Missing Coupon Inserts and What You Can Do

Joy S. writes, “I bought a Sunday newspaper from the newsstand machine last week. There was only one copy left and the inserts were missing. What can I do?”

Many KCLs have been in this situation and asked this exact question. Below are the possible reasons why and what actions you can take.

Possibility #1: Theft
The number one conclusion couponers jump to: missing inserts equals theft on another’s part. This may be the case in some areas.  To clarify, it is ILLEGAL to take coupon inserts from a newspaper you did not purchase. Krazy Coupon Ladies have high ethical standards and do not participate in theft of any kind, including taking inserts without paying for each.

Possibility #2: No insert Sunday
On many national holidays, newspapers carry fewer or no inserts (New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).

Possibility #3: Limited inserts
Several newspaper companies only have a certain number of inserts and ad circulars available for distribution on any given Sunday. The first priority is to the home delivery customers, and then the various newsstands/ stores. If your newsstand newspaper did not have inserts, this may very well be the reason why: there were simply not enough that week to make it to all the stores.

Possibility #4: Newspaper availability
Some smaller newspapers do not carry inserts at all, or only have certain ones available. The latter tends to occur when an area receives RedPlum, Procter & Gamble, or Smart Source in their weekly mail that comes with their store ad flyers. Thus, those newspapers are less likely to carry the mailed inserts.

Actions to take:

  1. Always check the Sunday Coupon Preview before purchasing a paper. If there are not going to be any inserts that week, feel free to skip the stands.
  2. Know your paper. Ask each company which inserts they regularly carry so you’ll know if one is missing or not.
  3. If you are missing inserts, contact the newspaper customer service and explain your situation. They are very likely to state Possibility #3 and claim that they do not guarantee inserts in newsstand papers. However, some newspapers may give you a refund or a new paper.
  4. If possible, opt for an open stand in the store over a machine. When you buy from an store’s open stand, you have the ability to quickly scan and insure that the inserts are there. If you buy from a machine and none of the newspapers have the inserts, it’s a sunk cost.
  5. Home delivered papers are the most likely to have their inserts intact. Call around to local papers and ask if they have deals for Sunday only subscriptions and/ or multiple copy plans. We recommend at least one newspaper per person in your household.
  6. If your local newspapers do not carry inserts or you do not have a newspaper available in your area, look into coupon swapping with friends, trading with other KCLs, or purchasing whole inserts online.  Make sure if you are buying whole inserts online that they are from a credible and reliable source. Research where they get their inserts from and verify that they are purchasing the inserts and obtaining them legally.

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218 thoughts on “Missing Inserts and What You Can Do”

  1. Kkmc22 says:

    So what do in do if my 3 papers I get delivered are missing inserts? I only got 1 out of 6 today!!!

  2. mrsbrooks says:

    here in valdosta ga our sunday paper was headlined :COUPON EXTREMISTS…lol..imagine that…anyways, it goes on about how its illegal to steal coupons and so on and how people are doing so anyways…we are in jeopardy of losing our coupons because people are being stupid. they stated that the people who were doing it said : “well the show told me to do it”. I WAS LIKE YOU KIDDING ME!! people here are ridiculous and i now understand when i go to a store i get THE LOOK and also how there is NOTHING left for me.

  3. L M says:

    Can I also add never take the paper on top? Try to get a paper from the middle of the stacks of papers and still check. I’ve seen someone taking the inserts once at a local store.

  4. L M says:

    Can I also add never take the paper on top? Try to get a paper from the middle of the stacks of papers and still check. I’ve seen someone taking the inserts once at a local store.

  5. Annanfamily says:

    We had been buying our papers from a near by gas station, but had discovered that if we didn’t get there early enough, all or some of the inserts would be missing! The gas station always let us return the papers that had missing inserts, but it was frustrating. About a week ago, my husband went to the same place about 10:30pm and there was a woman going through all the papers and taking out the inserts! In talking to her, he found out that she was the one that delivered the papers and she takes all the inserts out around 10:30 every night and then sells them. I was so mad. I called the newspaper to complain, but they said there was nothing they could do. The gas station owner was also less than helpful. I guess we will either have to subscribe or go somewhere else.

  6. Debra says:

    I was going early on Sunday to buy papers, but I have one delivered and talked to my delivery lady and her husband has a rack route and now they bring me my extras. I call them on Saturday and let them know if i want them that week and how many.

  7. Debra says:

    I was going early on Sunday to buy papers, but I have one delivered and talked to my delivery lady and her husband has a rack route and now they bring me my extras. I call them on Saturday and let them know if i want them that week and how many.

    • Larry says:

      As of right now they do not require verification of coupons to be in the paper for us to get credit for returns. They used to require it but I think it became a hassle to track. So if someone asks me for some extra coupons I usually will pull a few out before returning the papers for credit

    • Larry says:

      As of right now they do not require verification of coupons to be in the paper for us to get credit for returns. They used to require it but I think it became a hassle to track. So if someone asks me for some extra coupons I usually will pull a few out before returning the papers for credit

  8. Larry says:

    I am a carrier who delivers to newstands (coin operated vending machines) and to retail stores. I have been doing this for 14 years. One of the things that irks us carriers the most is the theft of coupons and or taking that extra paper (most people believe they are just taking from the paper company so no biggie) We make .30 cents on a Sunday sale but lose $1.40 on a stolen paper. We pay rental charges for boxes so we have to sell so many just to start breaking even. Many factors for not having inserts have been covered. I will throw in one that hasnt been mentioned and that is a production problem. Papers come off the line prepackage and bundled. Sometimes due to the slipperyness of the coupon inserts they fall out whether while on the production line or in my vehicle (trying to figure out which one it fell out of in my vehicle with 1750 papers in it is not something that will happen). Here in the Dayton Ohio area we are required to pull all returns from the stores. We buy the papers from the newspaper, sell them to the store, collect and credit the returns to the store and bill and collect the difference. We then have to bundle and return the papers back to the newspaper company to get credit for the papers not purchased. Some carriers (myself) then take leftover Sundays and place them in boxes all week to be sold for .50-$1. Once again we earn small margins and theft seems to be just as rampant in these boxes even though the price is 1/4 the normal cost. Carriers want to sell as many papers as possible because that is how we make a living. When I see people talking about taking extra papers/coupons, giving away free papers, etc I cringe. The lower sales are the exact reason you end up seeing less papers to purchase at locations. We cut from low sale areas and places with rampant theft.

  9. JamesG says:

    My partner Robert and I are new to the world of couponing. We would just like to know what the best way would be for us to get the best deals at out local stores. I know that some of you may well be “professional” couponers, if I may say so. I’d really appreciate a few tips. Thanks

  10. Anonymous says:

    gr8 post !!! i have been in this situation a few times, it really burns me up when it happens, i like your ideas

  11. Luvnitagain says:

    July 4th won’t be one of those holiday weekends where they don’t have coupon inserts…I already know P&G and Red Plum will have inserts. Always buy your paper from a store and check it before you buy it (I do)

    • Luvnitagain says:

      I could be wrong about RP…but I did get an email about Sunday coupons other than P&G…not sure from who tho

      • sugar says:

        As far as I know there is no RP, I have already gotten my inserts for the new week and its just the P&G.

      • sugar says:

        As far as I know there is no RP, I have already gotten my inserts for the new week and its just the P&G.

