18 February 2007

Free Starbucks Coffee

Yep, that's attention getting. I do love coffee. Especially free Starbucks coffee. And I think I've found a way to get it - at least $50 worth.

After consulting with my good friend Chris, we're endeavoring to do the impossible: really cool stuff (computers, plasma tv's, gift cards) for free (okay, not free, but really really cheap.)

Ah, the glories of internet promotions! Jump through some hoops, accept some ridiculous offers, and voila! free stuff!

A scam, you say? Perhaps not. I didn't fall off the turnip truck last night, and I pretty efficient at researching and sniffing around the web. Lots of good stuff out there - and some scams, of course. As it turns out, there quite a "system" for doing these kinds of things. I downloaded an Excel sheet from one guys blog that helps you track your progress for a particular promotion.

I won't bore you with the details, but I'm going for the Starbucks card. It requires only two completions of 40-something offers (some "gifts" require completion of 18 offers).

I chose: 1) A subscription to "At Home Rewards" Cost? $1.00. No other charges if I cancel within 10 days. 2) A subscription to an video game thingie (like Netflix). No cost if I cancel within 30 days.

Total cost: $1.00, plus some time for cancellations.

Go ahead and laugh. As I said, I didn't fall off the turnip truck last night. And who'll be laughing when the latte is brewing?

Keep you posted!!!!