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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 there will be NO inserts in the Sunday paper.  While this may leave some of us bummed out, take advantage of the last weekend before Christmas to rest, relax, and enjoy your family!

And don’t worry, I promise the coupons will be back soon :).

Note:  There will be an insert the day after Christmas, so you only have one week off.

    • GS

      : O

    • Tsipipaykupon

      Oh, well:) I guess, I will use that week to file my coupons.

    • Harbinfamily

      whew… I am a little bit relieved! Couponing can be overwhelming at times, but it is worth every overwhelming minute! Thank you Jenny, you amaze me every day!

    • Rebekah

      :,,,,,,,-( but there will be that one on my birthday coming out yay!! what a great bday gift:)!

    • krista

      I was sad at first then I saw that someone had a great idea to file this week. I will do that and clean up my piles and cut out my printables. :)

    • AnsleyC – SC

      Love the picture! Who reads the newspaper anyhow. We just like the inserts! ;)

    • Beidel

      I'm pretty new to couponing. What have been the easiest ways you've found to file coupons? By expiration date?

      • Mom_4_Him

        Hello! I used to file mine by category, then by exp date. That was soooo time consuming. Now, I stack all my like coupons(dh buys 8-10 papers), staple the page, and file them in a file crate. Then when Jenny posts her lists, I just go to my insert. This system works best for me, as I am a very busy mom of many :-)

      • Jan

        I saw this method on line somewhere and it works great for me – I just take the inserts, write the date on them and stick them in a date-labeled hanging folder/file box. That's it. When I need a coupon, I look it up in the coupon database which gives me the insert date, then I clip.

        I rarely print any more (for me the time/expense doesn't always justify it), but if I do, I bought a paper cutter/ruler thing from Walmart for abt $11, that lets me quickly cut out multiple sheets of coupons. Those I file in a small accordion folder or tack to the board (see below).

        I also have a big bulletin board that I use to put together deals and combinations that I am watching and coupons that are about to expire. This used to be spread out on my dining room table, but the rest of the family didn't like that too much :) – the bulletin board solved that problem.

        I still think that I spend a lot of time cooking up and watching deals, but I enjoy it, so it is a good hobby.


        • Susan

          I do the same, except the bulletin board… Thats an awesome idea though. I may need to get one for our home office.

        • Germaine Jenkins

          the bulletin board idea to put together deals is genius!

      • Bee

        I still use the binder with the baseball card inserts. I usually never buy more than a couple of newspapers and it has been extremely helpful just to be able to page through and see all the coupons at a glance. I've become adept at “filing” them and if I do it weekly, it stays caught up.

        I know this method would be too time-consuming to many, but it results in the largest savings for my particular situation. If I am in the store and want a particular item, I can quickly locate a coupon for it. For years I tried to use those small wallet accordion type filed by category, but it was too much of a pain inside the store.

        Of course, a large percentage of my real savings is from internet printables, as they usually are so much higher value than the inserts.

      • Cathy

        I swap coupon inserts with several other friends/family members. I get a variety that way since their newspapers are in different areas. I use the couponizer system which works great for me. It's a challenge for me to see how much I can save!

      • Lori

        I file the entire insert by RP, SS, PG, GM, etc, then by date. I have friends that give me their inserts, plus I buy a couple of extra Sunday papers, so I may have 10-15 of each type of insert each week, from 6-8 different papers. If I clip or print one I end up not using, I use an accordian-style coupon wallet, and file by brand name. I go through periodically and remove outdated coupons from the wallet. I also periodically skim through the inserts, cut out any remaining valid coupons on inserts more than a few months old, and toss the rest.

      • Beidel

        Gosh! Thanks for all the ideas!!

    • Lynn

      I recently subscribed to the AJC. Does anyone know how to go about stopping delivery for one weekend, such as a number to call etc.? Thanks so much!

      • Mikamoris

        You can actually do it online. Just go to the website, login (or create a login) and then navigate through the site to stop delivery. It is very easy!