    • Luvnitagain says:

      I could be wrong about RP…but I did get an email about Sunday coupons other than P&G…not sure from who tho

  12. Trophy Club Mom says:

    They just busted a women in Denton TX that admitted that she has been stealing the inserts out of coin operated machines for a while. Her excuse: she is a single mother. I realize that things are difficult for but this is stealing. Now when that ding bat goes to jail for stealing coupons her kids will have no mother.

    As other posters mentioned Stealing is Stealing. If you are in need most communities, including Denton have places to go to for assistance. There are other options, don’t teach your kids that stealing is okay.

  13. Lstone146 says:

    I was having the newspaper delivered to my house and the past 5 weeks the newspaper didn’t have all the inserts it was suppose to have. When we called the newspaper about it they said it wasn’t an important part of their paper so there was nothing they could do about it. I thought it was an important part of the paper especially when they put how many $$$ worth of coupons they have in them on the front page. I thought the 1st time that maybe the insert just got missed being put in the paper but after it happening 5 weeks in a row it seemed ridiculous. Then found out some other neighbors were complaining of the same thing. I cancelled having the paper delived to my home especially when I was buying papers at the gas station close to my house and they would have all the inserts.

  14. Lstone146 says:

    I was having the newspaper delivered to my house and the past 5 weeks the newspaper didn’t have all the inserts it was suppose to have. When we called the newspaper about it they said it wasn’t an important part of their paper so there was nothing they could do about it. I thought it was an important part of the paper especially when they put how many $$$ worth of coupons they have in them on the front page. I thought the 1st time that maybe the insert just got missed being put in the paper but after it happening 5 weeks in a row it seemed ridiculous. Then found out some other neighbors were complaining of the same thing. I cancelled having the paper delived to my home especially when I was buying papers at the gas station close to my house and they would have all the inserts.

  15. liznite says:

    I live an hour out of Seattle and it has been hard getting the 2 local Sunday papers as of lately. Every place I go, the same story is told, “A lady just bought all our copys”. I buy one of each. I, personally am fed up with these extreme coupon queens. More times than not,the shelves are cleared before any one else can use a coupon. I buy one,maybe two items with a coupon. I recently saw a lady at Albertsons with 20 bottles of shampoo. She had her binder of coupons and was clearing off the shelves. I am frustrated at the greediness of these coupon extremest.What are they saving for? Everything expires,and tastes change. Please tell me why they ruin it for people like me who are just trying to make ends meet?

    • mrsbrooks says:

      i agree!! it gets aggravating…i mean u know its bad when u go to a store and ask when they restock and theyll tell u for example monday and then theyll be like well some one is usually standing there waiting and then clears the shelves..its ridiculous…ruins it for most of us.

  16. Mallard says:

    I went to my usual place to get my newspaper this past Sunday. I happen to go at 6:05 a.m. Only 2 newspapers were left in the newspaper stand. I bought both newspapers with the coupons inserts missing. I called my newspaper and they said they know someone is stealing most of the newspapers. On Monday morning, I left to go to work and the newspaper man left replacement coupon inserts on my front porch.

  17. Dawn says:

    I buy my papers from a machine, 4 each week. I check before I take them out to make sure all my inserts are in there. I have never had a problem, so far, with them being gone. I get them at a machine because the store charges tax, but the machine does not. At $2 per paper, I have a lot more things I can spend my 64 cents/week on, as we all know. I tried to get a subscription to the paper, but the Kansas City area will not do Sunday paper only, and I get it cheaper by going to get it every Sunday morning at the stands. I also buy them at the local truckstop, take my inserts and sale ads out, and then put them on the stand for the truckers to take them for free instead of having to buy them. My way of giving back a little, I guess. They don’t want the coupons, and they get a free paper.

  18. Dawn says:

    I buy my papers from a machine, 4 each week. I check before I take them out to make sure all my inserts are in there. I have never had a problem, so far, with them being gone. I get them at a machine because the store charges tax, but the machine does not. At $2 per paper, I have a lot more things I can spend my 64 cents/week on, as we all know. I tried to get a subscription to the paper, but the Kansas City area will not do Sunday paper only, and I get it cheaper by going to get it every Sunday morning at the stands. I also buy them at the local truckstop, take my inserts and sale ads out, and then put them on the stand for the truckers to take them for free instead of having to buy them. My way of giving back a little, I guess. They don’t want the coupons, and they get a free paper.

    • lisa says:

      This is how I get my KC star also. I really wish they would do Sunday only deliveries. I have a stack of papers that I really need to get to the recycle truck on Tuesday. We have a truck that comes to our library each week to pick up paper items for recycling. There are no recycle bins in my town.
      It also helps that the machines will take all coins. If you don’t have all quarters you can use all nickles. I’ve had to do that on ocassions. lolol

  19. Maryoneday says:

    We had a problem with papers missing inserts in the AJC and I called and complained.They gave me a # to call and I took it to the store where I buy my papers so she could give it to the others that complained.The AtlantaJC sent my inserts every time I called and now we don’t have that problem.The lady at the store said we got a new delivery man but I don’t know if that was where the problem came from or not.Call and keep calling untill they fix the problem.

  20. Stacey says:

    I love these discussions. I learn so much. I don’t know if it’s possible or not but if it is….it would be great if peoples comments also included where they are from. I live in Florida and certain things don’t apply to all locations. It would be very helpful to see posts from folks in my state where their circumstances would probably apply to me also. I’ve noticed many differences from state to state. Just a thought.

  21. Liz2203761 says:

    This has happened to me before, expecially when I would send my husband to get the papers for me. He doesn’t look through and make sure the coupon inserts are all there like I do. I called Newsday and they said that if I received home delivery, they would have replaced it for me. So, I recently started having my newspapers delivered.
    I signed up to receive 4 sunday papers, and only the sunday papers. Its much cheaper and good to know that if something is missing, it will be remedied.
    On wednesday, the delivery guy called to make sure he was supposed to be delivering 4 papers to my home, and it wasn’t a mistake made in billing. I assured him this was correct! I asked if he delivers the Purple Pack that comes on fridays and he said he does. I asked if he ever has any extra coupon inserts from the Purple Packs he could give me. I said I could bake cookies in exchange!! Well, such a nice guy, he said he’ll be sure to leave 5 or 6 extra packs every friday for me! What a guy!
    And, today I had 7 Purple Packs on my front step! It pays to ask!!!

  22. Liz2203761 says:

    This has happened to me before, expecially when I would send my husband to get the papers for me. He doesn’t look through and make sure the coupon inserts are all there like I do. I called Newsday and they said that if I received home delivery, they would have replaced it for me. So, I recently started having my newspapers delivered.
    I signed up to receive 4 sunday papers, and only the sunday papers. Its much cheaper and good to know that if something is missing, it will be remedied.
    On wednesday, the delivery guy called to make sure he was supposed to be delivering 4 papers to my home, and it wasn’t a mistake made in billing. I assured him this was correct! I asked if he delivers the Purple Pack that comes on fridays and he said he does. I asked if he ever has any extra coupon inserts from the Purple Packs he could give me. I said I could bake cookies in exchange!! Well, such a nice guy, he said he’ll be sure to leave 5 or 6 extra packs every friday for me! What a guy!
    And, today I had 7 Purple Packs on my front step! It pays to ask!!!

