Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Discounts Are Hard To Come By

I bought the Sunday paper on Tuesday last week. It seems that as a cost cutting measure the Atlanta Journal and Constitution won't deliver to my county any longer.

If I want to look at the Sunday paper on Sunday I have to drive 14 miles to get it. I have done this 4 times so far, and they have already sold out of the paper 3 times.

I know you're probably thinking, "Well, MA Fat Woman, why don't you just subscribe?" The paper has stopped all delivery to my county. No more paper routes, no more chasing the neighborhood dog, and no more chasing my crazy neighbor who thinks that the paper belongs to her.

Anyhow, I like to get the paper for the coupons. So, I had to run to the next county and stopped in at a convenience store. Wouldn't you know it, they had one copy of the Sunday paper left. I thought I'll snatch that paper right up and took it up to the counter. I still had to pay full price for the dang thing. (At least it still had the coupons in it.)

That night as I sat relaxing with the cat I started thumbing through the sales fliers. I hoped there might be a sale on the cat's cat food this week. I had finally made it through all the ads and there wasn't a coupon in sight. (Unless you count the free trial prescription for Cialis, which I don't need.)

Full price for the Sunday paper on Tuesday and I didn't even get any coupons. Some days, you just can't catch a break!


A New Yorker said...

Aren't they supposed to send the papers back after one day and anything they kept is their loss?

Unknown said...

Wow! I can't imagine a paper stopping delivery to an entire county, but these are difficult times indeed.

indy said...

this is the latest thing. papers going out of business. look at the detroit newspaper that is just one example. myself i am allergic to newspaper makes it hard for me to breath. i would just drop the quest. right now target dont even put flyers in the paper anymore. everything is going online even if we dont like it.



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