Scavenger Hunting for Free Sunday Papers
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Scavenger Hunting for Free Sunday Papers

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 10:12 am
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If you’re an extreme couponer, finding deserted Sunday newspapers lying around is like finding money on the ground. As you probably know, you should buy at least one Sunday paper (for the Sunday coupon inserts, of course) but ideally you probably want closer to 5 of these money-saving machines. Unfortunately, buying 5 Sunday papers ends up costing somewhere around $10 – dilemma! So, if you’re serious about finding those free leftover Sunday papers (packed full of awesome coupon inserts) here’s some places you can check:

  • Coffee Shops. Where there’s coffee, there’s sure to be an abandoned newspaper nearby!
  • Doughnut shops. Again, coffee… doughnuts… newspapers… coupon inserts.
  • Airports. Business people? Wall Street Journal? Hello Sunday coupon inserts!
  • Hotel lobbies. If you don’t see any papers just lying around, ask a hotel employee. Sometimes they’ll have stacks of leftovers hidden away. Some hotels even take the coupon inserts out of the papers before putting them out for guests (*gasp*). Regardless, they’re likely to be more than happy to give them to you!
  • Dumpsters (this one is for the real die-hard couponers out there). If you’re feeling a little wary about diving head first into a dumpster, you might want to warm up with some recycle bins.
  • “Wanted” ads. Post “wanted” ads on Craigslist or a community mailbox. Perhaps a trade is in order?
  • Word of mouth. Ask your friends, family, and neighbors to drop their leftover Sunday papers off on your doorstep. Whoo! It’s like Christmas!


Don’t be afraid to ask around for free Sunday papers. You might even ask someone who is reading the paper if they plan to use the coupon inserts. If not, they’ll most likely give them to you. So many people read the paper and disregard the coupons, leaving more for you! Don’t let all those perfectly good coupons end up at the landfill – get out there and start hunting! Good luck! 😀

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