states that Smartsource is one of the leading places for counterfeit coupons. Have you encountered this before? It makes me not want to print out any coupons in fear of them being counterfeit or not being able to use them once I’m at a supermarket.

    • It looks like RedPlum will be following the same route as Smartsource in not putting coupon inserts in newspapers (see link). Not sure how long it will take for this to go national but I’m sure there will be a HUGE stink raised. Do they not realize how many couponers are out there? See the article below. I haven’t seen any media reports on the Smartsource withdrawal so I don’t know what the reasoning is behind them pulling their inserts from some markets.


    • Hi Jenny!

      Love your site. I regularly recommend your site to others. Love your match ups.

      I just learned that on 2/7/10 there will be a P&G insert!

    • Brooke

      I bought the AJC the past two weeks and I only got one insert in each weeks newspaper. According to this schedule I should have received 2, correct? Why is it that I am only receiving 1? I figured the AJC is one of the biggest newspapers that I could get.