From time to time, I'll partake in a Panera Bread sandwich and coffee. About a year ago, they instituted a rewards card program where you swipe your card when you order and the more you order, the more savings you get. For example, you may get a free pastry or free coffee or a sandwich for only $3.00. But after a year, I'm tired. I'm tired of stuffing my gullet with bagels in order to get a free panini. If I see another cinnamon bun, my pancreas is going to start looking for his successor. And I want something new!
I stopped into my local Panera chain this morning, robotically giving them my card to swipe, then getting a couple of bagels. I posed the question to the unassuming manager if I could possibly expand the normal rewards of food and see if I could get some personalized perks. For example, use of their lightning-quick toaster ovens for a day or bringing my bagels in for a year if I'd like them sliced by one of the high school help. I currently don't own a mop bucket, so maybe having someone stop over my place when they're finishing up their chores to give my kitchen floor a once-over would be great. I can use that! Someone cutting my lemon into little wedges so I can poshly squeeze one in my filtered water when I'm settling in for an episode of Battlestar Galatica would be great.
|The party's got to have eggs,|
-Profession: General Electric Engineer
-Favorite beverage to bring to a party: Welch's Grape Soda
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[The magazine focuses on career, family, home and fashion.]
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-What would they sing about to control the tremors?: Alcohol?
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