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Author Topic: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread  (Read 460364 times)

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2460 on: February 10, 2020, 11:14:49 PM »
does anyone know how much the stores will be having a year now that they don't have to supply bags anymore

Rest assured, they will not be passing the saving on to you! In fact GG is starting to charge for boxes too.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2461 on: February 11, 2020, 04:38:26 PM »
Rest assured, they will not be passing the saving on to you! In fact GG is starting to charge for boxes too.
Due to the "rising costs" of cardboard boxes

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2463 on: February 11, 2020, 08:46:21 PM »
Any nice hotels near 5 towns close to a Shul?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2464 on: February 11, 2020, 10:09:54 PM »
Any nice hotels near 5 towns close to a Shul?
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2465 on: February 12, 2020, 10:55:07 AM »
anyone have a recommendation for an orthopedist in the area

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2466 on: February 12, 2020, 11:46:13 PM »
Does anybody else feel Glicks/Allans bakery is experimenting with their challa recipe? There sweet crumble Challa used to be our familky's favorite. But the past few weeks it seems to taste different every week, and never like it used to taste. It also used to have a yellowish color for some reason. Now it seems more white. (We really loved in the early days when they made a chocolate chip Challa. But those days are gone...)

Anybody else notice a change?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2467 on: February 13, 2020, 11:43:13 AM »
Does anybody else feel Glicks/Allans bakery is experimenting with their challa recipe? There sweet crumble Challa used to be our familky's favorite. But the past few weeks it seems to taste different every week, and never like it used to taste. It also used to have a yellowish color for some reason. Now it seems more white. (We really loved in the early days when they made a chocolate chip Challa. But those days are gone...)

Anybody else notice a change?

have not noticed any changes

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2468 on: February 13, 2020, 02:14:53 PM »
(We really loved in the early days when they made a chocolate chip Challa. But those days are gone...)
If you need chocolate chip challah, try Zomick's.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2469 on: February 13, 2020, 02:19:34 PM »
If you need chocolate chip challah, try Zomick's.
If you need chocolate chip challah, try weight watchers.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2470 on: February 13, 2020, 03:14:28 PM »
If you need chocolate chip challah, try weight watchers.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2471 on: February 14, 2020, 02:40:59 PM »
If you need chocolate chip challah, try weight watchers.

Obviously I am not the one who needs weight watchers. I know how to control what I eat during the week which allows me more room for Shabbos.

I never even had to diet in my life, and I am underweight. But if that's what's on your mind, obviously....

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2472 on: February 14, 2020, 03:16:40 PM »
Obviously I am not the one who needs weight watchers. I know how to control what I eat during the week which allows me more room for Shabbos.

I never even had to diet in my life, and I am underweight. But if that's what's on your mind, obviously....
Chill, he was just cracking a joke

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2473 on: February 23, 2020, 12:05:45 AM »
So it looks like GG found a loophole. They are allowed to sell their bags, and then after you buy them, they will use them to bag your groceries.

They are selling them in bundles of 5 only for 25 cents.

I just don't understand. They used to be free. Why are they marking them up to a 25 cent minimum. Even if they want to sell in bundles of five so it doesn't look funny, why can't they charge 5 cents for five?!? Now every time I purchase anything there, there is an automatic 25 cent surcharge. Multiply this by the amount of daily customers they have. They are making good $$ on this new law!


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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2474 on: February 23, 2020, 09:12:01 AM »
Love the flyer. As if I can easily fit my groceries for my family of 7 in a lovely canvas bag slung over my shoulder.

Exactly.
Very impractical. Especially with wet items such as 16 yogurts, 4 bottles of milk, 2 packages of meat or chicken that may leak upon movement.

One really needs a plastic liner to keep a fabric bag like that in sanitary, germ-free condition.
(And that obviously defeats the purpose.
As does washing extra laundry loads of tote bags, which would impact the environment, as well.
#proPlastic)
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2475 on: February 24, 2020, 10:01:09 AM »
paper bags actually do more harm to the environment than plastic bags
in order to produce paper bags it causes more greenhouse emissions than producing plastic bags

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2476 on: February 24, 2020, 02:45:54 PM »
So it looks like GG found a loophole. They are allowed to sell their bags, and then after you buy them, they will use them to bag your groceries.

They are selling them in bundles of 5 only for 25 cents.

I just don't understand. They used to be free. Why are they marking them up to a 25 cent minimum. Even if they want to sell in bundles of five so it doesn't look funny, why can't they charge 5 cents for five?!? Now every time I purchase anything there, there is an automatic 25 cent surcharge. Multiply this by the amount of daily customers they have. They are making good $$ on this new law!
I wish I had the option to buy plastic bags for 5 cents each. Pomegranate is not offering that option

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2477 on: February 24, 2020, 03:00:27 PM »
I wish I had the option to buy plastic bags for 5 cents each. Pomegranate is not offering that option

So what is Pomergranate doing? Boxes? Paper bags?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2478 on: February 24, 2020, 03:12:18 PM »
So what is Pomergranate doing? Boxes? Paper bags?
small paper bag $.05
Pom Medium paper bag $.15
Pom Large paper bag $.20
Pom Red Cloth bag $.50
Pom Poly Woven white bag $1
Pom Jute bag $5
Box .75
limited time offer bundle of 25 bags for $2.50 (but doesn't say that they will bag the stuff for you)

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #2479 on: February 25, 2020, 08:37:49 AM »
small paper bag $.05
Pom Medium paper bag $.15
Pom Large paper bag $.20
Pom Red Cloth bag $.50
Pom Poly Woven white bag $1
Pom Jute bag $5
Box .75
limited time offer bundle of 25 bags for $2.50 (but doesn't say that they will bag the stuff for you)

Stores are taking advantage and profiting of this new law.

I believe there is a way to stop this. Buy your bags at one store and use them to shop at their competitors. If enough people do this, they will give bags out for free again!