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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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Before you recycle your paper there is one extra insert today that many of you will find and a few coupons in the Parade Magazine!

We already knew about (2) Redplum inserts and (1) SmartSource, but also dig through your paper and find a General Mills Every Day Saver insert.
My favorite coupon in it:

.50/1 Grands sweet Rolls!  It Makes them FREE when they are on a good sale!

Also in the Parade magazine look for two Theraflu coupons:

$1.50 off any Theraflu, any
$3/2 Theraflu, any

    • TupeloHoney1963

      thank you Jenny. i really enjoyed the workshop yesterday. thanks for coming to Tupelo.

      • Juliethorderson

        It was awesome!!

    • Eaddec19

      The General Mills Coupons are not in my paper!! BOO

    • Jenn

      can anyone find the blistex coupon in SS? I swear I'm staring at each page and I don't see it!

      • Anonymous

        mine is at the bottom of single page – the front side is a coupon for farmland dairies skim plus fat free half and half – very noticeable because the picture has a lot of purple. good luck!

    • Cinderelligirl

      I was pleasently suprised to find the General mills coupons getting the paper this morning :]

    • Saeweardsmith

      I have looked through 2x…I don”t have it….I am in Lexington, SC!

      • Momof3sc

        No Extra here either, Gilbert, SC

    • Honeybear9773

      the general mills coupons are in the greenville SC papers- yah!

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    • Bholmes75

      Noticed i too. And they were good coupons. Off to cvs to get 2 free toothbrushes lol

    • rvpmomof3

      no red plum inserts in the Raleigh paper. so sad!

      • Susan

        GASP! We live in Fayetteville and an N&O is a hard paper to find around here. I normally go out and get one early in the morning b/c the inserts are better. There are a couple of N&O boxes around town. All 4 inserts are in the Fayetteville paper this week if you can find one of those.

      • Sparklecat2009

        I got both Red Plum inserts out of my Raleigh paper. One has Unilever by the Red Plum label and the other is just labeled Red Plum. I will never but the Greeneville paper again as both the Smart Source and Red Plum were very thin and there wasn't a second RP or GM insert.

        • Sparklecat2009

          Buy the Greenville paper again……. Losing my ability to spell!!!!

        • Actually, I got the Greenville News (You are talking about that one, right?) from the Walgreens in Simpsonville, and all of my papers (I had my hubby buy 6 total) had the Smart Source, extra GM insert, and only one paper was missing one of the RP inserts. All others had both. There were also 3 extra SS's in my papers, so I can't be too unhappy about it missing one RP.

          Anyway, EVERYONE should always, ALWAYS check their papers first! I couldn't this time because I was home with some sick little ones, but if I had, I'm sure I could have found one other paper with all 4 inserts in it to replace the 1 (out of 6) that didn't.

          • Sparklecat2009

            I was referring to the Greenville Daily Reflector in NC. It's a smaller paper and my first time giving it a try. I think that I am going to stick with the Raleigh paper in the future!

        • Aross360

          i got the the ss the gm but only one red plum in my raligh n&o papers i bought 3 and it was the same in each

    • Rae

      Ugh – to the creep who stole all of the inserts from CVS and Walgreens in Gainesville….boy I sure hope it was worth it for ya! I don't care how many kids you have, or how long ago you were laid off, or how many churches you are donating your pilfered goods to, it is WRONG to steal and that's what it is called when you take the coupons out.

      • Anonymous

        sometimes the newspapers don't have enough coupons for all the papers and the home subscribers get them first. at least that is what I have been told when I called the paper to complain.

      • Reginamarie

        I have had the same problem when I get newspapers out of the news stand. I have found that if i get them from my favorite gas station where I have to go inside and get them from the stack they ALWAYS have the coupons. It is harder to steal when the clerk is 5 feet away and sees every move you make!

        I hate it too when people steal the coupons. My newspaper also told me that if they run out of coupon inserts home delivery always gets them first and the newspaper won't guarantee inserts being in the news stands.

    • Robin

      I also had a insert from Krogers with manufacturer's q for 10 items. This was in the Houston Chronicle.

