9/28 Sunday Newspaper Coupon Insert Preview

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Once again, it’s Saturday and time for another Sunday coupon insert preview! Below you will find a long list of coupons that reader, Carol, will be receiving in her Washington Post newspaper tomorrow, 9/28/2014. I would suggest checking the list below and also heading on over to Sunday Coupon Preview to get an idea of what coupons you may receive. Please keep in mind that NOT all areas will get the same coupons or coupon values.

There will be 1 SmartSource coupon insert, 1 Red Plum insert and 1 P&G coupon insert in the 9/28/2014 Sunday newspaper! Also, make sure to check your Parade Magazine or USA Today (depending on where you live) for possible coupons as well.

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(To see the long list of coupons, click the link below “Read More / Post Your Comments”.)

(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND = coupon states Do Not Double
LIMIT1D = Limit of 1 coupon per day
LIMIT1P = Limit 1 coupon per person
LIMIT2 = Limit of 2 like coupons in same shopping trip
LIMIT4 = Limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip
LIMIT4D = Limit of 4 like coupons per day
LIMIT4H = Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day
LIMIT4T = Limit of 4 like coupons in same transaction
LIMIT4TX = Limit of 4 coupons of any kind in same transaction
NOCASHBACK = No cash back if coupon value exceeds price of product

SmartSource

• Aleve PM product 20ct+ (excludes Aleve and Aleve-D) Save $3/1 (10/18/14)
• Betty Crocker fruit snacks Save $0.50/2 (11/22/14)
• Betty Crocker Fruit shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers or Fruit Roll Ups Fruit flavored snacks or Ocean Spray/Mott’s/Sunkist/Fiber One fruit flavored snacks Save $0.50/2 (11/22/14)
• Cheerios original cereal Save $0.50/1 (11/8/14)
• Claritin children’s syrup 4oz+ or Claritin reditabs 10ct+ NOMEDICARE Save $2/1 (10/26/14)
• Claritin 20ct+ or Claritin children’s chewables 20ct+ NOMEDICARE Save $4/1 (10/26/14)
• Clorox liquid bleach product LIMIT4 Save $1/2 (11/28/14)
• Colgate 360 or slim soft manual toothbrush (excluding Colgate plus, Colgate triple action, Colgate extra clean and Colgate classic) LIMIT4T Save $1/1 (10/18/14)
• Colgate enamel health, Colgate total, Colgate optic white, Colgate max fresh or Colgate sensitive 3.4oz+ LIMIT4T Save $1/1 (10/11/14)
• Colgate mouthwash or mouth rinse 8oz+ LIMIT4T Save $1/1 (10/25/14)
• Crunchmaster crackers bag or box Save $1/1 (12/31/14)
• Eveready gold batteries (AA/AAA 8pk+ or C/D/9V-2) or Eveready flashlight Save $0.50/1 (11/28/14)
• Fiber One chewy bars, Fiber One 90 calorie products, Fiber One protein chewy bars, Fiber One streusel bars or Fiber One meal bar Save $0.50/1 (11/22/14)
• Fiber One soft-baked cookies 6ct+ Save $0.50/1 (11/22/14)
• General Mills Chex mix, Chex Mix Muddy Buddies, Chex Mix Popped, Chex Mix Xtreme, Bugles, Corn snacks, Gardetto’s snack mix or Green Giant Veggie Snacks (Chips, Puffs or Fries) 3.7oz+ Save $0.50/2 (11/22/14)
• Hershey’s Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly Rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers or Twizzlers snack size bags 9-22oz Save $1.50/2 (10/18/14)
• ICAPS eye vitamin and mineral product Save $5/1 (11/1/14)
• Jolly Time microwave popcorn boxes Save $1/2 (11/30/14) – National value $0.50/1
• Krusteaz flatbread mix Save $0.55/1 (12/31/14)
• Nature Made vitamin C product (excludes 30 count or less) LIMIT1P Save $1/1 (10/28/14)
• Nature Made products (excludes 30 count or less) LIMIT1P Save $2/2 (10/28/14)
• Nature Valley granola bars 5ct+, Nature Valley granola thins, Nature Valley soft-baked oatmeal squares or Nature Valley breakfast biscuits Save $0.50/1 (11/22/14)
• Neutrogena naturals product (excludes clearance, lip balm and face and body bar) ETS LIMIT1P Save $1/1 (12/31/14)
• OPTI-FREE product 10oz+ Save $3/1 (11/1/14)
• Ortega products Save $0.50/2 (12/31/14)
• OxiClean dishwashing booster Save $0.75/1 (11/8/14)
• OxiClean extreme power crystals dishwasher detergent Save $1/1 (11/8/14)
• OxiClean laundry detergent Save $1/1 (11/23/14)
• Sargento tastings cheese Save $1/1 (11/23/14)
• Zest 3 bar pack+ DND Save $0.50/1 (11/9/14)
• Zest body wash DND Save $0.50/1 (11/9/14)

