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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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This Sunday you will have 3-4 inserts in your newspaper depending on your area.

(1) SmartSource
(1) RedPlum
(1) Procter & Gamble
(1) Food Lion insert

Remember all coupons vary by region and newspaper.  Some areas will get almost no coupons while other areas get all of these.  You can see the differences for each week for papers across the south on Southern Savers.

SmartSource 5/02

$1 off Activia 4 pack, 8 pack, 12 pack or 24 oz (exp 6/30)
$1 off Aleve 40 ct (exp 7/31)
$2 off Aleve 80 ct+ (exp 7/31)
.55/1 Baked Sun Chips or Rold Gold Snacks 7 oz+ (exp 6/20)
$3 off Bic Hybrid Advance, Bic Comfort 3, 4 pk or Bic Flex 4 3 pk (exp 6/13)
$3 off Bic Soleil Disposable Shaver (exp 6/13)
$2 off Bic Soleil Refillable Razor Handle or Cartridge Refill (exp 6/13)
.50/1 BirdsEye Steamfresh Vegetable, Pasta or Rice (5/30)
$5 off Breeze or Tidy Cats Litter System (exp 8/2)
$1 off California Pizza Kitchen Pizza (exp 6/30)
$1 off Cortizone Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (exp 7/31)
$1 off Cortizone 10 item (exp 7/31)
.75/1 Crest 3D White Multi-Care Whitening Rinse Target  (exp 6/30)
$1 off DanActive 4-pack or 8-pack (exp 6/30)
.75/1 Danimals Smoothie 6 pk, Danimals Smoothie 12 pk, Crush Cup 4 pk (exp 6/6)
$1 off Dannon Dan-o-nino two 6 packs or one 12 pack or 24 pack  (exp 6/6)
$1 off Dibs Bite Size Frozen Snacks (exp 7/4)
.50/1 Egglands Best Cage or Organic Dozen Eggs (exp 9/30)
.35/1 Egglands Best Eggs (exp 9/30)
$1/2 Farmland Breakfast Sausage Links  (exp 7/31)
$1/2 Farmland Sausage Rolls (exp 7/31)
$1/2 Farmland Cubed, Diced or Julienne Ham or Turkey  (exp 7/31)
$1/2 Farmland Deli Style Lunch Meats, Special Select Sliced Meats or Ham Steaks (exp 7/31)
$1 off Frappuccino Coffee Drinks 4 pack (exp 7/31)
.50/1 Frigo Cheese Heads String Cheese (exp 8/31)
$1 off Icy Hot, Capzasin, Flexall, Aspercreme, SportsCreme (exp 7/31)
$5/2 John Frieda Root Awakening (exp 6/5)
.55/1 Kraft Dressing 14 or 16 oz (exp 6/19)
$1 off Kleenex Hand Towels (exp 6/27)
$1/5 Lean Cuisine (exp 8/1)
$1/2 LightHouse (exp 8/31)
$1/2 Lindt Bars 3.5 oz+ (exp 8/31)
$1 off Lubriderm Advanced THerapy Lotion Moisturizer with Sunscreen (exp 6/3)
$1 off Lubriderm Body Lotion, Cream or Ointment (exp 7/3)
$2 off Miralax 14 soze or 10 ct carton (exp 6/30)
$5 off Miralax 30 dose (exp 6/30)
.50/1 Natural Almond Accents (exp 8/31)
.50/1 Nestle Coffeemate Liquid (exp 8/2)
.50/1 Nestle Coffeemate Powder (exp 8/2)
$1 off Nestle Nesquik 4 pack (exp 7/25)
$1/2 Nestle Nesquik (exp 7/25)
$1 off Nestle Drumstick Lil’Drums Sundae Cones (exp 7/4)
.55/1 Nexcare Bandages (exp 9/30)
.75/1 Oral-B 3D White Manual Toothbrush Target (exp 6/30)
$1 off Oxy product (exp 6/30)
.40/1 Pace Picante Sauce  (exp 6/27)
.50/2 Pace Salsa (exp 6/27)
$1.50 off Pert Plus 3-in-1 or Pert Plus for Men (exp 6/30)
$1 off Pert Plus 12 oz+ (exp 6/30)
$1 off Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair (exp 6/27)
$1 off Purina Busy Chewnola or Purina Busy any size any variety (exp 8/8)
$1 off Purina Beggin’s Canadian Cuts or Purina Beggin’ (exp 8/8)
$1.50 off Purina Dry Dog Food 3.5 lb bag  (5/29)
$1 off Purina Friskies 3.15 lb bag (exp 8/2)
$1 off Friskies 15 cans , two 12 ct, one 24 ct, one 32 ct (exp 8/2)
B1G1 Purina Friskies Selects Indoor (exp 8/2)
$1 off Purina Friskies any size (exp 8/2)
$1/4 Purina Alpo Chop House (exp 6/21)
$1/6 Purina Alpo (exp 6/21)
B1G1 Purina Mighty Dog  (exp 6/21)
$1 off Purina Mighty Dog Variety Pack (exp 6/21)
Free Purina Kitten Chow 16-18 oz or $2.19 off on any size Kitten Chow (exp 9/1)
.55/1 Shout Laundry product (exp 6/12)
$2 off Schiff Vitamin or Supplement (exp 7/31)
$3 off Schiff Glucosamine (exp 7/31)
$3 off Schiff MegaRed (exp 7/31)
$5 Target Gift Card wyb Scrubbing Bubbles Starter Kit (5/25)
$15 off SonicCare FlexCare+ or FlexCare Rechargeable Toothbrush (exp 6/30)
$10 off Sonicare HealthyWhite, Essence or Sonicare For Kids Rechargeable Toothbrush (exp 6/30)
$5 off Soinicare Healthy Heads Multi-Pack  (exp 6/30)
$1 off Starbucks Doubleshot 4 pack  (exp 7/31)
$1.50 Sure for Women or Men (exp 6/30)
$1 off Sure 2 oz+ (exp 6/30)
$1 off Tidy Cat (exp 8/2)
.50/1 White Castle Microwaveable Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers (exp 7/31)
$5 Target Gift Card wyb Windex Oudoor All-in-One Starter Kit (exp 5/25)

