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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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2012 Coupon Insert Schedule

on 12.12.2011 at 7:25pm

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Here is the schedule for 2012 newspaper coupon inserts. Portions of the schedule are estimated based on insert patterns from 2011.  As we see changes I’ll update the list.

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.

1 —  (2) Redplum & (2) Smart Source & Procter and Gamble
8 — Redplum & Smart Source
15 — Smart Source
22 — Redplum & Smart Source
29 — Redplum & Smart Source

5 —  Redplum & Smart Source & Procter and Gamble
12 — Redplum & (2) Smart Source
19 — Redplum
26 —  (2) Smart Source

4 — Redplum & Smart Source & Procter and Gamble
11 — Redplum & Smart Source
18 — Redplum & Smart Source
25 — Redplum & Smart Source

1 — (2) Redplum & (2) Smart Source & Procter and Gamble
8 — No Inserts (Easter)
15 — Redplum & Smart Source
22 — Smart Source
29 — Redplum & Smart Source

6 — Redplum & Smart Source & Procter and Gamble
13 — Redplum & Smart Source
20 — Redplum & Smart Source
27 — No Inserts (Memorial Day)

3 — Redplum & Smart Source & Procter and Gamble
10 — Redplum & Smart Source
17 — Redplum & Smart Source
24 — Redplum & Smart Source

1 — Procter and Gamble
8 — Redplum & Smart Source
15 — Smart Source
22 — Redplum & Smart Source
29 — Redplum & Smart Source

5 — (2) Redplum & Smart Source
12 — Redplum & Smart Source
19 — Redplum & Smart Source
26 — Redplum & Smart Source

2 — No Inserts (Labor Day)
9 — Redplum & (2) Smart Source
16 — Redplum & Smart Source
23 — Smart Source
30 — Redplum, Smart Source, Pepsico & Procter and Gamble

7 — Redplum & (2) Smart Source
14 — Redplum & Smart Source
21 — Redplum & Smart Source
28 — Redplum & Smart Source

4 — Redplum & Smart Source & Procter and Gamble
11 — (2) Redplum & Smart Source
18 — Smart Source
25 — No Inserts (Thanksgiving)

2 — Redplum & Smart Source & Procter and Gamble
9 — Redplum & Smart Source
16 — Smart Source
23 — No Inserts
30 — No Inserts

    • Tracy

      Does anyone know if we will have coupons this coming Sunday 12/18?

      • We don’t have any coming this weekend or next.

      • Rob96run

        MY print out says “none” for that week. I live in va-and I cannot for the life of me figure out why-we never get the inserts the coupon insert schedule says we are-I never get “all” of them in our local papers. I was using coupon mom but things aren’t matching for me here…the walmart prices nor do the coupons…I am hoping I see much better results here. Love this site so far!

        • Wendlyl911

          Hey, I was seeing that I was also ‘missing’ coupons no matter how many papers I bought, but I have a friend who delivers the papers who now gives me the overflow, and they are in what gets delivered to peoples houses. I would HIGHLY recomend finding someone like this :)

          • Tiff01

            In most places it is illegal to get papers or even inserts in this manner because it is illegal for many newspaper companies or their employees to take unwanted papers or leftovers without actually buying them. So make sure you check tis first..

    • Shannon0503

      What do I do if I don’t want the paper delivered those two weeks?

      • I would recommend asking for a vacation hold those weeks, it will extend your subscription rather than wasting the weeks.

        • Shannon0503

          Thank you!!

      • Kashflow

        Just call the office for your paper and ask them not to deliver on those weeks, I did mine last week and it worked just fine.

    • Shelly

      Wow…inserts on New Year’s Day??  That’s weird.

      • Jmarie

         you mean we have to rush to the gas station hung over?  jeez ;)

        • krazy klipper

          Try having to WORK!!!  :)

          • Lisa Cook

            I’ll be driving back to Kentucky….does Little Rock get good coupons? 

            • Ragincajun777

              yes, but we do not get red plum.

    • Lisa Cook

      I could’ve sworn I read somewhere that we had coupons on the 25th.

      • Anonymous

        Sundaycouponpreviews shows a p&g on the 25th.

    • How do I print the schedule?

      • Connie

        I cut & paste it to a word doc, then print it.  Hope it helps, but I, too, can’t get it to print without all of the other info.  Happy Holidays!

