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Irony

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Devil's Food Cake, Vanilla Malt, and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Cake pieces are 50% off today. (Limit 2) Ask us for our cake slice special and get your slice for 50% off the sticker price.

The Olympic Torch arrived in Hong Kong today. The protests that have followed its journey around the globe were absent in the journey through Hong Kong. 3,000 troops and a few deportations can always help to ensure a smooth relay. Nevertheless, even with the tightest controls there can be something that slips through the cracks.

Made in China: Free Tibet Flags



I do enjoy the irony of that capitalism in a communist society can provide. This story gave me a really good chuckle when I read it the other day.

Quiz Day: Where Should You Live?



You Should Live in a Small Town




You prefer a close knit community to the bustle of the city.
You like locally owned businesses, local flavor, and friendly neighbors.
There's nothing boring about a smal…

The Price of Relief

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Devil's Food Cake, Vanilla Malt, and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Yogurt Club Bonus: Members can get a small yogurt for $1.25 today. If you want a medium, cone, large, or extra large, we will be happy to talk $1.20 off of any of those sizes. (Limit one yogurt at the special price per card.) Ask for your Yogurt Club special and save.

If you're not a member of the Yogurt Club, join today and start saving over 15% off of your yogurt purchases.

The San Francisco Giants sent Barry Zito down to the bullpen today. If you don't follow baseball this name might not be familiar. If you do follow baseball, then you know that this is the same Barry Zito that the Giants paid 126 million dollars for back in the 2007 season. Baseball fans also know that this is guaranteed money. Up until a few hours ago, Mr. Zito was the highest paid starting pitcher in the majors. Now, he is the highest paid reliever.

I don't really like th…

Fair Day After All

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Devil's Food Cake, Vanilla Malt, and Raspberry Cheesecake.

PB2 Savings: Come in today and ask for our PB2 special to get one dollar off per jar (limit 2). If you haven't tried our most popular new item, now is a great time.

This peanut butter is 1/4 the calories of a regular peanut butter, yet it is still taste like peanut butter because it is made from peanuts. The secret is that most of the oil has been pressed out. The remaining powder can be reconstituted by mixing the powder 2 to 1 with water. It is also great for cooking, shakes, baking, or a plain old peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

We got out and braved the cool winds yesterday and managed to have a rather good time at the Scarborough Renaissance Faire. Aside from wondering in search of food and drink trying to stay warm, most of the day consisted of enjoying the shows and shopping the local merchant stands. One of the neat things about the event is …

Faire Time

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butterscotch, Mocha, Angel Food Cake, and Orange Vanilla.

Creme Pies! Ask for our special and get your creme pie for only $14.99 (regularly $19.99). You can still call us at 972.644.2000 today to place an order for one at the special price tomorrow.

Tomorrow, Erica and I will head down to Waxahachie for our annual Scarborough Renaissance Faire trip with our friends. As it stands now, I believe that we have a group of 8 to 10 of us going. Much like last year, it looks like it is going to be wet and muddy. It also looks like it might be cold.

Thankfully, I still have my cheap shoes from last year. They are ready to one again get muddy. As for the wet rain, I'm hopping that the food and drink help to keep us warm. Since it is Texas, the weather can always change. So, I'll check again in the morning to see if it is still the same. Either way, I'm ready to defend my title as the Vortex sword fighting champion. ;)

I follow a…

Rebate

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butterscotch, Mocha, Angel Food Cake, and Orange Vanilla.

Creme Pie Weekend! Today, tomorrow, and Sunday, we have our creme pies for $14.99. If you want a creme pie, call us today and place an order for the weekend. 972.644.2000. Ask us for the special when you place your order.

Green Tip: If you qualified for a tax refund this year or are getting a rebate check, consider converting some of that windfall to good works with a contribution to an environmental charity. (Do Your Part: Take time to find a group that represents your interests and concerns. These five well-known organizations are among hundreds competing for your support: Clean Water Action; Coast Alliance; Friends of the Earth; Natural Resources Defense Council; Sierra Club.)

