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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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In the Coupon Preview I gave you last Wednesday I thought there were 4 inserts… turns out you should find 5 in your paper!  There is another Smart Source insert of just General Mills coupons.

There is also a $2 off Zicam coupon in the Parade Magazine.

The Insert Coupons:

.40/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars (exp 2/26)
.50/1 Fiber One Yogurt multi-pack (exp 2/26)
.40/6 Yoplait Cups (exp 2/26)
.50/8 Yoplait yogurt cups
.75/2 Yoplait Go-gurt or Trix Yogurt
.50/1 Yoplait Splitz Yogurt multi-pack
$1/4 Progresso Soup cans
.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, By the Foot, Roll Ups, Gushers or Snacks
.75/2 Pillsbury Frozen Grands! Biscuits
.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls
.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
.30/2 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
.40/2 Pillsbury Italian Breads
.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels
.60/2 Yoplait Greek yogurt Cups
.50/2 Yoplait Delights multipack
$1 off Yoplait Frozen Smoothie
.75/2 Nature Valley Bars or Nut Clusters (excludes thins)
$1/3 General Mills Cereals
.50/1 Yoplait Yoplus Yogurt multipack
$1.50 off Macaroni Grill Frozen Entree
$1.50 off Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree
.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables
.75/3 Betty Crocker Hamburger, Tuna or Chicken Helper
.50/2 Chex Mix 4.5 oz +
$1/2 Wanchai or Macaroni Grill Boxed Dinner Kits

    • Vtorsiello

      My paper had a Kroger insert (Healthy Living I believe) with a few coupons – some vitamins, supplements, and water/sports drinks.

      • Fort Myers Newspress once again a total let down. Only 2 red plum and one smartsource. Still going to have to buy mine on ebay. ugh

        • Gregoriandesigns

          I am heading out to get the NewsPress now. Here's hoping that everyone in Lehigh didn't take the inserts out. I always have that problem here. :( At least I can rely on my one paper delivered to my house to have the inserts, but it sure would be nice to be able to buy the same. here's hoping!

    • Kbbabz

      “We was jipped”, we only got 3 inserts in the Herald journal, and they upped the price to 99c!!!

      • Newtotheq

        Be happy with that price, I have to pay $1.50 for my local paper on Sundays

      • Amy B.

        Ours is $3 in Columbia, SC… sounds like you got a deal to me :)

        • Denielle C Podraza

          the paper is only $2 in Starbucks in Columbia SC

        • Denielle C Podraza

          the paper is only $2 in Starbucks in Columbia SC

      • Luci

        Jackson, Mississippi on discount racks in stores is 99 cents. I think it's regularly 1.75 on the racks.

    • WendiBrooke

      My AJC only had 3 inserts!!! I checked a couple at the store where purchased and all the papers were the same! Total bummer! :(

      • Eceterprises

        Call the newspaper and let them know. I had the same thing and they delivered another paper and it had all the coupons.

        • GaPeach

          Hi, I live in Atlanta as well and I havent went out to get my paper yet, but can you give me that number in case i have the same problem? Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    • Jacynthia

      Decatur daily only had 2 (both red plum) :-(

    • Tracey T.

      Five in the Post and Courier!!! Woo hoo!

    • I bought Florence Morning News this morning and it only had one insert. So, I went to the other machine and got the State. The State had all 5 inserts… and it's only $2 a paper on Sunday, at least in the machines in West Florence, SC, not $3. I think you might be getting jipped if you're paying $3.

      I'll only buy the state from now on… I know coupons are regional but when other papers had 5 inserts for the Morning News to only have one is really shabby.

      • Niddi

        The State was $3 during football season, the price has now dropped back to $2

    • DuncanMomof2

      The Greenville News only had 4 inserts. No GM but that's ok.

      • Skay76

        Mine was delivered with 2 RedPlums and the GM one – no SS!!! Calling them and heading out to find some papers with all the inserts. URGH!

