Wouldn’t go to San Antonio, TX for a $100 bill plus gas

Hi readers.  When I got back from town yesterday and was putting the groceries into hideyholes and places they wouldn’t scatter hell-to-breakfast in the RV when it went up the hill again I came across a slip of paper the cashier put in one of the bags.  Had a ‘code’ number on it and said if I went to HEB.com/viva and put in that number I could win valuable prizes.

Well, heck.  I was thinking I wouldn’t mind winning a free bag of potatoes, a bag of onions, who knows?  Maybe some cat food or a pound of cheese.  A nice brisket would be nice.

So naturally I plugged in the website, went through my name, email address, zipcode and age to get all whetted down so’s I could find out if my number was a big winner.

Whoopteedooo!  I won a free pass to some museum 100, 150 miles away from here I wouldn’t go to without a gun to my head.  Those folks surely do take care of their customers and know how to build enthusiasm for promotions.


Hi D M,
Thanks for celebrating 70 years with H-E-B in San Antonio and entering the ¡Viva! SA Giveaway today! You’re now in the running for the chance to win free passes to exciting San Antonio landmarks, gift cards to great SA shops and restaurants and MUCH MORE.There are plenty of other spots on the iViva! SA Game Board to visit. Don’t miss a single chance to win – come back with a new code soon to unlock a space on the board!

Visit all 8 hot spots by October 1, 2013!

Good luck,

Your friends at H-E-B

I should have known a grocery store chain had better sense than to give away something valuable such as a bag of potatoes or onions.

Old Jules

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6 responses to “Wouldn’t go to San Antonio, TX for a $100 bill plus gas

  1. I ate all the potatoes and onions last night. Sorry, I didn’t leave you any. My wife made a big pot of them with green beans mixed in and I did make a pig of myself.

  2. I prefer a nice free bag of potatoes and such anytime.
    These types promotions are setups…setups for disappointment. Crap.

  3. The stores usually obtain their glorious prizes for free from whatever “attraction” that is featured. I usually get one or two “free” passes to visit “Worlds of Fun” in Kansas City from the neighborhood supermarket each year. It would cost me maybe $500 in travel and lodging expenses to take advantage of one of the “free” passes. No thanks to that.

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