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Getting the Sunday Inserts: How to buy in bulk?

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Well, I've just been on the phone with the local paper's circulation department, letting them know that this weekend I'm looking at purchasing 2 dozen papers and want to know if I can get an ongoing subscription discount if I have something like a dozen or so papers delivered every Sunday. After putting me on hold and talking with his manager, I was completely stonewalled - there are no discounts available, I'm SOL, and no they won't put me in touch with my local carrier to discuss one on one.

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Annoying.

It seems to me that paying $1.50 per paper (PLUS TAX!!) is just silly when all I want is the inserts. It seems to me that the newspaper business is hurting enough that I should be able to get bulk discounts, but I've been smacked down.

For those of you who are buying 20, 30, 40 papers at a time, you're not really paying full price for these things, are you? I do realize that $1.50 is a small price to pay when you're using Qs worth hundreds, but still - paying full price for an in bulk item just seems silly.

Any tips for the newbs here on how to get a good price on these things? Where can I look for a source of either just the inserts (on Sunday - no mailing off for them), or for cheaper papers in bulk? Confused
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Last Edited by AlanChiras October 17, 2009 at 03:59 AM
The Miami Hearld has what is called the Early Sunday edition on Saturday for 50 cents with ALL the Sunday inserts!! It's great. Check to see if your paper does the same.

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Our Publix is now selling the Tampa Trib Sundays for 50� & weekdays for 75�EEK! Have to get there early before they are all gone. St. Petersburg paper is $1.00.

Some of the Publix stores sell double packs of the St. Pete Sundays for $1.25. Again, few of these and have to get there real early before they are gone.

Wags manager said they are trying to work a deal to get the St. Pete Sundays for 75�.

Last night while walking my dog, I happened to look at some of the newsstand boxes and they have the Tampa Sundays for 50� too. Now to get lots of quarters and hit them early in the am (about 5am). There are lots of newsstands up and down the main street, almost one in front of each high rise condo complex. Live along the beaches.
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Quote from Juli :
We have a free local paper that goes out once a week or so with the inserts. So....the day after it goes out, while I'm pushing the stroller thru our neighborhood, I pick up the papers people have left in their drive and toss it in the bottom of the stroller. If anyone sees me I bet I look like a nut. Unfortunately, our inserts here suck. There is usually only one coupon I can use. But when I use it I have alot of them.
I do that when our local Wednesday paper is delivered. Usually they only have inserts starting late spring and end up in Sept. This week I noticed there was a SS in the paper. So last night, took my dog for a walk and picked up any of the ones still in the driveways of the homes that don't have anyone staying there. Not a lot of people "live" in the homes around me, they rent them out. "Snowbirds are starting to come in for the "Season".

If anyone asked about it, I just would tell them I am recycling them. I take the SS and put the papers in the newsstand so others can use them.
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