Every sunday morning husband goes out early and buys me 4 copies of the cincy suday paper. (our local paper doesn't have the sunday coupons) If easy child can't get out, he'll buy her 4 copies as well and she pays us back. This may seem silly for coupons, but so far the benefit outweighs the cost.......and I'm using the paper to wrap the girls china in for storage. No biggie, right? Well last week one paper had no coupons........ So, I thought fluke. No one is perfect. And let it go. This week though, I told husband to make sure that each paper had the coupons/ads in them before he bought them. husband being male took the easy way, checked only for the ads assuming if the ads were there the coupons would be too. And he only checked the first 4 papers. (he was picking up 4 for easy child this morning too) He dropped pcs papers off on his way home. easy child calls me. Not a single of her papers had coupons in them. Not one. She was soooooo mad, and rightfully so. I mean c'mon, even before I really got hooked on coupons, the main reason the sunday paper is so popular is the ads and coupons! I told her no sweat. I'd give her two of my inserts, better than nothing. And I wasn't planning major shopping trips this week, I've got cleaning to catch up on ect. If there wasn't a jump out at you deal I hadn't planned on going at all. But I decided it would be a good idea to check my papers. Each sunday paper comes with a Smartsource and redplum coupon insert. I had 1 paper with both, other 3 only had the smartsource. Found that interesting. Told easy child. easy child had 1 big deal she was going after.....shampoo ect for women. (last couple wks have been men) With the coupons.....would have been free in the store. She wondered if those coupons were in the redplum one. So I looked......and sure enough there they were. Now........upon discovering all her coupon inserts missing......easy child headed out for more papers. Only she checked them this time. Walmart, gas stations, ect where they sell papers around here. Not one had a coupon insert. So. Interesting. Evidently someone is going around snitching inserts out of the papers when they're buying their own.........or whomever brings the paper to town (distributor?) has someone snitching coupon inserts out of so many papers before they're delivered. Back in the day when I delivered papers with my bro.......when they came to us they weren't put together. We'd spend the wee hours of the morning doing just that, every single sunday. It was one of the reasons we didn't look forward to the sunday paper. lol Speedway is going to contact the paper and complain. I'm guessing we're not the only ones complaining to the businesses providing the papers. Walmart is too as easy child reported it to customer service. Not to the distributor, to the paper itself........as it's more than a tad odd that the papers in gas stations and stores are the ones missing coupon inserts. Now this couponing thing is wonderful if you can put the work into it. I'm saving tons of money, paying much less than aldi's, and my house (I swear to you) has never seen so much name brand stuff in almost 30 yrs. But dang it to hades, I don't go around snitching people's papers off their lawns......I've felt no need to go dumpster diving......or go around town asking the diners and such to save me their coupon inserts. I get plenty from the mere 4 papers I buy and what I print off line..... And that's another thing............most of these coupons in the darn paper you can print off line and don't even have to BUY or STEAL to get. I mean seriously, how low can you get? People who buy the paper, whether they coupon or not, would appreciate a WHOLE paper when they buy it. They're not cheap anymore to begin with. easy child and I are both calling the cincy paper and informing them........and while we're at it asking if we can get our copies sent direct to us, provided they can make certain the darn coupon inserts will be inside. ugh People never cease to amaze me. On the money maker deals there are always firm limits on amounts. Getting a bazillion coupons for one money maker deal doesn't do you that much good, I don't care what they show on tv. Most stores have caught on and now limits are assigned to households instead of per customer. Ok, vent over.