A special “hello” to my new Dion’s Daily Deal reader, Casey, who found my blog, all the way in sunny Florida— Wish I were on the beach right now! (This was me this morning at the desk: “good morning everybody! Taking a look outside at our Kansas City Scout Camera…a chilly 12 degrees outside!”)
Here at KMBC, the Dr. Peppers are $1.25...not bad. But FREE is better.
Abbie, one of my lovely producers and friends, (who, by the way is pregnant with her first baby…hooray!) sent me this freebie tip.
Sunday: go to the Dr. Pepper website, and you can get a free 20-ounce soda! Apparently the band Guns n’ Roses, promised their fans a free soda if their new album would be ready for release by 2008. (*mind you, this is an album start was started in 1994, so they’ve had some time to work on it!) You can redeem the soda anytime before February 28th.
As you can see...I ate it all...
Does this ever happen to you—by Friday, or the end of your workweek, you’re out of food supplies, and are forced to eat whatever’s left in the fridge?
Today, my lunch (which I try to eat as soon as the show is over, since I’m ravenous…so you can sometimes see me eating salmon, or pizza at 9:15 in the morning!) consisted of a soggy kiwi and a granola bar. If you know me…this wasn’t going to cut it. I shuffled through the food vending machine, and found the only item that seemed somewhat good for me. The “lowfat chicken sandwich”. (This seemed to be a better option than the “Big Bubba Blast Burger”.)
The package said my chicken sandwich was $2.00, but the vending machine only required $1.75. Here I am, scrounging for some loose change in my desk drawer, and when I come up with the funds, excitedly vend my hermetically-sealed chicken sandwich.
Soon, I realize, the “sell by” date on the package was two days ago. In my ravenous hunger, I nuke the ‘wich and gobble it down with zeal. (Wow, I should not be a novel writer…I just made myself seem like a wolf…or some BEAST.)
I don’t know if that’s why the sandwich was 25-cents less…or if there’s anything wrong with eating something past it’s “sell-by” date. One of my photographers thinks it’s perfectly fine…we used to eat food past it’s sell-by date all the time growing up…my stomach feels okay…I think…we’ll wait and see!
Hey, have a great weekend everybody—I’m going to head out a little early, since I was at work late yesterday, putting the final touches on my Coupon Mom 2 story.
Speaking of…Our Coupon Mom is, as they’d say in the urban-slang term… “blowin’ up”! Since our first story on her aired…and the follow-up on how she uses coupons to save over 50% at the grocery store, she’s been doing radio station interviews, interviews with us…and most recently a station in Topeka! We joke that she’ll soon be too famous to be KMBC-9’s Coupon Mom, and she’ll have to have a publicist handle all her engagements!