Sunday Paper Isn't Even Worth $1
Back in January I got an offer from the local newspaper to subscribe to the Sunday paper for just $1 an issue. I gave it some thought and drooled over the idea of getting all the Sunday coupons, the Sunday Business/Personal Finance Section, and all the store ads to keep up with local deals. I ended up subscribing for 26 weeks to see how I liked it.
Well it time to renew and I have decided its not worth it. Its actually painful for me to say -- I used to love getting the newspaper on the weekend - and taking an hour or so to go through it. I enjoyed taking advantage of the coupons (espically "free" or "free after rebate" coupons).
The best coupons I got:
-Coupon for free box of Electrasol dishwasher tablets
-Coupon for free BIC Soleil razor for my fiancee
-Several $1 off coupons for goods I normally buy anyway
In the end I felt I really wasn't getting my money's worth out of the newspaper. I can read most of the news online, the coupons weren't as lucrative as I thought they would be, and it just too took long to sift through all the "junk" in the paper to find the few sections I actually enjoyed.
I would rather spend $2.50 every once in a blue moon when I have an urge to read the paper than spend $1/week and feel like I am not getting enough value from it.
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