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  1. #1
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Weekly food ad

    Strange event this week..

    The weekly circular from Ralphs (Kroger) was missing from the Tuesday pile
    of ads in the mail box.

    Today there was an envelope addressed to me with the ad inside, and another
    piece of mail with the monthly rewards coupons/rebates.

    New trend?

    Dimitri



  2. #2
    PurpleHaze Guest

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    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hWoil.22124$[email protected]..
    > Strange event this week..
    >
    > The weekly circular from Ralphs (Kroger) was missing from the Tuesday pile
    > of ads in the mail box.
    >
    > Today there was an envelope addressed to me with the ad inside, and
    > another piece of mail with the monthly rewards coupons/rebates.
    >
    > New trend?


    You have such an exciting life.



  3. #3
    notbob Guest

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    On 2009-02-05, PurpleHaze <[email protected]> wrote:

    > You have such an exciting life.


    Apparently, you have none at all.

    nb

  4. #4
    PeterL Guest

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    notbob <[email protected]> wrote in news:feqil.1631$[email protected]:

    > On 2009-02-05, PurpleHaze <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> You have such an exciting life.

    >
    > Apparently, you have none at all.
    >
    > nb
    >



    You've hit the nail *right* on the head, nb.


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  5. #5
    Buck Guest

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    On Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:46:39 +0000 (UTC), PeterL wrote:

    > You've hit the nail *right* on the head, nb.
    >
    > From:.... (list of 30 snipped).


    Dude - you need to get a life. One that doesn't involve RFC.

    Every other thread is about *you*. And you just keep egging it on.
    Why don't you just **** off already?

    -sw

  6. #6
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

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    On Feb 4, 4:45*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > Strange event this week..
    >
    > The weekly circular from Ralphs (Kroger) was missing from the Tuesday pile
    > of ads in the mail box.
    >
    > Today there was an envelope addressed to me with the ad inside, and another
    > piece of mail with the monthly rewards coupons/rebates.
    >
    > New trend?
    >
    > Dimitri


    ========================

    Dimitri,
    Could it be that the company has stopped inserting in the newspaper
    because subscriptions are way down at daily papers all over the
    country? They still want folks to get the flyers but the paper has
    lost so much of it's coverage that it isn't reaching their customers.

    Lynn in Fargo
    Used to be the art department for a daily paper in ND.

  7. #7
    Dave Smith Guest

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    Lynn from Fargo wrote:

    >
    > Dimitri,
    > Could it be that the company has stopped inserting in the newspaper
    > because subscriptions are way down at daily papers all over the
    > country? They still want folks to get the flyers but the paper has
    > lost so much of it's coverage that it isn't reaching their customers.


    The local newspapers are pretty lean news reading. One daily from a
    local city has most of its national and world news, along with
    editorials in the first section, and on Mondays it is usually only 8
    pages. The want ads take up more space than the news. I subscribe to a
    national paper, but mainly for daily crosswords and puzzles. I read the
    local papers at the Y.

    However, there seems to be an ever increasing number of local weekly
    papers that get delivered to my house for free. They just drive by and
    toss them on my lawn. If I get to them before it rains they are chuck
    full of advertising and have flyer inserts. This leads me to suspect
    that while subscriptions are down, they must be convincing that having a
    free paper arrive at you house means that you are going to read it, so
    they can claim readership. At our house, most of those weeklies are
    brought into the house and tossed immediately into the recycling bin.

  8. #8
    Pits09 Guest

    Default Re: Weekly food ad

    On Feb 5, 11:01*am, Buck <bcli...@hotmale.com> wrote:
    > On Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:46:39 +0000 (UTC), PeterL wrote:
    > > You've hit the nail *right* on the head, nb.

    >
    > > From:.... (list of 30 snipped).

    >
    > Dude - you need to get a life. *One that doesn't involve RFC.
    >
    > Every other thread is about *you*. *And you just keep egging it on.
    > Why don't you just **** off already?
    >
    > -sw


    Careful Buck Your employer will get a complaint
    from Lucas if you dare have the temerity not to toe *his* line

  9. #9
    KevinS Guest

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    On Feb 4, 6:51�pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:

    > Dimitri,
    > Could it be that the company has stopped
    > inserting in the newspaper because subscriptions
    > are way down at daily papers all over the country?
    > They still want folks to get the flyers but the paper has
    > lost so much of it's coverage that it isn't reaching their
    > customers.


    Dimitri was getting the circulars delivered by the letter
    carrier in his mail box, not in his newspaper. That's how
    I get mine in Northern California, about a half dozen
    chain supermarkets, plus chain drug stores, plus
    Michael's, plus a bunch of pizza joints, plus... When,
    I'm in Portland (OR), they come in the newspaper
    but I rarely find them in the Mercury News (San Jose).
    I've never gotten one in a separately addressed
    envelope. I don't have a Kroger chain in NO CA that
    I know of. I Portland, I do have a Kroger chain (Fred
    Meyer).

