Update on The Red Plum Insert & The Star Ledger

I wanted to update everyone on the status of the Red Plum inserts and the NJ Star Ledger. In case you missed the first post, it appears that the Red Plum inserts, that have been scheduled to run across the country, did not come out in the NJ Star Ledger. This has happened for the last three weeks.

I was in contact today with David Iaquinta from the Star Ledger who confirmed that the Red Plum was not scheduled to run in the Star Ledger the last three weeks. He also informed me that “for the next 4 weeks, red plum is NOT scheduled to run with the Ledger”.

I sent him an email back asking if that was just for the next 4 weeks or if it will continue after that. I have not heard back from him. If this is a temporary situation then I feel we can deal with it for a few weeks but if this continues we all will have to find other, more cost effective way to get our coupons.

Currently, I have not found one paper in the NJ/NY area that is carrying both the Smart Source and the Red Plum. The following papers are carrying Red Plum. Please let me know if I missed any and also if you know for a fact that any of these papers also carry the Smart Source insert weekly.

Red Plum:
NJ Herald
Easton Express – Times
Bergen Record
NY Daily News
NY Times **Note: At $5 for a Sunday paper even if it carries the Smart Source it’s too much.
Asbury Park Press
East Brunswick Home News & Tribune
Philadelphia Inquirer
Trenton Times
Trenton Trentonian
Bridgewater Courier News

If any of you would like to email the Star Ledger I would be happy to supply you with the email. I do not want to post it so please send me an email at livingrichwithcoupons@gmail.com and I will give it to you. The more people that contact them the better.

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  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the info Cindy.

    From West Orange

  • Anonymous

    The Bridgewater Courier News ($1.25 Sunday) carries both the Red Plum and Smart Source, but the Smart Source does not have as many coupons as the one included in the Star Ledger.

  • lisa

    Cindy, The Bergen Record carries the Smart Source and the Red Plum. Also the P&G, Kellogg's, and GM inserts when they come out. I buy the Record every week.

    Also, The Journal News comes out on the NY/NJ border and it carries all the inserts as well.

  • Cindy Livesey

    Was it in there this weekend because I picked it up at my local 7-11 on Sunday and it only had the Smart Source.

  • Michelle

    The Asbury Park Press carries both.

  • Carol

    Love your blog! I get Newsday (Long Island) and it has both inserts.

  • Cindy Livesey

    Hey guys,
    Thanks for all the help with the newspapers and inserts. I did hear back from the Star Ledger today and was told that this is a temporary thing. I will believe it when I see it. In the mean time I am going to try these newspapers that have been suggested as long as I don't have to drive an hour.

  • ScoringDeals

    Hi Cindy,
    I just found out this post, and I think I can pitch in. I subscribe to The Star Ledger and get the paper delivered on Thursdays AND Sundays ONLY.

    The RP insert came in the paper ON THURSDAYS 7/30 and 8/6.

    But this past week (8/13)I did not get the RP insert (not Thur or Sun). I was kind of mad and thought it might have been my carrier's mistake!

    Thanks for the info!