Getting Newspaper Inserts
Posted on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 at 6:12 am
When I was little I used to watch Sunday morning cartoons and help my mom go through the newspaper inserts for coupons. I loved doing it then and I still love it now (except maybe without the cartoons).
Finding coupons in the newspaper inserts has been the most common way to get coupons for a very long time.
So if you don’t already get newspaper inserts, how do you go about getting them?
Getting Inserts Through Subscriptions
If you enjoy reading the newspaper often and you can afford to have it delivered, why not just subscribe? The average cost of a daily subscription is about $3.50-$4.50 a week. If you don’t want the paper every day, but you still want the convenience of having it delivered, most newspapers offer a couple other delivery options including Sunday only. The cost of Sunday only delivery is usually between $1.50 and $2.50. It’s even possible to get discounts on your newspaper subscriptions. Take a look at my blog, “How To Get Discounted Newspaper Subscriptions”, to see if you can get your newspaper at a discounted price.
You don’t have to have your paper delivered to get the inserts, though. You can always choose to pick up a newspaper whenever you’d like at your local newspaper stand or box. This is also a good way to get extra newspaper inserts.
Make Sure Your Paper Has The Inserts You Want!
Just because you’re getting a newspaper doesn’t mean that there will be inserts, or the inserts you want, in them. Some inserts typically found in newspapers are from Red Plum, Smart Source, and P&G. Before subscribing to a newspaper for the inserts, check out the insert provider’s websites to make sure their inserts will be in your newspaper. If your local newspaper doesn’t include the insert you want, you might be able to request to get the insert through the mail. If nothing else, you can contact the provider and suggest they cover your area.
What Other Ways Can I Find Inserts?
You can get free inserts without subscribing to newspapers, and there are several ways to do so!
- Ask everyone! Friends and families are a great place to start looking for extra inserts. If they usually discard their inserts, ask them to save the inserts for you!
- Go recycle bin diving. Many people recycle their papers without even glancing at the inserts. If you know of some clean, newspaper only recycle bins you can easily find several inserts to grab. Be careful! Dumpster diving laws are a little grey, so it’s safest to check with the the property owner for permission before you start!
- Ask whoever delivers your paper now. They may be willing to give you the extra inserts they have.
- Scavenge! Check out places like coffee houses, cafes, and anywhere people tend to read a newspaper and abandon it. You might be able to find a couple lonely newspapers waiting for you.
- Ask around at newspaper stands and convenience stores. The people working in these places often have extra inserts and might be nice enough to hand them off to you.
Now get out there and find those inserts!