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.
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.
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.
Not a problem Dizzy. I bought my own. I ain’t a charity case. Gracias, J
I prefer a nice free bag of potatoes and such anytime.
These types promotions are setups…setups for disappointment. Crap.
Hi Tess: Yep. But evidently it has some meaning over in the marketing department. Gracias, J
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.
Hi swabby: A puzzle. Gracias, J