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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

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

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Here are the differences in the coupon inserts you received Sunday 1/02.

Click on the paper near you to see what coupons were actually in the inserts around the Southeast. Check out the differences to really get an idea of what paper is the best to buy.

A few ways to use these lists:

  1. You see that you did not get a coupon that was released, you can go to online coupon sites and order it.
  2. Print the list for your area and keep it with your inserts to quickly know if you have that coupon.
  3. A way to decide what paper is the best paper in your area to buy.

Birmingham News (thanks April!)
Albertville Sand Mountain
Huntsville Times
Gadsen Times
Montgomery Advertiser (thanks Michelle!)
Decatur Daily (thanks Kris!)

Fort Myers (thanks Kathy!)
Miami Herald (thanks Gery!)
Broward (thanks Gery!)
Pensacola News
Gainesville Sun (thanks Sharon!)
St. Petersburg Times (thanks Hannah!)
Florida Times Union
Tallahassee Democrat
Orlando Sentinel

Atlanta Journal (thanks Carina!)
Athens Banner Herald
Augusta Chronicle
Savannah Morning News (thanks Catherine!)
GA Times Union
Macon Telegraph (thanks April!)

South Carolina
Post and Courier – Charleston (thanks Jaim’e!)
The Sun News, Myrtle Beach (thanks Kathy!)
The State – Columbia (thanks Kathy!)
Greenville News (thanks Jerusha!)
Rock Hill Herald (thanks Barbara!)

North Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer (thanks Lisa!)
Greensboro N&R (thanks Catherine!)
High Point Enterprise
Charlotte Observer (thanks Beth!)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Clarion Ledger (thanks Sophie!)
The Sun Herald (thanks Ty and Leighann!)
Tupelo Daily Journal (thanks Anne!)
The Hattiesburg American

Tennessean Variation (thanks Phillis!)
Knoxville News Sentinel (thanks Bessie!)
Commercial Appeal, Memphis
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Lexington Herald
Louisville Courier Journal

Richmond Times Dispatch
Fauquier Times-Democrat (thanks Katie!)
The Virginian Pilot (thanks Dana!)
Roanoke Times
Washington Post


Times-Picayune (thanks Denise!)

Ft. Worth Star Telegram (thanks Erica!)

Red = Not in this insert
Blue = A Change in Value or a new coupon not in the preview.

As folks send me the lists I will update with links so check back if your paper is not up yet.

    • Kennemere

      How do I get my newspaper added?

    • couponqueenatlanta

      Maybe a dumb question – why are coupons in blue, red, and black?

      • Juliethorderson

        Red = Not in this insert
        Blue = A Change in Value or a new coupon not in the preview.

    • Mcleodsc

      The Item-Sumter SC only had 2 inserts

    • bcw77

      My question exactly (in response to couponqueenatlanta)! Can someone tell us what the different colors mean?

      • bcw77

        Nevermind! I see it states the following above:
        Red = Not in this insert
        Blue = A Change in Value or a new coupon not in the preview.

    • Val

      Savannah Morning News has a Thanks Catherine but no link??

    • guest

      Wow, there is a lot of red for the Greenville News. And after comparing it to the inserts I got in Pittsburgh last weekend, I cannot believe the differences.

    • Kyndn

      I have access to the Courier Journal in KY but I cannot “click” on it on this page…why? and what can I do to help?

    • big john

      Carina thank you for doing variations to the AJC. I have been lax in my duties i promise to get back to them in a couple weeks. I am taking care of my parents 1 of which is still in the hospital in fla, other just got of piedmont here in atlanta.

      • CarinaPeters

        You are welcome. I am sorry to hear about your parents, I hope they both recover quickly. It seems that you have been taking care of the AJC variations for quite a while…. I honestly do not mind doing it for the next couple months or so! I am expecting in June so maybe I could take care of it up until then? Just let me know!

    • Stacey

      Alabama: Opelika-Auburn News and Lafayette Sun

    • JT

      someone please remind me what thedifferent colors mean on the insert previews — thanks

      • Juliethorderson

        Red = Not in this insert
        Blue = A Change in Value or a new coupon not in the preview.

    • kcreviews

      Sorry I didn't have time to send in my variations, but the Wilmington, NC paper did NOT have any RP inserts–only 2 very meager SS.

    • JulieT

      Quick question. Do you put the insert variations in the coupon database? Meaning, there are coupons in my insert that are not listed in the preview. I print these variations out and put with my inserts. I was just wondering if you don’t put them in the database then how can I organize them in a way that I’m not missing out on those coupons. Ideas?

    • hunters_mommy929

      I didn't receive the Quaker Oatmeal coupon in the Tennessean RP. Where would I go to order it?

      • Fullhouse

        it depends on how many you want-www.couponsthingsbydede (dot) com has them in stock-.15 ea; limit of 10, shipping is around 1.00 for clipped q's
        for more than 10 ebay is a good option, I just ordered 20, I think with shipping it came to be .17 ea.

    • Jackiexm

      I purchased the Post and Courier from walmart in Oakbrook (off of Dorchester Rd) late Sunday morning and when I got it home I realized it didn't include red plum, smart source or anything…is it possible people are going through the papers and taking the coupons! I hate that I wasted $2.00. I'm new to couponing and this isn't starting out so well.

    • Shoppingthesales

      I live in the Sarasota/Bradenton area of Florida and last Sunday the Herald Tribune only featured the (1) Red Plum insert. No SS.

    • Shoppingthesales

      How do I get the Herald Tribune added for Sarasota, Florida? I can help with the variation posting. Just let me know. :)