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    Arri London Guest

    Default Use those supermarket 'rain checks'


    A couple of weeks ago, Albertson's was advertising our favourite brand
    of non-free range chicken for .67/lb. It's usually around .99 or 1.00/
    lb for the whole chicken; parts are more per lb.

    Went to get some and another brand (Tyson) was in the case instead.
    Checked a couple of days later and same brand. Went to customer service
    and got a raincheck for the maximum allowable purchase of 4 chickens.
    Now kicking myself for not going to another branch and getting another
    coupon for 4 more

    Redeemed the rain check this week for the correct brand (Sanderson
    Farms). Now four nice chickens reposing in the freezer, along with the 5
    or 6 we bought a few weeks earlier for .75/lb. No need to buy more
    chicken until the autumn. Isn't that nice?

    So get and use those rain checks if possible. Some products are
    advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.

  2. #2
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'

    On Jul 20, 8:43*pm, Arri London <biot...@ic.ac.uk> wrote:
    > A couple of weeks ago, Albertson's was advertising our favourite brand
    > of non-free range chicken for .67/lb. It's usually around .99 or 1.00/
    > lb *for the whole chicken; parts are more per lb.
    >
    > Went to get some and another brand (Tyson) was in the case instead.
    > Checked a couple of days later and same brand. Went to customer service
    > and got a raincheck for the maximum allowable purchase of 4 chickens.
    > Now kicking myself for not going to another branch and getting another
    > coupon for 4 more
    >
    > Redeemed the rain check this week for the correct brand (Sanderson
    > Farms). Now four nice chickens reposing in the freezer, along with the 5
    > or 6 we bought a few weeks earlier for .75/lb. No need to buy more
    > chicken until the autumn. Isn't that nice?
    >
    > So get and use those rain checks if possible. Some products are
    > advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.


    There are times when I'd rather have the rain check! I can't pass up a
    bargain, even if I have plenty of whatever the sale item is already.
    So if they are out of it, I would actually prefer the rain check...
    this way I can wait until I need whatever it is, and still get the
    sale price! Did that with cat food recently. Didn't really need it,
    they didn't have Ellie's flavors anyway. Got a rain check; now I can
    wait until I'm low on inventory, and still get the sale price.

  3. #3
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'

    On 2010-07-21, Arri London <[email protected]> wrote:

    > advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.


    Never seen that particular wording. Usually, it's "limited to amount
    on hand" or "...availability". But yeah! ....I'll be all on 'em like
    white on rice for a rain check if they've run out.

    nb

  4. #4
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'



    notbob wrote:
    >
    > On 2010-07-21, Arri London <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.

    >
    > Never seen that particular wording. Usually, it's "limited to amount
    > on hand" or "...availability". But yeah! ....I'll be all on 'em like
    > white on rice for a rain check if they've run out.
    >
    > nb


    It may depend on who writes the ad copy. We also get 'subject to
    availability' but that doesn't preclude the rain check per se.

    Have used rain checks before, but never made much of a point of doing
    so. Now might pay more attention to it. As long as there isn't a cut-off
    date, why not.

  5. #5
    Arri London Guest

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    "Catmandy (Sheryl)" wrote:
    >
    > On Jul 20, 8:43 pm, Arri London <biot...@ic.ac.uk> wrote:

    <snip>
    > >
    > > So get and use those rain checks if possible. Some products are
    > > advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.

    >
    > There are times when I'd rather have the rain check! I can't pass up a
    > bargain, even if I have plenty of whatever the sale item is already.
    > So if they are out of it, I would actually prefer the rain check...
    > this way I can wait until I need whatever it is, and still get the
    > sale price! Did that with cat food recently. Didn't really need it,
    > they didn't have Ellie's flavors anyway. Got a rain check; now I can
    > wait until I'm low on inventory, and still get the sale price.



    That's it in a nutshell. Going to try to make more use of them in
    future.

  6. #6
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'

    On 2010-07-21, Arri London <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Have used rain checks before, but never made much of a point of doing
    > so. Now might pay more attention to it. As long as there isn't a cut-off
    > date, why not.


    Very handy when you might be short of funds, but want that discount.
    Ask for rain-check for max amount. Go back 2-3 times. Natch, only
    works if they are out at the same time yer short.

    nb

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    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'



    notbob wrote:
    >
    > On 2010-07-21, Arri London <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Have used rain checks before, but never made much of a point of doing
    > > so. Now might pay more attention to it. As long as there isn't a cut-off
    > > date, why not.

