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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.

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New Grill Press

I’ve been wanting one of these cast iron grill presses since last summer and finally bought one this week. Now’s the time to get these you know because February is national grilling month in New Zealand. I’d like to see my bacon try and curl up on me now. Anyways I scored a HUGE deal on it. I paid only $2 through Amazon. It retails for $12 but I used 2 FREE $5 gift cards I received from Swagbucks. And btw, this Amazon Prime free trial rules.

New Shoes Update

Always read the fine print, right? I thought I did just that recently when I purchased new shoes off the net. There’s good news and bad news to report on my purchase.

When my shoes arrived in the mail today it seems as though my eyes done deceived me. The shoes are super comfortable, fit just right (always a risk when buying online) and make me look cool as the other side of the pillow. OK, maybe that last part is a bit of an exaggeration. However, I thought I was buying a sneaker-boot hiking hybrid type of shoe. Instead it appears I have purchased a sneaker-sandal hiking hybrid type of shoe.  They are clearly a summer shoe and I was looking to buy a winter shoe. You see there are giant holes in the rear and side of the shoe thus making them a sandal and not that good in the snow. It snows a lot where I live. I’m keeping these new shoes for when winter breaks in June but now I still find myself without light winter boots.

So how did I not notice this beforehand you ask? Let’s examine the evidence.

Exhibit A: The product description.

Windows for ventilation should have been a big clue to me. But alas it was not. I somehow took that to mean that the mesh-like stuff the upper portion of the shoe is made with is breathable material.

So the website pics should have been a dead giveaway, right? Here’s where things get a bit deceiving.

Exhibit B: The side photo

Knowing now that these are sandal-sneakers the open back is quite obvious to me in this pic. But at first glance it wasn’t. Especially when compared to the other photo angles taken of the shoe.

Exhibit C: The other angles

The insole of this shoe is a redish-orange color. Let’s just call it red for the sake of discussion. This is the root of the deception.

The top photo is a closeup of the side of the shoe and the hole. You can see straight through to the insole which looks like it is part of the side. I thought it was 2 red triangles on the side of the shoe. I never imagined that above and next to the word “waterproof” there would be holes. What’s waterproof about a hole?

The middle photo is a zoomed out version of the top picture. It reinforced my belief in the red triangles rather than holes.

The bottom photo is a closeup of the rear or heal hole of the shoe. Again, I think it’s a red circle matching the sides.

Exhibit D: The actual shoes

Those aren’t red triangles, those are holes.

^^That’s the photo that needs to be on the website. So says me.^^

The Verdict: The internet retailer is NOT GUILTY of misleading the consumer.

My dumbass should have figured out those were sandals. They’re super nice though so I’m not complaining here. They’ll be great this summer. Until then I sing this song:

holes in my shoes, holes in my shoes

lookin like a fool with the holes in my shoes

It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Play

It’s funny how some holiday traditions start. By chance my wife and I caught a rebroadcast of the 1947 Lux Radio Theater’s It’s a Wonderful Life played on the local ‘rock’ station driving back from my parents house a few years back. I found a copy on the internet and now every year driving home from Christmas Eve dinner we listen to the one hour performance in the car. There’s nothing quite like a vintage radio drama. It’s a Wonderful Life stars James Stewart as George Bailey, Donna Reed as Mary Hatch, Victor Moore as Clarence, Bill Johnstone as Mr. Bailey, John McIntire as Joseph, Leo Cleary as Uncle Billy, Edwin Maxwell at Potter and Janet Scott as Mother.

So today I’d like to share this broadcast with you my reader as my little Christmas gift. Thank you so much for taking time to read this blog. Merry Christmas from ROC Coupons.

DOWNLOAD MP3 OF It’s a Wonderful Life HERE

Cooking Up Early Detection Update

Remember the P&G Cooking Up Early Detection promotion from September? (Receive a free pink 10″ deep saute pan with cover, 4 plastic measuring cups, ribbon timer, & spatula) I was starting to wonder if it was ever going to arrive. It would have made a nice Xmas present to give but oh well. Today in the mailbox I got an update. Here’s the latest word in case you were beginning to wonder too:

You’ve Been Couponed

“You’ve Been Couponed!”

That’s my new catch phrase here at ROC Coupons, trademark, copyright, no backs. Every cool guy in a movie, tv show or comic book has a sweet catch phrase he boasts upon defeating his sworn enemy. Full retail price is my enemy. From now on when I defeat retail I will look it straight in the eye and exclaim, “You’ve been couponed!” Fans of How I Met Your Mother may have noticed where I paraphrased this line from.

The need for a catch phrase came about as I was about to leave the house this morning to go buy a Nintendo Wii that I blogged about the other day. Just as I was putting on my coat I had an epiphany and BAM, my catch phrase was born as I realized a way to get an even better deal on that Wii. Nintendo, “You’ve been couponed!”

Blog explaining the details coming soon…

Oh the weather outside is frightful

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