  23. Xtina says:

    Ladies, if ur looking for extra inserts, just go to ur local recycling center. In our town we have recycling trailers ALL over our city for things like newspapers, cardboard, cans. I’ve been going on Monday evenings and there are ALL the newspapers you can find there. The one I’ve picked is a total jackpot too. There were TONS of unread Sunday papers there, I felt like I was in heaven :)

  24. Xtina says:

    Ladies, if ur looking for extra inserts, just go to ur local recycling center. In our town we have recycling trailers ALL over our city for things like newspapers, cardboard, cans. I’ve been going on Monday evenings and there are ALL the newspapers you can find there. The one I’ve picked is a total jackpot too. There were TONS of unread Sunday papers there, I felt like I was in heaven :)

    • Anonymous says:

      I doubt that would be feasible where I live.

      We don’t separate our recycling (plastic containers, glass containers, cardboard, junk mail/paper, plastic bags, cardboard, newspapers) so it’s all put in the same recycling cans & it’s picked up by the county weekly. That’s pretty much the norm in the entire DC area.

    • Anonymous says:

      You’ll also want to check your city and county restrictions before sorting through the bins– in some areas it’s considered theft and you can be prosecuted, and other areas, it’s just fine.

    • Anonymous says:

      You’ll also want to check your city and county restrictions before sorting through the bins– in some areas it’s considered theft and you can be prosecuted, and other areas, it’s just fine.

  25. Michael says:

    There’s Krazy Coupon Dads also. [:{)

  26. Yukides80 says:

    i like getting papers at my local Albertsons, there are behind costomer service and so its not like people can just take them, also they let me check n make sure theres inserts.

  27. nina says:

    WELL THAT HAPPENED TO ME NOT TO LONG AGO-SENT OUT MY BOY-FRIEND FOR MY PAPER AND IT CAME WITH OUT THE INSERTS-I TOLD HIM THATS NOT WRIGHT-SO WE DIDNT GO BACK TO GET OUR MONEY OR COMPLAIN CUZ WE DIDNT BELIEVE NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE US-SO LESSON LEARNED HERE CHECK THEM BEFORE YOU BUY-NOT FAR-DONT TAKE WHAT YOU DONT BUY!!

  28. nina says:

    WELL THAT HAPPENED TO ME NOT TO LONG AGO-SENT OUT MY BOY-FRIEND FOR MY PAPER AND IT CAME WITH OUT THE INSERTS-I TOLD HIM THATS NOT WRIGHT-SO WE DIDNT GO BACK TO GET OUR MONEY OR COMPLAIN CUZ WE DIDNT BELIEVE NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE US-SO LESSON LEARNED HERE CHECK THEM BEFORE YOU BUY-NOT FAR-DONT TAKE WHAT YOU DONT BUY!!

  29. nina says:

    WELL THAT HAPPENED TO ME NOT TO LONG AGO-SENT OUT MY BOY-FRIEND FOR MY PAPER AND IT CAME WITH OUT THE INSERTS-I TOLD HIM THATS NOT WRIGHT-SO WE DIDNT GO BACK TO GET OUR MONEY OR COMPLAIN CUZ WE DIDNT BELIEVE NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE US-SO LESSON LEARNED HERE CHECK THEM BEFORE YOU BUY-NOT FAR-DONT TAKE WHAT YOU DONT BUY!!

  30. NanaPam says:

    I live in a small town outside of my city limits and 3 hours from Seattle.

    I tackled this same problem of missing RP inserts with my local paper and spoke to the Circulation Dept. In the case of Red Plum which is the ‘problem’ insert, I was given the same answers as KCL gave.

    1. In the case of RedPlum, my local Newspaper recieves inserts for up to 80% of their total circulation. But most of the time the 80% is never met. Therefore creating a shortage of papers containing the RedPlum insert because they ZONE them (or target them to specific areas) The inserts are added to the newspaper at the end of the printing press, therefore removing the route driver as to blame for a missing insert.

    2. Home Delivery (Subscription) are top priority for papers WITH inserts. Because I am located outside of Seattle by about 3 hours, I ran a test last Sunday. I checked the two Seattle newspapers for RedPlum inserts at 2 grocery stores and discovered no RP inserts in any of them!!! Then I collected my LOCAL newspaper from a few restaurants, fire hall etc and discovered every paper had the RP inserts. (Note SmartSource has never been a problem)

    Today I don not buy papers. I soley rely on my relationship with 3 fire stations and a few restaurants and 3 neighbors who do no coupon. In no time I have up to 10 inserts and I don’t have to dumpster dive anymore.

  31. NanaPam says:

    I live in a small town outside of my city limits and 3 hours from Seattle.

    I tackled this same problem of missing RP inserts with my local paper and spoke to the Circulation Dept. In the case of Red Plum which is the ‘problem’ insert, I was given the same answers as KCL gave.

    1. In the case of RedPlum, my local Newspaper recieves inserts for up to 80% of their total circulation. But most of the time the 80% is never met. Therefore creating a shortage of papers containing the RedPlum insert because they ZONE them (or target them to specific areas) The inserts are added to the newspaper at the end of the printing press, therefore removing the route driver as to blame for a missing insert.

    2. Home Delivery (Subscription) are top priority for papers WITH inserts. Because I am located outside of Seattle by about 3 hours, I ran a test last Sunday. I checked the two Seattle newspapers for RedPlum inserts at 2 grocery stores and discovered no RP inserts in any of them!!! Then I collected my LOCAL newspaper from a few restaurants, fire hall etc and discovered every paper had the RP inserts. (Note SmartSource has never been a problem)

    Today I don not buy papers. I soley rely on my relationship with 3 fire stations and a few restaurants and 3 neighbors who do no coupon. In no time I have up to 10 inserts and I don’t have to dumpster dive anymore.

    • Anonymous says:

      Seattle Times does not carry the RedPlum insert in their Sunday newspapers because many people in Seattle and the surrounding area get it mailed to them for free. However, there are still some newspapers, like the Everett Herald, Federal Way Mirror, or the Tacoma News Tribune that still carry RP in their Sunday papers.

    • Anonymous says:

      Seattle Times does not carry the RedPlum insert in their Sunday newspapers because many people in Seattle and the surrounding area get it mailed to them for free. However, there are still some newspapers, like the Everett Herald, Federal Way Mirror, or the Tacoma News Tribune that still carry RP in their Sunday papers.

  32. NanaPam says:

    I live in a small town outside of my city limits and 3 hours from Seattle.

    I tackled this same problem of missing RP inserts with my local paper and spoke to the Circulation Dept. In the case of Red Plum which is the ‘problem’ insert, I was given the same answers as KCL gave.

    1. In the case of RedPlum, my local Newspaper recieves inserts for up to 80% of their total circulation. But most of the time the 80% is never met. Therefore creating a shortage of papers containing the RedPlum insert because they ZONE them (or target them to specific areas) The inserts are added to the newspaper at the end of the printing press, therefore removing the route driver as to blame for a missing insert.

