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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Did an Oreo Cookie Stacking contest last weekend

Ah, I know it has been a while since I have posted on this blog (been busy lately, plus I do have several other blogs I manage as well).  I hosted an oreo cookie stacking contest at the Albertson in Snohomish, WA
Picture of oreo cookies

I am not used to hosting contests, but it turned out pretty well.  Kids and other shoppers would come by my station and try and stack as many oreo cookies as they can within 30 seconds.  Some people had small stacks, while others had pretty huge ones (the tallest was about 12 inches).  Of course, some people were more interested in eating the cookies instead of stacking them, which make things a bit interesting.  By the way, this is not the first time I did this kind of event as I did a similar event at Walmart back in 2005 (via New Concepts in Marketing)   Obviously it was much busier that time and was a bit rougher too (more people and all).  Instead of grand prizes, all participants got collapsible cups they can have.

Started doing Demos at Fred Meyer Stores recently

Hey everyone, in case if you don't know, I have started doing demos at the fred meyer store at Snohomish, WA (not as often as I do demos at Albertsons stores, but I have already done 3 different demos there). 
Here are the demos I have done so far at Fred Meyer:
1. Giving out free cans of sodas (10 calorie rootbeer, ginger ale, etc)
2. 2 demos where I was giving out free bags of chips, like the chicken and waffles potato chips as you see in the photo above).

The demos at Fred Meyer usually takes place on Friday from 3:30 to 8:00 pm (though not every week).  I will try to let you know when my next demo is.

Showing off a Keurig Coffee Maker at Albertsons

Here is a video I posted on Youtube showing off the Keurig Coffee Maker at Albertsons in Clearview.  I have done this demo on several different occsaions (though I don't actually have a Keurig at home, though I do have an espresso machine instead) where I brew free coffee for shoppers and try to encourage people to try out the machine and buy coffee.  Here is the video below:

I have posted a review about the Keurig coffee maker on a previous entry on this blog but if you are looking to buy a Keurig, Amazon.com has a bunch that you can check out and buy, like the one at http://tinyurl.com/d6b7wqg (this will redirect you to the product page at Amazon.com).  If I had the money I would buy one myself, but I can't.  Though I do have 2 coffee makers at home (a regular one and an espresso machine as well).  Though I imagine that a keurig would be pretty useful to have.  For example, many dentist offices and businesses have these (makes it easy and convenient for people to have coffee).  They would probably do well with apartments and dorm rooms as well as you can quickly brew coffee with keurigs on the go.