Thursday, June 30, 2011

Government Recalls

This site looks to get a great one for finding recalled products as mentioned by one of the ladies @ blogfrog.  Here is the statement from Website and their link as well:

"To provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Amazing "Buy American" Article From the 1980's........ What happened to Walmart??????

"Buy American Campaign Gains Momentum"

Made in America Search Engine

How Prosperity Made Us More Libertarian: By Brink Lindsey

Sunday coupon Preview Schedule For The Remainder Of The Year

Source: Our hard working friends at Southern Savers

3 — No Inserts (Independence Day)** apparently there has been a change & shall be a P&G?
10 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
17 — Smart Source
24 — Smart Source & Red Plum
31 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble

7 — Smart Source & (2) Red Plum
14 — Smart Source & Red Plum
21 — Smart Source
28 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Proctor & Gamble

4 -  No Inserts Labor Day
11 — Smart Source & Red Plum
18 — Smart Source & Red Plum
25 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble

2 — (2) Smart Source & Red Plum
9 — Smart Source & Red Plum
16 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
23 — Smart Source & Red Plum
30 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble

6 — Smart Source & Red Plum
13 — Smart Source & (2) Red Plum
20 — Smart Source
27 — Procter and Gamble

4 — Smart Source & Red Plum
11 — Smart Source & Red Plum
18 — No Inserts
25 — Procter and Gamble

Friday, June 24, 2011

Shocking Food Stamp Story

While many couponers are getting a bad name because of all of the hype in regard to extreme couponers look at what this article claims that some of those who choose to "go on the dole" are getting from our hard earned tax dollars:

Most people who coupon do so in order to economically feed and meet the basic needs of their families and perhaps even have some funds to put back.  Some have hit upon difficult times do so to stay off government assistance. 

Admittedly, that I become aggravated when facing an emptied shelf where items I was hoping to purchase were located.  This has been especially true @ our local Riteaid where a group of ladies apparently hit the store as soon as it opens Sunday, however, these are not food items. 
Personally I've learned a great deal from resources such as Southern Savers and some other couponing websites and from the extreme couponing show.  Not everyone on this show are hoarders, however, because of a few over the top examples on the show (and I'll bet the producers have them ham it up) couponers are getting lumped in with these guys/gals.  I doubt most of those guys/gals coupon the way the do on the show on a weekly basis. Reality shows apparently like to add drama so I do not think we should be judgmental of these folks w/o knowing the facts.

I don't know any couponers who would steal from their neighbors nor from markets, however, the constant chatter against couponers is a great opportunity for those who profit from advising manufacturers to embellish/ overplay the amount of actual extreme couponing,  so they may increase their "services" and perhaps in the end we get less coupons..... lose/lose for us! These type of services are also pushing to shut down clipping services on ebay, etc., so lets not gossip, moan and bitch ourselves into a corner ;)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ten Surprising Foods You Can Freeze: Source

Interesting Opinion piece re: Coupon Ethics & Apparent Lack of Statutory Law

Shelf-life guidelines

The website below-referenced provides shelf-life guidelines for thousands of items and has a couple of handy ways to search its site via food category or search box.  The information includes refrigerated and frozen life of foods as well.