  10. #10
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Weekly food ad

    On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:45:04 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Strange event this week..
    >
    >The weekly circular from Ralphs (Kroger) was missing from the Tuesday pile
    >of ads in the mail box.
    >
    >Today there was an envelope addressed to me with the ad inside, and another
    >piece of mail with the monthly rewards coupons/rebates.
    >
    >New trend?
    >

    No doubt, because snail mail is decreasing in this day and age of
    email and email bill payment. The USPS needs to figure out how to use
    email/the internet in a way that they can charge a stamp fee per use.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Weekly food ad

    On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 22:26:02 -0500, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > At our house, most of those weeklies are
    >brought into the house and tossed immediately into the recycling bin.


    You have more than one or two weekly news papers? Impressive!


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Dimitri" <Dimitri_C@pro[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hWoil.22124$[email protected]..
    > Strange event this week..
    >
    > The weekly circular from Ralphs (Kroger) was missing from the Tuesday pile
    > of ads in the mail box.
    >
    > Today there was an envelope addressed to me with the ad inside, and
    > another piece of mail with the monthly rewards coupons/rebates.
    >
    > New trend?
    >
    > Dimitri
    >
    >


    Sounds like someone needed a job stuffing envelopes The local sales
    circulars and coupons here in SC come with the Sunday newspaper. The
    newspaper and the circulars are available online, too, or you can pick one
    up when you walk into the store. It's nice to get an advance peek at them,
    though. I've noticed the supermarket sales circulars have shrunk. I used
    to have to flip through 6-8 pages, now it's more like 4.

    Jill


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    Andy Guest

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    jmcquown said...

    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hWoil.22124$[email protected]..
    >> Strange event this week..
    >>
    >> The weekly circular from Ralphs (Kroger) was missing from the Tuesday
    >> pile of ads in the mail box.
    >>
    >> Today there was an envelope addressed to me with the ad inside, and
    >> another piece of mail with the monthly rewards coupons/rebates.
    >>
    >> New trend?
    >>
    >> Dimitri
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Sounds like someone needed a job stuffing envelopes The local sales
    > circulars and coupons here in SC come with the Sunday newspaper. The
    > newspaper and the circulars are available online, too, or you can pick
    > one up when you walk into the store. It's nice to get an advance peek
    > at them, though. I've noticed the supermarket sales circulars have
    > shrunk. I used to have to flip through 6-8 pages, now it's more like 4.
    >
    > Jill



    There are circulars from markets and drug stores in my mailbox everyday! In
    fact, if there are no circulars in the mailbox, it's safe to assume the
    postman missed "his appointed round"!

    They're still many pages long with the typical shower of coupon inserts.

    The maddening thing about them is even if I don't want to look through
    them, I do, looking for actual mail that may have slipped into the pages. I
    can't remember the last time it happened but it's a force of habit. Dammit!

    Andy


  14. #14
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Weekly food ad

    KevinS wrote:
    > On Feb 4, 6:51�pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    >
    >> Dimitri,
    >> Could it be that the company has stopped
    >> inserting in the newspaper because subscriptions
    >> are way down at daily papers all over the country?
    >> They still want folks to get the flyers but the paper has
    >> lost so much of it's coverage that it isn't reaching their
    >> customers.

    >
    > Dimitri was getting the circulars delivered by the letter
    > carrier in his mail box, not in his newspaper. That's how
    > I get mine in Northern California, about a half dozen
    > chain supermarkets, plus chain drug stores, plus
    > Michael's, plus a bunch of pizza joints, plus... When,
    > I'm in Portland (OR), they come in the newspaper
    > but I rarely find them in the Mercury News (San Jose).
    > I've never gotten one in a separately addressed
    > envelope. I don't have a Kroger chain in NO CA that
    > I know of. I Portland, I do have a Kroger chain (Fred
    > Meyer).



    I get mine in the mail as well - Thursdays usually. When I had the paper
    delivered daily, I would get them with my Thursday paper. As soon as I
    stopped the daily delivery, the circulars appeared in my mail. They must
    have some kind of arrangement - the paper and the grocery stores....

    Thursday is the DH's favorite day. He loves to read the circulars to
    figure out where the best deals are.

    I know - very exciting.

    Tracy

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    Default User Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:


    > However, there seems to be an ever increasing number of local weekly
    > papers that get delivered to my house for free.


    For some reason, they decided to stop the free delivery of the weekly
    Journal here. It now costs $20 a year. That's not a huge sum, but in a
    time when newspaper readership is down and the economy is not strong,
    they decide to do that? It made little sense.

