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Star News vs. News and Observer!

This week I found two sets of coupon inserts in each paper. I found one Red Plum and one Smart Source insert.

Some people are also reporting a bonus General Mills insert that they found in the Wilmington Star News, so let me know if you find that, too. I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get it, as the General Mills inserts tend to be really nice!


At first glance, the Wilmington coupon inserts definitely feel thinner! Let’s take a closer look:


The Wilmington Star News Newspaper Smart Source Insert had coupons for the following products: 


Halls Cough Drops, Campbells Kettle Style Soup, Hills Bros Cappuccino, Duncan Hines, Duncan Hines Topping, Almay Cosmetics, Woolite, Lysol Products (6 different coupons), Seattle’s Best Coffee, Stouffer’s Sautes for Two, UP2U Gum, Mentos Gum, Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage, Schick Disposable Razors, White Cloud Bath Tissue, Scotch-Brite Sponges, Hydroxycut, Coldstone Creamery.


The Raleigh News and Observer Smart Source Insert had coupons for all of the above plus

KY Products, Pepcid, Lactaid, Tucks, SoftcupV8 Splas, Campbells Condensed Soups and Select Harvest Soups, Pepperdige Farms 3-Layer Cake, YoCrunch Multipacks, Greek Yogurts, and Candy or Granola Yogurts, Curel Moisturizer, Archway Cookies, Snackwells Bars, Claritin, Dryel Cleaning Kits, Infusium 23, Pert, MegaRed, Woolite Carpet Cleaner and Pet Urine Eliminator (in addition to the above Woolite), Nozin Nasal Sanitizer, Resolve All-Stain and Pretreats, Proactiv, Purina One. The only coupon that was in the Wilmington paper that I did not see in the Raleigh paper was the White Cloud Bath Tissue coupon.

Clearly, the Raleigh Smart Source is a better bet!


Let’s move on to the Red Plum Insert.



The Wilmington Star News Red Plum, insert has coupons for the following:

Folgers, Rhodes Warm n Serv Rolls, Gillette Mach3 Disposable Razors, Gillette Shave Prep, Gillette Fusion ProGlide System, Psoriasin, Paseo Bath Tissue, Paper Towels and Facial Tissue


The Raleigh News and Observer Red Plu, insert has coupons for most of the above plus the following:

 KFC, Baskin Robbins, Zatarain’s, Maybelline New York Mascara and Eyeshadow or Eyeliner, Maybelline Lip Product, Foundation, Blush, Concealer, Quaker Chewy Bars, Jimmy Dean Pancakes and Sausage Products, Greenies Canine Dental Chews, Crave Cat Treats, Nature’s Bounty Vitamins, Polident, Instant Face Lift, Subway.


The Raleigh Red Plum did not include the Gillette Coupons that I saw in my Wilmington paper. 


Once again, the Raleigh paper wins award for most coupons! I wasn’t totally disappointed with the Wilmington paper coupons, so if that’s all you can get, it’s not the end of the world. However, if you can get your hands on the Raleigh paper this morning, it’s definitely more bang for your buck!