In addition to the National List SmartSource Insert, included in the Washington Post SmartSource Insert are the coupons below:

• Bonefish Grill new menu entrée Save $8 WYB (2) entrees Dine-in only for dinner AND non-alcohol purchase of $30+ (11/9/14)
• Bonefish Grill new menu item Save $5 WYB lunch entrée (11/9/14)
• Bonefish Grill new menu item Save $5 WYB brunch entrée (11/9/14)
• Burger King Original Chicken Sandwich or Spicy Original Chicken Sandwich B1G1 FREE (excludes specialty version, BK delivers) LIMIT1P (10/12/14)
• Burger King Whopper B1G1 FREE (excludes specialty version, BK delivers) LIMIT1P (10/12/14)
• (2) Burger King 2 Whopper Jr Sandwiches and 2 Small classic French Fries for $3.99 (excludes specialty version, BK delivers) LIMIT1P (10/12/14)
• Burger King Original Chicken Sandwich FREE WYB Large classic French Fry (excludes BK delivers) LIMIT1P (10/12/14)
• Burger King Big King Meal for Two (2 Big King Sandwiches, 2 Small classic French Fries, 2 small fountain drinks) for $6.99 (excludes specialty version, BK delivers) LIMIT1P (10/12/14)
• (2) Burger King Whopper Meal for Two (2 Whopper Sandwiches, 2 small classic French Fries, 2 small fountain drinks) for $7.99 (excludes specialty version, BK delivers) LIMIT1P (10/12/14)
• (2) Burger King 10 pc chicken nuggets & large classic French Fries for $3 (excludes BK delivers) LIMIT1P (10/12/14)
• Community Coffee single-serve cup pack or bag 12oz LIMIT1P LIMIT1D Save $1.50/1 (11/30/14)
• Community Coffee single-serve cup pack or bag 12oz LIMIT1P LIMIT1D Save $4/2 (11/30/14)
• Land O Lakes Eggs package Save $0.35/1 (12/28/14)
• Nestle Toll House morsels packages 9-12oz Save $1/2 (11/30/14)
• Nestle Toll House frozen cookie dough package 18oz Save $1/1 (11/30/14)
• Trop50 Raspberry Acai Beverage product Save $1/1 (11/30/14)
• Victoria Pasta Sauce Jar 24oz+ Save $1/1 (11/23/14)
• Visionworks Eye Exam $39 (11/1/14)

The coupons below are listed in the National List SmartSource Insert but are not included in The Washington Post SmartSource Insert:

• Oxytrol product Save $4/1 (11/1/14)
• Oxytrol 8 patches/32-day supply Save $8/1 (11/1/14)
• Purina dry dog or cat food LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (11/8/14) – TARGET COUPON
• Purina Beneful dry dog food ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/1 (11/8/14) – TARGET COUPON
• Purina ONE dry dog or cat food 14lb+ LIMIT4H Save $2/1 (11/8/14) TARGET COUPON