Bonus Tip: While you're still thinking about taxes, keep in mind that improvements to your home's insulation can reduce your bill under federal legislation passed in 2005. Homeowners may be…

Sold

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butterscotch, Mocha, Angel Food Cake, and Orange Vanilla.

Sale Rack Special: Get 50% off the lowest marked price of any item on the sale rack when you ask for today's special. We've got chocolates, candies, cookies, and even some mixes on there to start the day. Get excellent savings today.

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! The bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, and Perfect 10), the white and wheat pita, and English Muffins are currently in stock. (The Onion bagels are available in the freezer.) Great options for Weight Watchers®.

Even though there is not a merger everyday in the business page, there are still some big deals that go through. Today, the owner of Arby's, Triarc Companies, has announced that they are going to purchase Wendy's for an all stock deal. The Wendy's family does not seem to happy with the deal, but the business is going to be bought regardless.

I had watch…

The Energizer Donkey

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butterscotch, Mocha, Angel Food Cake, and Orange Vanilla.

Cone Day! All cones are only $2.08 (regularly $2.77) when you ask for the cone day special.

I'm beginning to feel like we're never going to get to the final match-up for the presidential election. With the primary season still in full swing for the Democratic Party, we've got another five plus weeks of primaries and caucuses to go. Even after the last vote is cast in Montana and South Dakota, I get the feeling that we won't know the winner. It's times like these that I wish I was back in college in some of my old political science classes just to be involved in some of the discussions.

Here is an interesting fact about the remaining primaries and caucus. Puerto Rico has the fourth most delegates available at 63. It comes in just under Oregon's 65. If you take out the super-delegates, it actually has more. Not bad for a commonwealth.

Quiz Day: What…

Earth Day

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper (Mint), Mocha, Pumpkin, and Very Berry.

Gum Ball Bag Special: Buy two bags for $9.99 (regularly $6.99 each).

Today is Earth Day. Here is a list of 10 things (the explanations are long, so I'll let you click on the link) that you can do to help our planet.

The Genie's Out of the Bottle

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper (Mint), Mocha, Pumpkin, and Very Berry.

Buy 2 cases of the GNU Flavor and Fiber bars, mix and match, and get a free 10 dollar yogurt card.

We are now restocked on the Pepper Plant Chipotle sauce and the Kitchen Table Baker's Crackers (Aged Parmesan, Sesame, Everything, Rosemary, & Jalapeno).

It shouldn't come as a big surprise, but we've found something else that is widely used is bad for us:

"Manufacturers, retailers, and regulatory agencies consider eliminating a potentially harmful chemical from plastic sport and baby bottles."

That's right. The sports bottles that we are found of toting around with us at the gym or the sippy cups that we give to our kids contain a chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA). After a recent study, the Canadian government has decided that this chemical is closely enough linked to possible cancer or reproductive problems that it has banned the sale of the bottles …

The Theater Calls

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper (Mint), German Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin, and Very Berry.

Cone Day! Ask for our cone special and get your yogurt cone for only $2.08 (regularly $2.77).

Bonus Special: Ask for our bonus blogger special and get 50% off of any of the sale rack items.

Tomorrow: Coke Float Day! Ask and receive a coke float for only $2.99 (regularly $4.62).

Tonight, I'll go with a group of friends to see a performance at the Addison Theater of Danta's Inferno. I think that this is going to be a good show. I am wondering, however, if I should read the cliff notes. It has been a long time since I've actually read the book. It's also been a while since I've been to a play, so it should be a good night.

Tonight is the first night of Passover. Here are a couple of websites where you can learn more about this holiday. Judaism 101 or Passover Wiki.

Lawn Care

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper (Mint), German Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin, and Very Berry.

Parfait Day! Ask for our special parfait price today and get your parfaits for only $2.99 (regularly $3.99).

Blogger Bonus: Tell us you want the blogger bonus and get 50% off any item on the sale rack for today and tomorrow.

Green Tip: Development makes vast tracts of land inhospitable to animal life each year. Make your yard more wildlife-friendly to help offset these losses by planting native species, especially those that produce nectar and edible fruits, seeds, or leaves (they'll also require less watering). You can keep at least a tenth of the area "natural"-lawn free-to reserve space for animals. Install a birdbath or other water source. And be prepared to fence off your vegetable and flower gardens unless you're willing to share them, too.

