My news stories have been stacking up. This episode is dedicated to recent consumer news that I think is interesting for YOU to know! I’ll be back next week with a “normal style” episode.
At the beginning, I call out a special attention to Episode 32, where I interviewed Katy Spartz from Lark + Evergreen. The stress relief challenge that she mentioned she’d be doing in the fall is next week! Who doesn’t need stress relief??? It’s a 5 minute a day challenge from September 13-17 2021. Go sign up here.
You can listen to Episode 39 on your favorite podcast app or simply click play below. Thank you for being here!
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Earlier this summer, Walmart and Ibotta (the cash back app) entered into a partnership. I need to do an episode on ibotta now that I think about it. You basically choose products that have an offer, then you buy that product, upload a receipt, and then the cash back is added into the app. Now, the unique thing about this partnership is that rebates will be redeemed and cash provided directly to customers Walmart accounts to be used for future Walmart purchases, applied toward a Walmart+ membership, used for grocery delivery and more. All in all, this is worth checking out if you shop at Walmart. I do a lot of Walmart shopping and need to get going on maximizing my spending there. I know I’m missing out on some benefits here. Read article
PepsiCo and Boston Beer are working on a Hard Mountain Dew malt beverage. The flavors will be original Mountain Dew, Black Cherry, and Watermelon. They’re expected to be on store shelves early next year. Read article
Ikea is wanting you to repurpose your old ikea furniture. They are providing step-by-step disassembly guides. Right now there are six ikea products featured. On that same page, they are also featuring ideas on how to repurpose those items. My Hannah would be alllllll over this. Examples are a planter, book holder, terrarium, hanging garden…so many more. Read article
Beginning Sept 1st, Amazon is changing it’s complaint process for returns. It’ll pay customers up to $1,000 for products sold by third party sellers that cause personal injury or damage. So you’ll be able to contact amazon for the complaint instead of going straight to the third party seller. Amazon itself will evaluate the complaint and take responsibility if the seller doesn’t. Read article
DoorDash delivery can now include products from multiple stores. So, if you have that special take out restaurant that you love, but you also need a roll of paper towels, want some ice cream from a different place, etc. if it’s within the radius, you can add them all in there, even if they are separate stores. It’ll be delivered all together. Now that’s convenient. Read article
Are you going to Disneyland this year? If so, this is a fun secret for you. The Magic Key Terrace has a secret menu cocktail named after a feral cat, named Nutmeg that likes to hang around and be friendly with guests and cast members. The secret cocktail is named……..drum roll……Nutmeg. It’s made with Myers dark rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur and apricot liqueur. 100% a dessert drink. So, I think it’d be super fun to order a secret cocktail somewhere. Should I go to Disneyland just for this experience? If you know of any secret cocktails in the Dallas area….share them with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or dm me on Instagram. Read article
Twix is now a seasoning……as of Sept 1st, it’s available at Sam’s Locations & expanding to other stores after that. Read article
If you are listening in real time, Costco and Proctor & Gamble’s yearly promotion is happening right now through Sept 26, 2021. When you spend $100 on qualifying Proctor & Gamble products, you receive a $25 Costco gift card. Now this isn’t instant…you’ll have to submit your receipts, but if you’ve never done this before, I’d suggest you at least give it a try. Most of the products that qualify, I’d argue, you probably already use.