Red Plum Insert

• Advil congestion relief, allergy & congestion relief, cold & sinus or allergy sinus product LIMIT4 Save $1/1 (11/27/14)
• Advil congestion relief, allergy & congestion relief, cold & sinus or allergy sinus product LIMIT4 Save $3/1 (10/6/14)
• all product ETS NOCASHBACK Save $1/1 (11/9/14)
• Axe daily fragrance or deodorant stick ETS Save $2/1 (10/26/14)
• Axe/Clear/Dove/Dove Men+Care/Nexxus/Suave/Tigi/Toni&Guy/TRESemme hair care purchase Save $5/$15 ETS LIMIT4H (10/5/14) – TARGET COUPON
• Biotene product Save $1/1 (11/30/14)
• Biotene products Save $2.50/2 (11/30/14)
• BrainStrong memory support Save $3/1 (12/31/14)
• Clear scalp & hair product ETS LIMIT2 Save $1.50/1 (10/26/14)
• Degree Men motionsense ETS LIMIT2 Save $1/1 (10/25/14) – National value $0.50/1
• Degree Women premium or Degree women clinical ETS LIMIT2 Save $1/1 (10/26/14) – National value $1.50/1
• Dove advanced care antiperspirant/deodorant with nutriummoisture (excludes Dove Men+Care) ETS LIMIT2 Save $1.50/1 (10/26/14)
• Dove beauty bar 6pk+ (excludes Dove Men+Care) ETS LIMIT2 Save $1/1 (10/26/14)
• Dove hair care product FREE Save up to $5 WYB Dove body wash 22oz+ (excludes Dove Men+Care) ETS LIMIT2 (10/12/14)
• Dove Men+Care antiperspirant 2.7oz, deodorant 3oz or clinical protection antiperspirant 1.7oz LIMIT2 Save $1/1 (10/26/14)
• Dove Men+Care body & face bar 6pk+, body & face wash 13.5ozz+ or active clean shower tool ETS LIMIT2 Save $2/1 (10/26/14)
• Dove Men+Care face care product ETS LIMIT2 Save $1/1 (10/26/14)
• Dove Men+Care fortifying shampoo 12oz ETS LIMIT2 Save $1/1 (10/26/14)
• Dunkin’ Donuts coffee creamers Save $1/2 (10/26/14) – National value $0.75/1
• Dunkin’ Donuts coffee bag 11oz+ Save $1.50/1 (10/26/14)
• Gold Bond eczema relief, diabetics’ dry skin relief, rough & bumpy skin or any lotion 13oz+ (excludes hand creams) LIMIT1T Save $1.50/1 (11/1/14)
• Gold Bond lotion 2.4oz+ LIMIT1T Save $1/1 (11/1/14)
• Hefty tall kitchen trash bags package LIMIT4D Save $1.25/1 (11/30/14)
• Hefty large black trash bags package LIMIT4D Save $1/1 (11/30/14)
• Horizon macaroni & cheese or snacks Save $1/3 (11/8/14) – National value $0.75/2
• Iams wet dog foods (pro-active health 2.3-13.2oz or woof delights 8oz) LIMIT4H Save $0.50/3 (10/25/14) – TARGET COUPON
• Iams wet cat foods (purrfect delights, purrfect delicacies or pro-active health) LIMIT4H Save $0.50/3 (10/25/14) – TARGET COUPON
• Iams dry cat food 2.9lb+ (healthy naturals or pro-active health) LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/25/14) – TARGET COUPON
• Iams dry dog food 4lb+ (healthy naturals or pro-active health) LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/25/14) – TARGET COUPON
• Juicy Fruit bubble gum 5ct packs DND Save $0.50/2 (12/31/14)
• Juicy Fruit fruity chews bottle 40ct DND Save $0.75/1 (12/31/14)
• L’Oreal Excellence haircolor (excludes Excellence to-Go) Save $2/1 (10/25/14)
• Nasacort 24hr 60 or 120 spray LIMIT1T Save $5/1 (11/28/14)
• Nasacort 24hr multi-pack 2×120 sprays LIMIT1T Save $8/1 (10/5/14)
• Noxema 5 or 3 blade 3ct+ or twin blade 12ct Save $2/1 (10/29/14)
• Noxzema skin care product ETS Save $1/1 (10/26/14) – National value $0.75/1
• Polident tablets 120ct Save $2/1 (10/28/14)
• Purina busy chew treats packages Save $1/2 (12/28/14)
• Renuzit adjustable air freshener cones B3G3 FREE LIMIT4 Save up to $3.30 (10/12/14)
• Rimmel eye product Save $1/1 (11/30/14)
• Rimmel product Save $1/1 (11/30/14)
• Simple wipes ETS LIMIT2 Save $1/1 (10/26/14)
• Simple cleanser ETS LIMIT2 Save $2/1 (10/26/14)
• Snuggle product NOCASHBACK Save $1/1 (11/9/14) – National value $0.50/1
• Suave Professionals shampoo or conditioner ETS LIMIT2 Save $1.50/1 (10/26/14)
• Suave Professionals styling or treatment item ETS LIMIT2 Save $2/1 (10/26/14)
• Suave Professionals body wash product FREE Save up to $3 WYB (2) Suave Professionals infusion products ETS LIMIT2 (10/12/14)
• Success rice product LIMIT1T Save $0.50/1 (12/20/14)
• SuperPretzel soft pretzel product (excludes 7-9oz stand up bags) Save $1/2 (10/18/14) – National value $1/1
• TRESemme product (excludes hairspray 4.2oz) ETS LIMIT2 Save $5/2 (10/26/14)