Redplum 5/2

$4 off Adult Zyrtec – 24ct or larger (exp 7/02)
$1/2 Aunt Jemima Mix or Syrup – 24oz or larger (exp 9/30)
.55/1 Ball Park Product (exp 6/06)
.75/1 Ball Park Angus Products (exp 6/06)
$1.50 Beano Meltaways – 15 ct or larger
$2.00 Bengay (exp 6/30)
$2.00 Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing & Cupcake Creations (exp 6/30)
.55/1 Blueberry Juice Drink – 64oz
$2 off Caltrate – 155 ct or larger (exp 8/01)
$1 off Caltrate – Except 30 ct (exp 8/01)
$1 off Centrum Cardio
$1 off Centrum Ultra – 100ct or larger
$3/2 Centrum Ultra – 200 ct or larger
$3 off Children’s Zyrtec (exp 7/02)
.40/1 Domino sugar 2lbs or larger (exp 6/30)
.35/1 Domino organic or demerara sugar (exp 6/30)
.55/1 Endust (exp 6/13)
.50/1 Fiber Choice – 90 count
$1 off Finishing Touch Lumina Personal Hair Remover (exp 8/31)
$1 off Garnier Fructis stylers
$1 off Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment
$2 off Garnier Headshine Color Crème with Bamboo Extract
$1 off Garnier Nutritioniste Cleanser or Moisturizer
$1 off The Good Life Recipe Treats for dogs (exp 7/25)
$7 off Honeybaked Ham Any size bone-in half
$3 off Honeybaked Mini ham
.35/1 Hillshire Farm Deli Select (exp 6/5)
.55/1 Hillshire Farm Deli Select Hearty Slices (exp 6/5)
.75/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls (exp 7/31)
.75/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwiches (exp 7/31)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K
$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Protein Products
.50/1 Luigi’s Real Italian Ice
B2G1 M&Ms 12.6 oz or larger (exp 5/30)
$1 off Morton Sea Salt Grinder (exp 6/15)
$1 off Morton Sea Salt Grinder Refill (exp 6/15)
$7 off Nicorette Mini Lozenge, Lozenge 81ct or Nicorette Gum 100ct or larger
$1 off Nivea Body Lotion – 8.4-16.9 fl oz
$3/2 off Nivea Body Wash for Men – 16.9fl oz  (exp 6/30)
$4/2 off Nivea Body Wash for Women – 8.4oz-16.9oz  (exp 5/31)
$1 off Nivea Lip Care – .17-.35oz
$10 off OneTouch Ultra Meter
$2 off OneTouch Ultra Soft Lancets
$1 off People Magazine
$1 off Polident
$1/2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
$1 off Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls (exp 7/31)
$1 off Rhodes Warm-n-Serv Rolls (exp 7/31)
$1 off Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipcolour SPF 18 or Sexy Curves Mascara
$1 off Rimmel Product
$1 off Russell Stover – 7.75 oz or larger (exp 11/2)
$1 off Russell Stover Boxed Chocolate – 8.25oz or larger (exp 11/2)
$1 off Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpaste
.75/1 Sensodyne Toothpaste or Sensodyne Iso-Active Foaming Gel
$1 off Smirnoff Ice 6 pack (exp 5/31)
$1/2 Special K cereal 11.4 oz or larger (exp 6/13)
$1/2 Kellogs Special K Protein products 4 ct or larger (exp 6/13)
.75/1 Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious bread Buns or Rolls (exp 6/19)
$1 off Super Polident Free Denture Adhesive
.50/1 Superpretzel Soft Pretzel (exp 7/05)
B1G1 Tic Tac Singles – Excludes Multipacks
$1 off Whitman’s Boxed Chocolate, 7oz-12oz (exp 11/2)
$2 off Whitman’s Sampler, 24 oz Whitman’s Sampler boxed chocolate (exp 11/2)