    2. Home Delivery (Subscription) are top priority for papers WITH inserts. Because I am located outside of Seattle by about 3 hours, I ran a test last Sunday. I checked the two Seattle newspapers for RedPlum inserts at 2 grocery stores and discovered no RP inserts in any of them!!! Then I collected my LOCAL newspaper from a few restaurants, fire hall etc and discovered every paper had the RP inserts. (Note SmartSource has never been a problem)

    Today I don not buy papers. I soley rely on my relationship with 3 fire stations and a few restaurants and 3 neighbors who do no coupon. In no time I have up to 10 inserts and I don’t have to dumpster dive anymore.

  33. Thegatesfam says:

    Unfortunately, my newspaper said, very rudely, “We only guarantee the inserts if you get home delivery. You should have checked all your papers for inserts.” When I asked why they would do nothing in the event that they are dropping THEIR papers off and they’re being stolen “Ugggghhhh. Give me your address and phone number.” Its been three months. I’ve heard nothing from them. Thanks a lot OREGONIAN!!!

  34. Sarah says:

    We have a VERY limited supply of papers with coupons in our town, since our local paper doesn’t carry them. Our Kroger only gets 100 copies and used to run out within 2 hours. They recently started keeping the papers behind the counter and put a 5-paper limit per Kroger card. They said that the coupons were being stolen, and those who actually bought them were buying 12 at a time (the previous limit, which was per transaction, not per Kroger card), then buying 12 more. One person would get a quarter of their entire stock of newspapers!

    Our CVS gets 15 copies. I showed up 5 minutes after they opened for the day only to see a woman walking out with a stack of 10 papers. They now have a strict 1-paper limit. This seems like it’s bordering on hoarding rather than being thrifty and frugal!

  35. Sarah says:

    We have a VERY limited supply of papers with coupons in our town, since our local paper doesn’t carry them. Our Kroger only gets 100 copies and used to run out within 2 hours. They recently started keeping the papers behind the counter and put a 5-paper limit per Kroger card. They said that the coupons were being stolen, and those who actually bought them were buying 12 at a time (the previous limit, which was per transaction, not per Kroger card), then buying 12 more. One person would get a quarter of their entire stock of newspapers!

    Our CVS gets 15 copies. I showed up 5 minutes after they opened for the day only to see a woman walking out with a stack of 10 papers. They now have a strict 1-paper limit. This seems like it’s bordering on hoarding rather than being thrifty and frugal!

  36. Silkybarnett says:

    I always buy my sunday papers in a gas station or quick stop place that keeps the newspapers for sale on the inside of the store and I look to be sure the inserts are there before I buy

  37. Sfclippers says:

    WARNING:::the schedule shows no inserts!!!

    Please confirm there is a 7/3 pg before you buy

    The June pg goes till 7/30 and they do not
    Usually overlap. The 2011 schedule shows no inserts scheduled for 7/3. Maybe this is old and should be updated, but I hate for people to buy papers and have nothing in them.

    And since I’m here,
    I run a small gathering operation in the San Francisco area. I’m not sure about all the “transfer” grey area, but I can tell you my inserts are from a legal source. If you are interested in more information please email me sfclippers@gmail. I have a handful of people that I mail out to or pick up on Mondays. I can’t do huge thousand inserts things, but if your having problems getting your personal inserts this is a way to have them gathered for you and mailed to your door.

    • Anonymous says:

      The year schedule is tentative, so it’s subject to change. They’ll post exactly what inserts will be there in the week prior. This week there is going to be a P&G insert (in some months, P&G has been known to do 2 inserts). So as long as your paper normally carries P&G, you should get one this Sunday :)

  38. amanda h. says:

    I live outside of DFW. I have been ripped off sooo many times from getting the inserts. Now one of these “insert thieves” has been caught. (see yahoo captions on their homepage). I would hope this would be an eye-opener to the rest of those people out there doing this. As well as all the greedy people out there clearing the shelves. Us other couponers would like to have a chance at some of the sales also. To me that is rude and uncalled for. Please be more courteous. I have noticed alot of companies are getting strict on the coupons. I like the TLC show, but I have noticed alot of policy changes since it aired. Does this mean a soon coming decline?

  39. Dallas Guest says:

    Even more frustrating is having your paper stolen from your front steps – it’s happened to us 3 times already. We have the woman on video which has been given to the Dallas Morning News. We were told it’s happening all over the DFW area.

    • Sarah says:

      wow! thats crazy!

    • jamie says:

      I really wonder if these thief type people are actually using the coupons or have an issue with hoarding.

      • Anonymous says:

        Some of them are probably selling the coupons. Where do you think ebay sellers get all those coupons?

        • jamie says:

          Good point. Its just sad some people see no problem in STEALING them. Taking something that you don’t own or rightfully purchase is not yours. Its common morals and sense.

      • Anonymous says:

        Some of them are probably selling the coupons. Where do you think ebay sellers get all those coupons?

  40. Mlkkzgollihugh says:

    I was told by our delivery person that to ensure you get all of the paper always go into a store to buy it, not the machines. Also because we live 50 miles from the “big city” we do not get all the coupons. They are zoned, so to get all of them we would have to drive to “the big city” every week to buy our papers. I think that defeats the purpose of saving money if I am spending it on gas to get the money saving coupons. Best of luck to you. I do a lot of printing online coupons.

  41. Mlkkzgollihugh says:

    I was told by our delivery person that to ensure you get all of the paper always go into a store to buy it, not the machines. Also because we live 50 miles from the “big city” we do not get all the coupons. They are zoned, so to get all of them we would have to drive to “the big city” every week to buy our papers. I think that defeats the purpose of saving money if I am spending it on gas to get the money saving coupons. Best of luck to you. I do a lot of printing online coupons.

  42. Mlkkzgollihugh says:

    I was told by our delivery person that to ensure you get all of the paper always go into a store to buy it, not the machines. Also because we live 50 miles from the “big city” we do not get all the coupons. They are zoned, so to get all of them we would have to drive to “the big city” every week to buy our papers. I think that defeats the purpose of saving money if I am spending it on gas to get the money saving coupons. Best of luck to you. I do a lot of printing online coupons.

    • Sarah says:

      yea, I would say either buy in store and check the coupons to make sure first, buy inserts online, or go to recycling centers

    • Sarah says:

      We live 2 hours from the “big city,” and they don’t even stock machines on Sunday anymore due to theft. The stores now keep the papers behind the counter because people were stealing the inserts inside the store!

  43. Yellowjacketgal says:

    I’ve even had it happen once where an insert was missing from my subscription. What then?

    • guest says:

      Call the newspaper, sometimes they’ll send you the missing inserts.

    • Anonymous says:

      If it was missing from a subscription and you know that that week had insert(s) that your paper carries, call customer service. They should either credit your account or send you out a free replacement.

    • Anonymous says:

      I called the Washington Post when I was missing a SmartSource and told them that just the 1 insert was missing. They ended up sending out an entire new paper so I got an extra RedPlum that week.

      Our inserts are sealed in plastic so I don’t think anyone stole it unless it was where they packaging all the inserts & circulars.

  44. Catherder54 says:

    I am missing mine FREQUENTLY. I have called my carrier to no avail . My hubby works for a grocery store, so when the circulars are good ones i have im bring home extra papers…Two weeks ago there WERE NO COUPONS AGAIN…ugh

  45. I heart coupons says:

    I too am looking for a coupon swap buddy in the Seattle city limits. I just hate seeing coupons go to waste, please reply here if you want to swap.

