Working with their representative, Jeff Rosenblum, we discussed how we could make these real manufacturer's coupons - NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH FREE PRINTABLE INTERNET COUPONS THAT MANY STORES WON'T ACCEPT - available here in the Champlain Valley. This would not only offset the cost of a subscription to the paper but put far more money into our readers' pockets.
Who wouldn't be willing to trade $29 for $1,000 if we are talking real money savings on products people buy everyday? Maybe $4 off Zyrtec, $3 off a 12-piece meal at KFC, $1 off Energizer Batteries, or 50 cents off granola bars or yogurt. In getting manufacturers to reduce the funds people are likely to spend anyway, we free up those dollars to be spent elsewhere in our local economy while helping local families stretch their budgets.
The program works simply like this ...
When you purchase a voluntary subscription to one our free papers for $29, you'll be enrolled in this exclusive online program. Every time you log in the membership, it allows you to select up $20 worth of locally redeemable coupons from hundreds of coupons listed in 21 categories, on items you want to buy.
You can log in up to five times within a 30-day period and select $1,000 total within the year's membership. Your personal redemption code and easy instruction will be emailed to you upon receipt of the subscription. (See the ad in today's paper for more details).
The coupons, once selected, will be mailed to you via First Class Mail. You pay nothing more. And remember, these are real manufacturers' coupons that will never be rejected and always doubled at stores that provide that service. Now, I know I sound a bit like Ron Popeil, but this program makes sense, puts dollars back into our local economy and assists us in delivering your community newspaper to your mailbox each week.