(note: coupons without expiration dates are coupons that will be regional, meaning some papers will not have them)

PG 5/02

All coupons expire 5/31/10, unless specified

$5 off Align product
$1 off Always Infinity 14ct or higher
$1 off Always pads, clean or feminine cleansing cloths
$1 off Always Pantiliners 34ct or higher
.50/1 Bounce dryer bar
.25/1 Bounce dryer sheets
.25/1 Bounty towels or napkins
.50/1 Cascade Complete
.25/1 Cascade
$1 off Cascade rinse aid
.25/1 Charmin product
$1 off Covergirl product
$2.50/2 Covergirl products
$5 off Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid 14ct, Gentle or Stain Shield Whitestrips
$10 off Crest 3D White professional effects whitestrips
.75/1 Crest rinse 946ml or larger
.75/1 Crest toothpaste 4.0oz or larger liquid or gel
.25/1 Dawn
.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal
$1 off Downy liquid or sheets
.50/1 Dawn PLUS
$2 off Downy 90 or more loads
.50/1 Febreze air effects
$1 off Febreze candle
$1 off Febreze fabirc refresher
$4 off Febreze noticeables starter kit
.50/1 Fixodent 1.2oz or larger
$1.50/2 Fixodent 1.2ox or larger
B1G1 Gillette Body Wash
$4/2 Gillette deodorant or body wash
$1 Gillette Fusion razor
$4 any Gillette Mach3 cartridge
Free Odor Shield Body Wash wyb Gillette Clinical Odor Shield Deodorant
$1 off Gillette shaving gel 7oz or 9oz,
$1/2 Head and Shoulders shampoos or conditioners
$1.50/3 Iams dog cans, (5) cat cans or (1) variety or multi pack
$3 off Iams premium protection cat food
$3 off Iams premium protection dog food
$2 off Mach3, Sensor3, Custom Plus3, Venus disposable, Simply Venus, Daisy or Daisy3
$3 any Mach3 or Venus disposable 6ct, Sensor3 8ct or Custom Plus3 8ct
$3 off size Metamucil
$3 off Metamucil fiber singles, capsules or wafers
$1/2 Mr Clean erasers, liquids or sprays
$2/3 Mr Clean erasers, liquids or sprays
$2 off Natural Instincts hair color product
$2 off Nice and Easy hair color product
$1 off Nyquil sinus, DayQuil sinus or Sinex product
Free Body Wash wyb Old Spice Fresh collection Body wash or Deodorant, (exp 6/30)
Free Old Spice Body Spray wyb (2) Old Spice Body wash or Red Zone Deo, (exp 6/30)
$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant or body wash (exp 6/30)
Free Fresh Collection Deodorant wyb Old Spice body wash or Deodorant, 1.7 oz + (exp 6/30)
$2 off Olay Facial Cleanser or Active Hydrating facial Moisturizer
$1 off Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser
$1 off Olay Body Wash, in-shower body lotion, bar soap or hand & body lotion
.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, Crossaction, Advantage or (2) Indicator toothbrushes
.50/1 Oral-B Stages or Zooth manual or power toothbrush
.50/1 Oral-B Stages, Zooth or Kid’s Crest toothpaste or liquid gel
$1 off Pantene styler, hairspray or treatment
$1/2 Pantene products
$1.50 off Pampers diapers or pants
$2 off Pampers diapers or pants and (1) Pampers wipes 60ct or larger
.75/1 Pepto product
$1 off Prilosec OTC
$3 off Prilosec OTC
.55/1 Satin Care shave gel
.50/1 Secret (exp 6/30)
$2 off Secret Clinical Strength or Soothing Effects (exp 6/30)
.75/1 Scope 473ml or larger
$2 off Swiffer starter kit
$10 mail in rebate wyb $20 Swiffer refills – form at www.swiffer.com
$1 off Tampax 18ct or higher
$2 off Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl 18ct or higher
$1 off Tide stain release
$3 off Tide stain release, 26-50 ox powder, 15-34 duo pac or 36-68 oz liquid
$1 off Tide detergent
.35/1 Tide to Go
$2 off Venus bikini kit or Venus Embrace or Spa Breeze refillable razor
$2 off Venus cartridge
.55/1 Vicks product

