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Rochester Couponers Meet-Up Reminder

Just a reminder, the Rochester couponers meet-up with Coupons Deals & More is this coming Saturday at 11:30am in Chili NY. If you would like to attend please RSVP with Ann to receive all the specific information and secret handshake.

A lot of people have contacted me on Twitter and asked what’s going on? What will we do? What can we expect if we show up? Please put together an envelope of coupons you don’t want and then watch this brief video presentation.

Hope to see you there.

Rochester Couponers Meet-Up

The best coupon blog local to Western New York is Coupons Deals & More. If you’re from around here then you need to be reading that blog. It’s my favorite without a doubt. Ann, the author of the blog, had a meet-up of readers recently in Buffalo. Now Rochester readers can get a chance to do the same. Ann and I have set up a time and a place for us coupon nerds to get together and talk about savings and whatnot here in the ROC.

  • Date: Saturday, May 22nd
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Place: Chili, NY

Email Ann at Coupons Deals & More your RSVP for all the pertinent information.

Be Right Back

Remember this? In the meantime you can still follow along on Twitter.

Letter Carrier’s Food Drive

The key to good bargain grocery shopping is to stock up when things are on sale. Build your pantry, build your freezer, make your basement look like a 1960’s fallout shelter. Sometimes this stockpiling of food may lead you to have more than you may need or can use before expiration. A great way to do some spring cleaning in your pantry is with the USPS annual letter carrier’s food drive being held this year on Saturday May 8th. Simply put a bag of non-perishable food next to your mailbox that day to donate. I got the above reminder in the mail today and have started putting together a few bags of groceries to donate. I may laid-off and poor but I get a great deal on my food by shopping smart. I’m happy to make a donation that can hopefully help out another fella or family that may need a break.

Here’s some more information:

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) announced that the nation’s largest annual food drive to combat hunger will be conducted this year on Saturday, May 8.  On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes.

The 18th annual NALC National Food Drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.  Carriers collected a record 73.4 million pounds of food in last year’s drive. The drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May in over 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.

Donations will be collected by more than 1,400 local branches of the 295,000-member postal union and delivered to food banks, pantries and shelters that serve the communities where they are collected.

In New York City, where transportation limitations preclude mailbox pickup, citizens are asked to take donations to their local post offices between May 3 and 8.

Other co-sponsors of the drive with the letter carriers’ union are the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail; Campbell Soup Company; Valpak; National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association; Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network; United Way Worldwide and its local United Ways; and the AFL-CIO.

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Web Coupons: Good Or Bad?

In my opinion web coupons are an amazing thing. I tend to find way better deals with printables than I do in the Sunday paper. Then I read THIS ARTICLE in the New York Times that may have swayed my opinion a bit. Please read it if you have the time.

A new breed of coupon,  printed from the Internet or sent to mobile phones, is packed with information about the customer who uses it. While the coupons look standard, their bar codes can be loaded with a startling amount of data, including identification about the customer, Internet address, Facebook page information and even the search terms the customer used to find the coupon in the first place.

Freakin RevTrax Skynet. Scary stuff.

All I wanted was a few bucks off my groceries.

Update 4/9

Hi there!

Some good news to report for once. First, my computer is healed. It turns out it was a faulty power supply so it was a cheap and easy fix.  Computer repair tip: find a good local repair shop/person. They’re fast, fair priced, and you’re helping support the local economy. NEVER take your computer to shysters like Best Buy’s Geek Squad unless you enjoy pissing money away.

On the health front it is now believed that I suffered from food poisoning. I’m taking antibiotics and eating the world’s most blandest and tasteless diet and starting to feel a bit better. As a food loving Italian-American I’m not sure how much more of this flavorless eating I can take. I don’t want to jinx anything here so let’s just hope this works. My symptoms have not disappeared completely but have reduced significantly. Cross your fingers this works.

Thank you again for those who have contacted me. I sincerely appreciate it. Maybe this weekend I’ll post an actual blog about grocery savings.

Hi There

Hi. I’ve been out of town for a few days and couldn’t update my blog. I’m home now and after a good night’s sleep will get back to the deals on Tuesday. I was fortunate enough to update Twitter all weekend. Do you follow?