    • parks

      2 redplums only in the palm beach post :(

    • Goofy2001

      2 Smart Source in Florida (New Port Richey), no Redplums..anyone else in the area get Redplum? Thanks!

      • Sheila

        I am in Largo, Pinellas County. I got 2 papers this morning, they both had 5 inserts.

      • 3bettins

        my St Pete Times only had one RP- no Wisk or Quaker q's for me!

      • Shayelyn

        I just went to two different paper boxes in Ruskin and picked up two St. Pete Times'. They both had 1 Redplum, 2 SmartSource and 1 yellow Publix. Was hoping to get them all but will take what I did get considering I've done this before and gotten none!

    • krystal moon

      My paper only had 3, no clue why when others in my area got 5 to 6.

    • Abcfa97

      Bought AJC south of Atlanta Ga, only had 3 inserts!

      • Anita

        same here…….

    • Rebecca

      My AJC (NW Atlanta area) has 4 inserts. They're all very small/thin. I'd say it's about a “normal” week's number of coupons, they just made it into 4 booklets. There are a few good ones, imo, and some “filler” ones. Nothing to get all excited about. It's just a regular week. Happy New Year, all!

    • Mcleodsc

      I bought The Item and it only had two very thin coupon inserts. I also bought The State and it had a total of 5 inserts. I do not know why I waste money on The Item-half the time all of the coupons are missing.

      • Nidd

        what is The Item ? Does it usually have all the inserts? Is it cheaper than The State (that's the one I usually get)

    • paula

      {5} Inserts in the B'ham News, Columbiana, Al.

    • Shirleywillia3

      I got 5 inserts in the orlando sentinel today.

    • Tfrost99

      Washington Post had all 5 inserts, the Zicam coupon, plus a $1/2 Naked Juice coupon (separate glossy page ad).

      • Natalie

        Do you know if the W. Post usually has all the inserts? And,do you know what it usually costs? Thinking of switching. Thanks.

    • Paravel43

      Greenville, NC “The Daily Reflector” is $1.25. It had 2 red plum and 2 smart source.

      • Mmruthmills

        question: Where did you get your paper? Mine only had the smart sources.

    • Laura

      I bought 2 double packs of the AJC and one single and of the five newspapers, three had all of the inserts and the other two only has three. I'm guessing the double packs didn't have all the q's. AJC screws with me all the time- no matter how many papers I get each week or from where there is always something missing!!!

      • Thiamaria

        So did they have just 4 max or did the ones w/all the inserts have 5?

    • Jessica's Mom

      I bought my Sunday paper, The Lancaster News, and there were NO inserts at all
      in it :(. Our town is so small and there is never anything going on, the ONLY reason I buy the Sunday paprer is for the q's. I am very disappointed.

    • couponnut7845

      My husband bought 5 newspapers because I heard of the inserts (in Lynchburg, Va). He didn't check to see if there were any coupons….there were NO INSERTS in any!!! Waste of money, very frustrated!

      • Cathyhilton28

        That has happened to me too many times. I called The Charlotte Observer and told them my concern and the sent me the inserts in the mail. I never buy from the stands anymore, I always go in the store now to buy and check the paperto see if the q are in them. I have to pay tax but aleast I know what I am getting.

    • guest

      picked up the florence morning news @ cvs on 2nd loop and it had 4 inserts…so i am not sure what happened with the person did not get any?

    • nat222

      I got 3 double sets at my Kroger in Atlanta. Have learned from experience to go out to the car and check to make sure all of the inserts are included. Of course, they weren't (3 of the six only had 1 SS), so I went back in to the store with my receipt and the 3 incomplete papers and tried to get 3 replacements. Since I had gotten 3 double sets, and my Kroger only charges $2.50 for them (a nice perk), customer service wouldn't let me get 3 individual papers (which cost $2 ea). Made me get 3 more double sets — for free, even though I tried to tell them I'd be getting 3 extra papers in all. So now I have 9 sets of coupons, but only paid for 6. Lemonade out of lemons :o)

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    • Thiamaria

      grr. made the mistake of going through the AJCs online portal. Last time this happened that I was missing an insert it gave an option to have it redelivered. This time they just credited the account.