In addition to the National List Red Plum Insert, included in the Washington Post Red Plum Insert are the coupons below:

• Advil Children’s product LIMIT4 Save $3/1 (10/6/14)
• Baskin Robbins ice cream cake purchase LIMIT1 Save $3/$15 (10/31/14)
• Baskin Robbins any cone for $0.99 WYB Baskin Robbins cone (excludes all waffle cone varieties) LIMIT1 (10/31/14)
• Baskin Robbins any sundae for $0.99 WYB Baskin Robbins sundae (excludes mini soft serve parfait or banana splits) LIMIT1 (10/31/14)
• Baskin Robbins medium or large frozen or iced beverage LIMIT1 Save $1/1 (10/31/14)
• Buca di Beppo purchase dine-in or to go purchase (one coupon per visit, per check) Save $10/$30+ (11/2/14)
• Buca di Beppo Traditional, Baked or Specialty Pastas dine-in only (one coupon per visit, per check) Save $15/2 (11/2/14)
• Cortizone 10 Feminine Itch product LIMIT1T Save $1/1 (12/31/14)
• Dimetapp product LIMIT4 Save $3/1 (10/6/14)
• Folgers coffee products Save $1/2 (10/31/14)
• International Delight Creamers Save $1/2 (10/31/14)
• International Delight Iced Coffee Save $1/2 (10/31/14)
• Newman’s Own Greek Yogurt Save $1/3 (11/8/14)
• On-Cor Entrées Save $1/2 (12/31/14)
• Pamprin product LIMIT1T Save $1/1 (12/31/14)
• Robitussin product LIMIT4 Save $3/1 (10/6/14)
• Robitussin Children’s product LIMIT4 Save $3/1 (10/6/14)
• Uno food purchase (excludes alcohol, gift cards, Take Out Deals, Two for U Lunch, ½ price appetizers or any other special discount or offer) One coupon per party, Valid at participating locations Save 10% (11/9/14)
• Uno check (excludes alcohol, gift cards, Take Out Deals, Two for U Lunch, ½ price appetizers or any other special discount or offer) One coupon per party, Valid at participating locations Save 20% (11/9/14)
• Zatarain’s frozen entrées Save $1/2 (11/2/14)

The coupons below are listed in the National List RedPlum Insert but are not included in the Washington Post RedPlum Insert.

