Play Starbucks for Life without Buying a Drink

A few times each year (usually in summer and around the holidays), Starbucks releases a promo game to promote their seasonal drinks. The gamification of products is nothing new, but Starbucks certainly does an excellent job of this. I get sucked in every time they release a new game, planning out my Starbucks visits and drinks in advance, all according to whatever will get me the most game plays.

Starbucks released another “Starbucks for life” game a few days ago, where each drink purchase gives you a game play piece, and 3 of a kind is a winner! But I recently found a way around all of this, how you can play the game without buying any drinks at all!Read More »

Eat & Drink in Minneapolis

With a huge crowd of people descending upon Minneapolis for the Super Bowl this year, I’ve decided to be a good neighbor and let you know where the best places are to fill your stomach while you’re here. And just because you didn’t ask for my opinion, doesn’t mean I’m not going to give it. The best part? You don’t have to be here for the Super Bowl to enjoy them…they’re great year round! Read More »

April Monthly Favorites

They say April showers bring May flowers, and we definitely got plenty of showers this month! (Also, snow, but there’s no quote for April snow.) Trees are starting to turn green, tulips are starting to pop up, and bright colorful clothing is on everyone but me. Bring on spring!Read More »

March Monthly Favorites

March is typically a pretty dull month. It’s not quite spring, but there’s never enough snow to make it look like a winter wonderland, so we’re stuck right in the middle. You don’t want to be outside, but you’re sick of sitting inside waiting for nice weather. Although March definitely isn’t my favorite month, I did have a few favorite moments!Read More »