I have now returned from my blog break and will hopefully be publishing more regularly now. To begin with, I’d like to alert everyone of a new Safeway… uh, thing. I’m really not sure what to call it, but we have written about this phenomenon before: it’s basically Safeway’s version of Green Stamps! For every ten dollars that you spend at a participating Safeway, you get one stamp. Once you have saved up a certain number of stamps, you can exchange them for a prize. Last time, you could get anything from a 3.5″ paring knife for 30 stamps to a 20 piece flatware set for 160 stamps. We got a nice 20 piece flatware set which we now save for special occasions and also a set of nice steak knives. All of the prizes were from Cuisinart.
This time, the prizes are various pots and pans from Farberware. While we’re not personally the biggest fans of Farberware products, they’re free! (if you shop at Safeway anyway, which we do) Why not collect the stamps? We’ll be trying to save enough stamps for both a 6-quart covered stockpot and a small skillet. To get both, we’ll need to save 180 stamps by January 17, 2017, when the offer ends. To be honest, though, that really won’t be difficult; we buy a lot of groceries. We’ll have to update you on our progress every once in a while.
In any case, if you do shop at Safeway (or even if you don’t), free things are never bad, are they? And even if you don’t need more pots and pans, you can always give your newly acquired ones to someone who does!