Why don't I get a discount?
Question: Just curious! Why do the weekend-only subscribers get a "gift" in the form of a free paper on Martin Luther King's birthday, while we seven-day-a-week supporters get nothing extra? To be fair, it would seem appropriate that we receive a 50-cent credit on our next bill. -- Dale Wile, Sandpoint
Answer: The newspaper is allowed by the national Audit Bureau of Circulation to establish a small number of so-called "bonus days" on which Sunday subscribers are also provided the daily paper. Generally, those days follow or precede holidays when large numbers of readers are at home much as they would be on a Sunday.
Seven-day subscribers get the benefit of a subscription price substantialy below newsstand price. They are in no-way penalized by the very few bonus days allowed. -- Steve Smith, editor