Bonus: If spring weather has landscaping on your mind, think about using an old farm trick to guide …

Portishead!

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper (Mint), German Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin, and Very Berry.

Brownie Special: Buy 2 brownies for 5 dollars (regularly $3.49 each). Please ask for the special. Must be bought in pairs. Limit 4.

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! All the bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, Onion, and Perfect 10), the white and wheat pita, and English Muffins are currently in stock. Great options for Weight Watchers®.

IN TODAY: We got in the Strawberry Protein bar from Chocolite one day early. Come in and try the newest one point protein bar from Chocolite. We've got samples.

It has been eleven years filled with oft rumored release dates and album reports, but now it is confirmed that Portishead is releasing their third album on April 28th, 2008. The title of the album is Third. Being this close to the release date and given the fact that they have a really sweet box set, I'm going to call this official. An…

Cornucopia

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, German Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin, and Very Berry.

Today's special: 50% off all cake slices. Limit 2 per customer.

Bonus Special: Any Jelly Belly product, for today only, is 50% off when you mention the blog bonus special.

I normally get in trouble when I announce things early, but I'm pretty excited about the new product that we are expecting to have on Friday. Chocolite has expanded their offerings on the protein bars. We will get their newest strawberry protein bar in, hopefully, on Friday. We will have samples ready.

I watched my seventh and eight hour of television last night. FRONTLINE had a special on last night about health care systems in five other industrialized nations and how they compare to America. I'll spare my thoughts on this program since I've already share them on another blog. However, the show that I got suckered in to afterwards,Independent Lens, is also worthy of a little discussi…

Taxing Day

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Toffee Coffee, Pumpkin, and Very Berry.

Ask for our tax day special today and get a small yogurt for only 99 cents, before tax that is.

I'm on two mailing lists for focus groups in the are. Yesterday, I got an email about a group that would be meeting for Diabetes. I thought that this might be something that some of our customers could use. The payout is a minimum of 100 dollars for one hour of time. Here is the information:

Market Research Study for Diabetes-

We are looking for Children 0-18 with Type 1 Diabetes and Men and Women 19+ years old years old with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes…..

WHO USE AN INSULIN PUMP.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON IF IT DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THIS STUDY TAKES PLACE ON THURSDAY APRIL 24 OR FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008.

If you qualify and participate, you will receive a minimum of $100 CASH for 1 hour of your time and opinions.

No sales ever!

Please call 972-866-5821 and reference the “Diabetes” study.
If you…

Self Inflicted

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Toffee Coffee, Boysenberry, and Very Berry.

Almond Bark Special. Come in today and ask for our special pricing to get your almond bark for $14.99 (regularly $24.99).

I ended what was otherwise a relaxing evening by giving myself two injuries within 15 hours. Since I'm normally pretty good at avoiding damage, they came as a surprise. The first was a minor cut with a knife that I got on my finger while I was preparing diner. Knife cuts are never a good thing but, properly cleaned, they are minor. The second, however, was even dumber.

I awoke this morning to a very cold apartment. Normally I would love it this way, but we just moved our heavy blankets into storage for the summer last week. Thus, I woke up much colder then I otherwise would have been. But the coldness was only one factor in my numb awakening this morning. The much bigger factor was the loud car crash that took place right outside the front window.

H…

E-Waste Recycling

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Butter Pecan, Boysenberry, and New York Cheesecake.

All mints that are regularly priced $2.69-$2.99 are buy 3, get the 4th for free. No limit.

Tomorrow, our coke floats are on sale for $2.99 all day long (regularly $4.62).

Getting great deals while shopping is always fun, but we might have gone overboard last night at the grocery store. My wife and I went to Kroger yesterday and had a blast stacking coupons, getting the weekly deals, and using the store bonuses. The pantry is full, and we are going to eat well for the next few weeks. I felt like we had a very successful hunt.

Rick brought to my attention a note that he had received from the Texas Campaign for the Environment. It deals with recent legislation that was passed by both houses in the Texas legislature that will require producers to provide consumers with convenient and responsible recycling for electronic waste such as computers, monitors, TV's…

Pile It Up!