Food Lion Insert

All coupons are store coupons, unless specified

(2) Free Pepsi Product 2 Liters wyb (2) Frito Lays products 14-23 oz
$1 off AMP Energy 4-pack
$1/2 Hamburger Helper
.50/1 Hellmann’s Mayo
$1 off Maxwell house Coffee 31.5-34.5 oz
$1 off Kraft BBQ wyb (1) A.1. Steak Sauce
$1 off Kellogs Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn pops or Frosted Flakes 12-17 oz
$1/3 Coca Cola 6 pack .5 liter bottles (manufacturer coupon)

(thanks Gabi for sending in the extra details!)

    • Jenni

      What a great insert week! I might even buy more than my usual 4 if they have the Food Lion insert!

    • Hayley

      I actually received the Food Lion insert in my mail on Tuesday. It came with the Food Lion and Winn-Dixie Weekly Ad. By the way, I am in Jacksonville, FL.

    • Looks like a great coupon week!!

    • Mom2teenagers

      I got the Food Lion Winners Circle booklet in the mail on Tuesday as well. In addition to the coupons listed, it contained a $1.25/1 Orville Redenbacher Gourmet popcorn q (manu. q) which I used at Publix last night since the popcorn is BOGO. I'm in the Columbia, SC area. By the way, I also got a 5/02 RP insert which I've never received mid- week before.

      • Jen

        how did u get the insert via mail? i am in clev, TN

        • Anonymous

          I live in Cleveland, TN also. I will be driving to Ga to pick up some Atlanta papers. If you would like for me to get some for you, let me know how many. You can email me at cdl1120z@yahoo.com for more details. I can meet you somewhere on Sunday with them.

          • Sarah

            Where in Ga do you go to get the papers? I live in North Ga and have been trying to figure out where to get an atlanta paper.

            • AngelaDH

              My sister-in-law picks them up at her Rite Aid in Calhoun for $2 each.

      • melynn

        I got those two! I was so excited getting coupons midweek! That has never happened!

      • irmolees

        Did you get it in the mail? My papers didn't have this Food Lion one as an insert .. what did it look like?

        • Mom2teenagers

          Hi Amy! This is Stacey from your paper group! The Food Lion booklet was a small (maybe 4×6) blue booklet with racing stuff on it ( I think it was titled Winner's Circle). I cut out the q's and threw the booklet away. It was mostly store coupons but a few manu q's. I got it in the regular mail on Tuesday along with other grocery store ads that I generally get.

