As many of you know, I used to be pretty active with coupon shopping (you can find all of my couponing posts HERE). Now that there is an Aldi near my home (less than five minutes away), my need for coupons has greatly decreased. I let my two newspaper subscriptions run out and then cancelled them. I thought that would be the end of my couponing. Apparently this is not the case.
While I am definitely not couponing as much, I find it interesting that once I stopped my subscriptions, I continued to get coupons. Every week, there is a free newspaper distributed to my neighborhood (by the regular newspaper delivery guy) and in that free paper are the same coupons that were in the Sunday paper! All this time I had been paying for two subscriptions when I could have been getting the coupons for free! Jeesh! Oh, and since my single, male neighbor doesn’t use his paper I get that one too! So, same amount of coupons FREE!
So, if you have a newspaper subscription just for the sake of getting coupons, start watching the driveways in your area. If you see that they are getting a free weekly paper, maybe you can cancel your subscription and save a few dollars.