    • Lissa says:

      Hey Nichole,

      I’m up in the N. Seattle area and do a lot of couponing, mainly Albertson’s & Rite aid. I don’t have kids so all those kid food/diapers coupons are going to waste with me! If you want to chat or swap sometime, just email me at; lr17dc@hotmail.com

      ~Lissa

  46. Vivian146n5 says:

    Our county just imposed a mandatory recycling rule!!! On Sunday nights my husband and I go to all of the local gas stations and he pulls the left over papers out of the recycling dumpster. I end up with at least 50 inserts of each per week. It also helps that I am lucky enough to live between two big cities that fall in to different regions so I get different coupons in each insert. We have 4 different area newspapers that carry inserts. Three are the same one is different.
    I could really use some recommendations on what to do with the left over inserts.

  47. Laniece says:

    I dont steal but I do dumpster dive and I LOVE IT. but the one that is closest to me is not like the ones where you can drop them off at anytime.

  48. Lilrebelbabe1986 says:

    One of gas stations have resorted to puting the newspapers behind the counter bc people were taking the inserts out of all the papers.

  49. Bmault says:

    Please help!

    Is it ‘illegal” to buy a paper and take a few extra inserts from the ones remaining if you make the purchase at 9:45 sunday night and the store closes at 10? I say no. Aren’t they going to be returned or destroyed anyway? Hasn’t anyone who wanted coupons received them by then? I never take them all, just a few.

    Thanks!

    • guest says:

      Um….yeah, that’s called stealing. It doesn’t matter when or how you do it, it is still stealing. It’s not ok to take the last say…$.99 box of cereal at 9:45 on the last day of the sale is it? Same thing.

      • Sol says:

        no it is not the same because the newspaper gets tossed, the cereal just goes back to reg price.

        • guest says:

          I’m sorry stealing is stealing no matter what time of the day it is. Ok the cereal thing doesn’t work for you.. what about the bakery bread that they throw out at the end of it’s shelf life. Is it ok to just walk in and take it at the end of the day. Um, no.
          We could debate this all day but Imho stealing is stealing no matter what time of the day you do it at.

        • guest says:

          I’m sorry stealing is stealing no matter what time of the day it is. Ok the cereal thing doesn’t work for you.. what about the bakery bread that they throw out at the end of it’s shelf life. Is it ok to just walk in and take it at the end of the day. Um, no.
          We could debate this all day but Imho stealing is stealing no matter what time of the day you do it at.

          • Sol says:

            um take you said it, if you ask for it then no it is not illegal. people go around and get coupons like this all the time

            • guest says:

              Those are two different situations. If you ask for them and the clerk gives them to you then no you didn’t steal them. If you just help yourself to extra inserts just because it’s late and you think nobody else wants them then it IS stealing.
              As to people who get theier coupons “all the time” like this…just because a person steals inserts all the time and hasn’t gotten caught doesn’t make it ok. It is still illegal no matter how many times they get away with it.
              I can see that we just have different opinoins and that’s fine. I’ll agree to disagree, but as for me and my house, we think stealing is wrong.

            • Sol says:

              ok then it is the first guys fault for not clarifying how he/she was gonna do it, but yes you are right, getting them without permission IS stealing. dude ask for them PERIOD.

            • Bmault says:

              Wow, pretty intense discussion! Glad to see I stirred the pot a bit. Here’s the skinny:

              I get maybe 6-10 extra insterts just before the store closes on a sunday night as they are going to be returned or destroyed. There are at least a dozen other retailers within a mile of my location that others may get them from. No one else is going to use these coupons, so what’s the harm? To be honest, I don’t ask, I just rifle through real quick, buy my paper and leave.I always leave a few. Does it make it better if I buy the entire paper only to discard it after I pull the inserts? I suppose I could wait till 10pm and explain to the manager what I am doing and hope they understand. i think we throw the definition of “illegal” around a little too loosely. Unethical would be a better word. No one is calling the police on a matter like this (not that it makes it right).

              I am relatively new to this coupon thing and want to do it the right way.

              Thanks!

            • Anonymous says:

              Because they should be destroyed if not purchased. The coupons come with the paper – not separately. It’s like a WYB coupon. WYB the newspaper you get the coupons. To take part of other papers whether they’re going to be destroyed or not is stealing.

            • Tiffany says:

              That’s what I was saying. Its not explicitly illegal. No where do the coupons say “free with purchase”, yet, many couponers throw around “coupons are free”. They say this especially when they are coupon clippers (offering a service) that “coupons are free” “you’re paying for the service”. Now, people are claiming that if you take the coupons out of the paper, that’s stealing and illegal. I was just saying (not claiming its right or wrong) that the coupons don’t technically say they are free with purchase, and nowhere on the paper does it say that you have to buy the paper to get the coupons. Yet, people still say that its stealing or illegal. I just don’t like it when people throw around the wrong terms. And, since there is nothing technical that says you cannot take coupon inserts out, then its not illegal or stealing (technically). This is where ethics come in. Not everyone has good ethics. But I don’t think its anyone’s place to say what is right or wrong ethically. I guess, if you are asking if its ethical and “right” to take the inserts, probably not. Because what if, I came behind you and wanted to get 10 papers at 9:55p and there were no coupons in it? Technically, if you ask a couponer if you should take them 99% of us will say no you shouldn’t. But that’s the great thing about this country right? You can have whatever opinion you want. Some may say that you’re the “early bird” and got the worm. Then some will condemn you for it. Do what you think is right and ignore everyone else.

            • guest says:

              I would compare this to taking the cracker jack prize out of the box (or the cereal box prize). I don’t think it says free with purchase on there either but people just know that it comes with purchasing the box of cracker jacks. I’ve never seen someone rifling through a display of cracker jacks discreetly removing the prizes. Wouldn’t that be stealing. YES! So is taking the inserts. If they were free for anyone to take they would be in a seperate stack for you to take at will and would say Free Take One!

              Bottom line: People will justify their actions to do things that aren’t ethical, moral, or legal. It is a shame that in this country some people choose not to do the right thing. But thank goodness there are some of us who still do.

            • When you say that you rifle through real quick buy your paper and leave, doesn’t that guilty feeling bother you? You should ask before you take them. You never know what response you will get until you try….

            • Tiff says:

              Hi, I’m not for cetain about everywhere else but I do happen to know where my mother lives those papers are NOT destoyed right away. She received a few papers one Sunday that were missing the RP when she went back the next week and explained the person took a few of the remaining papers(from that previous week, which lads me to believe you can purchase old papers) and gave her the inserts. So perhaps they do return and eventually destroy them however I just think if you didnt pay for the paper you took them out of it is technically stealing. I suggest just asking the manager if it’s okay that way you dont have any problems at all. They probably won’t even mind. I would just hate for you to have unwanted drama in the long run over inserts.

            • Dancersmoon says:

              If you are unsure of the managers response to letting you have the “extra” coupons and you choose to take the “easy” way by not asking…doesn’t that answer your question as to if taking the coupons is wrong?

            • Sol says:

              ok then it is the first guys fault for not clarifying how he/she was gonna do it, but yes you are right, getting them without permission IS stealing. dude ask for them PERIOD.

            • Sol says:

              ok then it is the first guys fault for not clarifying how he/she was gonna do it, but yes you are right, getting them without permission IS stealing. dude ask for them PERIOD.

