@allreb I did the free drink thing at Starbuck but I always paid with the physical card and then just told them when I wanted to use my free drink. I know I got my regular cheap drink a few times before I felt like cashing in my freebie. Do they automatically apply it when you use the app? I tracked my balance and everything with the app but always paid with the card for some reason ( I think I just liked that it was gold and had my name on it!)
They only recently came to Texas so it was shiny and new and without stigma. But, still, because it's considered a budget brand, it did mostly open up in less-than-stellar parts of town which worked out well for me because I worked at a library in a strip mall next door. But I just couldn't get into it, since the produce and meat are sometimes sketch, there just wasn't enough stuff that I needed there to make it worth my while. I also don't regularly buy staples like milk and plain bread so it didn't make sense for that stuff either. I am also not a bag bringer so I couldn't get in the habit of that (if you're already a bag bringer, this won't be an issue.) I also always found the check out process stressful- they checkers are super fast and put your stuff in a cart (even if you didn't have a cart) and then I guess you wheel the cart over to the bagging station? I was never quite sure and I always felt like since the checkers were so fast, that I was expected to be just as efficient!
@Eric18 And not everyone has a computer, feels comfortable using a public computer to buy things, etc. So yeah, some people have to walk into stores. And out of all the crazy stuff we here, there thousands of people going shopping on Black Friday without incident to get their deep discount TV's and such and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
@sherlock Yes on the soup! The black bean is so good for something such a weird grey color. I got my wisdom teeth out recently and couldn't eat real, chewy food for a few weeks and that soup saved my life!
I have so many of these kind of things! I worked at an Aveda store in a mall once and got all of my coworkers hooked on Loaded Potato Bites from Arby's...it was a problem, we were trying to hook people with our disgusting tea and natural products all the while smelling of delicious processed potato product.
@zeytin I am very confused by "fried flour tortilla chips"...is this unusual? Isn't that just what tortilla chips are, fried tortillas? Do Mexican restaurants not make them fresh outside of Texas?
@garli I never can actually make anything for lunch and my husband has dibs on lefotevers (he doesn't like frozen stuff like I do and has a gluten thing so he has more limited options) so I buy an assortment of frozen Trader Joe's delicacies and have a mini-feast...mini tamales, gyoza, and a turkey corn dog for lunch? Yes please!
@gyip I'm a very, very lazy person who typically rolls her eyes at "make your own" anything but the thing about dressing is true, it's the easiest thing ever and way better than a bottle. Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and ta da delicious.
On the topic of cover letters...are they useful to employers? They are often times required but I just find them to be a draining waste of my time as the information about my work history is in my resume and the long online application I filled out. They feel so phony and like Logan said all I want to say is "I can haz full time job plzzzzz?"
I think I'm too old to be a millennial but I am definitely strongly opposed to can soup for some reason, not even a BPA thing it just grosses me out for some reason. Pre-made soup in any other configuration is fine by me (frozen Trader Joe's wonton soup is my favorite of the processed soups!)