Since I work evenings, I typically don't get to bed until the early morning hours. If I don't make myself go to bed, I could easily be up until 4 a.m. I mean, think about it. A lot of people get home at 5:30 p.m... and don't go to bed until midnight. So you can see my dilemma.
That's also why I usually miss the Sunday paper. I crawl out of bed around 10 a.m... and by the time I hit the gas station or Barnes and Noble, the stores are all out of papers. They might have a Sunday Wilmington Star News, but let's face it. The Star News is typically not the paper with the best coupons. The smaller market paper is hard to compare to the Raleigh News and Observer when it comes to the coupon inserts.
But times...they are a changing. Not for the two papers, but for me.
I set my alarm Saturday night so that I'd be one of the lucky ones come Sunday morning. Low and behold, I finally saw the mythical Raleigh News and Observer. Of course, as I type, it's not even daylight... but since I'm doing a lot of this for work now, I knew I had a responsibility to get my booty out of bed.
And, just for old-time's sake, I grabbed a Star News. Boy, the inserts are different. Just how different? In a bit, Delly's Deals, will probably post the big differences for you -- if she follows her normal routine, you'll see which paper came out on top. My guess is the N & O since it's thicker. The News and Observer is on the left, the Star News is on the right:
There was buzz we were going to get three coupon inserts this week, but unless my tired eyes are playing tricks on me, I've only spotted two. The Raleigh and Wilmington papers got both a Smart Source and a Red Plum insert.
And finally, I want to help the people out there who, like me, can't get out to get a Sunday paper! It's NOT a contest or anything, but I'd like to help someone who may not be able to get up early like me. So, if you'd like a paper, go to my Facebook page and type, "Coupons, please!" and I'll draw for the winner by mid-week. I know that there's some debate on swapping coupons/exchanging, but from what I can see, there's no harm in giving a Sunday paper to someone who may need it. If there ends up being a wild debate over it, then this will be the first and last time to do it... just want to personally help someone like me! Happy Sunday!