Sunday Coupon Preview: find out what coupons are in the 7/1 inserts!

Wondering what coupons will be in the Sunday paper this week? Sunday Coupon Preview gives you a heads up on the insert coupons! There will be 1 Procter & Gamble insert this week!

Click here to see the full preview–> Sunday Coupon Preview

Here are some of my favorites:

$.75/1 Crest toothpaste
$1/1 Dawn
$1/1 Downy

How many papers will you be buying tomorrow?

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Extreme Couponing: How far are YOU willing to go to get coupons?

If you’ve been watching TLC’s Extreme Couponing, you may have noticed that most people featured on the show are not using one, two, or three coupons.  They are using 10 and 20 of the same coupon in one transaction!

If you’re wondering how to get multiple insert coupons, here are a few ways: 

Coupon Clipping Services – Coupon clipping services offer pre-clipped coupons for a set price (usually $.05 to $.45 per coupon depending on the popularity of the coupon).  They also typically charge a shipping and handling fee.  You go in and select the coupons you want and they ship them directly to you.  There are sometimes limits on the number of “hot” coupons you can purchase.

Here are a few reputable services if you’re interested in checking them out: 

My Coupon Hunter

The Coupon Clippers

Dumpster Diving – Some people are brave enough to hit up their local newspaper recycling bins to grab extra insert coupons!  I haven’t had any desire to do this.  You should also be aware that in some areas “dumpster diving” is illegal.

Ebay – If you search for coupons on Ebay, you will likely find a long list available for sell.  Purchase coupons on Ebay at your own risk. There are many fraudulent, high dollar coupons that are sold on Ebay.  In addition, there are Ebay sellers who copy and sell coupons, which is illegal.  If you use these fraudulent coupons, even if you didn’t realize they were fraudulent, and you get caught, you could face prosecution and fines!  If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

Friends – Some people ask neighbors, friends, and family members for their inserts that they are not going to use.  Some people even manage to make friends with their newspaper carriers and get extra inserts!  When my daughter was a baby, I can remember trading diaper and formula coupons that I didn’t use with friends for the brands I did use.

Purchasing multiple papers – If you have a “dollar” store in your area, find out if they carry Sunday papers.  This is an inexpensive way to get multiple papers.

Do you get extra insert coupons?  How many inserts is too many?  How far are you willing to go to get insert coupons?  Would you dumpster dive for them?

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Sunday Coupon Preview: 2 inserts coming!

Want to get a heads up on what coupons will be in the paper this week?  Sunday Coupon Preview tells you how many inserts will be in the paper and what coupons will be included so you can plan ahead! There will be 2 inserts in this week’s paper!

Click here to view the full list of coupons–> Sunday coupon preview


$1/1 Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner, or styler
$1.50/1 Kibbles ‘n Bits dry dog food


$1/1 Chinet Classic White plates
$5/2 Coppertone suncare products
$1/2 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate 6 packs
$1/2 Hormel chicken breast cans
$3/2 Pantene products
$.55/1 Skintimate shave gel

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Sunday Coupon Preview: 2 inserts coming!

Wondering what insert coupons will be in this Sunday’s paper? Sunday Coupon Preview gives you a sneak peek at the insert coupons for the upcoming week! There will be two inserts in this Sunday’s paper one Smartsource insert and one Red Plum insert!

Click here to see the full preview of inserts that are coming–> Sunday Coupon Preview

Here are some of the highlights:

Red Plum:

$.50/1 SMuckers toppings
$1/1 Wisk laundry detergent


BOGO free ban antiperspirant
$.75/1 Pepperidge Farm cookies
$4/1 Schick Hydro Power Select, Hydro 3, or Hydro 5 razor
$2/1 Schick Hydro 3 or 5 refills
$1/1 Snapple tea or juice

Which insert coupons are you excited about? How many papers will you be buying this week? To get even more insert coupons, check out My Coupon Hunter here–> My Coupon Hunter 

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Why TLC’s Extreme Couponing is Ruining it for Couponers!

Last week, I shared a post about why I will be boycotting this season of Extreme Couponing on TLC.    The post sparked a lot of great discussion and comments!  Although I admit that I was intrigued with the show at first, since the show began airing regularly in April 2011, I have seen a negative impact on couponing in general.

Here are four reasons why I believe TLC’s Extreme Couponing is Ruining it for Couponers:

Many stores changed their coupon policies after Extreme Couponing began airing – Shortly after the first season of Extreme Couponing aired, stores such as Kroger, Publix, Safeway, CVS, Target, and Rite Aid made significant changes to their coupon policies.  These changes, in my opinion, were detrimental to coupons.

Here are some of the most noteable changes I’ve seen in store coupon policies since Extreme Couponing began airing:

-No more doubling and tripling of coupons at many stores

-Limits on the number of coupons that can be used per transaction (including the number of “like” coupons that can be used in one transaction).  In addition, some stores like Target limited the number of “like” store coupons that could be used per transaction.

-No more “stacking” of coupons.  For some stores this meant no more stacking of store coupons and manufacturer’s coupons.  In other cases, this meant no more stacking of digital coupons and paper manufacturer’s coupons.

-No more overage.  Many stores used to allow for “overage” when the face value of a coupon exceeded the amount of the item being purchased.  This meant that you could either apply the “overage” toward other items you were purchasing or the store would actually issue cash back.  In my area, Walmart is the only store that still allows for overage.

-Limits on the use of BOGO free coupons or BOGO free store promotions.  In the past, if a store was having a BOGO free promotion and you used a BOGO free coupon, you could get two items for free.  In addition, if a store was having a BOGO free promotion, you could use a coupon for each item you were “purchasing” (including the “free” item) for additional savings.  Many stores have changed their coupon policies to prohibit this.

Increased scrutiny for those using coupons – I remember when I first started using coupons eight years ago, cashiers would congratulate me on my savings.  Now, I get the “evil eye” as soon as a cashier notices that I will be using coupons.  Many times, managers are called over to “approve” transactions and my trip to the store turns into a nightmare as my coupons are scrutinized and matched up with individual items.  The people in line behind me are never thrilled with this, either.  What should have been a quick shopping trip can easily turn into an hour spent at the register.

Coupons are no longer as “good” as they used to be – Over the past year, I have seen significant decreases in the value of coupons.  For example, the insert coupons used to regularly include coupons for $1 off Colgate or Crest coupons.  For the past several months, the Crest coupons have a face value of $.25 off.  I remember when $4 off Gillette razor coupons used to appear monthly and I was able to get razors for free when I combined these coupons with store promotions.  It has been several months since any high dollar razor coupons have been available.  Now, many razor coupons stipulate the purchase of the razor and cartridges together which is more expensive, even if you’re using a coupon.

Coupon fraud has increased – Coupon fraud has been shown on TLC’s Extreme Couponing multiple times.  This has included the use of fraudulent coupons or using coupons inappropriately (for example, purchasing items that are not included within the terms of the coupon).  After seeing this on TV, people think it’s OK and coupon fraud has increased.  I believe an increase in coupon fraud has also led to tightened store coupon policies, increased scrutiny, and changes in coupon values.  When people commit coupon fraud, the manufacturers and retailers lose money and that expense is passed on to the consumers.

Last week, when I posted my reasons for boycotting Extreme Couponing, this was one of the comments I received:

This show isn’t ruining anything. The show is getting people out there to realize there is a way in this economy to help your family survive.

What do you think? Is Extreme Couponing ruining it for couponers? If you’ve been using coupons for awhile, what changes have you noticed since the show began airing?

If you missed it, you can check out last week’s post here–> Five reasons why I will be boycotting this season of Extreme Couponing 

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