That $50 Lowes coupon is a scam!

That $50 Lowes coupon popping up on people’s Facebook feed is indeed a scam.  Please do not give them any of your information or try to use the coupon.  It has been confirmed by Lowes corporate that it is a scam.  These people are trying to ascertain your email and mailing address so that they can sell it to people who will send you spam and advertising.

Most of these contests are just that scams.  I don’t fill out anything that isn’t from a legit blogger or legit website.  I see them all the time “Win $100,000 Amazon Gift Card” – really are you kidding me.  Common sense should tell you that one one is giving away a $100,000 Amazon Gift Card.  Stay away or you will get burned.

To read more about the Lowes scam click here!

Did you know there is a statute of limitations on debt?

I didn’t know this but my favorite consumer advocate Clark Howard has a wonderful article on his website that explains all about the statute of limitations on debt.

Check to see what the time frame is in your own state.  This may help someone who is struggling to pay back debt or is being harassed by a debt collector.

Read the entire article here!

New Facebook Scam – there’s one every day!

I am sure most of you know about this already but just in case you do not.

There is a new Facebook scam going down with impostors posing as friends or family members.  Criminals will do anything to get your personal information.

Here is what you should do if you are in doubt if the friend request is legit or not.

  1. Common sense would tell you to text, call or message your friend or relative to see if they have indeed sent you another “friend request.”
  2. If not have your friend or relative report it immediately to Facebook (instruction are here)

WARNING: Campbell Soup Company Recalls Chicken Soup Products

Campbell Soup Company Recalls Chicken Soup Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Campbell Soup Company, a Maxton, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The chicken with whole grain pasta soup items were produced on Feb. 13, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 18.6-oz. cans of “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta” with Best By date of Feb. 13, 2019 located on the bottom of the cans.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 4R” on the bottom of the cans. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida.

The problem was discovered on April 20, 2017 when the firm received notification from their corporate office of multiple consumer complaints of the wrong product noticed inside the cans. The products were labeled as “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta” but actually contain “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach & Meatballs in Chicken Broth” soup.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Consumer Affairs at (866) 400-0965. Media with questions about the recall can contact Michelle Reardon, Director of Communications – Americas, at (856) 571-9911.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

Label, Recalled Product

Want to support Made In America businesses?

Do you want to support Made In America businesses?  I try to buy as much as possible that is made here in our country to not only support local business but to keep people working here in the USA.

Here is a list of just some of the companies who manufacturer their products here in the USA.

You can find the long list of other categories here!

Clothing:

Free admission to museum’s and other attractions!

Did you know that many public libraries have passes to things like museums you can borrow and not pay the admission fee?  It’s true.  Now I cannot tell you this will apply in your particular state or town but it’s worth looking into to save yourself a ton of cash.

Here is a list of the places that my public library (Evesham Township) has to offer:

  1. Academy of Natural Sciences: Admits two adults and up to five children in the same household. Museum pass customers wishing to see the Butterflies! exhibit will be subject to a $3 fee per person.
  2. Air Victory Museum: Admits six people.
  3. Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale: The Institute is open from Tuesday-Friday from 12-4pm and the second Saturday of the month from 12-2pm, March-November. Group tours are by appointment, Tuesday-Friday afternoons. Each Paulsdale tour pass admits 1 person. 4 tour passes are included in the museum box.
  4. Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology: Admits two adults and all children in the household under the age of 18.
  5. Battleship NJ: Admits two adults and three children.
  6. Camden Children’s Garden: Admits six people.
  7. Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge: Admits two adults and three children under the age of 18.
  8. Children’s Museum of Manhattan: Admits four people (no more than two adults).
  9. Garden State Discovery Museum: Admits six people.
  10. Grounds for Sculpture: Admits four people.
  11. Guggenheim Museum: Admits four adults or students and children under the age of 12 are free.
  12. Independence Seaport Museum: Admits two adults and four children under the age of 18.
  13. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Admits 6 guests.
  14. Morris Arboretum: Admits two adults and up to four children.
  15. Museum of Modern Art: Admits five people.
  16. National Liberty Museum: Admits six people.
  17. New-York Historical Society Museum and Library: Admits two adults and all children under the age of
  18. Paws Discovery Farm: Admits four people.
  19. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts: Admits two adults and all children in your household under 18.
  20. Roebling Museum: Admits two adults and all children in the household under the age of 18.
  21. WheatonArts and Cultural Center Museum: Admits two adults and all children under the age of 18.