    • Ashley

      I was happy to see these xtras! Didn't find my blistex q :( what is a good price for puffs?

      • tissues in general aim for a sale price of 99 cents or less and then use a coupon!

    • Caren

      I got 2 Redplum but no SmartSource or General Mills. :(

    • Sabrina

      Thanks for the heads up!

    • Momof3sc

      Jenny as if you don't do ENOUGH for us already, Would you mind picking up about 500 copies of that paper from where you are and bring them back to us in Lexington, SC. ROFL Thanks we appreciate all you do!

      • Tiff715

        I got the same ones in the state paper!

      • Couponjunkie

        I'll take one too! Not in my delivered paper this morning. Could it be at the ones in the stores?

      • Mom2teenagers

        I'm here in Lexington too and I have a subscription to The State. I didn't get a paper delivered today :(. I think it may have been stolen because of the SEC title hoopla today. I had to go to 2 different stores before I even found a paper but copies I got had all 4 inserts.

      • Momof3sc

        OK Go figure! The State home delivery only got 3 inserts, but if you go to store and pay 3 dollars for it you get all 4! Guess their way of making us pay the 3 for it.

        • AmaDenAcres

          I was wondering what was up with The State still being $3 in the stores. You can get them out of the vending machine things for $2.

    • Thatwagnerchick

      that didn't come with my Sunday paper.

    • NancyMac

      I am so clueless that I didn't realize that the General Mills insert wasn't supposed to be there! I guess I need to keep looking for the other Red Plum insert. Everyone in Birmingham should be on the lookout for the extra insert!

    • lyssibee

      **Also check your paper for this one!!**

      In the AJC, there was a one-page glossy insert from Kroger with several manufacturer's coupons:

      .55/1 Krusteaz pancake mix (exp 12/12/10)

      $1/1 Nestle Juicy Juice, 8.4oz sparkling juice (exp 12/31/10)

      .50/1 Folgers Gourmet Selections or Millstone K-cup portion packs (exp 1/31/11)

      $1/1 OS-CAL calcium supplement (exp 2/15/11)

      .50/1 Private Selection Reserve Pint Ice Cream, valid on reserve pints only (Kroger store coupon) (exp 12/25/10)

      $1/1 Advil Congestion Relief 10ct or 20ct (exp 2/5/11)

      $3/1 Ensure Multipack (exp 12/31/10)

      .50/1 Big K Soda 12-pack cans (Kroger store coupon) (exp 12/25/10)

      • Rlvhewett

        The Kroger page wasn't in my AJC and I don't think the AJC had all the RP coupons. I was missing the Shedd Spread and Suave Q's

      • Kdc7703

        Where did you find this in your ajc paper I couldn't find it.

    • momto2boys

      We got it in the Anderson Independent!

    • G8rLeslie

      My paper (Savannah Morning News) had all four inserts! Sweet!

      • Sherim0206

        My paper (Savannah Morning News) (10 delivered copies) only had three and no Parade Magazine in any of them. :(

        • Tedashuman

          yes but the USA weekend has the walmart 2 free prints coupon on the back and if you look within the paper there is a little coupon for the mom and pop theater in garden city for free popcorn when you buy a 'coke?' I think..

        • Lowdogmom

          You may want to call the SMN customer service manager at 912-652-0404 to see if you can get the ones you are missing. The distribution area and number of the inserts is controlled by the advertiser, so they may not always reach everyone. But generally, they should. You may want to check. As for Parade, the Sav Morning News doesn't carry Parade. It did have USA Weekend and there were some offers there.

      • Wow, I wonder why mine didn't??? I've been receiving the Sav Sunday paper for a few months now, makes me wonder if since I signed up on a special offer I get a different stack of inserts…


        • Lowdogmom

          You may want to call the SMN customer service manager at 912-652-0404 to see if you can get the ones you are missing. The distribution area and number of the inserts is controlled by the advertiser, so they may not always reach everyone. But generally, they should. You may want to check.