    >
    > Very handy when you might be short of funds, but want that discount.
    > Ask for rain-check for max amount. Go back 2-3 times. Natch, only
    > works if they are out at the same time yer short.
    >
    > nb



    Haven't been short of food money since my student days LOL. That is
    always a priority. But next time will go to another branch and get
    another rain check if the price is that good

  8. #8
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'

    On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:43:53 -0600, Arri London wrote:

    > A couple of weeks ago, Albertson's was advertising our favourite brand
    > of non-free range chicken for .67/lb. It's usually around .99 or 1.00/
    > lb for the whole chicken; parts are more per lb.
    >
    > Went to get some and another brand (Tyson) was in the case instead.
    > Checked a couple of days later and same brand. Went to customer service
    > and got a raincheck for the maximum allowable purchase of 4 chickens.
    > Now kicking myself for not going to another branch and getting another
    > coupon for 4 more
    >
    > Redeemed the rain check this week for the correct brand (Sanderson
    > Farms). Now four nice chickens reposing in the freezer, along with the 5
    > or 6 we bought a few weeks earlier for .75/lb. No need to buy more
    > chicken until the autumn. Isn't that nice?
    >
    > So get and use those rain checks if possible. Some products are
    > advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.


    I've been pretty happy with the Pilgrims Pride brand for $.79/lb
    (HEB in Texas). Sanderson Farms is $.89. Fiesta Mart usually has
    Tyson on Sale for $.69/lb w/$10 purchase (limit 3). They also
    have the 10lb bags of leg quarters (USDA Grade B) for $.49/lb more
    often than not. Good for stock, but they're runted, broken, or
    bruised legs. They're still very edible roasted, grilled, or
    smoked.

    Parts are regularly $1/lb. Even split breasts. Wings are the
    exception: ~$1.50/lb

    -sw

  9. #9
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'

    On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:45:54 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:43:53 -0600, Arri London wrote:
    >
    >> A couple of weeks ago, Albertson's was advertising our favourite brand
    >> of non-free range chicken for .67/lb. It's usually around .99 or 1.00/
    >> lb for the whole chicken; parts are more per lb.
    >>
    >> Went to get some and another brand (Tyson) was in the case instead.
    >> Checked a couple of days later and same brand. Went to customer service
    >> and got a raincheck for the maximum allowable purchase of 4 chickens.
    >> Now kicking myself for not going to another branch and getting another
    >> coupon for 4 more
    >>
    >> Redeemed the rain check this week for the correct brand (Sanderson
    >> Farms). Now four nice chickens reposing in the freezer, along with the 5
    >> or 6 we bought a few weeks earlier for .75/lb. No need to buy more
    >> chicken until the autumn. Isn't that nice?
    >>
    >> So get and use those rain checks if possible. Some products are
    >> advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.

    >
    > I've been pretty happy with the Pilgrims Pride brand for $.79/lb
    > (HEB in Texas). Sanderson Farms is $.89. Fiesta Mart usually has
    > Tyson on Sale for $.69/lb w/$10 purchase (limit 3). They also
    > have the 10lb bags of leg quarters (USDA Grade B) for $.49/lb more
    > often than not. Good for stock, but they're runted, broken, or
    > bruised legs. They're still very edible roasted, grilled, or
    > smoked.
    >
    > Parts are regularly $1/lb. Even split breasts. Wings are the
    > exception: ~$1.50/lb
    >
    > -sw


    you people make me sick. at my store in maryland, leg quarters were on
    weekly special for 79 cents a pound (must buy at least three pounds),
    regularly $1.49. i don't think any parts except maybe hearts and gizzards
    is normally less than a dollar.

    your pal,
    blake

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    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'


    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    > you people make me sick. at my store in maryland, leg quarters were on
    > weekly special for 79 cents a pound (must buy at least three pounds),>
    > regularly $1.49. i don't think any parts except maybe hearts and gizzards
    > is normally less than a dollar.


    Quitcha bitchin. Leg quarters here are euro 4.95 a kilo. Sale on small
    whole chickens at a remarkable euro 2.95 a kilo at one discount market. Add
    30% to get dollars and split in two to get pounds.



  11. #11
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'



    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:43:53 -0600, Arri London wrote:


    ><snip>
    > >
    > > Redeemed the rain check this week for the correct brand (Sanderson
    > > Farms). Now four nice chickens reposing in the freezer, along with the 5
    > > or 6 we bought a few weeks earlier for .75/lb. No need to buy more
    > > chicken until the autumn. Isn't that nice?
    > >
    > > So get and use those rain checks if possible. Some products are
    > > advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.

