Monday, March 29, 2010

Life is Funny - Cheap is good and free is even better.

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I love a good bargain. I really do. But nothing thrills me to the core like free stuff. And free ice cream?! What, have I died and gone to Heaven? Oh yeah. And this week was Ben & Jerry's annual free scoop day. Of course, you would have known that if you were following me on Twitter. And you are following me on Twitter, right? Even my dog is following me on Twitter. You don't want to be left out, do you?

Anyway.

So I went and had my free scoop that afternoon. And again that evening. Don't judge me. It was ice cream. If there was more than one Ben & Jerry's around here I may have had more free ice cream. Like that one time...

Back in the day, I used to live in Southern California. My best friend "R" lived nearby and she's all about the free stuff, just like me. Baskin Robbins usually does some kind of free thing once a year, too, and one year they were doing free Cappuccino Blasts. Mmmm... Coffee and ice cream... And the best part? There were Baskin Robbins all over the place down there!

So R and I hatched a plan.

We mapped out all the Baskin Robbins parlors in the area. There was a 3 hour time window in which they were giving out the free Blasts. We hit those parlors and hit 'em hard! Then we went and made the rounds again. Oh yeah, we were good.

But did you know that they put real coffee in the Cappuccino Blasts? Strong coffee. With lots of caffeine.

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I think it was a few days later before I was able to sleep again. There's something to be said for bouncing off the walls, you know. And yes, I'd do it again. Because cheap is good and free is even better.

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8 comments:

MOLLYC said...

My daughter used to WORK at Ben and Jerry's, and so we got FREE CONES a lot! But that was long ago, and so I think the statute of limitations has run out on that litle crime...

Helen said...

We have lots of B R 's here, but no B & J 's. PLEASE let me know when B R has another free WHATEVER! Thanks!

Kristi Fornshell...pagan43 said...

This is sooo funny. I instantly picture you and your friend...Gripping the steering wheel/eyes as large as saucers. I see one of you clutching the " schedule " as the other one urges FASTER FASTER we have 3 more stores and only 19more minutes.

Hurray for free stuff. You always make me laugh, keep the funny flowing from that twisted brain.

Bridget Chumbley said...

Yum and Ugh!

♥ Kathy said...

I LOVE free stuff! I can just see you amped up on coffee lol

Wendy said...

Kristi - Were you secretly filming us?

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

I totally missed out on the B & J promotion. I'm only not sobbing because I DID get to participate in the Twitter conversation ABOUT THE B -minus- J promotion.

JML said...

That's freaking awesome! Perhaps I'm not that fun because I've never done anything like that . . . .thanks for sharing the story!