Hello my fellow coupon hounds! Today is like our national holiday. It’s great coupon insert day! Whoo Hoo! The first weekend of every year(unless it’s the actually new year holiday), we coupon fanatics are blessed with multiple coupon inserts in our Sunday paper. This year, we were give 5 separate inserts to tickle our fancy, make us giggle, and cause extreme drooling over the values. Yes, the values. For the most part, the coupon values are increased during this “holiday,” giving us coupons of 2,3, and sometimes 4 dollar values. A blessing, indeed. Ha! I sound like a crazy person, don’t I? Well, it’s a great day for me since I use coupons to not only get great deals on my groceries, but to stockpile items we use and need most. And you all know how much I love to stockpile. Remember this? And this? How about this blast from the past? Or, maybe you like this one better. See? I told you.
Anyway, what do we do with the Sunday papers once we’ve ravaged them for their inserts? Obviously, recycling is the best way to go, but there are a few places that would love your extra papers:
The local laundromat– Sunday is a big washing day, so many people will be in there wanting something to read. You could leave a few papers at these places and have people be very appreciative
The emergency room– If you live near a hospital, you can drop one or two off in the waiting room of the emergency area. Or, even in the general waiting room of the main entrance. When I went to visit my grandfather recently at the hospital, I realized there were quite a few “waiting” areas that lacked even current magazines.
The nursing home or hospice– I fortunately have one up the street, so they are recipients of my papers most of the time. The staff is so appreciative of this because sometimes there are just too many residents but not enough papers, and it’s a treat when they don’t have to share with 5 or 6 people. Sometimes they can even give a paper to each room, so only the roommates are sharing.
Your neighbors!– I love doing this one. Because we are in a complex, I can actually put the extra papers near the recycling and other neighbors can pick them up at their leisure. Or, I leave them in a few of the laundry rooms we have(see first suggestion). For those of your with “traditional” neighbors, you can ask them if they would like your “extra” paper to read. Explain to them that you get them for the coupon inserts. You may earn an new source for extra coupons! Look for houses that don’t have a paper in their front porch on Sunday morning.
This is a great way to share the multiple copies of newspapers you purchase if you are a coupon user, on days like today, or any Sunday of the year.