Monday, February 16, 2009

No More Red Plum Coupon Inserts


Many people have noticed that the Red Plum insert hasn't been in their Sunday papers. This is happening in a lot of newspapers across major cities in the states of Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New jersey, Utah, Virginia, Washington DC, North Carolina, Maryland and Texas. This is the press release about this:

“Starting in February, the RedPlum coupon booklet will now be delivered in Cleveland through consumers’ mailboxes along with their weekly grocery circulars and other savings and deals. By using direct mail, the RedPlum insert will now be able to reach almost twice as many Cleveland households as in the past. In these challenging economic times, it has never been more important to make these essential savings available to as many Clevelanders as possible so they can stretch the dollars in their wallets.” -Thomas Murray, Vice President of the Valassis Corporation

If you are being impacted by this you have three options available:

  1. Contact the companies that advertise and issue coupon in the Red Plum inserts and express your discontent. You can find a list of the companies and contact information here. You can also contact the Valassis Company itself (issuers of Red Plum) and complain online or by calling the number 1-800-437-0479.
  2. You can leave a comment about how this is affecting you on this website created to bring attention to Valassis about how this impacts consumers.
  3. You can also sign up to get your coupons delivered via mail here.

Even if you have not been impacted by this, I think it is smart to voice your concern. Given the current economic situation a lot of newspapers and printers are having a lot of problems staying afloat. Who is to say that Valassis won’t eventually stop issuing coupons all together. Thanks to Mercedes at CommonSenseWith for compiling this information.

Myself, I am upset as that is one of the major reasons I get Sunday newspapers. ;(


Stacy said...

Just an FYI....I've tried several times to get the Red Plum mailed to me, but have not been successful. I teach coupon classes and know that there are some areas that do get it mailed to them already (in the Utah region), but Davis county does not seem to be one of those areas.

Anonymous said...

I live in indiana, and cant find the red plum insert anywhere. The red plum isnt in any newspapers near me, and i am so disappointed. I just started couponing, and its hard with no red plum. I have heard they will not mail them to your homes.. Any suggestions?