            • Sol says:

              ok then it is the first guys fault for not clarifying how he/she was gonna do it, but yes you are right, getting them without permission IS stealing. dude ask for them PERIOD.

        • Guest says:

          Actually many places (in my region at least) sell the papers all week, reducing the price to 99 cents after Sundays, so it is stealing.

          • Sol says:

            here in houston they won’t sell them, i tried to call and ask and they won’t. but in that situation i guess the person would just have to call first and ask their local paper?

          • sugar says:

            Yes They do that where Iam also,Winn Dixie and Publix still have Sundays paper for sale all week the paper guy doesnt pick them up till the end of the week if theres any left. I have even bought a Sunday paper in the middle of the week as have lots of other people Im sure. So What do you think?? Is it right to take them just because the store is closing and its Sunday night?? Even tho others may still want to purchase one say in the morning first thing!!

        • guest says:

          I can still buy the Sunday paper from the news stand or box throughout the week! If there are Sunday papers on the news stand on Tuesday I will buy it for the inserts. A thief is a thief is a thief. you choose if you want to have morals. brother what an ignorant question. but thanks for letting us know where YOU stand.

        • guest says:

          I can still buy the Sunday paper from the news stand or box throughout the week! If there are Sunday papers on the news stand on Tuesday I will buy it for the inserts. A thief is a thief is a thief. you choose if you want to have morals. brother what an ignorant question. but thanks for letting us know where YOU stand.

        • Anonymous says:

          Yes, it’s stealing. The coupons are required to be destroyed.

      • Thegatesfam says:

        I would take the last $.99 box of cereal on the last day of the sale. I don’t understand how that’s wrong in comparison…..

    • kayla says:

      Who cares what time it is- if its illegal, its illegal!

    • Sol says:

      having worked at a gas station in houston, i can tell you that the papers just get picked up and recycled. if the cashier lets you take them, the station still gets credit for the paper as long as they have the front page. it would then be the responsibility of the cashier to inform the next customer that there are no coupons. we did that with no problem. 99% of the time any late customer wanted the paper for anything but coupon.

      • erin says:

        So as long as the cashier helps you steal them it’s ok?

        • Sol says:

          IN HOUSTON it is not stealing because they get trashed.

        • Sol says:

          IN HOUSTON it is not stealing because they get trashed.

          • MLC says:

            Don’t find the inserts all that helpful in 28304 zip. Others I talked to agree. Most get trashed. I hate it I really need them

          • Anonymous says:

            I believe that they’re required to be destroyed so it is stealing.

            • Sol says:

              Ok and this is just a question…again i am in houston. Let’s say i take my sunday newspaper to the recycle bin, where it is to be destroyed, coupons and all. Then dumpster divers go in and get my coupons. The recycle bin has a sign that says CONTENTS PROPERTY OF (NAME OF COMPANY THAT OWNS BIN) VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED. So then people who get coupons this way are also stealing? Bins here actually have that sign.

            • 12 says:

              yes, they are.

            • 12 says:

              yes, they are.

          • Anonymous says:

            I believe that they’re required to be destroyed so it is stealing.

    • Thegatesfam says:

      I don’t see anything anywhere that says you can’t take the coupons out of the paper. The coupons are free….the inserts don’t say “free with purchase”. Everyone’s got to figure it out themselves. Although I would be mad if the store closed at 10, and I got there at 9:55 right after you.

    • Thegatesfam says:

      I don’t see anything anywhere that says you can’t take the coupons out of the paper. The coupons are free….the inserts don’t say “free with purchase”. Everyone’s got to figure it out themselves. Although I would be mad if the store closed at 10, and I got there at 9:55 right after you.

      • Sarah says:

        The inserts are a part of the paper. I can’t take the crossword puzzle or the Parade magazine out of the paper even though it doesn’t say “free with purchase.” Even if not explicitly illegal, it is at the very least unethical and should not be encouraged.

      • Dbldd17 says:

        The coupons are part of the paper you are buying. If they were not, then they would put them on the counter and say free.

      • Why do you think they charge more for the Sunday paper if it’s not for the coupons?

    • Thegatesfam says:

      I don’t see anything anywhere that says you can’t take the coupons out of the paper. The coupons are free….the inserts don’t say “free with purchase”. Everyone’s got to figure it out themselves. Although I would be mad if the store closed at 10, and I got there at 9:55 right after you.

    • Sarah says:

      If you want those extra inserts, then wait 15 minutes until the store closes and ask a manager if you may have the surplus. If you’re a regular customer and ask politely, they may even save the extras for you every week. If they say no, don’t get belligerent or take them anyway. Either pay for the papers or wait until they’re in the garbage or recycling.

    • Sarah says:

      If you want those extra inserts, then wait 15 minutes until the store closes and ask a manager if you may have the surplus. If you’re a regular customer and ask politely, they may even save the extras for you every week. If they say no, don’t get belligerent or take them anyway. Either pay for the papers or wait until they’re in the garbage or recycling.

    • Anonymous says:

      To me that’s stealing. The inserts are part of the paper. And to my understanding they are supposed to be destroyed if they aren’t sold.

    • Um says:

      what are you, an idiot?

  50. Christy says:

    Off subject, but anybody in GA that wants to swap coupons? I have been looking for somebody to swap with, leave comment if anybody’s interested, thanks

  51. Christy says:

    Off subject, but anybody in GA that wants to swap coupons? I have been looking for somebody to swap with, leave comment if anybody’s interested, thanks

  52. Danielle Irelan says:

    Theft is the case in my town. There is this one particular lady who likes to go around and steal inserts EVERYWHERE. I went to all 14 gas stations and there was nothing but ripped up inserts *she just ripped out what she wanted*, I went to all the stores that sell newspapers and the same thing. No one can figure out who it is and she’s never on camera but they know its a lady cause she was caught once and high tailed it out of there. It was so bad that day I had to go a town over (30 min drive) just to get my dang coupons. I was so peeved.

  53. Danielle Irelan says:

    Theft is the case in my town. There is this one particular lady who likes to go around and steal inserts EVERYWHERE. I went to all 14 gas stations and there was nothing but ripped up inserts *she just ripped out what she wanted*, I went to all the stores that sell newspapers and the same thing. No one can figure out who it is and she’s never on camera but they know its a lady cause she was caught once and high tailed it out of there. It was so bad that day I had to go a town over (30 min drive) just to get my dang coupons. I was so peeved.

    • Sarah says:

      people will never cease to amaze me! why not buy inserts online though? you can usually get them for less than the price of the paper, and youre saving gas not having to drive around looking

      • Sarah says:

        wow, after I wrote that it made me wonder if when you buy online you are paying people like the one you described..

      • Anonymous says:

        They’re a lot more buying them online from what I’ve seen – even without the postage fee – especially if there are multiple inserts in the newspaper.

      • I drive 20 miles to get one of the papers that I buy…the reason I do not do a coupon clipping service…they don’t mail them until Monday and I won’t get them in time Tuesday so that I can take advantage of Walgreens military discount (so I save even more!).

      • I drive 20 miles to get one of the papers that I buy…the reason I do not do a coupon clipping service…they don’t mail them until Monday and I won’t get them in time Tuesday so that I can take advantage of Walgreens military discount (so I save even more!).

