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One thing I both love and dislike about the US Airways Grand Slam are the purchases that I have made from all of the seemingly random US Airways partners. On the off-chance you aren’t familiar with the Grand Slam, you essentially earn (lots) of bonus points by having a certain number of transactions with different US Airways partners. I have made purchases from companies I have never heard of and have bought items I never imagined that I would own! In a way it is kind of fun, but in a way it is kind of…well, strange. 🙂
Since I know so many of you are playing along with me, I thought I would take you around my house for a tour of the Grand Slam 2011 Makeover that my house as undergone.
Before you even get in my house you will notice the Halloween item that everyone is talking about, the Skymall Pirate Halloween Decoration ($2.97 + shipping). I mean, nothing screams elegant and refined like a light-up pirate skull! And to think, without the Grand Slam, I may have missed out on all the notoriety that comes with owning a light-up skull.
As you continue into my house and head to the dining room, you will see a Golden Glow flower arrangement from Teleflora.com ($29.99 + shipping). This one is actually funny because after reading all of the comments encouraging me to go for 36 Grand Slam hits, I decided to go for it and went on an ordering frenzy. That meant I needed hits from Teleflora and FTD (I had already done a birthday bear for one of C’s friends from 1-800-Flowers). I sent Little C’s preschool teachers Halloween cookies using my FTD transaction, but decided to have The Man send me flowers using the Teleflora hit. By that I mean I ordered the flowers and sign the card with his name on it for kicks. I know, I’m a little crazy, but what else was I going to put on the card? Anyway, with Teleflora, same day deliveries are the same price as future date deliveries, so within two hours there was a knock on the door and a lady delivered the flowers. In the two hours since I had ordered the flowers I had gotten busy with work and had forgotten about them, so when they arrived I was actually excited! The Man scored points that day for just sitting next to me while I ordered them. He thought it was great!
If you continue into the kitchen you will find the multi-purpose Chick Chill Wine Cooler from Vinesse (currently $19.95, but I bought it when it was a bit cheaper). Not only can you put it on wine to get it colder faster, but you can also put it on any boo-boos that your toddler (or husband) comes home with! How did I ever live without that??
While you are in the kitchen, you might as well grab one of the many boxes of delicious Anna’s cookies. We like to eat our cookies on the back patio at sunset while clutching our best friends Jessie and Woody. It’s a cookie party! Mmmmmmm, delicious!
Presumably after you eat cookies and play outside, you will need to wash your hands. If so, you are in luck since we are the proud owners of a 7.5 ounce Dial Liquid Basics Hand Soap ($1.99) from Office Max. Can’t go wrong with hand soap. You should have seen the ridiculously large box that it was delivered in!
And to conclude our Grand tour, you can get a sneak peek of Little C’s Trick or Treat bag courtesy of the Dividend Shopping Mall retailer, Pottery Barn (this one is sold out, but others start at $7.99). I am not sure how I ever collected candy as a child without a personalized Pottery Barn Kids trick or treat bag! I was clearly a neglected soul. 🙂
So tell me, other than the points, what excitement has the Grand Slam brought to your life?! Did you surprise someone with flowers? Change all of your neighbor’s fire alarms with your Skymall batteries? Become a wine sommelier with your new wine knowledge from your Vinesse wine book? Surprise your kid’s class with a box of Anna’s cookies for each kid? Build a paper clip robot from all your Office Max paper clip purchases? I would love to hear your stories!