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:

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

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