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Butter Brickle, Boysenberry, and New York Cheesecake.

Chocolate Special. Get up to two pounds of Millionaire Turtles for $14.99 per pound (regularly $24.99 per pound).

We've got our Kettle Korn back in stock. Both the 4 oz bags and the 12 oz tins are now available.

Green Tip: Start a compost pile! Gardens thrive when their soil is enriched with compost. And the grass cuttings, potato peels, eggshells, hair clippings, and other organic stuff you use stays out of the landfill. (For tips, check out this site.) [Brought to you by Page-a-Day calendar.]

Happy Birthday Wishes to Bret William Saberhagen. Mr. Saberhagen is a former MLB player who started his career with the Kansas City Royals in 1984. In 1985, he won his first of two Cy Young Awards on the way to his World Series MVP in the "Show Me Series" where my St. Louis Cardinals were defeated by the Kansas City Royals in seven games. (This was the f…

Wild Weather

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Butter Brickle, Boysenberry, and New York Cheesecake.

Sierra deLite Bar Special! Ask for the special and get your Sierra deLite Bars for only $2.99. (No Limit. Regularly $4.50.)

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! All the bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, Onion, and Perfect 10), the white and wheat pita, and English Muffins are currently in stock. Great options for Weight Watchers®.

The weather got a little crazy last night. I apparently slept right through it. I didn't really notice that it was bad until I was notified by my wife that the tree about 60 feet in front of our apartment was ripped in half. On the drive into work, I noticed a multitude of traffic lights blinking or out completely. The Kroger that I stopped by this morning had no power. There were signs of the destructive power of nature all around on the short commute. Sufficient to say, the tree choppers are go…

Blog Additions

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Butter Brickle, Boysenberry, and New York Cheesecake.

Yogurt Cone Day! All cones are $2.08 today (regularly $2.77). Just ask for the cone special.

Bonus Bagel Special: Come in today and get any two bagels out of the freezer for $6.99. (Limit 6 bagels. Must be purchased in multiples of two.)

I learned about a new feature called blogger in draft yesterday. Essentially, this allows for easy changes, such as adding new elements, to the blog even though some of the changes might not be a permanent addition to the blogger family. I took a little bit of time yesterday and played with a few options. Here is what I changed:

Added the MLB Scoreboard on the right hand column. (Located between Friends of Sugarless D and Boredom Busters.) While I know that not everyone is a big baseball fan, Rick and I are and this makes checking the scores and standings a breeze.

Added This Day in History on the right hand column. (Located…

Run-Off Elections Today

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Butter Brickle, Boysenberry, and Lemon.

50% Off Day! All items in the sale rack bins, the two lowest shelves on the back of the white rack, are 50% off their lowest marked price today. Don't forget to ask us for the sale rack special.

We've got the winners tallied for the NCAA Tournament. Amongst the workers at the store, Rick and I finished in first. Stephen, Larry, and Jason finished in second, third, and last respectively.

More importantly, the winners for the customer entries:

1st Place: Tanya (With an amazing -13 score) $25 store dollar
2nd Place: Mrs. Parsons (Our San Antonio Connection.) $15 store credit
3rd Place: Mrs. Mott (Beat everyone on the evening staff.) $10 store credit
Last Place: Natalie (A&M let you down.) $10 store credit

Congratulations to everyone who won. Thanks to everyone who played along. If you are a winner and you are in the area, come by in the next week to collected your pr…

Resolved:

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Butter Brickle, Boysenberry, and Lemon.

Today, we have a special on the breads. Buy any five bread products (bagels, pitas, English Muffins, tortillas, or taco shells) and get the 6th one for free.

Tomorrow, we will announce the winners for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Don't forget to check!

In a rare move, I woke up at 6 AM today and actually decided to stay awake thereafter. I had a movie that I needed to watch so that I could return it to Netflix. Once breakfast was cooked, I settled in to watch Rocket Science. This was a movie that I had seen a preview for last year and was interested in seeing. I am glad to say that it is quite the independent film charmer.