    • MelRae

      CouponBeat has whole, uncut inserts for only 75 each, free shipping! Or get whole inserts off ebay. I just bought 5 of the 12/26 P&G inserts for just under $5, including shipping.

      • MelRae

        That should read “75 cents each”, but y'all probably figured that out! lol!

    • SusanW

      Because the Wisk deal at CVS was so awesome, I headed over to Ingles, where they sell the Sunday paper for .98! For once, they had ALL FIVE inserts (WHOO-HOO!)Between the detergent and the Chef Boyardee and oatmeal on sale at Publix, I've already more than made up the $ for the extra papers!

    • yardsale_shopper

      Tallahassee Democrat (the mullet wrap) only had three thin inserts….the usual disappointment.

      • Rebecca D.

        my inserts in the atlanta paper were really thin too. correct # of inserts, but one of them was only 6 pages long… i'm just so tired of crescent roll coupons i could scream!

      • Ally B

        yeap mines the same I live in crawfordville but get the tally paper…never any of the good stuff.

    • Marycolbert

      Decatur Daily only had 2 Redplum inserts in the papers I bought out of the stand and the one delivered. Huntsville Times had all inserts.

      • Kris

        My Decatur Daily only had 2 RP. I checked with my friends and same for them too.

        • Gamblesonsfarms

          Mine only had 2 redplums also in Columbia,TN!!

          • mon510

            Same for me in Columbia, Tn.only 2 redplums

      • Diana_mcadams

        I am going to try to get a Huntsville Times today, I got Decatur Daily with only 2 as well

      • Rhende77

        I might have to start buying a huntsville Times instead of the Decatur Daily.

    • Weezie2211

      Jax, FL, TU had 6 inserts, 2 RP, 2 SS, 1 Publix yellow adv, and 1 General Mills. Paid $1.50 each

    • mpc0078

      I live in Bartow Co, Georgia and I bought 4 copies of the AJC at a local convenience store…all had only 2 RedPlums and 1 SmartSource. Argh.

    • KPate

      The double paper I purchase at Publix in Tyrone Ga only had 3 inserts each.

      • Kristian

        We purchase in Sharpsburg GA and got all 5 – make sure they aren't shoved in there somewhere.

        • Mcgrawsga

          Where did you purchase your paper? I live in Sharpsburg near Northgate and get the AJC and only had 3 inserts in my paper. Thanks for your help!

    • Emily

      i never found a 5th insert…

    • kcreviews

      My paper only had 2 SS inserts. I didn't even get the RP ones.

    • quilty lady

      Chattanooga had all 5 inserts. Yea!!!

    • Marianne

      Raleigh News & Observer had SIX inserts!

    • katie

      post & courier only had 4…big disappointment! Bought 6 and one paper only had 3. Very inconsistent.

      • Donna

        Yeah, I got the Post & Courier in Charleston too & it had just the original 4 posted in the preview. Bummer! lol

    • Amy

      My local paper only had 2 inserts in NC, I was disappointed.

      • Shelli

        The Charlotte Observer had 5 inserts. :)

      • Kate

        My local in NC only had two as well ( star news)

    • Cherw5_30040

      AJC.. Forsyth County n(Cumming), GA had the insert bought from CVS exit 13.

    • Reneeonc

      wow- seems pretty inconsistent this week as to how many coupon inserts we all got. Naples Florida only had 3 inserts….2 RP (very small ones) and 1 SS. Also had a Publix Yellow Advantage in them- thank goodness I only bought 2. I usually buy 4-6 papers when the heads up is more than 2 inserts per paper. What is the website where we can buy coupon inserts?

      • Taylor

        Hi Renee! I live in Naples, and I received all 5 inserts. I always check the papers before I buy them to be sure it has the correct number.

      • Linda

        On a website called Whole Coupon Inserts. After picking up the early edition AJC Saturday I was missing the RP with the 2.00 wisk coupon so I made an order. Its not right to have to pay twice just to get what is supposed to be in the paper!
        Just my opinion but these (1st week of Jan.) coupons don't even come close to the ones I got the last two years! How many inserts did we get last year 8 or 9 ?

