Screenshot of Brownie Points from the App Store
As much as I love my local coffee shops, it’s beyond me to ever remember to bring my loyalty cards along. Or if I do, either myself or the cashier forgets to ask to get it punched or stamped.
Today, I popped into Caffe Rosso on 11th in Calgary to find a new screen sitting in front of the register. It said “Brownie Points” at the top. Turns out they’ve just launched their Brownie Points program today. You can either grab a card or download the app. Either gives you your own QR code (finally a useful use of QR codes!). You scan the QR code through the little camera on the screen, it brings up your account and records your purchase.
And… I was their first Brownie Points customer :). That should earn me some extra brownie points!
The app is free to download and available in the app store. Currently, it looks like it’s only available for iPhone and iPad. Good thing you can still grab a card with your own QR code if you’re not an Apple user!
As of today, Caffe Rosso is the only Calgary business using the app.
Brownie Points is a Canadian company located out of St John’s, NL. Check them out at getbrowniepoints.com.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Brownie Points other than having just downloaded the app and used it in my favourite coffee shop. I also have no affiliation with my favourite coffee shop other than the fact that I love their coffee (and breakfast sandwiches and gigantic chocolate oatmeal cookies) and can often be seen in the window typing away at my laptop.
This came from surratech.com
If you aren’t familiar with Dr Frasier Crane, his infamous line is, “I’m listening.”
I haven’t been doing enough of this lately. Have you?
English: Water drop. Español: Gota de agua. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a 100 day experiment. My last one was pre-Yelp, where I went 100 days without using an exclamation point.
This time around, I’m tired of going without something. So, I’m adding something in instead!
Like many, I don’t drink enough water in a day. I do, however, consume plenty of other fluids. Namely, coffee, beer and cocktails (and I wonder why my pants aren’t fitting all that well!). While I could do a challenge where I’m cutting one or all of those out completely, the easier route I think would be to drink MORE.
More? Yes! It’s the solution to everything! For real, I think it just might be. At the end of 100 days I’ll let you know what I’ve found!
Here’s what I’m challenging myself with:
For 100 days, I will drink an equal quantity of water to my desired other beverage of choice. The glass of water must be consumed before consuming the other beverage. It must be done on a 1:1 ratio of water to other liquids. The ratio may be larger than 1:1 of water to other liquids, but may never exceed 1:1 for other liquids to water. There is no water substitute. So, drinking tea still counts as an “other” liquid. My inventive brain wants to say that gin and tonic or a vodka soda is another workaround. But no! Those also count as “other” beverages and require a glass of water prior to enjoying. Gatorade? Still an “other” drink. You get the picture!
Wish me luck! I start now, though August 14th will officially be day 1!