Lately, I've been listening to some of my friends as they brag about which K-Cup has the best flavor. In one conversation, I didn't want to admit that I didn't know what a K-Cup was or that when they first started talking, I thought they were merely bragging about things that some women should just keep quiet about.
At the dentist office recently, I couldn't help but notice a carousel filled with an assortment of K-Cups on a table in the corner. It whispered to me. Softly, but firmly. "Come to the K-Side of life."
Beside the carousel was the beauty of all coffee inventions - the Keurig. As my son was escorted down the hall to, as he put it, be "tortured by small dental devices," I decided it was time that I had something K-wonderful to brag about and I had a cup of hot tea. I wanted to try a cup of coffee and wasn't ready to leave when my son returned. "Could you possibly ask the dentist for a second opinion on the cavity he just filled," I asked as I grabbed another K-Cup? But, nooooo, we had to leave.
So, I've been on the hunt for a deal since then. I can't stand it any longer. I've recently given in to a Kindle, so I figure why not give in to a Keurig coffee brewer. Here's what I bought today at Kohls:
Keurig® B60 Special Edition Coffee Brewer, Regular $189.99, Sale $149.99.
There are two other models that are priced lower, but I like the settings and water reserve on this one.
Next time you see me, just try to ignore me if I brag a bit about K-Cups. They are not cheap and I'll be on the constant search for deals. At least I have something to look forward to at the dentist now!
Buy two (2) Tyson frozen chicken, 20-32 oz nuggets, tenders, breasts or fingers 2/$13.98 and get:
Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO):
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If there was one thing I thought was understood about the basics of coupons, it’s that you can’t copy them. Nobody likes a copycat. And that goes for coupons. But, I’m hearing from local cashiers, managers, and readers that we have a good number of copycats in our neck of the woods. Folks, it is wrong to copy coupons. If you look at the fine print on a coupon, it says, “Void if reproduced or copied.”
There are three main types of coupons:
According to Coupons.com, printable coupons have been available on the Internet for about 10 years. The main confusion of copying coupons deals with coupons printed off the Internet from websites like redplum.com, smartsource.com, and manufacturer websites. Most of the websites allow for a coupon to be printed twice from the same IP address. That means two times per computer. Some people think, “Well, if I can print two, why not 20?” Here’s why you can’t.
For one thing, each coupon has a unique code that makes that one coupon valid and the code is good only one time. So, if you copy that coupon, the store will only get reimbursed once. With the increase of Internet use and couponing, you must know that if you copy coupons you are indirectly stealing from the store if you use the coupon more than once. People don’t like copycats and most outright hate thieves.
Another thing with coupons printed online is that your IP address from your computer is printed in very, very small print around the outside of the coupon. If you copy the coupon, your IP address will eventually be blocked and you won’t be able to print coupons from that computer. This is the main reason I don’t “coupon fairy” my printable coupons. Meaning I don’t leave my coupons in stores for strangers to use. I can’t control if someone copies that coupon and I don’t want to take the risk of my IP address being flagged.
It might be a little confusing that you can print coupons online but you can’t copy them. I didn’t think there was any confusion at all about copying coupons from newspaper inserts, but, apparently, there are some local coupons doing it. Companies will not get reimbursed for a copied coupon and the loss will eventually trickle down to consumers.
The only time that you can copy a coupon is ones that are print off the Internet from manufacturers and have an unlimited number of prints. This is a coupon that is in a PDF format. The code is not unique and it’s the same one on all of the coupons. It should go without saying, but the company doesn’t expect you to copy the PDF coupon 100 times. If you think people don’t like copycats and thieves, they pretty much abhor a shelf clearer. So, you might have 100 of an item, but no friends.
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To verify if a printable coupon is valid, go to www.veri-fi.com and follow the instructions.
WEDNESDAY’S LIST . . . of beans ’n greens ’n other things:
DON’T TELL me I’ve nothing to do.
From the window of my barn I see Ozzie coming through the hedgerow from next door. I like Ozzie a lot, but I’m not sure he feels the same. Efforts to pet and feed over the years have been a flop at best.
What Ozzie likes to do is hunt. I mean really hunt.
You see, Ozzie is a brindle, bob-tailed, three-legged cat and he loves to feed on whatever he can find in the hedgerow across my back yard, including field mice and squirrels.
Ozzie is flat out deadly, too.
Since losing his right front leg to a tumor a couple of years back, he has taught himself a new way to hunt. He keeps stalking to a minimum. But with the patience of Job, he settles down and waits for a meal to come within striking distance.
When the meal does, it’s “Wham” and Ozzie heads for the dinner table.
He’s a wonder to watch ...
IT IS A typical day at the Smith Estate. I am out in my barn kicked back in what I call “Archie’s Recliner.” I am reading a book, listening to Merle Haggard on the stereo, and watching TV (how’s that for multi-tasking, huh?) The blonde is out and about.
The phone rings. It is from the blonde. She is at Sears in the Quintard Mall ...
“Sweetheart, I’m at Sears looking at vacuum cleaners. I can get a small one to go with a regular one. What do you think I should do?”
Recovering from the shock of her asking my permission for anything, I agree to the double dip and then make a mistake with “What’s going on, you asking my permission?”
From the other end, there is a happy laugh with:
“It’d be different if it were shoes and a dress.”
I managed a quiet goodbye (without choking), hung up, and went back to singing along with Merle. It seemed fitting he was in the middle of “I’m Gonna Sit Right Here And Drink” at the time.
JOE ESTEP deserves a standing ovation. Joe runs the Calhoun County Sports Hall of Fame and, this past Saturday night, put together another classic.
Held at the “new” Oxford Civic Center, the 2013 induction played to a near packed house.
Outstanding Joe, outstanding.
FOR THOSE asking, the Peach Man’s tomatoes are a week away, but Ken Easterling will be at Regions in Oxford on Friday morning at 6 with another load of Chilton County peaches.
If no sell-out in Oxford he heads for the Anniston post office along about 8 . . . but don’t bet he gets there.
IF YOU’RE lining up at the Walmart deli at Lenlock, I hope you get lucky and a young lady by the name of Vanesa Durham waits on you. She did for me a few days back and while I’ve had an unpleasant moment or two there, Vanesa left me feeling pretty good.
Walmart could use more like her.
BIRTHDAYS: June 12 – Annette Vice; June 14 – Sage Snow; June 15 – Twins Brettnie and Dakota Smith; June 17 – Aiden Lloyd; 11; June 18 – Don Beabout.
And Jeff Jones, June 17. A member of a vanishing breed (The Great Generation), Jeff drove a “weasel” jeep ashore at Normandy, June 6, 1944.
QUOTABLE: “My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down - but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let's all have another round.”
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George Smith may be reached at 256-239-5286 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.