• Snuggle scent boosters product Save $1/1 (11/9/14)

P&G Insert

Always discreet liner or pad product ETS LIMIT4H Save $1.50/1 (10/31/14)
Always discreet underwear products ETS LIMIT4H Save $3/1 (10/31/14)
Always pad AND Always liner product (excludes Always discreet) ETS LIMIT4H Save $2 (10/31/14)
Bounce product ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.50/1
Bounty napkin ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.25/1
Bounty towel or napkin ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.25/1
Cascade dishwasher cleaner ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14)
Charmin product ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.25/1
Clairol hair color excludes age defy ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/1 (10/31/14)
Clairol hair color (excludes age defy, balsam and textures & tones) ETS LIMIT4H Save $5/2 (10/12/14)
Covergirl face product (excludes accessories) ETS LIMIT4H Save $1.50/1 (10/31/14)
Covergirl +Olay product (excludes accessories) ETS LIMIT4H Save $2.50/1 (10/31/14)
Crest toothpastes 3oz+ or liquid gel (excludes cavity, baking soda and tarter control) ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/2 (10/31/14) – National value $0.50/1
Crest rinse 473ml+ ETS LIMIT4H Save $1.50/1 (10/31/14)
Crest sensi-stop 6, 10 or 12 ct ETS LIMIT4H Save $3/1 (10/31/14)
Downy product (includes Unstopables) or bounce bursts (excludes single rinse) ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14)
Duracell coppertop, quantum, ultra photo lithium, specialty batteries, rechargeable batteries, Duracell charger or Duracell hearing aid batteries 6pk+ ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.50/1
Febreze candle ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14)
Febreze noticeables refill ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14)
Febreze product ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.50/1
Febreze products ETS LIMIT4H Save $1.50/2 (10/31/14)
Fixodent adhesive 1.4oz+ ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14) – National value $1.50/1
Gillette clinical or Gillette regular twin pack ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14)
Gillette male refill package 6ct+ ETS LIMIT4H Save $6/1 (10/12/14)
Head & Shoulders treatment product ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/1 (10/31/14)
Head & Shoulders full size products (excludes 200mL/6.8oz/1.7oz and treatments) ETS LIMIT4H Save $4/2 (10/31/14)
Ivory body wash 12oz or 3 bars ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.25/1
Ivory or Safeguard body wash 21oz+ or 4 bar+ ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.50/1
Luvs diapers box ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 or Luv diapers bags ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/2 (10/31/14) – National value $0.50
Meta product ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/1 (10/31/14)
Olay body wash, bar soap 4ct+ or hand and body lotion ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/2 (10/31/14)
Olay facial moisturizer or facial cleanser (excludes pro-x, Olay regenerist, total effects and age defying) ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14)
Olay facial moisturizer or facial cleanser (excludes pro-x, Olay regenerist, total effects and age defying) ETS LIMIT4H Save $3/2 (10/31/14)
Olay pro-x or regenerist facial moisturizer AND Olay facial cleanser ETS LIMIT4H Save $5 (10/12/14)
Old Spice product ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.75/1
Old Spice products ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/2 (10/31/14)
Oral-B healthy clean or cavity defense manual toothbrush B1G1 FREE Save up to $1.24 ETS LIMIT4H (10/12/14)
Oral-B glide floss 35m+ or Oral-B glide floss picks 30ct+ ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/2 (10/31/14) – National value $0.50/1
Oral-B pulsar, 3d white, pro-health or complete toothbrushes ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 or indicator or cavity defense toothbrushes ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/2 (10/31/14) – National value $0.50
Pampers diapers or pants AND wipes 56ct+ ETS LIMIT4H Save $2 (10/31/14)
Pantene expert hair regrowth treatment for women ETS LIMIT4H Save $5/$18.99+ (10/12/14)
Pantene products ETS LIMIT4H Save $5/3 (10/31/14)
Pantene products ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/2 (10/31/14)
Pantene styler or treatment product ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/1 (10/31/14)
Pepto-Bismol product ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/2 (10/31/14) – National value $0.50/1
Prilosec product OTC LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14)
Puffs singles ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/3 or 3pk+ ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.25/1
Secret deodorant (excludes .5oz) ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.75/1
Secret clinical strength deodorant (excludes .5oz) ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/1 (10/31/14)
Secret outlast, scent expressions or destinations deodorant or body spray (excludes .5oz) ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/2 (10/31/14)
Swiffer refill, solution or dust & shine ETS LIMIT4H Save $0.20/1 (10/31/14) – National value $0.40/1
Swiffer refill, solution or dust & shine ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/2 (10/31/14)
Swiffer refill, solution or dust & shine ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/3 (10/31/14)
Swiffer starter kit with Swiffer refill purchase ETS LIMIT4H Save $2 (10/31/14)
Tampax pearl or radiant tampon 16ct+ ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/2 (10/31/14)
Tide washing machine cleaner ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1 (10/31/14)
Tide detergent (excludes tide detergent 10oz, tide simply clean & fresh and tide pods) ETS LIMIT4H Save $2/1
Tide detergents, tide boost, tide to go, tide washing machine cleaner, downy or bounce (excludes tide detergent 10oz, downy single rinse, tide simply clean & fresh and tide pods) ETS LIMIT4H Save $5/3 (10/12/14)
Venus 6-8ct razor blade refill pack ETS LIMIT4H Save $6/1 (10/12/14)
Vicks Dayquil severe product or Nyquil severe product ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1
Vicks product (excludes Vapodrops and Zzzquil) ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1
Vicks Qlearquil product ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1
Vicks Qlearquil allergy 30 or 45ct (excludes Qlearquil nighttime allergy and Qlearquil sinus & congestion) ETS LIMIT4H Save $4/1
Vicks Zzzquil product ETS LIMIT4H Save $1/1

