I've tried getting a newspaper subscription for just the Sunday paper, but it gets stolen off my apartment stoop. The newsstand price of The New York Times just went up to $4 for the Sunday edition, and I'm not sure that I'm able to save a consistent $16 per month using coupons I might get out of there, so it's not worth it to buy the paper each week.
My local grocery stores will not take coupons printed off the internet, even if I bring the whole page that shows the legitimate company URL in it. They just don't take them.
WHERE can I get real manufacturers coupons for free or cheap enough to mean I'm actually saving money? Does anyone in the New York area know if another daily or weekly newspaper carries the SmartSource circular? Has anyone bought coupons off ebay and had success saving money this way?
When I worked at Starbucks, I'd save the coupon circulars from the papers people left behind and I know I saved quite a bit of money--but I wasn't having to pay for the coupons. I'm no longer sure it makes sense.
(As a little more information, I'm shopping mainly for me, sometimes for two. I don't buy meat and generally stay away from packaged foods like Lunchables, and I don't buy many commercial household cleaning items. I had good luck with coupons for canned veggies, juice, and other dry goods.)