Dear Newspapers: Subscribers don’t want to pay extra for Black Friday coupons

A Chicago Tribune reader complained to me on Wednesday about being charged extra for coupons in the Thanksgiving Day edition. Here’s part of the letter he sent:


Steve Friess, who tweeted the Free Press letter today, says: “If they want to charge more at the newsstand, that seems fair. But subscribers? That seems weird.” (I’m told the Free Press is charging $1 more for the Thanksgiving paper.)

Both newspapers told me that subscribers could get a credit if they called the customer service department.