    • Mlsshartz

      Heads up to all those in Walterboro, SC who get home delievery of the Post & Courier. We have only been getting one insert for the past four weeks. I've called and it doesn't look like we are going to be getting any of the others. I started heading into Summerville on Sunday's to do my shopping so I can get a paper and yes all the inserts that Jenny list are in there. Today there were 4 inserts. I just didn't want anyone in my area to think that was all the paper had. Thank goodness I can cancel the paper at the end of this month.

      • Silverstarly

        ARGH! That explains it! I've been picking up the paper at Walgreens and the past few weeks have been awful. Thanks for the info.

        • Mlsshartz

          I was doing that as well. I went from Walgreens to Bi-lo looking to see if they were different. Then I called my mom in Mt. P and asked her to go look and sure enough she had them. Called the paper last week and they said it wasn't their call on what areas received the inserts. I figured I would plan to shop at Publix on Sunday and it was well worth it.

    • couponNERD

      I got them. The state paper in columbia SC

    • Rgbarron01

      Present and accounted for the Louisville Courier Journal. Thanks! Lots of good coupons overall.

    • Sherri711

      Went to CVS and picked up 2 newspapers. While I was looking for the inserts I asked the lady if they had any toothbrushes, she brought me 2. The paper only had a SS insert so I was unable to get the toothbrushes. Went down to Walgreens and they had SS & RP but no toothbrush coupon. So sad I didn't get any. Thanks for all you do.

    • Marygreen_rn

      It WAS in my Tennessean here in Nashville today… and to make it better I got 2 copies accidentally in my 1 paper and the other 3 inserts plus 2 of the Kroger extra ones people are mentioning. THANKS!

      • jennifer

        It was NOT in my coppy of the Tennessean. None of the extras were.

    • Bbookie1953

      Before purchasing the $3.00 state paper I take a minute to step to the side on an empty register or lottery stand and look to make sure that all of the coupons inserts are there. If not I just pick another paper and check. Its takes away from the disappointment of missing coupons. If there is a gas/grocery store you shop often, being friendly or conversate with the cashier that always work on sunday help, to get rid of the weird stares. Hope this helps.

      • Jen

        Lol, I do that to and know what you mean about the weird stares! I've tried to be friendly, but they still think I'm weird.

    • Shayelyn

      I got the extra insert in my delivered St. Pete Times but went out to buy another from a box and there were NO coupon inserts, none. So I thought I was dealing with a coupon thief. Went to a different box and the same thing, NO coupons. And the front page of the paper touts all the savings inside, coupon and otherwise. Just fired off an angry email to the St. Pete times. Now off to fish out the Parade magazines from the recycle bin and buy a competitor's paper . . .

      • I bought 6 papers and I had no General Mills or Smartsource.. only the Red Plums… Did you pick up the Tampa Tribune? If so, what was in it?( I'm thinking about trying to hunt down some myself!)

        • Shayelyn

          No, I didn't. My husband works in Bradenton and I had him get me a Bradenton Herald which had all four in it. I usually but the SPT because is it only 50 cents but I guess sometimes you get what you pay for :)

    • Amy

      In my Knoxville, TN paper, I'm missing one of the Redplum inserts (the one with the toothbrush, batteries, Aussie, etc). Bummer! At least we did get the GM insert!

      • Barb

        I buy the News-Sentinel and got all my inserts. I buy at a local Weigel's and always check before I leave the store. Can't believe how many great coupons were issued today. I bought three papers and nearly went back out to get more.

        • Bessie

          I subscribe to the News-Sentinel and got all 4 inserts. They were so good that I also bought 2 more papers-after checking to make sure that they had all the inserts! All ready bought 1 toothbrush at CVS.

        • Jenifer1999

          I checked an entire stack of News-Sentinel's at Kroger today when I bought mine and every one in the stack only had the SS…. no other coupon inserts. I thought that was how it was supposed to be. Bummer…. I might have to go buy another paper this evening at a different store now that I know its supposed to have more stuff…. or perhaps I'll just buy from dede or something.

