Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Frugal Living Tip #2 - Get A Sunday Paper

Get a Sunday Paper
If you want to save money with coupons you need to consider buying a Sunday paper.  I understand that you may not want to eat highly processed meals or sugary snacks and that is what a lot of people associate with Sunday paper coupons  The Sunday paper is full of coupons for healthy staples items like dairy products, whole grain bread, frozen vegetables, rice, and pasta.  There are also coupons for items like deodorant, shampoo, body wash, feminine products, diapers, wipes, an pet food.  The majority of manufacturer coupons come in the Sunday paper.  Yes, you can get coupons from printable sources such as, but to get a large collection of coupons the Sunday paper is a great source.  It also allows you to get as many coupons as you want without having to change computers to get multiple coupons.  I realize that purchasing multiple Sunday papers may not be in your budget.  Here are some ideas to help you get a paper for less and possibly obtain multiple copies.
  • Get a Sunday only subscription (that way the coupons come to you)
  • Ask a neighbor or family member for their coupon inserts
  • Check the recycling bins in the library
  • Check the bins at the local recycling drop off (I honestly haven't done this, but I know people do)
  • See if you can coupon swap with others (perhaps baby coupons for pet food coupons)
  • Look for stores selling the paper for less than the newsstand price.  In Richmond Walgreens periodically sells the Sunday paper for $1.25 each (it is usually $2!)
  • Redeem rewards you earn at stores towards your paper purchases - such as Walgreens Register Rewards or CVS ExtraBucks
  • If you routinely buy your groceries at a store that offers a discount on fuel (such as Kroger or MARTIN'S) the extra money you spend on newspapers can help you hit the next fuel discount.
These are just some of my ideas. I would love to hear any tips that any of you have on how to get the Sunday paper for a reduced cost.

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