We're Coke drinkers here at the homestead...one look in the refrigerator proves that. Yes, we have food; it's in the big refrigerator in the kitchen. This is the extra one in the utility room. It's the home for the turkey at Thanksgiving, all the overflow groceries at Christmas and anything else that there isn't room in the main fridge...but mostly it holds Cokes. Since Cokes have been on sale at the convenience store just outside the neighborhood, there's an abundance of the bubbly sodas living in the back refrigerator right now.
And because we drink all those Cokes, we participate in Coke Rewards. If you're not familiar with the program, each lid or package of Coke products has a numeric code you into their website to earn points you can redeem for other products. It's simple really. Over the years we've redeemed our points for a variety of things...a pink football for Kayla, some golf balls, a cordless drill and even a small flat-screen television. That was a bit of a rare find but still...there's a wide range of ways to spend your points.
Recently some gift cards to Bass Pro Shop showed up in the Rewards Catalog. There are gift cards out there from time to time but they usually disappear fast so my rapid-clicking better half snagged one for us. He'd have gotten more but one was the limit.
The e-mail arrived, telling us that the gift card had shipped. It's coming via U. S. Postal Service. The estimated delivery date? A whopping 15-20 business day. Really? Let's resurrect the Pony Express...it would be faster.