Sunday, December 11, 2011

Star News vs. News and Observer

This week my Wilmington Star News newspaper had 1 Smart Source insert and my Raleigh News and Observer paper had both 1 Red Plum insert and 1 Smart Source insert.

Let's start with the Raleigh paper. The Red Plum insert was small but contained some nice coupons, especially on medicine.  I liked the Millstaone coffee $2 off coupon in particular. It also included Meaty Bone, Pup-Peroni, Dial NutriSkin Lotions, Loreal Eye Products, Keebler Crackers, Crest Whitestrips, Oral-B Toothbrushes and Replacement Heads, Duracell Batteries, Head and Shoulders, Axe Shower Gel, Axe Bodyspray, Dimetapp, Sundown Vitamins, Advil Adult and Children's products, and Robitussin.

The Raleigh Smart Source was a tad bit thicker than the Wilmington Smart Source. Raleigh Smart Source had Cold Stone Creamery coupons, Pistachio nuts coupons, Pillsbury Coupons, Cinnabon coupons, Totinos Pizza Rolls, Progresso Soups, Heluva Good Sour Cream Dip, Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables, General Mills cereals, Chex Mix, Betty Crocker Cookie Mis, Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Frosting, Carolina Pride Bacon and Sausage, Duke's Mayonnaise, Dixie Crystals Sugar, Sorrento Homestyle Shred Mozzarella, Covergirl, Mazola Corn Oil, Poise Pads, Poise Hourglass Shape Pads, Prevacid, Loreal Paris Youth Code Products, Jolly Time Blast O Butter, Arm and Hammer Spinbrush Products (and a rebate), Buddig Original Deli Meat, Pure Moist Disinfecting Solution, Mucinex, Benefiber, International Delight Creamer, Dentek Products, Allens Canned Products, Cepacol, Treasure Cave Cheese, Reese's or Hershey's Kisses.

My Wilmington paper only had a Smart Source insert, similar to the Raleigh Smart Source but a little smaller. It contained coupons for: Cold Stone, Pillsbury, Cinnabon coffee, Totinos Pizza Rolls, Progresso Soups, Pistachio nuts, Dixie Crystals Sugar, Sorrento Cheese, Grean Giant Valley Steamers, Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, General Mills Cereals, Chex Mix, Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Frosting, Cover Girl, Duke's Mayonnaise, Centrum Pro Nutrients, Centrum, Dentek, Cepacol, Jollytime Butter, Carolina Pride Bacon and Sausage, Target Purina Coupon, Benefiber.

So, as you can see, the Raleigh paper had two inserts, and the Raleigh Smart Source has more coupons than the Wilmington Smart Source. I would definitely shoot for only buying the Raleigh paper  if you can find it this morning.

Finally, note the Dixie Crystals Sugar coupon from both Smart Source inserts. It is for $.55 off and the sugar is on sale this week for $1.97 EVIC special for Harris Teeter. After the coupon doubles, the sugar only costs $.87 for a four pound bag. This is definitely the time of year to stock up on sugar!

Until next week.........


  1. We got 2 N & O s. No smart source in either, both had redplum, and looked neat and orderly in store.

  2. Thanks, Shaina! Weird- I wonder why your News and Observer was missing the Smart Source.

  3. Hi delly, hubby went back and got the star news which had both. I'm all good, just wanted to let you know, Mine was backwards from yours.

    Oh yeah, Salty Dogs in leland is now called Buy 'n Go.

  4. my star news and R&O had both inserts