I just posted about the lack of available food coupons. After previewing the coupon inserts that will be found in Sunday's paper, it seems the trend continues. There will be three inserts on Sunday - Smart Source, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble. Out of these three inserts, I counted about 15 food related coupons. Those 15 coupons included three for evaporated milk, three for tofu, three for Pringles, two for coffee creamer, and one for pumpkin bread mix. Most of those items get you absolutely nowhere when meal planning. Hmm...Pringles crusted tofu, in a French Vanilla cream sauce, served with a tall glass of evaporated milk. Delish. :) (Ok, I know that each of those items has their place...but it would be nice to see coupons for some REAL food!)
So, if you are already up to your eyeballs in personal care and cleaning items, as I am, you might consider skipping or buying just one copy of the 10/30 paper. In my opinion, it's not worth picking up for the food savings.
On the other hand, if you're looking to build up your supply of items like toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc., buying multiple copies of the paper would be a wise idea. The P&G insert comes around just once a month, and many of the drug stores run deals at the beginning of the month, specifically targeting Procter & Gamble products. Unless you plan to go total extreme couponer, I would suggest a max of four newspapers.