    • I'm confused because Sunday Coupon Preview says that the Nivea coupons are $3/1 and $4/1 and here they're listed as off of 2. What am I missing?

      • It depends on your area. I would guess actually that very few if any ares in the south will see the $3 off and $4 versions. Maybe Atlanta but I wouldn't bet on it.

        • couponclary

          My AJC Evening Edition (Thursday mini paper with ads) had the $3/1 & $4/1!!! Fingers crossed that Sunday's version has them too!

          • Kelly

            I am still new to this. What us the thusday evening edition of the AJC? Is it in stores or delivered? How much is it typicaly?Does it always have coupons? I am in Atlanta too. Thanks

            • couponclary

              It is randomly delivered…sometimes we get it, sometimes we do not. We are not AJC subscribers, so that doesn't affect it. It usually has some sort of food/entertainment section and the ads that come with the Thursday paper (usually HD or Lowes, Publix) and random coupons, sometimes from the previous week, sometimes upcoming ones. It is very hit & miss! I don't count on it and consider myself lucky to get an extra insert or two!

          • Liz

            The past few weeks my AJC Evening Edition hasn't shown up! They used to pepper our neighborhood with them. Did they stop them in certain areas? I'm in Smyrna, GA.

        • Marlene

          we got the mailer in Gastonia and it too had $4/1 and $3/1 – so same will likely be in Sunday's Charlotte Observer

        • I picked up a Lexington Paper (Lexington, NC) today with tomorrow's Q's and there is a $4 off any Nivea Women's Body Wash and a $3 off an Nivea Men's Body Wash.

        • Andea

          Atlanta had it last week. :)

    • taranc

      Does anyone know if HT or Bi-Lo will except the Food Lion store coupons so you could possibly stack?

    • Kim

      Has anyone figured which of these new coupons will be good for HT triples through tues?

    • Anuja

      Can anyone tell me how I can get the AJC Evening Edge at my home? I have called the AJC 3 times to ask for it, but nothing yet!

    • So glad I figured out how to use this page. I am not very computer smart when it comes to new sites..

    • couponingprincess

      I have the AJC coupons on a spreadsheet if you are still in need of them!!

    • Joanna

      How do you get your newpapers before Sunday. I'm in Morresville, NC.

      • Joanna

        Sorry it's early…Mooresville, NC

    • vica53

      Just got my paper @ Food Lion and there were only two inserts in it, P&G and RP. =o(

    • Elizabeth

      I'm so frustrated! I live in Auburn, AL and I've been buying the Birmingham News for the past few weeks. Every week I have gotten both the Smart Source and RedPlum inserts. This week, however, I only got Smart Source. I didn't even get the P&G insert. Does anybody know why it is so inconsistent?

      • tonyalee

        See the posts a few above yours. I'm calling tomorrow to see what I can find out about their schedule, and I'll post if I find out anything.

        • Elizabeth

          Thanks! Some friends of mine got the P&G in the O-A News, but they get it delivered. Last week I bought the OA News at a gas station to compare to the B'ham News and it didn't have any coupons so I'm hesitant to go out and buy one. Grr!

    • Wanda M

      Is anyone missing the SmartSource insert in the Post & Courier again?

      • Deanna

        Nope, I got the SmartSource in my Post & Courier. I'm a little disappointed, though, in the RedPlum here – unless it's just the one I picked up, no $4 or $3 Nivea coupons. Anyone else?

        • Wanda M

          I went to 5 different stores in the Summerville area and not one paper had SS (had nothing better to do, took a Sunday drive with the husband). This is the second week in a row that Post & Courier has not included SS. I'm going to contact SS and let them know.

          • Amber

            I get mine in N. Chas. and I didn't have the SS. Just RP and PG. I was really looking forward to 3 inserts. Never had this happen before. Really sad.

      • talljennr

        I didn't get a SS either

      • carolinesurfs

        The P&C that was delivered to my work (in West Ashley) had SS, RP and P&G, but neither my mom's paper in N. Charleston nor the paper in my neighborhood gas station in Summerville had the SS. I looked through the RP and didn't see a Nivea coupon :(

        • MomMe

          I also get the paper delivered and I am in Summerville and had all three inserts, but Bilo and two other gas stations both were missing the SS insert. Same thing happened last weekend… Is this a ploy from the Post and Courier to get more subscribers?