        • Amanda

          I just stopped my paper for next Sunday in the Richmond, VA area. I hate paying for the newspaper delivery when there are no inserts. I just junk the rest of the paper. I hope my paper is delivered on the 26th as I indicated. Do you always stop the delivery when you know there will not be inserts? I think if this works out well, I will try it again next time when there will be no inserts in the future.

    • Saviorbucks

      The Lord knows just when I need a break!

    • Bluangel

      I soooo need a break from couponing!

    • Barnes_kentucky

      Thanks for the heads up!

    • Laura

      So there will be one Christmas weekend, but will there be one New Years weekend?

      I actually took off all of December from couponing. Although I still check Southern Savers every day. So really, I just took a break from buying coupons since I still print them off and use the ones I have. I'll start again in January once I'm not so busy with finals, work, and just Holiday stuff in general.

    • Lori

      Awwww, wasn't it nice of us to give the manufacturer's a day off?

    • Yay! time to clean-up my coupon box and file and clip the stuff I haven't gotten around to lately

    • Sean

      I noticed a lot of my coupons are ending on 12/31/10. This will give me a chance to get together the one's I'm going to use and clean out or give away the rest. I'll be all ready for 2011 (well, coupon wise, anyway)! Happy Holidays, ya'll!

    • Dialboo03

      AJC district manager said there would be coupons and on Dec 26 there would be 3 inserts

      • ashley

        So, does anyone know if there is an insert in the AJC today?

    • When I first started this crazy couponing lifestyle, I was devastated when we had a week with no coupons. Now I'm just relieved! An opportunity to thin out my binder! LOL

    • I'm so glad you give us preview information! By knowing ahead, I went to Sav. Morning News online to stop delivery this week.

      I found a REALLY GREAT option! My paper offers three options, don't deliver and save them to deliver when I am back from my “vacation” (great option when I'm really leaving and don't want them to pile up in our paper box). I could stop delivery and extend my subscription (was really tempting, considering I'm in it for the coupons), but I'm such an education junkie I chose the third option: donate my papers to schools who need text book alternatives! These schools do not have enough text books, and the teachers use newspapers instead! Bonus: the paper will match one for one for each donation! My subscription is 4 papers!! Yaayy!! =)

      Thanks, Jenny!!!

      • Germaine Jenkins

        Had similar options with the Charleston Post & Courier. I just called the circulation department and stopped delivery of my two Sunday papers. Also chose to donate savings to area schools. Don't know if P&C matches though.

    • Jaylene Scott

      Does anybody know of a major paper that does mail subscription service AND includes the coupons in that service? I live in the boonies and don't have access to a great paper. Thanks!

      • Rachel Raber

        Greenville News (SC)…$1.00
        we think thats pretty good. cheaper than going out and buying it!

    • Maimaie

      I used to get the paper delivered on Sundays (only for the coupons). It's so nice to wake up and have the paper just sitting there waiting for me, but it's hard for me to justify spending $10/month when I can get it at Walgreens for $0.99!

      • LS

        How do you get it for $0.99? I can get it for $2.00 in the evening…is the $0.99 on Monday morning?

    • Biduf25

      I do a similar thing… In Chattanooga, the Times Free Press will let you buy 10 Sunday papers on the following Tuesday or Wednesday for $5. The ladies at the circulation desk are so wonderful! They let me sort through all 10 to pull out the coupons, then they take the papers themselves back to recycle or use for the schools. I don't have the mess of 5 papers (I split it with a friend that coupons) and it either gets recycled or used!

    • Superjen

      I was so proud of myself this morning, running out to get gas and remembering to buy a double paper…DOH :)

    • LiisaAnn

      I'm just getting into couponing and this Sunday was the first time i bought the paper for the ads…haha. bummer.

    • o.k.

      I just started couponing, went out to buy the paper, and it just had to have no inserts! my hubby even went and bought another kind, since i was so bummed out with no inserts either! NOW i read about it! lol

    • LittleLady

      Does anybody just buy the inserts online, or does everyone pretty much just purchase the paper. $2 everyweekend can add up just to get the inserts. any other alternatives or idea that anybody else may use?

      • Rachel Raber

        we signed up to greenville paper to have it delivered weekly and only pay $1. ea.