Sunday Newspaper – One Of The Best Deals Around

Sunday morning newspaper savingsIn our house, one of our Sunday morning rituals is sitting down with the Sunday newspaper (print version) and planning our shopping circle. (More on the shopping circle in a later post – don’t forget to subscribe).

Personally, I find very little value in the actual paper itself. I get the news on TV, my phone and on the web much faster. I do feel good about how full it makes my recycle bin look – after I keep some for packaging and cleanup.

Our local Sunday newspaper, the Detroit Free Press, is just like every other newspaper in America – stuffed full of flyers, ads and coupons. The picture above is the actual newspaper we used last Sunday. We look at all the best values in our area using the fliers, matched with our shopping list that we built with <a title=”Save Money Grocery Shopping And Stop Over Spending With E-Mealz” href=””>e-mealz* and select our stores.

The Shopping System

Once we have our grocery list and stores picked we get to the fun part – coupon clipping. Along with the electronic coupons, (again, subscribe for that future post) we find coupons for as many items as we can that are already on our shopping list.

I know many people will make their list from the coupons they find but that doesn’t work for us. I’m not an expert but we don’t want the marketing of coupons to dictate our grocery list.

The Coupon Savings

We will save a little by deciding which stores to shop and even more from the coupons. We try to use both manufacture and store coupons. In last Sunday’s Detroit Free Press there was a total of $339 of coupon savings. Of course we use only a fraction of that but we save enough to make the $1.50 expense a no-brainer.

Do You Clip The Coupons?

Are you a coupon clipping nut too? Are you taking advantage of the Sunday coupons? What’s your system? Comment below.

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Newspaper – One Of The Best Deals Around

  1. Sire

    We don’t get coupons in the paper, although we do have different stores advertising specials and such. I only buy the paper if I’m looking for something specific.

    When it comes to shopping, the wife does that and she usually frequents the local one unless there are really good specials at one of the other ones.

    1. Brian Hawkins Post author

      Hi Sire, I had to start another blog. I guess I was running low on them. lol

      Australia is still at the top of my ‘must visit’ list even though you have no coupons. Thanks for stopping by.

      1. Sire

        Well you sure picked a nice domain name Brian.

        Hey, don’t worry about when you come to Australia, we may not have a whole lot of coupons to offer but we make up for it in other ways 😉


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