    • Mary10114

      I bought 3) Tallahassee Democrats,(FL Newspaper) they all had the Red plum & Smart Souces, no General Mills extra coupons (Pillsburry & stuff). But I also bought 1) Albany Heard (GA newspaper~ South West GA), it only had 1 Smart source & the General Mills coupons. I didnt get the Kellogs cereal coupons, the Ragu B2G1 Free or the Prilosec coupons in any of them!! So disappointed.

      • Mary10114

        Forgot to mention, on the back page of the USA Weekend booklet there is a coupon for 2) Free 5 x 7';s Hp photo greeting cards athe the HP Kiosk. No purchase Necessary! max retail value is $2.00

      • Thehistoryofus.wordpress.com

        I am in Tallahassee as well and didn't see the extra coupon insert.

      • I live in Tallahassee area too, and got a $3 Prilosec coupon from the magic red machine at CVS.

    • Thiamaria

      So… it felt like Christmas this morning. My husband just didn't understand what all the excitement was about. lol. *sigh* it IS a hobby, isn't it??

    • April

      Wow! I sure am glad you mentioned this. I'm new to the couponing thing and I flew right past these in the paper. And the exp dates on these are pretty good too…after the 1st of next year. Thanks!

    • Bessie

      The Knoxville News Sentinel has a Kroger ad/insert with 5 manufacturer's coupons:

      $1 Caltrate Soft Chew 60 ct only (not valid on swallow tablets) (exp 1/31/11)

      .50 Crisco Natural Blend oil 48 oz or Olive oil any size (exp 1/31/11)

      $1 Lipton Green Tea 20 ct. (exp 12/12)

      $2/1 bag Pedigree Dry Food for Dogs 15 lbs+ (exp 12/31)

      $1/1 Starbucks VIA Ready Brew 8 pack (exp 12/27)

      • QponQueen

        So excited about the Pedigree coup. I will use the $2 off with my 9.99 raincheck AND the manufacturer's which will make Pedigree almost a steal this week. WOOHOO!!!

    • Amy

      My Tennssean which was delivered to my house, had all 4 plus a extras copy of the GM and the Mfr q's from Kroger coupons. I called my husband to pick up extra copies at Wags, since only 99cents. They only had 1 SS and 1 RP. So disappointed. And the Wags store is 1mile from my house.

    • Aj

      You can get free cinamon rolls at bloom until tuesday with the $.50 coupon

    • kelli

      thanks for letting us know about this! I would've thrown it out if you hadn't told us.

    • Merepiercecoupons

      The Atlanta Journal and Constitution only had 2 Red Plum and a an extra kroger insert with manufacturer's coupons. So disappointing!! This has happened a lot lately where other cities get additional inserts and we don't. Ugh!!

      • meghanld

        I got the Atlanta Journal Constitution which had all 4 inserts. However, sometimes the papers aren't stuffed right and are missing inserts which is very annoying! I've started going through the paper looking for the inserts before I buy the paper to make sure they are all there.

        • Darla

          Same here meghanld… I got all 4 plus the Kroger ones in the home delivered paper and in the one I bought at the store.

      • kmc

        I pick up the double AJC every Sunday. I got all 4 in one and was missing the SS insert in the 2nd paper. This is the 3rd time in since September that the AJC was missing at least 1 insert. I've called AJC each time and they have mailed me the inserts. However, they warned me today that it is my responsibility to look through the paper before I purchase it.

    • Maria

      I live in middle Tn and a local paper here is only 75 cents and always has all the inserts and coupons in them, this week we got SS, 2 RP, 2 of the save now, and a kroger flyer with a few coupons in it, woo hoo, love the coupons

      • Karensweeney2002

        Maria, which paper is that? I'm in Nashville and the Tennessean is $1.75 and very inconsistent in my experience. I have 1 delivered (that doesn't come about half the time) and I buy extra at Kroger, Walgreens or CVS, depending on my schedule. This week my home delivery didn't come and my 3 purchased at CVS each had 1 SS & 1 RP. I always check for inserts before I buy and sometimes get strange looks, but I'm getting used to it, I figure it's my money and I'm paying for all available inserts, so I should get them!! lol

    • Katie

      got my local charleston post and courier and got 3 RP, 1 SS, and the extra insert! Score! Has happened 2 weeks in a row…extra insert!