It might sound odd, but I was originally drawn to this film because the background story revolved around debate. (I debated Lincoln-Douglas debate for three years in high school.) I was certainly happy to see that Rocket Science does a…

15,000

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel Fudge, Pistachio, Banana Cheesecake, and Lemon.

Cone Day! Ask for our special and get your yogurt cone for $2.08 today (regularly $2.77).

Tomorrow, we will have our coke float special. Coke floats for $2.99 (regularly $4.62).

We did not get in the Perfect 10 bagels this week. They were supposed to be here yesterday, but they were not delivered.

We got restocked on the PB2 again. We're finally starting to get our rotation down. If you're looking for a great tasting one point peanut butter, come in and try this. You're going to like it.

At some point in time today, the counter on this blog should roll over to 15,000. I think that is a pretty neat accomplishment. Thanks to everyone for reading and sticking with us over these last two years. We've had a great time doing it.

The first week of the baseball season has passed. It is now time for my annual baseball predictions. With the new label bar that I put on the…

More than Just Talk

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel Fudge, Pistachio, Banana Cheesecake, and Lemon.

Parfait Day! All of our parfaits are only $2.99 today (regularly $3.99). Come in and enjoy this wonderful treat. Only 3 Points on Weight Watchers®.

Green Tip: Programs to recycle paper-including newsprint-are widespread across the country. Take advantage of the arrangements in your area. (Most local schools have large bins that except both paper and cardboard.) Check to see if your local programs require papers to be tied or bagged, and whether they involve drop-off locations or curbside pickup. If every American recycled just one newspaper a week, about 36 million trees a year would be spared. Making recycled newspaper takes half as much energy as producing virgin newsprint. [Brought to you by Page-a-Day calendar.]

One of the biggest changes that we have made at Sugarless deLite in the last 6 months has been the implementation of our recycling program. Since November, we hav…

S&H?

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Pistachio, Banana Cheesecake, and Lemon.

Special Brownies! Ask for our special today and get 2 brownies for only 5 dollars (regularly $3.49 each). Must buy two for the special price. Limit 4.

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! Come try the Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, or Onion bagels, a white or wheat pita, and an English Muffin today. Great options for Weight Watchers®. The Perfect 10 bagels will be in tomorrow.

Each day I check our eBay store to see if we've had any orders come in over the evening. On the home page, there is always an ad for some fantastic eBay offers. Recently, there have been a good number of celebrity auctions. Spend time with so and so type things that benefit certain charities. The one for today was Jennifer Love Hewitt.

What I find funny about the offering is not the 5,600 dollars that someone is willing to pay for this auction. (I'm sure that will go hi…

Double Bonus Day

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Pistachio, Vanilla Malt, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

50% off cake slices today. Ask for our special and get this wonderful price.

Bonus Blog Special: Today, come in and tell us that you want the blog bagel special and you can get any 2 bagels out of the freezer for $6.99. (Limit 6 bagels at the special price.)

I hope that everyone had a good April Fools Day. There were some pretty good spoofs out there on the web. But, I didn't have anyone try to prank us at the store. I had a good one planned for my wife; however, she was not feeling well yesterday, so it will have to wait for another day.

Today, you get not only a bonus offer on the blog specials, but you also get a bonus quiz. In the effort to be fair and unbiased, I present to you the following:

Quiz Day: How Much of a Democrat Are You?



You Are 44% Democrat




You aren't a full fledged Democrat yet, but it's likely the party that fits you best.

You probably c…

Swap Meet

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Pistachio, Vanilla Malt, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

This is no April fools joke: Today, Yogurt Club Members can use their cards to purchase anything in the store up to the available balance on the card.

Calendar: (click to enlarge)



Coupons: (click to enlarge)



Found in a magazine this week: Sites for swapping book.

Bookmooch.com, Bookins.com, and Paperbackswap.com
Site Sources: Black Enterprise & The New York Times

Each site approaches the book swap a little bit differently, but if you are looking for a way to trade in some of your old books without getting pennies on the dollar, these sites might work well for you. Also, you're not using any virgin paper when you swap, so you're helping the environment as well by getting books used. I'm looking forward to trying out the service and trading some of the books that I have finished. Of course, another great option for used books is to donate them to a local …