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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 9/12.

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 (thanks April!)
Montgomery Advertiser
Decatur Daily (thanks Kris!)

Tallahassee Democrat
Florida Times Union (thanks Dawn!)
Sun Sentinal
Fort Meyers
Miami Herald
St. Petersburg Times
Playground Daily News
Orlando Sentinel (thanks Erica!)

Atlanta Journal (thanks Big John!)
Athens Banner Herald
Milledgeville GA Union Recorder (thanks Kim!)
Augusta Chronicle (thanks Rebekah!)
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (thanks Katherine!)
Savannah Morning News (thanks Leah and Diane!)
Rome News
GA Times Union (thanks Monica!)
Macon Telegraph

South Carolina
Post & Courier – Charleston (thanks Jaim’e!)
Anderson Independent
The State – Columbia (thanks Susanna!)
The Greenville News
Spartanburg Herald Journal
The Herald in Rock Hill

North Carolina
Wilmington Star News
Raleigh News & Observer
News and Record Greensboro
Greensboro News & Record
Winston-Salem Journal
High Point Enterprise
Charlotte Observer (thanks Beth!)

The Times-Picayune (thanks Denise!)
Shrevport Times

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (thanks Lori!)

The Sun Herald (thanks Leighann!)
The Hattiesburg American

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

Cincinnati Enquirer
Toledo Blade (thanks Kristin!)

Lexington Herald
Louisville Courier Journal

The Virginian Pilot (thanks Dana!)
Richmond Times Dispatch
Roanoke Times

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.

    • Erin B

      I need to know where Big John buys his AJC, because my AJC only had 2 inserts in it! I thought it was supposed to have more…

      • Kristi

        Same here, I think the AJC has been leaving out some inserts lately. I have bought it several times and have had missing inserts. I take it from the middle of the stack because I know sometimes people strip them for the coupons! We should all complain

        • Jrsbus

          i live in fayetteville. however i point i we have been left out a few times in the last few weeks . This week not only the extra but each one of my papers had 2 of the same red plums in them. so my 6 papers got me 12 red plums.

          • big john

            jrsbus= big john by the way lol

            • Erin B

              LOL Thanks for clarifying! I might email AJC… this is at least the 3rd time my paper has been missing inserts in the past several weeks. I get the double bundle and and tried purchaseing at different stores, and it doesn't matter where I get it I end up missing inserts! It's sad!

            • Marsha

              I did complain to the AJC and they said that they were aware of the problem and were trying to fix it (the problem being no consistency in what paper you buy from where). They said they would send me my missing inserts. They did send me several (but they weren't the ones I was missing). Oh well….maybe they will get their act together. And also the North GA one (like in the Gwinnett Post) never has SS inserts anymore, and only sometimes have Red Plums. And the inserts usually have nothing in them…but they did have the $2 Smart Balance milk this past week. I am not sure what is going on with that paper.

            • Rob

              Who did you contact? Looked at the email list but wasn't sure which to go with. Maybe if more people express a problem, it will be fixed faster?

            • Brian Atlanta

              I've been trying to find an AJC contact, too. I've not even been albe to get past their Automated Telephone Attendant. Thanks.

      • Rob

        mine were missing Red Plum. Disappointing!!

    • Tigress1321

      My AJC didn't have any of the publix coupons in it. I bought 7 papers. what did it look like. I have been through every page. I have a friend in the next town over that also bought the AJC and she had them?

    • Lara Sue

      We miss Phillis in Nashville.

    • tygirl13

      I wish everyone would stick to the standard color coding (red = not here; blue = different). I travel a lot and love getting to see which papers get the best coupons for where I happen to be. It is hard to follow when each person has their own system. Not that I don't appreciate people doing the lists, I have done it before and realize that it takes time….but you know… ;-)

    • Lrickey16

      What do the different colors mean? Thanks

    • Hartless71

      In Northern Virginia coupons are in the Washington Post on Sundays and Loudoun County Times on Wednesdays. Inserts.

    • Brian Atlanta

      Far too many missing AJC coupons. I bought 2 bundles ($6) just for the 4 Quaker $1 coupons. No RPs or GMs in any of them. I guess I'll have to get obnxious at Publox again, spreading newspapers all over the counter, but I'm tired of the gamble.

    • Vwalsh91

      :( Where is the best place to get a Sunday paper in Goose Creek, SC ? I have been shorted entire coupon inserts more than once now and I buy two papers at a time.

    • Lynette

      So are we getting 3 Smart Source inserts in Orlando, FL?

    • Julie

      I live in Montgomery AL and there were no coupon inserts in my 9/12 papers. I thought it could have just been my papers were missing them, but the front cover said “Money saving coupons inside” where as it usually gives a number (like “$95.00 of coupon savings inside this issue”) so i'm assuming there weren't suppose to be any. I just hate when you buy a bunch and then realize they're empty, it's such Bummer!