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Sunday Coupon Preview 8/24- 2 Booklets

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This Sunday, August 24th, expect to see 2 booklets in the Sunday paper. Look for: 1 Smart Source (SS) and 1 Red Plum (RP). Scroll down for a preview so you will know if you want to go out for the paper.

Remember that this is only a guide; coupons DO vary from city to city with bigger cities getting more and bigger value coupons. You may not get all of the coupons posted below or yours may be different values. See bottom of post for details about getting the Sunday paper!

ETS = excludes trial sizes DND= do not double (although sometimes they still double)

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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!

Star News vs. News and Observer Round One!

 Today the Raleigh News and Observer had one Red Plum Insert. The Wilmington Star News had two inserts- a Red Plum and a Smart Source Insert. Although they both had Red Plums, each city has differences as to which coupons appear in their insert. So, below I decided to list exactly what came in each insert and compare which paper had more dollar value worth of coupons. See who wins today!


Wilmington Star News 7/10/2011


Smart Source Insert:
Mentos UP2U Gum $1.00 off of two packs
Mentos 45 piece Gum $1.00 off of one
Mentos Gum 15 piece $1.00 off 3 bottles
Muellers Whole Grain Pasta $1.00 off of one package
Ball Canning Kit $2.00 off of one
Ball Accessory Item $1.00 off of one
Biotrue Multi Purpose Solution $2.00 off of one
Biotrue Multi Purpose Solution 2×10 oz pack $4.00 off
Purina Chef Michaels Canine Creations $2.00 off of 6 cans
Purina Chef Michaels Canine Creations $2.00 off of one 4.5 lb bag
Purina Chef Michaels Canine Creations $4.00 off of one 11.5 lb bag
Damp Rid Moisture Absorber $.50 off of any one
Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kit $4.00 off of one
Air Wick Freshmatic Compact Starter Kit $4.00 off of one
Infusium 23 Products $1.00 off of one
One Touch Diabetes Monitor $10 off of one
One Touch Delica Lancets $5.00 off of two or $2 off of one box
Smart Balance Butter $1.00 off of two
Smart Balance Peanut Butter $.75 off of one
Smart Balance Milk $1.50 off of one
Smart Balance Cooking Spray or Oil $.75 off of one
Smart Balance Popcorn $.75 off of one
Smart Balance Eggs $.50 off of one


Star News Red Plum 7/10/2011

Folgers Coffee 10.3 oz $1.00 off of one
Folgers Coffee 3 oz. or larger $.25 off of one
Loreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition $1 off of one
Loreal Paris Skincare $1.00 off of one
Loreal Shade of Preference $2.00 off of one
Adams Flea Control Product $3.00 off of one
Seed Body Care Product $1.00 off of any one
Cheer Laundry Detergent $.50 off of one
Era Laundry Detergent $.50 off of one
Gain Laundry Detergent $.50 off of one
Gain Fabric Sheets or softener $.50 off of one
Voortman Sugar Free Wafers $1.00 off of one
Rhodes Warm N Serv Rhodes $.75 off of one

Total Value of Wilmington Newspaper Coupons:  $65.75


Raleigh News and Observer Coupons 7/10/11

Red Plum Insert
Your Life Multivitamin Supplement $2.00 off of one
Flex-a-min Supplement $3.00 off of one
Natures Bounty Supplement or Vitamin $1.00 off of one
Loreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition $1 off of one
Loreal Paris Skincare $1.00 off of one
Loreal Shade of Preference $2.00 off of one
M&Ms Candies 1.14-3.27 oz bags $.75 off of two
Kellogs Special K, Cruncy Nut, Mini Wheats, Rice Krispies, Fiber Plus $.70 off of one
Kellogs Special K, Cruncy Nut, Mini Wheats, Rice Krispies, Fiber Plus $1.50 off of two
Kellogs Special K, Cruncy Nut, Mini Wheats, Rice Krispies, Fiber Plus $2.25 off of three
Keebler Granola Fudge Bars $.75 off of one 6 ct.
Nine Lives Cat Food 3.15 lb or larger $1.00 off of one
Nine Lives Cat Food Cans $1.00 off 12 cans

Folgers Coffee 10.3 oz $1.00 off of one
Folgers Coffee 3 oz. or larger $.25 off of one
Jimmy Dean D-Lights $1.00 off of one Sandwich
Jimmy Dean D-Lights Bowls $.55 off of one
Hillshire Farms Lunchmeat $.35 off of one
Hillshire Farms Lunchmeat $.75 off of two
Voortman Sugar Free Wafers $1.00 off of one
Rhodes Warm N Serv Rhodes $.75 off of one
Hefty One Zip Bags $1.00 off of two packages
Freezer Queen Family Buffett Meals $1.00 off of two entrees
Noxema Spa Shave Shavers $2.00 off of one

Cheer Laundry Detergent $.50 off of one
Era Laundry Detergent $.50 off of one
Gain Laundry Detergent $.50 off of one
Gain Fabric Sheets or softener $.50 off of one

Total Value of Raleigh News and Observer Coupons: $29.60

WOW! In this first round of coupon comparisons, The Star News CRUSHED the News and Observer by $36.15!!!


Going on total value alone, I would recommend buying the Wilmington paper today. You can get it for only $1.00 at Dollar Tree, too. 

I cover everything and buy one of each paper to get the variety of coupons, including the Kellogs coupons which were in the Raleigh paper but not the Wilmington one. 

Let me know what you did today!