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Broad Ripple Fresh Thyme has Grand Opening March 31, 2017

Posted by Kenny Norman in news, north.
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I found out a few weeks back that the Broad Ripple Fresh Thyme would be opening March 30. Eve works there, so she kept me in the loop and told me I should go there to check it out. Parking was easier than expected, as the whole first floor of the garage is exclusive to Fresh Thyme customers. The layout was somewhat reversed of every other Fresh Thyme I’d been to, so I got lost at first. Luckily, the staff is very cheerful, friendly, and helpful, so I had them point me in the direction of what I needed. Unlike other Fresh Thyme stores, this one had a smoothie bar, hot bar, and chippery. Naturally, I had to check out all those features! First, I checked out the hot bar. The food was $8 per pound, so I may not do the hot bar a lot. One day I may treat myself to it. It had corn, mashed potatoes, chicken, broccoli, and all sorts of other delicious comfort food! It smelled really good, too. Next was the smoothie bar, which is also part of a coffee station that also serves Hubbard & Cravens coffee. I don’t do coffee, so that particular feature won’t do me good, but I know other people will like it! I got two smoothies while I was there at their new smoothie bar! One was good! The other…not so much! The “Blondie” smoothie had apple juice, banana, and strawberry. It was good. The “Da Blues” smoothie had apple juice, banana, and blueberry. It wasn’t quite as good. Next stop was the chippery. The staff there were so helpful. If I wanted to sample a chip that they didn’t have out, then they’d open a bag for me to taste one! Their sweet potato chips were a bit bland and not very sweet, but their sweet barbecue and their sour cream and onion chips were great, so I got both of those. Also, because it was Grand Opening day, I got a free reusable bag and a whole bunch of samples- bread, cheese, salami, sushi, even a hot dog! I wish the samples were an everyday thing, but I know it was just for the grand opening. The hot dog was especially good. The lady running the booth was very interactive and energetic. I donated $1 to the art center, as she was asking for donations in exchange for hot dogs. I also got $5 rotisserie chickens and a bunch of strawberries! I also checked out the patio, which was open because the Grand Opening day was warm and sunny. The sales may vary from week to week, although not as much on Thursday, which is their “double ad day,” when the previous and the next week’s ads are both valid. The Broad Ripple Fresh Thyme has enough interesting things to warrant a return visit, I’d go back there again just for the smoothies!

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Old Navy run, 10/25/2011 October 26, 2011

Posted by Kenny Norman in south.
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OK, so today I feel like bragging about another ‘couponing’ run at Old Navy. I haven’t been to Old Navy since October 8, so it’s been about 2 weeks since my last run there, mainly since my wardrobe is pretty much complete. (Well, at least my CASUAL wardrobe is.) It’s also been 2 weeks since I last hit up Greenwood Park Mall, since I hadn’t been there since my Old Navy run. I got off work early today and decided to head down to the mall and have a nice little run down there. I got 3 cookies at Blondie’s for $6 and a milkshake at Maggie Moo’s for $4. But I got a SWEET deal at Old Navy! I found a pair of pants, originally $40, on the clearance rack for $13. Their sale this week was to take 30 percent off clearance items. I also happened to get an extra 10 percent off by filling out a survey about my previous visit. And guess what? I got ANOTHER 10 percent off because on Tuesdays, customers get 10 percent off when they use their Old Navy card! I also got a fleece marked down from $20 to $12.47. It wasn’t on clearance, but I got the survey discount and card discount. So I spent less than $20 altogether. Oh, and it gets better. Old Navy has this thing where for every $20 you spend in stores, you get a $10 off coupon to use in a few weeks. Considering the bill was $19.29 after all discounts were said and done, and I didn’t spend the $20 necessary to get the coupon, the cashier gave it to me anyway! I swear, between this, the people at UNiversiTees giving me free pens & bowling coupons, and the people at Blondie’s giving me free cookies on occasion, Greenwood Park Mall is just the best mall ever with the nicest employees ever! (In fact, I even walked into the mall office once to fill out a comment card full of compliments and got a nice ‘thank you’ letter in the mail 5 days later!) But yeah…$19.29 on a purchase that could’ve been $60 full price. What a ways to go! I’ll let the receipt do the rest of the talking.