listen to the flamingo.

25 01 2010

he wants to give you something. apparently, by cashing in on the free grapefruit deal this weekend, i may have earned myself 2 free grapefruit spoons! woot! many thanks to fabulous reader jen (god knows how she even stumbled across this crazy ass deal in the first place), who pointed me in the right direction.

it looks like the florida grapefruit people have hired a web designer (a kind of funny girly one at that), and if you buy either a 3 lb. or greater bag of florida grapefruits OR a 54 oz. or greater container of 100% florida grapefruit juice (no cocktail!), you can mail in your receipt and get 2 pink plastic grapefruit spoons. after careful inspection, it appears that the grapefruits i picked up are from no discernible state (shawsabama?), but the ocean spray juice clearly says “florida” on the label propaganda- so im pretty sure that it applies. i generally wouldn’t bother to haul ass to the post office for something quite so trivial, but the following conditions apply:

1. i was feeling a little bummed out for getting sucked into such a mediocre deal ($5 for juice that i don’t generally buy -with no coupons!), and free spoons make it very slightly less mediocre.

2. i have a 3 lb. bag of grapefruits now, and no way to eat them. (think they’ll stay fresh for 6-8 weeks?)

3. i’m pretty sure that flamingo is giving me the sexy eye, and i think i might have  a chance with him if he sees how enthusiastic i am about florida grapefruits.

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5 responses

25 01 2010
Jen

Wow, a whole post cuz of my little comment! I feel special! I’m just glad you didn’t think I was a giant douche for suggesting you send for free grapefruit spoons! LOL. Seeing your post made me remember that I wanted to go buy some juice so I can send for them. I think I saw this at first in a magazine but I looked at it online today so I could give you the link.

26 01 2010
bessmarvin

giant douche!? no way! i love it when flamingos give me free stuff. also, i thought it was hilarious. AND maybe there’s other people out there who also bought a bunch of grapefruits at shaw’s this weekend and are looking for a way to sweeten the deal. you did good!

26 01 2010
Jen

Thanks. I bought a carton of grapefruit juice last night (which I had to put sugar in when I drank some it was wicked!!!) and am getting ready to slap a stamp on my envelope to the Florida Dept. of Citrus. I think I want to work for them, it just sounds cool.

26 01 2010
bessmarvin

sugar! outrageous! i’m totally a grapefruit juice purist- although everyone i know thinks it’s gross but me… so you’re not alone. if you’re looking for a partner in crime, i’ll totally run away from home and join the florida department of citrus with you. i bet they have have totally adorable pink uniforms (pink is my color). 🙂

19 02 2010
double dipping. « broke 207

[…] point in my life my general laziness has cost me hundreds of dollars in would-be cash back. oh, and free grapefruit spoons. i completely screwed the pooch on that one too. but every now and then (ok, almost never), the […]

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