      • Staceybaker41

        I select just want i want to print by highlighting and then I hit CTRL+P

      • Shannon

        Highlight what you want to print.  Right click and select print.  When the print window opens there should be a check box that says selection.  Click that and only what you have highlighted should print out.

    • Can you make this easily printable?   This would be handy to have in my coupon file box.  Thanks for all you do.

    • Kashflow

      Can we buy papers from bigger areas like NY or LA Times, I hear that the coupons are larger ($1.00 instead of .50 for the same product) and you can order them from web sites…

      • Decadence54

        There are coupons for sale on eBay cheap! Also, you can get free stuff and coupons for liking something on Facebook. Call the number listed on as comments/questions on the product label and ask for coupons, they will usually send you some.

    • Ggpie

      i also read there was going to be p n g next week xmas day so does anyone know for sure about that, p n g site says on jan. 1st

    • Jbaxley3

      Did yall get a png on the 4th.  I didn’t and now this week I bought 4 papers and NO inserts.

    • Guest

      hey good morning. How do i get the inserts by mail?!

    • MTaylor

      Does anyone know if The State paper (Columbia, SC) has inserts on wednesays or thursdays?

    • Darlene

      Does anyone know anywhere in Oconee County South Carolina to buy “The State” newspaper or even near such as Anderson, Greenville or Easley?

    • Diana

      I live in Port Saint Luice, Florida and have not been able to find the P&G coupons in any of the papers in my area. Is there any other way I could get them?

      • Tabby

        Mine didn’t either. ;( how else can I get them!?

      • uncgal1999

        Register on the P&G website and you can either add to your store savings card or print many of them. They won’t spam your inbox either, and they send cool samples to your house sometimes!

        • Diana


      • edna newman

        hi my name is edna, i think its a northern thing, i cant get any for sobe or lifewater or any drinks. i do have p&g’s that i don’t use would u like to trade,btw i live in maryland

    • Fran361ace

      Where can I get the list of monthly sales items:i.e. January – diet, cleaning, christmas clearance, and so on? Thx

    • Nikpep526

      The N&O really sucks about putting the insert in the paper. 1/1/12 only had i insert, which was RP. very unhappy!!!

    • Nikpep526

      The N&O really sucks about putting the insert in the paper. 1/1/12 only had i insert, which was RP. very unhappy!!!

    • Nikpep526

      The N&O really sucks about putting the insert in the paper. 1/1/12 only had i insert, which was RP. very unhappy!!!

    • Sjb Brown

      Hi everyone! I’m a newbie, and I’m so excited to learn how to coupon shop! I have a question, hopefully someone can help. This market is having a 4for 4sale on cereal. I have a manufacturer coupon for 50cents when you buy one box, can I use the mc for each box?



      • Deald

        yes you can use 1 mf for each box and some stores double the coupons up to a certain amount if you have a bonus card.    This could make your cereal free.  :)

    • ak

      Is this schedule the same for anywhere in the U.S? I live in Las Vegas so would it be the same here too?

    • alaskas.sweetcaroline

      I have found your site fabulous but before I to excited, we have only a few stores here in Alaska you have listed but I can still use the manufactor coupons, right? I realize pricing etc. per product will differ but do you of a site that would have listings for my local area too?

    • Julie

      According to P&G website their next insert will be on Jan. 29, 2012 

    • Jenny, The P&G insert schedule varies from your schedule above. P&G website states next insert is Feb 26th, plus Feb inserts came out Jan 29th. Is everything else on the above schedule correct with the exception of P&G? Is there an updated schedule?

      Thanks for everything!!

    • LuLu

      Question:  Is there anything I can do if I didn’t get P&G coupons in my paper from 2/8?  Thank you.  

      • Melissa

        P&G came out 1/29, it will come out again on 2/26. good Luck!

    • Lulu

      ooops —- didn’t get P&G from my 2/5 paper.  :-(   Lulu

      • Melissa

        P&G came out 1/29, it will come out again on 2/26. good Luck!

    • Liz

      How can I find out what city closest to me (Pensacola Florida) have the best inserts? I just moved here from North Carolina and I used to get the Raleigh paper even though I didn’t live near Raleigh because the coupons were so much better. I don’t know where to start to find the best paper here. Thanks!