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.



Food Towne Of North Chili Ad 4/18

Food Towne Of North Chili ad week of 4/18 – 4/24

Big M 4/18

Big M Deals 4/18-4/24

To view the full ad click HERE. In addition to these sales they also have their on going 5 For $20 sale on meats.

This week’s sale highlights:

  • Hormel bacon: BOGO
  • Russet potatoes 5 lb bag: BOGO
  • Arnold Country Classic Breads: BOGO
  • whole pork tenderloin: $3.49/lb
  • boneless rib eye steak: $6.99/lb

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.

Free Garden Gloves At Ace

Buy Ace Hardware’s leather palmed gardening gloves for $2.99 and get a rebate for $2.99 making those suckers free now through April 30th. That and a lot more more early gardening deals and rebates are going on now at Ace.  I’ll probably grab the potting soil too.

UPDATE 4/13:

I totally bought these today.

Big M 4/11

Big M Deals 4/11-4/16

To view the full ad click HERE. In addition to these sales they also have their on going 5 For $20 sale on meats.

This week’s sale highlights:

  • Big M bacon: Buy 1, Get 2 FREE
  • Thomas’ English Muffins: BOGO
  • Arm & Hammer laundry detergent: BOGO
  • Freihofer’s wheat bread: BOGO
  • Farmland boneless whole ham: $.99/lb

A pretty light sale week for Big M. They normally have much more. A lot of store brand condiments and canned goods are on sale for $1 this week. Meh.

Food Towne Of North Chili Ad 4/11

Food Towne Of North Chili ad week of 4/11 – 4/17