Thursday, December 2, 2010

BOGO Starbucks (today only)...and helping the homeless

I'm just coming off working the night shift, but I have a feeling that if I don't write now, it won't happen, so just be prepared for muddled thoughts and spelling errors:)...

Here's a great deal on Starbucks bagged Christmas blend coffee. Today only it is BOGO at Starbucks stores, and word is that they will take the $1 coupon in the 11/21 Smartsource coupon insert. If Starbucks is your thing, this is a good deal.

Here's one from several sites that are giving conflicting reports/success: Grab some hot deals at today using a new $10 off $10 purchase coupon code 4T4T4T, or possibly the code GIVEJOY.  They are also offering “Ship to Store” for FREE. Basically grab anything at $10 and it’s FREE! It's worth a try.

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Here's a true story for you. The plight of the homeless man begging at the street corner has always bothered me... immensely. We all know that we're not supposed to give them cash, right...but what to do? I was irritated with myself for turning aside and moving on one too many times. In church two weeks ago we were challenged to reach out of our comfort zones and ACT. Prompted by other stories of friends finding creative ways to help the homeless, I decided to make up some ziplock packs. I went to Walmart and purchased the gallon size bags, socks, granola and beef jerky. I planned to add more items from my stash at home. While I was loading the groceries in the car, I was compelled to make a pack right there. I put in all the items I had and a buck. You know what I'm going to tell you next don't you?? Sure enough, on my way home, there was a gentleman on the corner holding a sign that was so tattered I couldn't even read it. It had just started to rain and he looked so totally dejected. When I rolled down the window, he looked up slowly. I held the pack out to him and it was as if I'd handed him gold. His smile was priceless as he thanked me profusely. I was so choked up I couldn't even speak. I teared up all the way home as I prayed for him. I plan to add a letter to the rest of my packs explaining that God loves them and I'm praying for them...and I will!  I'm not saying this to brag, but rather to prompt you to reach out of your comfort zone and DO SOMETHING. There is so much hurt and need in this world; the possiblities are endless. It doesn't have to be a big thing; my mom was known for dropping off one or two cookies or a cup of berries. You've heard the tale of the older man chastising a little boy on the beach for spending so much time throwing starfish back into the sea. "There are thousands," the man proclaimed, "you will never really make a difference!" The little boy stopped momentarily and looked at the man. Holding a starfish before the man's eyes before he tossed it into the waves, he simply said, "That may be true, Sir, but I'll make a difference for this one." Today, let's all make a difference for one.


  1. You are blessed.

    Proverbs 14:21 "He who despises his neighbor sins ,but blessed is he who is kind to the needy……". (NIV)
    Prov. 28:27 "27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses".


  2. The 4T4T4T has already expired and the GIVEJOY is 20% off if you use your JCP card.

  3. This could been a noble cause. I like the idea. Thanks for sharing this amazing post.