    • Reneeonc

      no coupon in the parade magazine either

      • 3eddy

        My Parade magazine had a Zicam coupon $2

    • Donna0130

      I got 4 Athens (Ga) Banner Herald and all 4 had all 5. I feel like I struck it rich.

    • Mandi

      I live in Murfreesboro, but work in Nashville. Today was the second time I purchased papers at Walgreens in Nashville on my way home. It was also the second time I didn't get the inserts others were getting!!! Going to Walgreens in the Boro tomorrow to check it out! And the worst part…the Nashville Walgreens charged me 1.75!!! It's always 99 cents in Murfreesboro!

      • Jen

        Just wondering if the Boro papers had all 5? I live in Antioch and bought extras at Kroger just for the 2.25/finish coupon, but only got 3 inserts.

    • Stanly News and Press in Stanly County, NC had all 5 inserts! I've checked for several weeks and can confirm that this newspaper carries the same coupon inserts as the Charlotte Observer. Best yet, the Stanly paper costs half of what Charlotte Observer does!

    • ChrissyPunkin

      My Montgomery paper had all five! I can't believe it. We usually don't get very good coupons. At first I thought my kids had messed up the inserts and that some coupons fell out–now I know they were actually separate inserts. :-)

    • 3eddy

      Atlanta AJC home delivery had all 5 inserts

      • coupons4a

        Weird – I get two, and one had 2 RP and 1 SS; the other had 2 RP and 4 SS! All the SS were the same, though – no General Mills special insert. Couldn't find the V8 coupon anywhere!

    • Orangecouponlady

      The Tullahoma News here in Middle TN carried all 5 inserts as well. I usually get 3 papers every week, and one of mine actually had FIVE of the extra insert plus the other 4 in just that one paper……I guess that carrier got a little carried away! ha!

    • kelly

      I live in Greenville, SC and got all 5 inserts. I always check the paper before buying since I have heard from friends and Walgreens employees that some people will come in and steal just the coupons. It's sad that people do that, but so true.

      • yes I do the same, and I've heard the same… I heard people that deliver the paper steal them

    • Diana_mcadams

      I live in Decatur, AL, I only got 2 redplum, called Decatur Daily they said that no SS was coming out this week that it was not on their schedule GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

      • Sandy

        Me too – grrrrr!

      • Rhende77

        Thats all my Decatur Sunday paper had to but my Cullman paper had a SS in it as well. That was strange because my Cullman paper usually don't have as many as Decatur

    • Melissa

      Yes, I was frustrated. I paid $3 for 4 papers because of the 5 insert hype and I only received 3 in each paper. The local paper (the previous was a big city paper) had 4 in it. Not five. Don't know where to find Chicago, IL variations.

      • Lparker1116

        There was only 3 in mine too! :( Didn't have the good 2.50 off elecrtsol :(

    • Lylith

      If I was not able to get a paper yesterday, how can I still find a Sunday paper? Doesn't Walgreens have them for 99 cents? Or did I just imagine it? (I apparently imagine lots of things)

      • Happy Feet

        My Walgreens charges $3.50 for a Atlanta C. paper

    • Synthia92

      i was looking for the peter pan peanut butter coupon that was suppose to be in the paper could not find it. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    • Synthia92

      knoxville,tn paper only had 3 or 4 inserts in them and the chattanooga,tn paper only had 2 inserts

    • Carolyndanjunk

      There was no $3 Boost coupon in the insert that CVS said was there.

    • Jennscaffeinated

      Got the Chatt Press. Sent hubby to get me 3 papers, they only had ONE insert :(

    • Janrenee

      I get my AJC from a couple street vendors for $1 on Sat or Sun, sometimes both. Sometimes I get them late when they are about to leave and they will give you left over inserts. We have a new vendor near our house and he's not as good as the guy who just left.

    • Jennifer

      I live in Moulton and The Decatur Daily only had 1 P&G insert today! That is 3 weeks in a row that our inserts have been messed up!!! Very Frustrating!!!