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Is the Sunday paper worth it?

January 11th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I used to get the KC paper for 99 cents. Now I pay $2.15. I had someone ask me if it was worth it. YES. I use the coupons in it, and often you find coupons in the paper itself, in areas other than the inserts (which are coupons you can also print off line for free). Plus, some of our stores don't take self printed coupons.

Last week, with using coupons from the paper, I received free, 2 tubes of toothpaste, 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner, 2 chapsticks, 1 package of cheese and 3 candybars. Then I spent $7 at CVS and Walgreen, but earned $12 bonus bucks for my next visit. With that $7 I bought 2 packages of rechargeable batteries and some soap. The batteries started out at $9.99 a package, but I used my bonus bucks from previous visits to bring the price down to only $7 out of pocket. I also paid $2 after rebate for a diabetic meter which I will donate.

I also find in the paper useful articles, such as the free days at various attractions such as the art gallery, and free programs put on at various community centers and libraries, and lots of neat articles--all which we can use for homeschooling.

So, for me, yes I save buyin that Sunday paper, and even turn it into a profit!

5 Responses to “Is the Sunday paper worth it?”

  1. Maismom Says:

    I agree. I subscribe sunday paper and it's so worth it. Especially, I paid only $20 for 1 year subscription!

  2. my english castle Says:

    Me too! I always see good specials and offers I wouldn't see elsewhere. Plus our local paper offers news about community events not available elsewhere, even in their on-line editions.
    I always swear I'm going to give up the Sunday NYT, but it's such a delight.

  3. frugalgal Says:

    Yes, I hate that the cost of newspapers have gone up! I know you can get a lot of coupons online (I just started with "The Coupon Mom"), but there are still many that you can only get in the paper.

    I started checking out the coupon insert previews online a few days ahead of time, so that if there's absolutely nothing I can use, I won't waste the money buying the paper.

  4. Jerry Says:

    I wonder if they will ever lead the Sunday paper coupons to be printable from the online version of the paper? That would give me some insurance that I would go digital in a hurry... =) In the interim, though, it's well worth the small expense to get the coupons.
    Jerry

  5. disneysteve Says:

    At this point, there is probably little if anything in the paper that can't be found online. However, it is so much easier to have it all there in one place, already printed out (don't forget the cost of printing your own coupons). The Sunday paper has coupons, the weekly TV guide, the comics and all of the store sale ads. It would take ages to search for all of that stuff online and wouldn't be nearly as enjoyable as plopping myself on the family room floor after breakfast Saturday morning (our Sunday paper comes on Saturday) and paging through everything.

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