Show Notes for Saturday August 31 & Sunday September 1, 2019

Show Notes for Saturday August 31 & Sunday September 1, 2019

Rachel Monroe, author of Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession -

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August 31
National South Carolina Day
National Matchmaker Day
National Diatomaceous Earth Day
National Trail Mix Day

September 1
National Chicken Boy’s Day
National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day

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According to a recent survey conducted by, a cross-section of 2,455 adults, aged 18 and over were polled and found that 85 percent of Americans buy in bulk, which increased by two percent from last year’s survey.

Why do Americans buy in bulk? (top three reasons)
  • To save money (88 percent)
  • To have a stock of products (57 percent)
  • Fewer shopping trips (45 percent)
How much do Americans spend on weekly bulk buying?
  • $50 to $100 (37 percent)
  • $101 to $200 (27 percent)
  • Less than $49 (25 percent)
Most popular items that Americans buy in bulk
  • Toilet paper (95 percent)
  • Laundry detergent (72 percent)
  • Soap (50 percent)
  • Toothpaste (47 percent)
  • Shampoo and conditioner (41 percent)
    These are the same top five items from last year’s survey and they are all non-perishable goods that can have a longer shelf life. Americans have become less wasteful with bulk buying. Only 31 percent say that some of their bulk buys have gone unused, which is less than last year’s percentage (35 percent). 

Do Americans believe that they are better off financially by bulk buying as opposed to buying what you need, when you need it?
  • Yes (87 percent)
  • No (13 percent)

Bulk buying can help save people money on large quantities of their favorite items but be careful to not let it get wasteful. Below, please find some tips from Rebecca Gramuglia, Shopping Expert at
  • Consider a wholesale club membership. If you’re an avid bulk buyer, a wholesale club membership might be a great fit for you. You can have access to large quantities of popular brand name items, as well as generic goods. Plus these clubs also have discounts on normal items like household appliances, clothing and more. Typically a standard, annual membership can cost under $100.
  • Make a list. Whether you are stocking up on groceries or bulk buying, don’t forget to make a list! I can’t stress enough how important it is to plan your shopping day ahead of time and the savings it can have on your wallet. By planning ahead, you can jot down the items you need to buy to prevent spontaneous purchases when shopping. You can also search for the best sales and promotions. This will help you save money and time.
  • Utilize coupons and apps. If you want to save more, download your local grocery store’s app for digital access to coupons, fliers and sales. If you’re going to shop online, use a cashback site like to receive cashback on your groceries or shop at wholesale clubs like BJs and Sam’s Club
  • Avoid perishable goods (to an extent). Fresh fruits and veggies are always the first items that start to go bad. But if you’re making lunches for your kids for the week or throwing a party, bulk fruits and veggies are a great way to save money. Otherwise, only buy the perishable items you need. 
  • Don’t bulk buy an item you haven’t tried. Don’t waste your time and money bulk buying an item unless you know it works for you. If you’re curious about a product, test it out by purchasing a single unit, and if it meets your expectations then purchase it in bulk.
  • Do the math. When buying in bulk, never assume you are getting a better deal without doing the math. Analyze the cost per unit and see if it is worth buying the larger option. For example, loose avocados are usually cheaper than purchasing a grouped bag. Also, be wary of 10-for-$10 deals. Most people don’t realize you can buy less than 10 items and still receive a discount.
  • Shop generic, not brand. Pay less by purchasing generic options rather than name-brand products. More often than not, the difference is just the price tag and generic products are just as tasty or reliable as notable, name brands. If you’re skeptical of the two, check the ingredients or materials before purchasing a generic brand to be reassured you’re getting the same product.
Make sure you have the storage space before you buy. Before you bulk buy, make sure you have an adequate storage area. If you can’t fit your food in the fridge or freezer, then where is it going to go? Probably in the garbage. 

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SNL star Pete Davidson flipped out on a group of students at Central Florida University who used their phones to film his show. (

Saturday Night Live is losing Leslie Jones. The 51 actress and comedian won’t return to the NBC sketch comedy this coming season. After five years Jones decided to leave before the end of her contract, which typically lasts for seven seasons. She reportedly wants to explore movie projects and has a Netflix comedy special in the works. (

Eddie Murphy is going to host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time in thirty-five years this December.(

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According to an arrest report, a Floridian charged with threatening another man with a machete for failing to flush the toilet provided police with a written statement declaring that “S--t happened.” 46-year-old Keith Mounts was busted Saturday night on a felony aggravated assault count following a confrontation at his residence in Hudson, a Tampa suburb. According to the victim, Mounts “pointed a machete in his face after he told him to flush the toilet after using it.” The man added that Mounts threatened to “chop” him with the weapon. Cops responding to a 9-1-1 call placed by the victim found the machete in the home's yard. Mounts told police that he was defending himself with the machete, but could not give cops a “reason as to why he was defending himself.” Mounts subsequently “provided a written statement saying ‘S--t happened.’” Mounts was booked into the county jail, where he is being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.

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Every family has dirty laundry but police sorting through one woman’s pile of clothes found her former son-in-law, who was on already on parole. 38-year-old William D. McIntyre, of Canton, Ohio was arrested at 10:00 a.m. Sunday in the 79-year-old woman’s home where he had once lived. Capt. Dave Davis of the city police department said the woman called Sunday morning to report he had entered her home twice the previous evening and she could hear him in her basement. The jail records show that within six hours, he was back. When officers pulled McIntyre from under a pile of clothes, he told them he planned to take items from the basement. The items were not listed. McIntyre was jailed on two burglary charges. Court records show he also faces a domestic violence warrant. (

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