      • Fhsofhe says:

        it is now illegal to buy and sell inserts, the CIC is cracking down on that nonsense

      • Fhsofhe says:

        it is now illegal to buy and sell inserts, the CIC is cracking down on that nonsense

  54. Danielle Irelan says:

    Theft is the case in my town. There is this one particular lady who likes to go around and steal inserts EVERYWHERE. I went to all 14 gas stations and there was nothing but ripped up inserts *she just ripped out what she wanted*, I went to all the stores that sell newspapers and the same thing. No one can figure out who it is and she’s never on camera but they know its a lady cause she was caught once and high tailed it out of there. It was so bad that day I had to go a town over (30 min drive) just to get my dang coupons. I was so peeved.

  55. Andrea Landers says:

    Although sometimes it is an error, I suspect what I’ve been dealing with is a bunch of coupon thieves. They must have them convinced themselves it isn’t legally wrong, that it isn’t really stealing. Shame on them!

    So now I get the Sunday paper, but they have ‘forgotten’ to deliver it two weeks in a row. They claimed the person must be forgetting they have a new house on their route. I did get credited back, but that’s about it.

    I cannot believe how frustrating it can be just to get coupons…everyone is getting in on couponing and it’s a madhouse.

    • Anonymous says:

      They probably didn’t convince themselves that it wasn’t wrong. They probably don’t care that they’re stealing.

  56. Andrea Landers says:

    Although sometimes it is an error, I suspect what I’ve been dealing with is a bunch of coupon thieves. They must have them convinced themselves it isn’t legally wrong, that it isn’t really stealing. Shame on them!

    So now I get the Sunday paper, but they have ‘forgotten’ to deliver it two weeks in a row. They claimed the person must be forgetting they have a new house on their route. I did get credited back, but that’s about it.

    I cannot believe how frustrating it can be just to get coupons…everyone is getting in on couponing and it’s a madhouse.

  57. Logan says:

    I almost always get my coupon inserts, but it seems like other people get more coupons than I do. For example, none of my papers had the Dial $2 coupons several weeks ago that KCLs had.

    • Danielle Irelan says:

      I think that was a regional thing because I didn’t get it either. Some times I wonder if I’m just missing out or if someone is taking particular coupons when i do get all my inserts.

    • Danielle Irelan says:

      I think that was a regional thing because I didn’t get it either. Some times I wonder if I’m just missing out or if someone is taking particular coupons when i do get all my inserts.

    • Danielle Irelan says:

      I think that was a regional thing because I didn’t get it either. Some times I wonder if I’m just missing out or if someone is taking particular coupons when i do get all my inserts.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, unfortunately coupons tend to be regional. Some areas may have different value-off-amounts or carry different coupons than what is stated in the Coupon Preview.
      Some KCLs in big cities subscribe to several different papers so that they get a better variety.

    • Anonymous says:

      A lot of coupons are regional. Prices in the big cities are also a lot higher than in more rural areas and that is why I believe that they may sometimes have a higher value.

      I live in the DC area and unless the price of the item is explicity stated in an ad, I can almost guarantee and that it’s probably a few dollars more so that many of the deals don’t end up as cheap as the scenarios that are posted.

    • Anonymous says:

      A lot of coupons are regional. Prices in the big cities are also a lot higher than in more rural areas and that is why I believe that they may sometimes have a higher value.

      I live in the DC area and unless the price of the item is explicity stated in an ad, I can almost guarantee and that it’s probably a few dollars more so that many of the deals don’t end up as cheap as the scenarios that are posted.

  58. Kelli says:

    Sometimes they just forget to put them in. I get three Sunday papers delivered and it’s not uncommon for them to each have different flyers or to be missing a single set of coupons. I usually put an email into customer service & they re-deliver or credit my account.

  59. antieuclid says:

    Another possibility when it comes to missing inserts: On weeks with good coupons, I’ll sometimes buy a couple of extra copies of the paper from a nearby machine, but I hate wasting an entire newspaper’s worth of paper just to get the inserts. So I take out the inserts and put the rest of the paper at the bottom of the pile in the machine so that a non-couponing newspaper reader can still make use of it. I’m still paying for the inserts and the paper, I’m just donating it back to the machine again.

    • Andrea Landers says:

      That’s a great idea, but you may want to end up leaving the paper outside of the machine, assuming there is a safe place where it won’t blow away. Since you’ve already paid for the paper it doesn’t need to be bought again :)

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s very true. And you can always donate your newspapers to animal shelters for pet cage lining, or a nearby school classroom.

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s very true. And you can always donate your newspapers to animal shelters for pet cage lining, or a nearby school classroom.

      • Dbldd17 says:

        the person buying that paper might also be looking for the coupons then they feel like someone stole their adds

      • Dbldd17 says:

        the person buying that paper might also be looking for the coupons then they feel like someone stole their adds

      • Sherryfenick says:

        You can also donate them to nursing homes. The people that live here can not always afford to buy the paper, but would enjoy reading it.

    • Carebearandrea says:

      I live in a smaller town of about 20,000 people. After I buy my papers, and remove he inserts, I keep 1 to actually read, and the other 3 I give away. Sometimes is takes a few tries to get a taker, but I can usually find someone and give them a free paper before they go buy on on their own…as long as they don’t want the inserts that is!

    • Acossolotto says:

      that makes no sense why would a non couponer not pick the last paper? you cant see how many papers are in the machine! now i know why i have no inserts if you paid for the paper take it out and recycle it please!

    • Acossolotto says:

      that makes no sense why would a non couponer not pick the last paper? you cant see how many papers are in the machine! now i know why i have no inserts if you paid for the paper take it out and recycle it please!

    • Acossolotto says:

      that makes no sense why would a non couponer not pick the last paper? you cant see how many papers are in the machine! now i know why i have no inserts if you paid for the paper take it out and recycle it please!

    • Robyn says:

      I go in the convenience store and buy a few. I keep one and give the others to the people that work there. They know me and either keep the papers or give them to customers who don’t care about coupons.

    • Cowardly says:

      Yeah-unless a coupon buyer picks up your copy expecting the coupons :-(

    • amber says:

      I can see where you are coming from, but odds are with so much coupon insert theft happening someone might go to buy that paper and get upset that there are no inserts in the paper they just paid for. I would donate them for pet cage liners, arts and crafts projects at schools, daycares, etc. or just put them in the recycle bin.

    • Coupponn says:

      That’s not a good idea. The person after you who wanted coupons then ends up paying for a paper with no coupons. You just made extra money for the newspaper and took money from someone trying to save. The ideas of leaving the paper outside the box or donating it are good ones.

  60. EM4488 says:

    As a worker in a retail store, I’d also add – ask the service desk. I know we personally keep any extras behind the counter in case there is a coupon thief! (Or they’re just missing one).
    And please, double note possibility #3! If you live in a rural area, and are the last of the route….very likely you will not get the coupons. It stinks, and its unfair, but its the truth. If you think your area fits that bill, have them deliver multiple to your house – it’s easier.
    And lastly, I was missing my home delivery inserts last week. All I did was called my paper, told them it was missing, and they immediately mailed me new ones! It was awesome, and I hope yours is as easy if you ever have to call.

    • Anonymous says:

      That is a good thing to note about the service desk– some other areas may do the same thing. Thanks!

