Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Price Chopper and Automated Phone Calls

Apparently, our local Price Chopper Supermarket is trying a new guerilla marketing program that includes automated phone calls and ignoring the New York State Do Not Call list. I suspect they get around the law because I do have a Price Chopper advantage card. They consider me an existing customer so I must want phone calls.

I received the following automated phone call today on both our phones.

"Hi , this Cindy from Price Choppers Supermarket calling to tell you how you can shop your food bill and plan the perfect picnic this labor day weekend. Simply look in this Thursday Newspaper to find our ad with a special clip and Shop coupon that will save you $5 of your next purchase of $ 50 or more and since we your week that will be filled with family, friends, food and fun. You'll also find your favorite barbecue items that are sure to make of the summer festivities one to remember. Offers are good thru Saturdays, September 30 at then our Greater capital District Stores. Coupons are available in (foreck?) newspapers . For a complete list of participating newspapers or for more in formation, please call 800-869-xxxx. Thanks."

If automated phone calls bother you as much as they do me I encourage you to call Price Chopper and ask them to stop this kind of intrusive marketing.

Toll-free M-F, 9 am 5 pm: 800-666-7667
Or write to:
Price Chopper Supermarkets
501 Duanesburg Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
ATTN: Consumer Services

I’ll be shopping at Hannaford for our barbecue items.
Happy Labor Day Weekend.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Refrigerators in Freedom Park

Last night, local favorite, The Refrigerators rocked Freedom Park on one of the best weather nights yet. As expected parking and seats were at a premium as the outdoor amphitheater overflowed with Refrigerator fans.

Got Fridge?

All events at Freedom Park are possible thanks to local sponsors.

Sponsored by Jumpin' Jack

The Refrigerators

Don’t miss the fun.  Only three more concerts on the Freedom Park summer schedule.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Scotia New York Search

Over six years ago I created to help folks find information that was only pertinent to the Village of Scotia in New York. I found that when I searched for information I usually received results that were related to Nova Scotia.

Thanks to some friends at Google I'm happy to announce we've created a new search box that is specific to information that has been create specifically for our own Scotia. You'll find the new Scotia search boxes available here on the VisitScotia Blog as well as

The resulting search will point to previous content on VisitScotia, this blog as well as and Other sites will probably added as I expand the search index.

It should make VisitScotia a more valuable site so check it out!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Charlie Brown in Freedom Park

This week enjoying another great show from Center Stage Productions in Freedom Park.  This year it’s “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”.  The rain held off tonight so I enjoyed a great show. Two more shows are available Friday and Saturday, August 8th–9th. Show time is at 7:00 PM

Robbie Callen as Snoopy

Robbie Callen as Snoopy