      • Cheri

        I didn't the smart source for the 2nd week in a row! GRRR!

      • grisy

        Just called the Post & Courier and they told me they were regional … sincerely I don't know how more regional it could be if some parts of Summerville get them and others no and probably with the same zip code, sounded ridiculous to me, but could not get a better answer, you know how can they be.

    • mrsmadayar

      Did anyone else have trouble with the Birmingham paper this morning? My husband went to the store to get our papers and he called & said every B'ham paper he picked up had only a Smart Source in it. We wound up getting 2 Montgomery Papers to get the RP & P&G and 2 B'ham Papers to supplement the SS b/c Montgomery's is so skimpy. I'm very disappointed. The RP in the Montgomery is a joke.

      • Elizabeth

        I only have SS in my Birmingham News as well. I live in Auburn, so I wondered if that had something to do with it. Didn't think to get the Montgomery paper, but I'm sure it's not as good as the B'ham News. How is the P&G in the Montgomery paper? I need diaper coupons and one time we got it and there weren't even any diaper coupons.

      • tonyalee

        Yes! So frustrating. We live in Mgm and I went to three locations. All bham news only had SS insert. I called the paper, and the person working the desk today could not help me. I'll call tomorrow and see what I can find out. $2 for a paper but only one major insert. :(

      • Zoe1643

        Yes, I live in Montgomery and also buy the Birmingham paper. No P&G today, only 1 SmartSource. Very disappointed.

    • whitneybutler

      Does any in the Upstate South Carolina area know of a buisness that sells the Atlanta Journal, The News and Observer or even the Charlotte Observer? Our Barnes and Noble stopped selling the Charlotte Observer a couple of weeks ago and I don't know of any News Stands around.

      • irmolees

        I know there is one in Spartanburg .. if you contact Mr. Majeed in Circulation at the Charlotte Observer via website .. he can tell you where. My co-op group in Columbia carpools to Great Falls exit 48 on I-77 to pick up papers .. not bad when we share it!

    • Fawn

      Grrrr…. ours only has 1 insert in it!!
      And the aggrivating thing is that if I were to drive the two hours to get it 'locally', it would have them all… I really dislike that the ads are pulled out of the paper for 'not local' towns!!

    • Jill

      Did the AJC have all inserts? b/c we only got the ss

    • Jennifer Osborne

      I am confused about the coupon inserts in the papers. Recently a friend of mine took a class from you and you told them, based on where we were, that the best paper for us, as far as coupons, is the Birmingham News. So I have switched to the Birmingham News to get more coupons. Today I bought 5 newspapers, in anticipation of all the coupons, and all that I received was SS inserts. What is the deal? How can the newspapers do this. Every site I have looked at says today there should be at least 3 inserts. Please help!!

    • Andea

      How can I find out if there will be coupon inserts in the paper on Mother's Day Sunday?

    • Sara

      I live in TN, and we didn't get the P&G insert in the Tennesseean. Did get SS and RP, though.

    • Jan

      I live in Jacksonville FL and only recieved SmartSource and P&G. No RedPlum! Is it just me or is it everyone in Jacksonville??? :( I'm so sad…

      • veronica

        Jacksonville fl—No Red Plum–just SS & P&G

    • tryfus

      I didn't get the $4 or $3 coupon either here in Georgia

    • MomMe

      I am in Summerville, and I subscribe to delivery service for the sunday paper. In my delivered edition I received all three inserts (RedPlum, Proctor and Gamble, and Smart Source). So I went to Bilo and two other gas stations to purchase an additional paper and none of the papers had the Smart Source… this also happened last week, when I sent my husband to get a paper and it had the Red Plum but no Smart Source.

      Why is this happening? Is it just this local route or are any others seeing this discrepancy? I have the route managers number for the area, but idk if calling him will help matters….

      • Mel

        I also had a problem with mine. My husband picked up 5 papers for me at the airport and so far, none of them have a Smart Source insert in them! Do you call the paper when this happens?

        • Apryl

          I live in Goose Creek and get the Post and Courier. I didn't get the SS either, I am so disappointed.

