2009 Coupon Insert Schedule


Note: You can find the 2010 Coupon Insert Schedule here

When your collect coupons, it’s often helpful knowing when the different coupon inserts are scheduled to appear in your Sunday newspaper. Below is the 2009 schedule for coupon inserts to appear for the Red Plum, Smart Source and Procter & Gamble coupon inserts. If there is scheduled to be more than one insert, the number of inserts will be listed in front:

Red Plum
Smart Source
Procter & Gamble
General Mills

January
4 — 2 Smart Source (New Year, New You!), 2 Red Plum
11 — Smart Source, Red Plum
18 — Smart Source, Red Plum, Procter and Gamble
25 — Smart Source, Red Plum

February
1 — Smart Source, Red Plum
8 — Smart Source, Red Plum, Procter and Gamble, General Mills
15 — No Inserts scheduled (Valentine’s Day)
22 — Smart Source, Red Plum

March
1 — Smart Source, Red Plum, Procter and Gamble
8 — Smart Source, Red Plum
15 — Smart Source, Red Plum
22 — Smart Source (Easter Seals)
29 — Smart Source, Red Plum

April
5 — 2 Smart Source, Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
12 — No Inserts (Easter)
19 — Smart Source, Red Plum
26 — Smart Source, Red Plum

May
3 — Smart Source, Red Plum
10 — Smart Source (SmartSource Summer Blastoff), Red Plum
17 — 2 Smart Source (SmartSource Summer Blastoff), Red Plum
24 — No Inserts (Memorial Day)
31 — Smart Source, Red Plum

June
7 — Smart Source (Children’s Miracle Network), Red Plum, Procter and Gamble
14 — Smart Source
21 — Smart Source (Easter Seals), Red Plum
28 — Smart Source, Red Plum

July
5 — Procter and Gamble
12 — Smart Source, Red Plum
19 — Smart Source
26 — Smart Source, Red Plum

August
2 — Smart Source, Red Plum, Procter and Gamble
9 — Smart Source (Back to School, Back to Savings), Red Plum
16 — Smart Source, Red Plum
23 — Smart Source (Back to School, Back to Savings), Red Plum
30 — Smart Source, Red Plum

September
6 — Procter and Gamble
13 — Smart Source (Diabetes Smart), 2 Red Plum
20 — Smart Source, Red Plum
27 — Smart Source, Red Plum, Procter and Gamble

October
4 — Smart Source (SmartSource Pink), Red Plum
11 — Smart Source, Red Plum
18 — Smart Source (Bowl Championship Series), Red Plum
25 — Smart Source, Red Plum

November
1 — Smart Source, Red Plum, Procter and Gamble
8 — Smart Source (Children’s Miracle Network), Red Plum
15 — Smart Source, Red Plum
22 — Smart Source
29 — PGBrandsaver only (Thanksgiving)

December
6 — Smart Source, Red Plum, Procter and Gamble
13 — Smart Source, Red Plum
20 — No Inserts (Christmas)
27 — No Inserts (New Years)

Here are the past 2008 Coupon Insert Schedule, the 2007 Coupon Insert Schedule and the 2006 Coupon Insert Schedule

These schedules can change from time to time as the year progresses. If you’re aware of any changes that have been made, please leave a comment below to let everyone know. You can also keep up to date on changes directly at

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17 Responses to 2009 Coupon Insert Schedule

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  2. Neelam says:

    I received an email from P&G that there is going to be an insert in the newspaper on May 3. Is that correct?

  3. flash says:

    Yes, P&G tries to publish coupons the first weekend of every month, with a second one often mid-month.

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  8. Dottie Seelar says:

    I am from Erie, PA and we get our paper in the mail on Tuesdays. Many times when the mailing gets here, there are no coupons in it. Like today, 7-14-09… NO COUPON booklet.

    Why is that? It happens very often. I see on your schedule that Red Plum and Smart Source were to in this flyer. Is there anything I can do to make sure I get them?

    Thanks for your help.. Dottie

  9. flash says:

    Different newspapers subscribe to different coupon inserts. I used to have a list of every newspaper/flyer that carried each of the inserts, by state and paper. Unfortunately, with the current economy, the subscriptions are changing, and different manufacturers are changing their markets as well, so everything is up in the air.

    If you think you should have received coupons in your paper and didn’t, you can usually contact your newspaper subscription and ask…if they are supposed to be included and weren’t, they may send out an additional copy.

    The other thing to try… ask your local stores what they do with weekend papers after the sell date. Often the newspaper delivery picks up the unsold papers for credit, but allows the stores to discard coupons (or provide them to customers) after the sell date.

    HTH

  10. Donna says:

    Does anyone know if Smart Source or Red Plum will provide/sell inserts in bulk after the Sunday insertion date?

  11. flash says:

    They actually arne’t allowed to sell the inserts. However, many newspapers will allow stores to give away the inserts after the newspaper sell dates. Just ask your store what their policy is. I’ve heard gas stations/convenience markets often allow the inserts to be removed by consumers late Sunday or early Monday before the newspaper reps arrive to collect the unsold papers, but I haven’t done it myself. Also, several Dollar Tree type stores sell Sunday papers later in the week, inserts included, for $1 each, which might be a deal if there are great coupons that week.

  12. Ann Phillips says:

    Correction to September 27/October 4. Proctor & Gamble will run on September 27th, not in October.

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  14. Patricia Fadoul says:

    Are there any rules for coupons? Is It one per family?

    I work for Walgreens and I find too many people using coupons to no end. Take as much as you can. The abuse is tremendous . There are people buying million of papers just for the coupons not for the need of the merchandise.

    Please put some rules or control for the out of control people.

    Sincerely,

    Patricia Fadoul

  15. Pat says:

    I purchase the Sunday paper to get coupon inserts and the majority of the time they are not inserted. Can I receive them by mail. The newspaper tells me you do not supply enough to put in every paper.

  16. brian wilk says:

    How can I not receive the mailer in my mailbox. It’s a waste to me as I do not even use it nor look at it and just throw it away.

  17. Veronica Stevens says:

    I am furstrated because I am not receiving P&G Coupons or extended Red Plum. Red Plum indicated that the coupon locater on their site indicates cities not close to us, example I live in Las Vegas and coupons available in the Reno and Ely ?????
    I spoke to rep. on Thur and they are aware of the problem! But, they can not send my coupons I have just missed out on, even through their site.
    open to suggestions!!!

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