Five, six months ago, the grocery store we frequent the most, introduced a points system. Got a plastic card and downloaded the app to the iPhone. The first, few weeks, it wasn’t too exciting. You get new ‘offers’ every Thursday, loaded in the app, and after about a month it had pretty much the hang of what we liked to buy.
So … the first times this happened, it was kind of fun! «Oh, look! There are points on my yoghurt!» 🙂 About once a month, it seems to ‘think’ it’s time to buy toothpaste [my choice of brand], and that renders me 1,000 points! Sometimes, they have in-store points too, and it happens that that particular product is also on your list in the app. Then you get double points! 🙂 The points in out account accumulated swiftly! 1,000 points = $1. I thought that was fun to see how it kept building up, and my hubby kept asking me when we were going to use them. He thought I was going to become a points hoarder! Our grocery store is pretty basic — it carries just that; groceries, so that could very well have been the case if not …
… a few days before Mother’s Day, the Tassimo coffee machine appeared there on display, for $58! We were close to 140,000 points so the thought started spinning in my head; «I could actually get it … for the points!» Not that I needed it — who needs a Tassimo?! All of a sudden my coffee consumption would be a lot more costly too, which those little containers, but nevertheless, now it sits there on our kitchen counter. Adjacent to it, sits the old coffee machine; I drink a lot of coffee — especially in the morning — so I couldn’t use the Tassimo all the time.
Admittedly, I’m just a sucker for shiny gadgets and devices I don’t really need. I feel very good about it, though 😀
Apart from collecting points, nothing much is going on. We’ve been out a great deal, I’ve taken pictures and I love the camera. The greenery is still not out here, and I think more inspiration will come with it. Little flowers are always gratifying photo objects — they stand still! 🙂