Because I am Cheap as a Mother Trucker
This is Casey…
I wrote about my screaming deal on chicken breasts from Safeway in my post last week. While I was writing that post I remembered that the previous week I had gone to Target and gotten FREE GROUND TURKEY. Now that is something to write about because EVERYONE LOVES FREE!
A few years ago the Inland Northwest Blood Center Bus came to my workplace. If enough people signed up to donate blood, my workplace got a $1,500 grant. My boss basically bribed people to sign up to donate blood by offering to cover our jobs for as long as it took each of us to donate blood and recover.
I had never donated blood before, but the idea of not working for 45 mins to 1 hour was all I needed to offer up my blood.
That was all it took for me to become a Gold Status blood donor (I donate at least three times per year). I love donating blood. Not because I am obsessed with blood or anything, but it is an easy way for me to give back to the community. I don’t have anymore money or time to donate to any causes, but blood, I have plenty of. And I get White Cheese Its and cranberry juice every time they take my blood. I’ll do almost anything for White Cheese Its. Those are magical.
How does donating blood tie into free ground turkey? Well, every time a person donates blood through the Inland Northwest Blood Bank, which recently changed its name, but I can’t remember what the new name is, that person gets points that can be redeemed for prizes. There are many fun items that can be redeemed, but my personal favorite is the Target Gift Cards.
In previous years I have redeemed my points for Target Gift Cards and then purchased Christmas presents for my children. However, I recently remembered that Target has a pretty decent grocery department. Around this same time, I was thinking about how I had used up all of my ground turkey and no stores seemed to be having any on sale. I needed ground turkey.
So, I redeemed my current Blood Bank Points for a Target Gift Card, and bought as many pounds of ground turkey as I could for $35. The Target ground turkey price was something ridiculous, like $3.99 per pound. This is double what I would even consider paying for meat normally, but this was free money and I needed ground turkey. So, I walked out of Target that day with 8 pounds of FREE GROUND TURKEY.
Not sure how long 8 pounds of ground turkey will last for my family, but combined with that cheap chicken I got last week, hopefully long enough for me to earn more Blood Bank Points or find a crazy good sale.