I posted some upcoming deals at Target letting you know that you would be able to score some great deals with the Red Plum coupons that would be coming in Sunday’s paper and I got TONS of emails asking me how I got my inserts so early.
My Red Plum inserts come in the mail along with all of the weekly ads. When I lived in Pierce county the Red Plum inserts would come in the Sunday paper, and I did not receive them in the mail. I now live in King County and the Seattle Times does not carry the Red Plum inserts, instead they are delivered in the mail with the weekly grocery ads. Here are some things you can do to help you get a hold of some of the Red Plum inserts:
Sign up to get the Red Plum inserts delivered to you – If you aren’t already receiving the Red Plum inserts in the mail, you can fill out this form to have your name added to the Red Plum mailing list. The coupon inserts will be delivered via mail. It may take 5-6 weeks for the first insert to arrive.
Find out where to get the Red Plum Inserts in your area – If you head on over to the Red Plum site and enter your address, it will tell you which local papers carry the Red Plum inserts.
Subscribe to the paper that carries the Red Plum inserts, even if it’s not your local paper – In my area, the only paper that carries the Red Plum inserts is the Tacoma News Tribune. I live in King County, and the paper that is regularly delivered to my area is the Seattle Times. I found out that the Tacoma News Tribune would still deliver to me, so I went with that paper. I buy multiple copies of the News Tribune, and it only costs me $1 an issue. This works out well for me, because it’s hard to even find stores that carry the Tacoma paper where I live. You can get the same delivery deal, check out all the details over at The Coupon Project.
Buy More Papers – If you don’t want to subscribe to the paper, there are local stores where you can buy the Sunday edition of the newspapers for a reduced cost of only $1. The Dollar Store sells the Sunday edition, and I have recently heard that Safeway now sells the Sunday edition for only $1 (Thanks Lisa!). If you find that the paper will have lots of coupons you think you will use, it sometimes pays to pick up extra papers.
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Pick them up at night in your Post Offices Recycling Bin – If you are one of the lucky people that lives in an area where the inserts are delivered in the mail, then there is a way that you can score some extra inserts for FREE. I have been able to pick up several extra copies of the inserts by stopping by my post office later in the evening (has to be a post office with PO Boxes).
Some post offices have a recycling bin for all the unwanted mail and ads that come in the PO Boxes. My post office has done away with the recycling bin, but that doesn’t stop people from just piling their unwanted mail on the counter. If you stop later in the evening on the day the inserts are delivered you will find that several people have left their unwanted ads and inserts at the post office.
You can even pick up some inserts a couple of days after they are delivered, because not everyone makes it to the post office every day. I stopped by my post office on a Thursday evening, which is 2 days after the inserts come in the mail, and I was able to pick up 8 Red Plum inserts for FREE!
Ask your Friends and Family for their unwanted inserts – Both my Mom and Grandma would always cut out the coupons they wanted and then give me the rest. Reader Gwen just let me know that last Sunday she put a nice note in all her neighbors newspaper receptacles and they have gladly given her their Sunday inserts! She now has 5+ copies of the inserts to shop with.