    • Anonymous says:

      That is a good thing to note about the service desk– some other areas may do the same thing. Thanks!

    • Anonymous says:

      That is a good thing to note about the service desk– some other areas may do the same thing. Thanks!

  61. I get so peeved when I hear people that coupon diligently STEAL inserts. It’s ridiculous how they think they have rights to anything and everything!

    • Jileem says:

      Tell me about it! I went to purchase Charmin Sensitive at Target the other day, because I had coupons, a Target gift card from a previous purchase and I knew that some packages had $30 worth of coupons in them. So I get the package with the coupons only to find that the plastic has a tear on top. I look around and notice that the coupons are gone!! There is another package with the coupons, so I grab it only to find another tear on that package, too! And sure enough, NO COUPONS! That is STEALING and it is RUDE people! If I was buyng the toilet paper then I deserve the coupons that come with it!

    • Jmomkcl says:

      Did you see on the news someone got put in jail for stealing papers inserts in TX? So sad. I have had paper inserts that were stolen. I know how you feel.

    • Jamie says:

      In my opinion its usually these kind of people that constanty clear the shelves too.

      • Denimag9 says:

        We have a woman in town that advertises on craigslist for her yard sales. She is selling all the stuff she gets for free. Doesn’t seem right, or legal. I don’t understand why she just doesn’t get it or donates it.

    • Jamie says:

      In my opinion its usually these kind of people that constanty clear the shelves too.

  62. Kentambrown says:

    We were taking a paper out of Tyler, Texas !! We don’t live in Tyler, but we had home deliver. They give all the inserts to Tyler people/their boxes and the boxes in our town. So I stopped home deliver….to bad for them. Now instead them getting all my money, they only get the money for one sunday paper ; ))) LOL

  63. Rhiannon says:

    I’ve called the local newspaper on a Monday morning when all 3 of my Sunday papers bought at 3 different places were lacking inserts. She very gladly mailed me 3 copies of all 3 inserts. :)

    • I contacted the paper once about missing inserts..they never contacted me. You are very lucky that they were able to give you the inserts..I can’t wait to live in an area where I can get home delivery of a good paper.

    • I contacted the paper once about missing inserts..they never contacted me. You are very lucky that they were able to give you the inserts..I can’t wait to live in an area where I can get home delivery of a good paper.

  64. happysaver says:

    i just asked my local hotel to save the sunday papers they dont use for me!! yippy free coupons!

  65. happysaver says:

    i just asked my local hotel to save the sunday papers they dont use for me!! yippy free coupons!

  66. happysaver says:

    i just asked my local hotel to save the sunday papers they dont use for me!! yippy free coupons!

    • Lhehman1204 says:

      That is a super awesome idea!!

    • Jmomkcl says:

      My area gets free citizens journal every Tuesday. They stopped giving me a free copy with coupons in it when I got my Sunday paper subscription. Now I have a few nieghbors and my mother in law save there freebie papers for me. They don’t contain all the inserts, but they have some. We even get a free paper in Spanish, I have someone translate the coupons if I can’t read them. Free is good.

    • Jmomkcl says:

      My area gets free citizens journal every Tuesday. They stopped giving me a free copy with coupons in it when I got my Sunday paper subscription. Now I have a few nieghbors and my mother in law save there freebie papers for me. They don’t contain all the inserts, but they have some. We even get a free paper in Spanish, I have someone translate the coupons if I can’t read them. Free is good.

  67. Jentaylor429 says:

    I was buying from the stands for like 2 months and I was missing a lot of inserts. I was sooo mad when i found out all of my friends were getting 100times more coupons than me. One week I only got one insert when the paper was supposed to have 4! I called the local paper and I was told…. “If you have a subscription you are garenteed to get all of the inserts and ads, but if you go to the store then those papers are just stuffed with the leftover things they had left.” He told me that the newspapers you may find at one store, may be stuffed with completely different things than another. The only real way to make sure you are going to get all of the coupon ads is to order it. They said they rarely have the proctor & gamble ads left… and that is one of the big ones…..

    • Sarahh569 says:

      i have always bought my paper from the grocery store and i always know ahead of time what inserts will be in it, and accept for the occasional paper that someone has taken out inserts i always have all my inserts and this is for the last 6 months or more.

    • blueeyes77777 says:

      I did that w/ one local paper too; then called the circulation dept. to inquire about at least receiving the missing inserts as, I had paid full price for thier papers expecting to receive the “full paper”. Informed that would not be possible; I could return to location of purchase and “request a credit”.

    • blueeyes77777 says:

      I did that w/ one local paper too; then called the circulation dept. to inquire about at least receiving the missing inserts as, I had paid full price for thier papers expecting to receive the “full paper”. Informed that would not be possible; I could return to location of purchase and “request a credit”.

  68. Cajames3 says:

    I just canceled my weekend newspaper subscription. After having several Sunday’s with minimal coupon inserts compared with the additional copy of the same paper purchased at the gas station I called and asked. They said that since they receive less copies of inserts then numbers of papers printed they have to make sure that the ones they sell in the stores carry all of them. Also, the papers purchased in stores have all the sales flyers. I live in a rural location and the subscription paper quit having sales circulars in it.

  69. Cajames3 says:

    I just canceled my weekend newspaper subscription. After having several Sunday’s with minimal coupon inserts compared with the additional copy of the same paper purchased at the gas station I called and asked. They said that since they receive less copies of inserts then numbers of papers printed they have to make sure that the ones they sell in the stores carry all of them. Also, the papers purchased in stores have all the sales flyers. I live in a rural location and the subscription paper quit having sales circulars in it.

    • Ijeb952 says:

      Just wondering if you live in the same area I do. Cause that is the same thing I was told when I called to cancel my subscription. I now go to a neighboring town and purchase the same paper and it is full of sale ads and coupons.

    • Ijeb952 says:

      Just wondering if you live in the same area I do. Cause that is the same thing I was told when I called to cancel my subscription. I now go to a neighboring town and purchase the same paper and it is full of sale ads and coupons.

    • Sarah says:

      I would think preference would be given to subscribers….they are definite customers who have pre-paid, not someone who might buy 1 paper every now and then…

    • Jan Jones says:

      I cancelled my subscription several years ago for this very reason! I, too, live in a rural area and was told on numerous occasions when I called to complain that the customers in town get the inserts first and we only get them if there’s enough left over.

    • Jan Jones says:

      I cancelled my subscription several years ago for this very reason! I, too, live in a rural area and was told on numerous occasions when I called to complain that the customers in town get the inserts first and we only get them if there’s enough left over.

    • Jan Jones says:

      I cancelled my subscription several years ago for this very reason! I, too, live in a rural area and was told on numerous occasions when I called to complain that the customers in town get the inserts first and we only get them if there’s enough left over.

    • Kakee says:

      in my town the ads and coupons go in the home deliveries papers first thank god

    • Kakee says:

      in my town the ads and coupons go in the home deliveries papers first thank god

    • Denimag9 says:

      Our paper is just the opposite. Subscribers and the big town get them the smaller towns don’t.

  70. Greshalj says:

    I see that 7-3 only has a P&G insert listed. Does this mean that there will be no RP or SS coupons this week?

  71. Greshalj says:

    I see that 7-3 only has a P&G insert listed. Does this mean that there will be no RP or SS coupons this week?