So I am trying out a new list plugin which will allow you to select items and print a Shopping List for each store. You can view it on this week’s deals, starting with the Market Basket ad. I have the entire ad listed, but I am thinking I will type out the add then make just the coupon matched items and really good deals a listable format. Mostly because it took forever to make the entire ad a list….
Check out this great informative article from The Richmond Times Dispatch. I stumbled across an industry page about the handling of coupon inserts in the newspaper industry. It details how the coupons get to the paper, how they are to be dealt with while there, and how they must be DESTROYED securely if unsold. Which has baffled me when so many people say they get extras easily from their delivery people, etc. Taking extras from the paper boy is like passing counterfeit coupons at your local Rite Aid; if you respect them and your relationship with them you won’t do it and jeopardize their jobs.
Check out the article here: Coupons are great – when used correctly.
You may have noticed my host company Host a Tree is a green host company. What does this mean? It means they have determined how much carbon they use in electricity to power the servers, offices, computers, etc and purchase an equal amount in “green energy” to offset that. This “green energy” is renewable powered, whether with water or wind or whatever. This helps let resources last longer and cuts down on carbon dioxide production. You can read more about Host a Tree’s green initiative here.
While traipsing around today I stumbled across a Carbon Neutral Blog effort. In return for a mention and a button post they plant a tree for you in a region which need reforestation. The idea is to offset the power used to work on the blog itself on your side of the screen. I don’t fool myself into thinking that between the two I am negating my carbon footprint completely, but I do hope it lessens it to a degree. Maybe if I factor in the blueberry bushes I have waiting to be planted I can count it completely even.
I had thirteen entries into the Purex giveaway this time around. Thank you to everyone for participating, I am so excited to be able to give you the chance to try out this awesome product. I used some on our bathroom rug to handwash a puppy accident and it worked so well. As punishment Xena will be drawing this set of winners. Congrats to Sheryl F. and Karen. Originally Sheryl won twice, but thats not very fair, so we re-drew until we got a second person’s number….which took some time let me tell you.
Every year there are various food drives done through the mail service. The scouting groups seem to do one each around here as well as the post office. I don’t normally put anything out as I don’t really trust my mail carrier, let alone the neighbors, but I do try to get down to the actual post office to donate.
On Saturday, May 14, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to Stamp Out Hunger across America in order to provide assistance to the rapidly increasing number of Americans who are struggling with hunger.
Now in its 19th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2010, a record-setting total of 77.1 million pounds of food was donated, which brought the grand total of donations to more than one billion pounds of food collected over the history of the drive.
Unfortunately, despite the generosity of millions of Americans who have supported the letter carriers’ food drive in previous years, the need for food assistance has never been greater. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual study measuring food security in the United States, nearly 50 million Americans are living in food insecure homes.
For more information:
Stamp Out Hunger on Facebook
Stamp Out Hunger on Twitter
Stamp Out Hunger Website
You can also walk into your local snail mail hub and ask for more information or flag down your snail mail delivery person and ask them. This is especially important if you have a larger donation as not every mail carrier has a large enough vehicle to hold everything.