In addition to the National List P&G Insert, included in the Washington Post P&G Insert are the coupons below:

Mail-in Rebate Form: Get $5 by Mail WYB Any Cascade ActionPac (9/1/14 – 12/31/14)

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Comments 23

  1. Meg

    Anyone know which newspaper in Richmond, VA has the Sunday coupons on Saturdays or even earlier?

    • mich

      Some dollar trees, if you have them, have them early. You can call them to check beforehand.

    • Carol_R

      I don’t know about Richmond. I live in the Northern VA area. But here, the major grocery stores will have the newspaper as well as Rite Aid.

    • MD

      I don’t live in VA, I’m in NYC and my local deli gets certain pages of the Sunday NY Daily News on Fridays along with the inserts. They are not put out for sale, but I always see the stack and ask if I can buy it, they never have a problem. Maybe you should to ask your local deli. I honestly don’t know if other locations get the Sunday papers partially delivered to them early, but there really is no harm in asking.

    • Meg

      Thanks guys. But I didn’t find any in the Walgreens near me.

  2. mckeeversmom

    If you live close to a Walgreen’s you might find the Sunday paper (complete with inserts) there. I’m not sure what stores carry them early, though. Sorry.

    • Meg

      My Walgreens staff told they never get Sunday paper before 5am

  3. TeresaAnn

    I have a question that is off the topic, but wanted to see if anyone heard of this or had problems…

    My daughter and I have had the worst time getting printed internet coupons to go through at Walmart and even Safeway. They wave and wave that piece of paper over the scanner with no success. Both stores have now said their new policy is to “not except it if it does not scan.” Today my daughter went to Walmart and was using about 15 coupons that again…would not go through. She said the cashier or somebody told her they have new scanners and they will only read “regular ink settings.” Meaning no draft quality to save ink.

    Its the first I heard of this and they worked before with no problems but now I have to use up my ink faster go get them to read at the register. I am thinking this is why I had trouble at Safeway too. Mine is set to draft quality and I think its still pretty dark so im wondering how much darker they will be if I put it on regular quality..

    I was just wondering if anyone else had problems at their Walmart (if you shop there) and have resorted to either stop couponing there or printing darker coupons to please the machine.

    • Alyssa

      Hi TeresaAnn –
      I’ve had a similar problem with printed coupons at Walmart. My printer is on the “draft” setting, and Walmart cashiers always have a hard time scanning them. I guess I’ve been lucky because the cashier I almost always go to doesn’t give up. She keeps trying over and over again until it finally works.
      As far as the policy of only accepting coupons that can be scanned, I think it’s been the policy for a while. I recall seeing it a while back when I first started couponing and was learning stores’ policies. I just checked Walmart’s website (http://corporate.walmart.com/coupon-policy), and it does say that printed coupons “must have a scannable bar code.”
      I continue to use the draft setting because it works just fine everywhere else. I definitely agree with you that it might not be worth wasting ink to print them on the “regular” setting. I also print grayscale instead of color to save the color tanks.
      I hope that helps.