    >
    > I've been pretty happy with the Pilgrims Pride brand for $.79/lb
    > (HEB in Texas). Sanderson Farms is $.89. Fiesta Mart usually has
    > Tyson on Sale for $.69/lb w/$10 purchase (limit 3).


    We like Sanderson Farms the best of all three brands. It's not freerange
    but still tastes like chicken.

    >They also
    > have the 10lb bags of leg quarters (USDA Grade B) for $.49/lb more
    > often than not. Good for stock, but they're runted, broken, or
    > bruised legs. They're still very edible roasted, grilled, or
    > smoked.


    Have had bad luck in the past with those bulk bags. The chicken tasted
    as though they'd been fed with fish products. Ugh!

    >
    > Parts are regularly $1/lb. Even split breasts. Wings are the
    > exception: ~$1.50/lb
    >
    > -sw


    Wings are pricey here as well. Sometimes the Asian supermarket has them
    cheap enough though.

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    Arri London Guest

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    blake murphy wrote:
    >
    > On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:45:54 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > > On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:43:53 -0600, Arri London wrote:
    > >

    >

    <snip>

    > >>
    > >> Redeemed the rain check this week for the correct brand (Sanderson
    > >> Farms). Now four nice chickens reposing in the freezer, along with the 5
    > >> or 6 we bought a few weeks earlier for .75/lb. No need to buy more
    > >> chicken until the autumn. Isn't that nice?
    > >>
    > >> So get and use those rain checks if possible. Some products are
    > >> advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.

    > >
    > > I've been pretty happy with the Pilgrims Pride brand for $.79/lb
    > > (HEB in Texas). Sanderson Farms is $.89. Fiesta Mart usually has
    > > Tyson on Sale for $.69/lb w/$10 purchase (limit 3). They also
    > > have the 10lb bags of leg quarters (USDA Grade B) for $.49/lb more
    > > often than not. Good for stock, but they're runted, broken, or
    > > bruised legs. They're still very edible roasted, grilled, or
    > > smoked.
    > >
    > > Parts are regularly $1/lb. Even split breasts. Wings are the
    > > exception: ~$1.50/lb
    > >
    > > -sw

    >
    > you people make me sick. at my store in maryland, leg quarters were on
    > weekly special for 79 cents a pound (must buy at least three pounds),
    > regularly $1.49. i don't think any parts except maybe hearts and gizzards
    > is normally less than a dollar.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    Sorry about that. But you probably get seafood for a lot less money than
    we can here in the desert. It's fresher as well, right

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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'

    On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:03:47 +0200, Giusi wrote:

    > "blake murphy" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >
    >> you people make me sick. at my store in maryland, leg quarters were on
    >> weekly special for 79 cents a pound (must buy at least three pounds),>
    >> regularly $1.49. i don't think any parts except maybe hearts and gizzards
    >> is normally less than a dollar.

    >
    > Quitcha bitchin. Leg quarters here are euro 4.95 a kilo. Sale on small
    > whole chickens at a remarkable euro 2.95 a kilo at one discount market. Add
    > 30% to get dollars and split in two to get pounds.


    my apologies, g. - i know the prices in europe are frightening. it just
    gets my goat that some posters are getting meat at the same per-pound price
    that i might pay for cabbage.

    your pal,
    blake

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:03:47 +0200, Giusi wrote:

    > "blake murphy" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio


    >> at my store in maryland, leg quarters were on weekly
    >> special for 79 cents a pound (must buy at least three pounds),
    >> regularly $1.49. i don't think any parts except maybe hearts
    >> and gizzards is normally less than a dollar.


    > Quitcha bitchin. Leg quarters here are euro 4.95 a kilo.
    > Sale on small whole chickens at a remarkable euro 2.95 a kilo
    > at one discount market. Add 30% to get dollars and split in
    > two to get pounds.


    Isn't the quality of chicken in Italy normally a lot higher
    than chicken in the U.S.? (Unless one is paying a lot extra
    in the U.S. for something premium quality.)