      • grisy

        I had it delivered in summerville too but no SS booklet.

      • Courtney

        oops…replied to the wrong thread first time. I bought mine from CVS yesterday and it is missing the SS insert. I called the P & C (843-577-7111) and they have been getting quite a few calls about this last week and this week. She transferred me to the Customer Service manager, but I had to leave a message. I'll keep you updated on what they end up doing.

      • grisy

        Just called the Post & Courier and they told me they were regional … sincerely I don't know how more regional it could be if some parts of Summerville get them and others no and probably with the same zip code, sounded ridiculous to me, but could not get a better answer, you know how can they be.

    • melissa

      Did anyone get the palm beach post? I had gotten a couple papers and I didn't recieve the P&G in them. How would I get this insert?

      • Courtney

        I bought mine from CVS yesterday and it is missing the SS insert. I called the P & C (843-577-7111) and they have been getting quite a few calls about this last week and this week. She transferred me to the Customer Service manager, but I had to leave a message. I'll keep you updated on what they end up doing.

        • Courtney

          sorry..wrong thread.

        • qponing09

          FYI to all P&C readers. I spoke with Steve Wagonlander who's in charge of circulation at the P&C. He gave me a long story about how the companies decide which zones they would like to have their coupons distributed to. Due to the economy, they've cut back on quite a few of the coupons being sent to certain zones (this includes the subscribed issues). This same person was willing to send me the inserts I was missing about 2 months ago. Today he stated he only did it as a courtesy but wouldn't be able to do it everytime someone was missing inserts. The last couple of weeks I've purchased papers from Summerville and they've all been missing the SS inserts. I guess the next step is to go to SS to see what can be done. This was a great week for coupons and I feel as though I've been ripped off.

          Another thing, the P&C has a paper machine outside their main building in downtown Charleston. You can purchase the paper from there through out the following week. I'm sure that version will have “ALL” of the coupons. Hope that helps all of the P&C readers. It may also be insight for everyone else as it appears to not only be happening to our region. Good luck!

          • Courtney

            Just got a call back from P&C with basically the same information. They said I could file a complaint with News America (http://www.newsamerica.com/default.aspx) who is in charge of deciding who gets what coupons.

          • Wanda M

            Steve is wrong, I've contacted SmartSource..I have a post above.

            • qponing09

              I figured as much. He's a fast “double” talker. Instead of saying, I'm not sure I'll check on that, he starts speaking in newspaper terms. I brought it to his attention that what he was telling me today is totally different than what he told me a couple of months ago. I just want to get to the bottom of it. He couldn't even tell me what area gets “ALL” the coupons, something about violating the integrity they have with the companies.

              If SS is saying everyone's supposed to get a copy of the inserts, refunds need to be issued or the inserts should be sent. This is a mess!

          • Holly

            Did anyone notice that at the flowertown festival there were two stands selling subscriptions to the P&C, both stands were advertizing “50% MORE COUPONS” to subscribers?!? The thing that upset me was the fact that I had to subscribe to Friday, Saturday & Sunday for something like $18/month. They won't let you subscribe to just the Sunday paper, so I would be wasting 12 newspapers and paying $10 extra dollars for one set of exrta Sunday coupons. So much for the P&C “going green!” I have no doubt that cutting the coupons out of the store newspapers is a marketing scheme. I for one will not be subscribing to the P&C because of this!

        • melissa

          I did too. I got RP and SS but not P&G. From what I hear on these post, a heck of a lot of people got ripped off. I think they need to put the newspaper behind registers or something. I know the insert was in there, someone was greedy and took it out.

    • Wanda M

      HEADS UP! I just got off the phone with the Atlanta Office of SmartSource. They said they send those inserts to P&C and they are SUPPOSED to be inserting them. They have a team that will find out what is going on to why we aren't getting those inserts. I asked him if it could be that only subscribers get them, he assured me that all the papers should have the SS inserts. He will be getting back with me. Forget talking to P&C, let's get the big guns out!

      • Mel

        Hi Wanda,

        Thank you for taking the time to call SS. Please keep us all posted on what you find out!