    • Gretchen

      Yes, I got the same thing at safeway. I started printing darker, which worked, but I went thru a cartridge in a week. Also irked me because a lot of times the coupon was already loaded on my club card and the cashier wouldn’t give my coupon back! I try mainly shop at Target now as they are pretty competitive and only go to safe way if they have a really good deal I don’t need a coupon for. Also I’m pretty lucky there are a lot of clearance outlet grocery stores in my area, and also Dollar treed takes coupons no matter what, they always just type them in. For the most part though, I have found my favorite cashiers at Target and always get in their line, they always take my coupons no matter what as well -I have found usually young females are the easiest cashiers to make friends with so they take all your coupons – oh well having three screaming but adorable kids with me probably helps, too!

      • TeresaAnn

        Thank you Alyssa and Gretchen for your responses ๐Ÿ™‚ I figured the policy probably existed. Still irks me lol..I mean they are good coupons. In my area the closest is Safeway, Walmart and Target. I usually go to them for different reasons. Safeway for the $5 Fridays or Just for You deals etc etc. Walmart for groceries because my Target is limited and Target for all the good stacking going on ๐Ÿ™‚

        Its going to get more difficult for groceries now. I just don’t feel like changing my printer settings for certain Walmart coupons and draft for Target and back to high color print for my few Safeway ones..and i agree, ink will be gone in a week! Strangely though, when i go through the self check out the coupons come right off!

    • Alma

      Hi. Food4less was the store that had problem scanning my coupons, but thankfully the cashiers were always nice to input my coupons. What help for me was using another brand of ink and I didn’t have changed any of my settings.

      • TeresaAnn

        I use hp 60 I believe for both black and color. Even on draft they come through really dark to me. So Im like how do the scanners not see these lines?! lol.

  4. cheryl

    i live in brandon,florida and the paper i buy on sunday no longer includes the red plum inserts.the paper said that tampa papers will no longer have the inserts. is there any paper i can buy on sundays that have the inserts.

  5. Kelli

    Anyone else not get ANY coupons in the Gainesville Sun today? So frustrating.

  6. sandy

    Does anyone know why the Tampa Bay area papers haven’t been getting the Plum inserts?

    • Anna

      Due to coupon selling online on ebay, red plum decided to take them away from that area. Florida is the only place I know that they are doing that.

      • Lenny

        Not all of FL, I live in the central region and I always get RP inserts every Sunday. If you live in FL, maybe you can subscribe to the Orlando sentinel to get the RPs. I’m sorry to hear that greedy couponers costed the innocent ones to lose out on some nice value coupons, Sandy…

        My problem is sometimes buying a couple of papers and seeing an insert gone whether it was an SS or RP, so frustrating. It has only happened at Walmart. Recently they started banding the newspaper so you needed to break the seal in order to flip through the papers. I’m thankful for that prevention method since this was a common problem.

  7. Mary

    My paper didnt have red plum, or p &g, or kmart
    In home delivery today, wondering why:(

    • Mary

      Im in va. Beach missing these items ๐Ÿ™

  8. Cajun Couponers

    I buy 2 newspapers here in Baton Rouge. The Advocate has Redplum, Smartsource, and P&G. The Times Picayune only had Smartsource. Something isn’t right because Picayune normally has coupons with the Advocate does not! I hope this isn’t going to happen each week. I don’t wanna go back to buying coupons online.

  9. SaraSue92

    I just realized my red plum didn’t have the folgers coupon and almost cried! I hate coffee but my boyfriend lives off of it. Works been slow and I was so excited to finally be able to get him more coffee. If anyone has any extra they don’t need please email me at itssarawatuspect@gmail.com

  10. Turquoice

    My husband bought 4 copies of our local paper. 3 of them had only the P&G inserts. And the 4th one didn’t have any at all. ๐Ÿ™
    For those of you who go out to the store to buy the papers, do you open and check to make sure inserts are in before you purchase them or buy them and just hope that they are in there?

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