Monday, May 16, 2011

My Luck May Be Changing

Remember the Haggen Monopoly game?  Well, it's still going, and we're still playing.

Friday was double day.  All of the products featured in the Monopoly game were worth two game tickets instead of one.  I guess you know that got my attention.  So I set off for Haggen and went up and down the aisles, filling my cart with every conceivable item that my family might need. I returned home with 50 playing pieces!  That, added to the 15 I had at home, made me giddy with anticipation.

After dinner we set up shop, me at the dining room table, Tom at the computer.  I checked to see which stickers I needed for my three game boards while Tom typed in numbers for the online matching game.  We came up with several instant winners -- a cake mix, a box of oatmeal, Cheez-it crackers, a cheese-stuffed potato, and several Monopoly game tickets.  We also got a number of stickers to send in for a drawing.  But out of all that we only got two stickers for my game boards.

We collected all our prize notifications (including that can of corn I'd been waiting to claim) and trotted back to the store at 9:30 Friday night.  Would you believe it -- they gave us two game tickets for each product we redeemed!  With that and all the additional game tickets we'd won, we returned home with another 42 game tickets, certain we were on our way to riches!

And all we've got to show for it is a free bag of salad greens and six more free tickets to collect on our next trip to the store.

Yep, looks like my luck is changing... but it's not for the better!


Jan C said...

The Haggen monopoly game is officially over today. Do you have a #5?? Jan

Ginger Kauffman said...

Jan, thanks for the heads-up! I haven't been to Haggen for a couple of days. I'll make a last run to the store and pick up everything I can think of right now!
(P.S. Do you have a #5 you'd like to share with me?)