    I used to actually enjoy that paper because it had a robust food
    section. Over the past couple of years they reduced it drastically,
    finally combining it with another section. The last few months before
    free delivery was cut off the food portion was down to half a page or
    so.



    Brian

    --
    Day 2 of the "no grouchy usenet posts" project

  16. #16
    Dave Smith Guest

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    sf wrote:
    > On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 22:26:02 -0500, Dave Smith
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> At our house, most of those weeklies are
    >> brought into the house and tossed immediately into the recycling bin.

    >
    > You have more than one or two weekly news papers? Impressive!


    Not really. There are two town weekly papers with a few articles on
    local news and coverage of town issues, kids sports and a bunch of ads.
    Then there are some regional weekly papers that have very little news,
    but mostly ads and they come with a bunch of flyers. I just toss them
    into the recycling bin.

  17. #17
    Dave Smith Guest

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    Default User wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    >
    >> However, there seems to be an ever increasing number of local weekly
    >> papers that get delivered to my house for free.

    >
    > For some reason, they decided to stop the free delivery of the weekly
    > Journal here. It now costs $20 a year. That's not a huge sum, but in a
    > time when newspaper readership is down and the economy is not strong,
    > they decide to do that? It made little sense.


    On of the town papers is sold in stores for 15 cents, or you can
    subscribe, but they deliver it to everyone's mail box for free anyway,
    so I don't know who is dumb enough to buy it. They also leave stacks of
    them in the library and in local coffee shops.

    > I used to actually enjoy that paper because it had a robust food
    > section. Over the past couple of years they reduced it drastically,
    > finally combining it with another section. The last few months before
    > free delivery was cut off the food portion was down to half a page or
    > so.


    Ours has weekly recipes from a number of local chefs. One of them was
    from one of my favourite restaurants, but they always seemed incomplete.
    They would have am ingredient but then no mention of where it goes in.
    Another was from a local steak house, and the recipes were so crappy I
    was reluctant to go to the restaurant.

    >
    >
    > Brian
    >


  18. #18
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Weekly food ad

    On Thu, 05 Feb 2009 11:04:48 -0500, Tracy wrote:

    > KevinS wrote:
    >> On Feb 4, 6:51�pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Dimitri,
    >>> Could it be that the company has stopped
    >>> inserting in the newspaper because subscriptions
    >>> are way down at daily papers all over the country?
    >>> They still want folks to get the flyers but the paper has
    >>> lost so much of it's coverage that it isn't reaching their
    >>> customers.

    >>
    >> Dimitri was getting the circulars delivered by the letter
    >> carrier in his mail box, not in his newspaper. That's how
    >> I get mine in Northern California, about a half dozen
    >> chain supermarkets, plus chain drug stores, plus
    >> Michael's, plus a bunch of pizza joints, plus... When,
    >> I'm in Portland (OR), they come in the newspaper
    >> but I rarely find them in the Mercury News (San Jose).
    >> I've never gotten one in a separately addressed
    >> envelope. I don't have a Kroger chain in NO CA that
    >> I know of. I Portland, I do have a Kroger chain (Fred
    >> Meyer).

    >
    > I get mine in the mail as well - Thursdays usually. When I had the paper
    > delivered daily, I would get them with my Thursday paper. As soon as I
    > stopped the daily delivery, the circulars appeared in my mail. They must
    > have some kind of arrangement - the paper and the grocery stores....
    >


    i get them in the paper and in the mail. it doesn't seem to matter whether
    i shop there or not.

    > Thursday is the DH's favorite day. He loves to read the circulars to
    > figure out where the best deals are.
    >
    > I know - very exciting.
    >
    > Tracy


    ah, what the hell. keeps him off the street.

    your pal,
    blake

  19. #19
    yarrow Guest

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    On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:01:06 -0600, Buck wrote:

    > On Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:46:39 +0000 (UTC), PeterL wrote:
    >
    >> You've hit the nail *right* on the head, nb.
    >>
    >> From:.... (list of 30 snipped).

    >
    > Dude - you need to get a life. One that doesn't involve RFC.
    >
    > Every other thread is about *you*. And you just keep egging it on. Why
    > don't you just **** off already?


    He can't do that. Peter lucas is by definition a sociopath (not merely
    name-calling here).

    Any period of time goes by and people on this group
    (or elsewhere) don't pay enough attention to him - that is when the flood
    of copy and pasted crap from lucas floods the group.

    Just observe the pattern for yourself, it's quite plain to see once
    you're aware of it.







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    On Sat, 07 Feb 2009 02:20:11 +0000, Jeßus wrote:

    > On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 19:29:23 -0800, Pits09 wrote:

    <snip>

    Goddamned news server is losing the plot, sorry.
    I'll send some cancel msgs...

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