So yesterday, I open my email to find the following missive from my father. I sat here reading and, as I choked back my laughter, got strange looks from my son. After reading it through once, I reread it, aloud, to Little Squid to much the same reaction. When Mike came out and asked why we were laughing, all I could say was "my parents are up to it again."
"Ya Gotta Believe,"
as told by my father, Larry Centor.
Kids mine --
So we take one of these little walks that end up in ...
How did you guess?
Where there is a General Mills sale.
You buy 2 8.9 0z. boxes of Cheerios for $4.00 [4X (because with a $16.00 GM purchase of selected products, of which aforementioned Cheerios is one, you get a $4.00 coupon good for your next store purchase of ANYTHING)].
Now for the good part. Inside random boxes [1 out of every 10], there is a Discover card good for $5.00, $10.00 or $25.00.
So Mom thinks it would be great to buy 8 boxes, because with the $4.00 coupon it nets out to $12.00.
But wait, while on line she finds a $2.00 Cheerios coupon, so it nets out to $10.00.
But wait, there's more.
Opening boxes frantically, Mom finds a $5.00 Discover card.
Out net for the 8 box is $5.00.
'Great!' you say.
'We have to go back to Waldbaum's.'
Can I argue?
So we return -- and buy another 8 boxes, and get another $8.00 coupon.
And go home. The end! Right? Wrong!
Ripping open Cheerios boxes like a raccoon at a garbage fest, Mom finds -- are you ready? -- another $5.00 Discover card, not once, but twice.
Yes, another $10.00, after the $4.00 coupon, making the net on this batch $2.00.
Can you keep up with the math?
Yes, you're right!
16 8.9 oz. boxes of Cheerios for $7.00.
Life is good. No, life is g-r-r-r-reat!