    • Stephanie

      I only got one redplum in the Tupelo, MS paper! Is this wrong????

      • Birding24fan

        I bought one at a store in Tupelo and got one measley insert and no cvs or walgreens ad. The I purchased in Fulton at Walmart and got 6 inserts! I felt like I had hit the jackpot!

    • kcreviews

      In Wilmington NC I bought two papers. One had the correct inserts and one (got it from the same stack!) was missing one of the Red Plums. I also didn't get the GM one.

      • Christie

        we didn't get ours out of the star news, or the sun news either (the gm insert) or the brunswick beacon :(

        • Mia

          Star news never has them all. You have to get Raleigh's paper

      • Mia

        i am in Wilmington too. do you buy N & O? I feel like they never have the right ones!!

    • Melissa

      I live in the Murfreesboro area and have a sunday only subscription to the Tennesseean. We have been getting an additional paper that our paper man has been deliverying on Saturday nights. The only thing in this paper are some sales ads and the coupons for the week! I opened by “extra” paper last night and to my suprise I received doubles of all three sets of coupons! I felt like I had hit te coupon lottery!

    • Amanda

      I got two additional small flyers from Kroger with coupons and all the inserts mentioned above. I am in the Richmond, VA area and get my paper delivered to my house.

    • ladybugbob

      Mine didn't have the general mills :-(

    • Kalebnoah

      First got st. petersburg times and none of them had coupons at all,so then went to Lakeland ledger and they only had just the 2 redplum not even a cvs . This week the papers in lakeland i think was terrible ..hope everyone had better luck..

      • Mamaberry

        I'm sorry! I have the Times delivered (2 of them on Sun only) and both had all 4 inserts. I have found that delivery ones get priority on coupon inserts. When they are out, the stores' issues get shorted. SORRY again!!!

    • Orangecouponlady

      I also live in Middle TN and just buy my county's Sunday paper for $1.25, that's $.75 less than the Tennessean AND they always have all the coupons. I got the extra GM coupons and the extra Kroger flyer with coupons……yay for the Tullahoma Sunday News!!!

    • Barkleybabe_4

      Well i picked up 2 papers from the guys that sell them around town and he gives me 2 for 2.50 but it didnt have the General mills insert which really sucks! I use to have a subscription to the newspaper and i only had it for 8 weeks, which ended about 5 weeks ago but they've still been delivering one to me every sunday and thankfully that had the general mills insert. Btw, i actually called the newspaper company a few weeks ago just to let them know they were accidentally still giving me a paper and she said she'd let the carrier know…well hes still doing it lol I did my part, now im just going to enjoy the free paper! God blesses in all kinds of ways!

    • Beth

      Should everyone be getting the three inserts this past Sunday? I only got tow of them.

      • momto2boys

        Its regional and varies greatly. Sometimes they are missing from your paper as well, I recommend checking to make sure they are there before you buy,

    • isavemoney

      Bummer….I live in 30501, no extras here in my AJC bundles. :(

    • GUEST

      Did anyone else get an extra SmartSource inside their Smartsource??? I got the Charlotte Observer, It had all 4 inserts and then somehow there was ANOTHER SS tucked inside the SS!!! So I guess I got 5 total.

    • tina

      new to this…when i load ecoupons from kroger site and others onto my kroger card…are these store coupons and i can use paper coupons on top of these? or are they like paper coupons.


      • Mandi

        Mine used to but not anymore. I think some people are still having luck with using both but it's few and far between. If I have an ecoupon loaded and try to use the paper coupon, it will remove one of them automatically.

    • Family5ply

      Is this P&G Insert in all papers? We had two different redplums but no smartsource or P&G.

    • Guest

      I hate when there's no consistency!!! I bought 2 AJC's from the same store at the same time… one had the extra insert and the other didn't :(

      • Guest

        I've had that same problem. Even purchased the 2 pack where they advertise you getting double the coupons and you only get 1. I tweeted about it and they said to email their customer service. So I did and they said to call them and they will send them to you. I haven't called yet….not sure what they will tell me to do….