Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Oh what we do for FREE Food.......

So my husband and I woke up at 4:45am (as usual), but this time it was not for swim practice or for any other training/work. You see, we heard on the radio that there was a new health food store coming to our area called New Flowers Farmers Market (kinda like Sprouts, Natural Grocers, etc). Anyway, the Grand Opening was today at 7am and the first 50 customers got a $50 worth of groceries.....SCORE!!! So my cute husband woke up early again and was the 4th customer to arrive at the door at 5am.



HAHA! We thought we'd score all our usual "expensive health food needs and ingredients" in no time. Thats worth the wait in the cold, right? Well, two hours later James found out that the certificate expired at noon and all they gave him was a bag of samples and random groceries. Poor guy, all that wait for nothing! We actually did score some good free produce and a few random snacks but it really wasn't worth the wake up call. We look back at today and laugh. But I have to say New Flowers did have great deals, great organic produce, and we're glad to get yet another health food store near us. The more the merrier! What have you done to get free food??


Happy Wednesday!

LC

6 comments:

Jamie (beautyandthebeef) said...

Whoa 4:45?!?! People who wake up that early regularly impress me, I am sooo not a morning person! I'd love to be able to get up and work out in the AM but I don't know that I will ever be able to do that! As for me today I slept in because I had off from work because of all the snow we got.

I can't think of something I've done for free food...except back in the day in high school when we used to pretend it was someone's birthday in Friday's or something for a free dessert.

Ca88andra said...

And I thought I got up early at 5.30am!!!

MM said...

That's damn early. I usually just head to Costco and get a meal in samples while 'window' shopping.

swim_bre said...

4:45am--that's what time I wake up anyway for swimming, so I would definitely do it for free food---especially at a health/speciality food store! i've never done anything for free food--- they usually don't have gluten free "free" foods around, so a health food store advertising that I would have definitely gone!

James and Lindsay Cotter said...

Bre,

They actually did give up some GF muffins and cookies but that was about it. And, they were okay tasting, haha!

swim_bre said...

haha yes...gluten free pre-packaged food is usually ok- but definitely not as good as if you can make it yourself! :)