ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Save Money with Your Sunday Newspaper

Updated on December 3, 2014

We All Used to Read the Sunday Newspaper

Many, many years ago (at least 10) newspapers were all the rage in media. Before cable news went nuts with the 24 hour news cycle and the explosion of internet news, people subscribed to the local paper of record to get national, local, sports,!

Obviously now you can get your news in your pocket with your smartphone, or by doing a Google search on your computer. But there's still good reasons to get a newspaper, not the least of which are inserts and coupons. Read along and see what you're missing out on.

The Newspaper is a Marketplace

Full disclosure: I subscribe to the Sunday newspaper. I used to be get the newspaper every day but got tired of recycling so much paper at the end of the week, that I cut back. But it amazes me that when I flip through the paper in this digital age, I'm still more drawn to this idea of the marketplace. Here's what I noticed:

  • When it was time to buy a car, I checked the Auto section - Sure, I did my due diligence by reading online reviews, looking at or Carmax, but I knew deep inside that the best local deals would probably be somewhere in the Auto or Cars section. Not only was the car I was interested featured by 1 dealer for a lease, but also by another dealer 15 miles away for sale.
  • I notice the pictures in Main News - I'm not a heavy heavy reader. I like going through the editorials and I'll occasionally skim an article when it has a catchy headline. BUT when I see a major full page color ad by Toyota or Samsung, I take notice. I've gotten wind of lots of sales and new promotions just by flipping through the paper.
  • I like coupons - lots of coupons - It's true that there are other ways to get coupons like printing directly from or just searching via Google. But there's something about having a bunch of stores in my area trying to get me to visit them that I really enjoy.

No Excuses, Go Get Your Paper

Let's face it, the Sunday newspaper costs somewhere around a $ a week if you do some online searching, or if you call in to get a special deal. Do you seriously think that you won't find two $0.50 coupons to cover the cost, or *gasp* you may actually read something that will be entertaining and/or enlightening?

As you'll see in the table below, it's really quite simple. You've got three choices (don't get the newspaper, get Sunday or get daily) and frankly only one of them offers minimal benefit.

Newspaper Subscription Choices

Daily subscription
Best Deal and most value
Lots of recycling
Sunday Only
Coupons and Bundle
Not subscribing
Save $1/week
Missing out

About DealForALiving

I believe that being frugal and making smart money choices is like any other exercise. As we continue to practice good habits in saving money where possible, finding deals for what we want, and having a good time at it, then we become better at dealing for a living.

I'm committed to sharing my experiences with getting the most out of using credit cards, saving and spending tips, and I might even add a slice of perspective without trying to be a psychoanalyst like some other personal finance folks out there.

Please let me know what you think and if you'd like to hear my take on a specific topic.

Most Sincerely,


PS. I've also started writing on my own site:

Do You Subscribe to the Newspaper?

Do You Subscribe to the Newspaper?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • DealForALiving profile imageAUTHOR

      Sam Deal 

      4 years ago from Earth

      There's serious money to be saved with coupons especially if you count restaurant coupons and home improvement deals for windows and whatnot. Thanks for sharing!

    • colorfulone profile image

      Susie Lehto 

      4 years ago from Minnesota

      Its true, a person can save money with a Sunday Newspaper. I use to clip the coupons when my children were still at home. I kept track of coupon savings 1 year and it was well over $1500.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)