        I also called P&C (twice – once left a message and second time call a different number and got through to a real person). The first time I called, I actually told the person what happened and they sent me to a voice mail. The second time I called, I asked a more general question and then was able to get into my actual question and got to speak to a real person. I was also told the vendor (in this case Smart Source) determines what regions get their insert and they don't have any control over it. I then asked how I could determine what regions would get what insert so I could determine where I wanted to buy my paper from. I was told they had no control over that and “sorry we can't offer a better answer”. If the vendor dictates to P&C what regions should get the SS insert, wouldn't they have some kind of guide or schedule of where/when to put it into the papers and be able to let us know?

        The thing that doesn't make any sense to me is why subscribers got the SS, but not newstands or grocery stores in the same area/region.
        At any rate, I'm very curious as to what is going on. Wanda, would you mind updating us?

        Thank you!

        • Wanda M

          I will!! The thing that's so “funny” is that some subscribers also didn't get the SS. Something fishy is going on over there at P&C.

          • Holly

            Did anyone notice that at the flowertown festival there were two stands selling subscriptions to the P&C, both stands were advertizing “50% MORE COUPONS” to subscribers?!? The thing that upset me was the fact that I had to subscribe to Friday, Saturday & Sunday for something like $18/month. They won't let you subscribe to just the Sunday paper, so I would be wasting 12 newspapers and paying $10 extra dollars for the “extra Sunday coupons.” So much for the P&C “going green!” I have no doubt that cutting the coupons out of the store newspapers is a marketing scheme, and a tacky one at that! I for one will not be subscribing to the P&C because of this!

            • Melanie

              If this is a ploy to get more subscribers….The thing I don't understand is that it seems to me that they would make MORE money off of couponers who buy multiple papers at a newstand than they would a subcriber. If I knew the coupons would be in the paper every time, I would buy multiple copies every week. At $2 a pop, that's only 9 papers that I'd have to buy in a month's time to match the price of the $18 weekend-only subscription.

        • moneysaved4disney

          My p&c came from a charleston gas station and had the SS inserts. I usually buy them at Publix and they have them then too. I will not subscribe b/c I do not need Fri or Sat papers!

      • Holly

        I will help out if I can… these coupons really help out my family! Read my response to Wanda below as to what I saw at the Flowertown Festival. That really had me irritated and I think SmartSource should know about it too!

      • Cheri

        I found the Smart Source in the paper today that I bought at a gas station in Summerville, and a friend of mine said it was in her delivered paper today!

    • jenniferosborne

      I have an update about the Birmingham News. I sent an email yesterday asking why the RP and the P&G were missing and basically got this statement back—The advertisers choose what zip code to where they want the ads and coupons distributed. You might get some of the coupons but not all .
      So after this response I decided to call for myself. I just got off the phone with P&G. If you go to their website you can enter your zipcode and it will tell you what papers will have the coupon inserts and guess what, B'ham News is one of them. The lady I spoke to at P&G said if it is on the website then the insert should have been in there. I called RP and I am waiting on someone to call me back. I also called the B'ham News and am waiting on someone to call me back about that also. I feel that we were ripped off (those of us that bought papers yesterday)!!

    • I got 3 newspapers, 1 delivered and then I bought one of the 2 for $3 deals. I was going thru and combining my insterts so all coupons are together. For the Lysol No-Hands they all 3 had a different coupon, one each for $3, $4 and $5, how funny, SHM!?!

    • jennhyatt

      i'm in the raleigh area and only got two inserts – P&G and RP. Did anyone get SS?

      • klynch

        I am in CT. I only got the SS flyer.

    • lindsay

      I live in Gainesville, FL. Yesterday I bought 3 papers…and only had the P&G insert and SS. No Redplum!! I was looking forward to the $4 off Nivea coupon! This was actually the first time I've gotten a PG insert in the last month! Why is it always so inconsistent?!

      • Elizabeth

        P&G doesn't put out an insert every week. You can see when the next one comes out on their web page.

    • roseluns

      Did everyone getting the ajc get a P & G insert???

      • LisaB

        I got the AJC and all three inserts.

      • John

        None in the Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, FL. 5/02 I sent the newspaper an email but never received a reply

    • John

      None in the Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, FL. 5/02 I sent the newspaper an email but never received a reply