On September 7, 2004, USA Today made their first price increase since 1985 when they went from 50 cents to 75 cents. In October 2008, the price increased to a $1.00 cover price. Five years later, on Monday, September 30, 2013, the newspaper doubled their cover price from $1.00 to $2.00.
It’s entirely possible that sometime in the next seven months there will be a massive price increase for the daily edition of USA Today, but it seems highly unlikely that it would triple.
However, a $6 newspaper is not unheard of. Several years ago, Sunday editions of The New York Times started selling for $6 outside of the New York metropolitan region. However, that’s currently one of the higher-priced newspapers. No weekday editions of any major US newspapers currently sell for $6 or higher.
Prediction Accuracy: Failed