Monday, January 5, 2009

My Coupon Region Stinks

Well, that title alone could be my post...

But I will explain. I never get all the coupons listed on a preview. I know that I will never get the Covergirl or Revlon coupons. I've never gotten a Pop-Tarts coupon in my paper. Garnier? No way! There are many others, and I just don't know what to expect most of the time.

There was no P&G insert at all in my local December 28th paper.

Yesterday, we only received 4 of the five inserts previewed.

I'm not just writing to complain, however. I want answers! Hopefully, answers some of you can give me! If I subscribe to a national paper, am I more likely to get all the inserts and coupons? What are some other solutions, besides Ebay & coupon clipping services?


MamaBaker said...

My tip would be go the store and look at all of the different Sunday papers. Like for me the Telegram has more coupons than the Milford Daily.

Salinda said...

Tell me about stinky coupons! We only get one paper in Shreveport, so I only get one choice for coupons.

This weekend, I thought I'd do a little experiment. We took a day trip through Texarkana to Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I picked up the local Shreveport paper, a Dallas Morning News in Texarkana and an Ark Dem Gazette in Arkadelphia. Here are the results:

DMN and ADG had the same 5 big inserts. The S'port Times? Well, it had 5 inserts: 1 and 2 had the same coupons as ONE! of the Red Plum inserts from the Dallas paper. 3 and 4 was basically half and half of one of the Smart Source inserts. 5 was the Big G insert and it was the same as the other papers!

I'm now trying to see if I can get a DMN or ADG subscription here, and if the coupons will come in it!

alanajo said...

Mine didnt have all the Qs it was suppose to either.

Mommy Managing said...

MamaBaker--I wish I had that choice! I live in "Podunk". That's a little east of Jackson, MS. One paper is all our poor metropolitan city can handle! LOL!

Salinda--Great research! Let me know how your subscriptions turn out!

Alanajo--Thanks for feeling my pain!

Gator Mommy said...

I'm not sure if this is how all papers work but when we first moved into our new house the Ledger told me that we didn't have delivery (not true & I got it straightened out). So when my Sunday paper was mailed to me there were NO inserts in it at all!! No coupons or ads!! I wonder if you subscribed to another paper that would have to be mailed to you if you would run into the same problem?? Do you have family in another state that could mail you the coupons? Let me know what you come up with.

Tosha said...

Mine were missing a few that the preview had as well. We did get 5 inserts though.