Tomorrow O My Family and I are boarding an airplane bright and early, which means, naturally, that I spent today running around like the apocalypse was nigh. Cycled laundry like a mad woman, returned our library books, filled a prescription, and went to Target for disposable diapers and some items to entertain the boys on the planes (snacks, small toys, stickers etc.).
I know I’ve talked about my new-found love for the dollar store, but when preparing for
the apocalypse a cross-country flight, one stop shopping is preferable. And because I needed a toddler backpack that I knew the dollar store would not have, I decided to look for inexpensive toys and the like at Ye Olde Bullseye Shoppe rather than visiting multiple stores.
I could not have had more luck. The dollar section of Target was loaded with small wooden cars, pipe cleaners, notebooks (with trains on them!), stickers, and animal figurines, among other things.
Obviously, I tweeted about my findings. Lo, and behold, the Target corporate twitter account replied!
No, they did not just reply, they gave me with a $50 gift card “just because.”
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.
This came out of nowhere. I’ve never interacted with the Target corporate account on twitter before, and hi, it’s not even like $10 or something to just get me back in the door. It’s straight up $50. I’m floored by the awesomeness.
And yes, as the result of those $50 they are getting this ‘free’ air time on my blog, but you know what? What goes around comes around, even in the world of corporations. If this were an open letter to Target, I would tell them to keep up the good work.
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Have you ever been totally bind sided someone else’s generosity?
Do you run around like a headless chicken before going out of town, too?