Red Plum 5/31/09:
- 50¢ on 1 Newman’s Own lemonade exp 7/26/09
- 50¢ on 1 Newman’s Own pasta sauce, salsa, marinade, lemonade, popcorn or cereal exp 7/26/09
- 75¢ on 1 Newman’s own salad dressing exp 7/26/09
Red Plum 6/7/09:
- $1 off any Whole fruit bar exp 8/31/09
Smart Source 6/7/09:
- $1 off any 2 Pirate’s Booty, Smart Puffs or Tings exp 9/30/09
- $1 on 2 packages of Boca meatless product exp 8/2/09
I’ve just been given 11 coupon inserts from the NY Times from the past 2-3 months, and I found a diamond in the rough.
(It must not have been in NJ’s Courier Post, because I know I purchased the 5/19 paper.)
$1 off any lightlife item and $1.50 off any 2 lightlife dogs (this includes the sausages, but those unfortunately are not vegan) Both coupons expire on 8/31, so you have plenty of time to use them.
I searched on the coupon purchasing sites, and neither of them had it, so I turned to eBay. Sure enough, there are tons of them.
The best of which is 20 of each for 1.95 (you can always give some of the dogs/sausages coupons to non-vegans who would be able to eat the sausages, cause I don’t know about you, but 40 packages of tofu pups and smart dogs is a bit much.) But 1.95 for just the 20 $1 off coupons is a great deal.
p.s. there’s also a Lindt coupon ($1/2 exp. 8/31) and a Smart Balance coupon ($1/2 exp 6/30) and GE compact fluorescent lighting ($1/1 exp 6/30) and Barbara’s Bakery ($1/1 exp 6/30) and Terra Chips ($1/1 exp 8/3)
It makes sense to buy multiples from one seller, because they often give you a shipping discount.
The inserts in the sunday papers are generally not very vegan. (Occasionally there’s a good find, but generally it’s a waste of paper and time.) That said, you can look at schedules and previews to judge whether or not you should bother getting the paper. For example, around earth day, the papers had an extra insert from smart source that had a theme of “green” (It honestly wasn’t very green. maybe only 1/2 of the coupons could be considered green, and then there were other random not necessarily environmental coupons thrown in there.)
The forums at A Full Cup have a section where you can see the schedule of how many inserts will be in each sunday paper. (obviously it’s pointless to get the paper if there will be no inserts) In addition, many vegans avoid buying Proctor & Gamble products on principle, so that cuts out an entire insert from our options. Luckily they don’t provide inserts every week.
Also convenient for us is to look at the coupon preview sites to see if it’d be worth it to buy the paper at all. Sunday papers aren’t cheap (particularly those from large metropolitan areas) and if you can only use a few coupons from each paper, what’s the point, right? These enthusiasts/sellers make lists of the coupons that are going to be in their area papers. I haven’t found any coupon preview sites for the west coast, unfortunately.
Coupon Preview Sites:
An alternative to buying the paper:
So, you know how we generally can’t use most of the coupons that are in the inserts anyway, right? Well, why not just buy them from other people who are more avid coupon clippers than we’ll ever be? That way we can just buy what we need. Seems like the more environmental choice, since all the coupons have the potential to be used. (and I’m sure these sites don’t have to buy thousands of sunday papers. Maybe they get the leftovers.)
- TheCouponClippers.com – 10-20% of the value of the coupon, .50 admin fee + shipping (50 coupons usually will be heavy enough for .61 postage.) many coupons have a minimum order, so that’s kind-of annoying. But if you plan on buying that many anyway, it’s worth it. Larger variety than Cents Off.
- CentsOff.com – $7.50 1-time membership fee, and then $8 per order of 50 coupons (works out to be .16 per coupon not including the membership fee.
- AFullCup.com – They have a trading system set up instead of purchasing, which might be good if you sill plan on buying the paper
very useful online coupon review