Just recently my local Sunday paper increased in price by a whopping $.75 cents to $2.50! Now, if you are like me and only buy the paper for the coupons..this is a HUGE increase! I recently got a question on Facebook, that I thought I would address in this blog post, because it does apply to you if you are buying Sunday papers just for the coupons.
“So I have recently stopped purchasing the Portland Press Hearld because its price went up to $2.50 each. Should I continue to bite the bullet and purchase the newspapers or… will I be able to using those clipping sites and printables to get me by?”
Option #1: Buy Whole Coupon Inserts Online
You can get whole coupon inserts online through sites like GetCouponInserts & WholeCouponInserts for around $.50 – $1.00 per insert. Depending on how many inserts are in that weeks paper and how much your local paper is, it may be less expensive to purchase them online.
For example: WholeCouponInserts.com has a Combo Pack of 6/16 Inserts (10 Redplum & 10 SmartSource) priced at $17.99. If I were to buy 10 Sunday papers at the new price, I would pay $25.00. I would save a whopping $6.00 by purchasing the inserts online.
Option #2: Buy Individual Clipped Coupons Online
If you are the type of couponer who just does a few deals here and there or are pretty brand specific, it may be a good idea for you to consider buying individual coupons rather than an entire insert. Sites like MyCouponHunter or CouponThingsByDede both offer a selection of clipped coupons ranging anywhere from $.10 to a $1.00 a piece depending on the value of the coupon.
You can also check out this post on how to get more coupon inserts