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March 22, 2006 - File That One Under "Oops!"

Today, I received what has to be my favorite letter, hands down. I haven't stopped laughing since I read it...

Safeway (#15) sent back a nice, polite response to my inquiry for Costco frozen vegetable lasagna and/or dried Shitake mushrooms. I didn't get any freebies, but I'm not considering this one a rejection, either... Why not, you ask (or don't ask). Because Safeway was nice enough to politely tell me that they are Dominick's, not Costco.

Now, I assure you... Bitch-slapping Dominick's by writing a Costco fan letter to them was not my intent! In fact, I shop at both places. How I managed to get Safeway's/Dominicks' address in my search for a Costco address, however, is beyond me.

Anyway, for a day with no freebies, I'm still having a pretty good time!

Freebies Summary
Who? What?
approx. $
Fellowes Four cans of compressed air $32.00
Carma Labs One jar of Carmex $1.29
Stash Tea Nine teabags $1.80
White Castle 19 burgers, 2 breakfast sandwiches, 2 orders of Chicken Rings $12.37
Airborne One free tube of Airborne $5.99
Reynolds Two 50-cent coupons $1.00
S.C. Johnson One free ($3 max.) Skintimate coupon $3.00
Church & Dwight Two $1 Arm & Hammer coupons $2.00
Pfizer Three 50-cent Purell coupons $1.50
Pepsi Pepsi pen, pencil, stickers, and gift catalog N/A
Biotene Free samples of gum, toothpaste, and mouthwash N/A
Burt's Bees Free stick of Burt's Bees $1.87
Dunkin Donuts Book of five $1 gift checks $5.00
Mercedes Benz Mercedes keychain $30.00
Eden Foods Pasta, tea, soymilk $9.54
Chicken of the Sea Two $2 coupons, one 25-cent coupon $4.25
Sanford Four pens $5.00
Gatorade (aka Pepsi) Three 60-cent coupons for Propel $1.80
Nestle Two coupons for Nestle candy $1.00
Max and Erma's A hat and travel cup $15.00
Dairy Queen Three $1 gift certificates $3.00
Del Monte Five coupons for dog snacks $5.25
Celestial Seasonings Three sample teabags, three coupons $5.60
Boston Market 33% of $50 coupon book $16.67
Campbell's Four 50-cent coupons $2.00
Energizer Three $1 coupons $3.00
Frito Lay Two 55-cent coupons $1.10
Nylabone A "Double Action Chew" with "Minty Fresh Center" (wolf size) $9.33
28 companies $180.36

Safeway (Dominick's, not Costco)