    Steve

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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'

    On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:32:17 -0600, Arri London wrote:

    > blake murphy wrote:
    >>
    >> On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:45:54 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:43:53 -0600, Arri London wrote:
    >>>

    >>

    > <snip>
    >
    >>>>
    >>>> Redeemed the rain check this week for the correct brand (Sanderson
    >>>> Farms). Now four nice chickens reposing in the freezer, along with the 5
    >>>> or 6 we bought a few weeks earlier for .75/lb. No need to buy more
    >>>> chicken until the autumn. Isn't that nice?
    >>>>
    >>>> So get and use those rain checks if possible. Some products are
    >>>> advertised as 'no rain check', so pay attention.
    >>>
    >>> I've been pretty happy with the Pilgrims Pride brand for $.79/lb
    >>> (HEB in Texas). Sanderson Farms is $.89. Fiesta Mart usually has
    >>> Tyson on Sale for $.69/lb w/$10 purchase (limit 3). They also
    >>> have the 10lb bags of leg quarters (USDA Grade B) for $.49/lb more
    >>> often than not. Good for stock, but they're runted, broken, or
    >>> bruised legs. They're still very edible roasted, grilled, or
    >>> smoked.
    >>>
    >>> Parts are regularly $1/lb. Even split breasts. Wings are the
    >>> exception: ~$1.50/lb
    >>>
    >>> -sw

    >>
    >> you people make me sick. at my store in maryland, leg quarters were on
    >> weekly special for 79 cents a pound (must buy at least three pounds),
    >> regularly $1.49. i don't think any parts except maybe hearts and gizzards
    >> is normally less than a dollar.
    >>
    >> your pal,
    >> blake

    >
    > Sorry about that. But you probably get seafood for a lot less money than
    > we can here in the desert. It's fresher as well, right


    possibly true. but if i can barely afford chicken prices (or at least
    bitch about them), i'm probably not buying much seafood.

    (actually, though, there's a carryout fish and crab market near me that
    sells steamed spiced shrimp - don't know where the shrimp's from, but it
    looks and tastes good - for eight bucks a pound on sunday and monday.
    they've been willing to sell me a half-pound for four. i've been there a
    few times in the last month or so. could be dinner tomorrow.)

    your pal,
    blake

  16. #16
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sun, 25 Jul 2010 17:46:55 -0400, blake murphy wrote:

    > (actually, though, there's a carryout fish and crab market near me that
    > sells steamed spiced shrimp - don't know where the shrimp's from, but it
    > looks and tastes good - for eight bucks a pound on sunday and monday.
    > they've been willing to sell me a half-pound for four. i've been there a
    > few times in the last month or so. could be dinner tomorrow.)


    How much do they sell steamed blue crabs for in your area?
    Somebody said the other day they paid $12 or $15 or some
    ridiculous price.

    -sw

  17. #17
    Giusi Guest

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    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    Giusi wrote:
    >> "blake murphy" ha scritto nel messaggio
    >>
    >>> you people make me sick. at my store in maryland, leg quarters were
    >>> on>>> weekly special for 79 cents a pound (must buy at least three
    >>> pounds),> >>> regularly $1.49. i don't think any parts except maybe
    >>> hearts and gizzards
    >>> is normally less than a dollar.

    >>
    >> Quitcha bitchin. Leg quarters here are euro 4.95 a kilo. Sale on small
    >> >> whole chickens at a remarkable euro 2.95 a kilo at one discount

    >> market. Add >> 30% to get dollars and split in two to get pounds.

    >
    > my apologies, g. - i know the prices in europe are frightening. it just>
    > gets my goat that some posters are getting meat at the same per-pound
    > price
    > that i might pay for cabbage.


    There are many factors that go into that. Once everyone pays what it really
    costs to eat unabused animals that are handled with care (notice one said
    the meat looked bruised and beat up-- really don't want to think how that
    happens) and aren't diseased, no one will pay $.79 a pound.
    That's the current price on cabbage, I believe, but in euro. Broccoli
    doesn't exist until autumn here so there isn't enough money in the world,
    and cauliflower a bit out of season is going for about $1.30 pound.



  18. #18
    Giusi Guest

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    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    if i can barely afford chicken prices (or at least
    > bitch about them), i'm probably not buying much seafood.
    >


    You really missed the boat when you didn't meet my friend that night. She
    and her Filipina housekeeper cook seafood all the time and she loves
    company! My poor kid is allergic and gets served crabcakes which she must
    push around.



  19. #19
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sun, 25 Jul 2010 17:37:08 -0400, blake murphy wrote:

    > my apologies, g. - i know the prices in europe are frightening. it just
    > gets my goat that some posters are getting meat at the same per-pound price
    > that i might pay for cabbage.


    Did you say cabbage? Cabbage is $.33/lb here right now. Max
    price is $.50.

    -sw

  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Use those supermarket 'rain checks'

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:00:53 +0200, Giusi wrote:

    > There are many factors that go into that. Once everyone pays what it really
    > costs to eat unabused animals that are handled with care (notice one said
    > the meat looked bruised and beat up--


    That was USDA Grade B bulk bags of discount chicken. Whole
    chickens are always unblemished and with no broken bones.

    -sw

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