Saturday, October 31, 2009

Free Starbucks Gift Card - Janie's Contact Contest

I've been TRICKED.


I killed my iPhone today. I don’t know what happened. I didn’t drop it. I didn’t go swimming with it. I didn’t even cuss it overmuch before or after it cratered. So, no, it didn’t get its feelings hurt. iPhones are sensitive, but manhattan!! This was too much.


I could call out, as long as I was on my bluetooth in my truck. When I tried to make calls without the aid of any devices (and yes, before you ask, my household has arrived at that point in technology today.) I couldn’t hear who I was calling.


They could hear me, mind you, especially when those vibrant words started coming out of my mouth. Okay, the only one that could hear me was ThatManILove, because that's all I called. I was SO frustrated.


But, I have the special, whoopteedoo, bells and whistles Best Buy Geek Squad replacement plan made especially for smart phones. The one I pay $14 a month for, on our phones + my boys phones. That way, we can drop them, go swimming with them, etc., and get our phones replaced for free. (Did I just say free? I mean $14 a month on top of all the other goofy charges.)


But, hey, it’s better than the Apple Care Plan. Which has NO replacement warranty.


So, I bop into Best Buy. When we bought MY iPhone (which was, by the way, after we bought our sons’ iPhones) , we had the Best Buy guys go over the replacement plan.


As I understood it, I bring my phone in. If they have to send it off, and if they have one, they’ll give you a loaner iPhone. And your phone will be back in, say, 5-8 days. The quick return plan.


That’s not what happened today. And they don’t give out loaner iPhones. Nor will Best Buy’s loaner phones handle my massive amounts of contacts. Maybe I should have discussed that in more detail prior to buying the iPhone.


My options:


Take their loaner phone and wait on my phone to be returned.

Don’t do anything, and just rely on “devices”. That won’t work, it’s a business phone.

Buy a new phone...at full price. Oh, yeah. I’m hopping on that - that’s a horrlble idea!


I thought about it. Hard. And then, I realized - 3/4ths of this family has iPhones with replacement plans. (ThatManILove still hasn’t given up on his crackberry, and I’m beginning to realize why.)


I bought the new phone. And this time, I got the iPhone 3GS (Woohoo, Yeah!) but, no, I wasn’t looking for an excuse to upgrade. Don’t go there. I couldn’t even work the one I had!) Now, should the boys or I crater another iPhone, we’ll have a replacement within the family to have while we wait on Best Buy to send us a new one.


ThatManILove says our favorite fix when anything is broken is to throw money at it. We’ve found that solution most often isn’t the correct one.


Hopefully, this time, I did the right thing? Anyway, during all this drill, I thought of a contest. (It helped me keep my cool at Best Buy, I promise.)


Here’s the contest for you:


Guess how many contacts I have in my iPhone and I’ll send you a Starbucks Gift Card with exactly that much money on it! Each contact will have the value of a penny...so, if I have 2678 contacts, you’ll get a Starbucks card worth $26.78.


Hint: Top number has been 5237, but I’ve cleaned up my act a quite a bit. Bottom number is more than 4850. Pick a number between 4850 and 5237 and write it in the comments!


Contest will end Monday at 6 p.m. Closest one to the number by 6 p.m. wins the Starbucks Gift Card. You must enter by commenting on the blog (no e-mail entries!).


Have fun!

30 comments:

♥ Braja said...

Evil wretched woman!!

No Starbucks nearby. Cheated. CHEATED!

Beth said...

Pick a number between wah.... Wow, girl! I thought I had some contacts. Now I see I have been fooling myself.

I guess 4857.

I don't think I even know that many people. I'm impressed.

SSP said...

oh my god - i hope you use a blue tooth, girl, you are going to give yourself a brain tumor!! (yeah yeah, i know, urban legend, but STILL!!)...OK I am so in...I guess 4913

Paige Lacey said...

Oh, I love these games! I'm going to say 4,993.

That stinks about your iPhone. I think that's a great idea about having the extra phone on hand, though. That's something I do!

Irish Gumbo said...

Cratered the phone: I learned a new phrase today!

4,996. Yep. That's it.

Charizard said...

Sorry - working on getting my jaw up off the floor HOLY COW CAKES girl .. that's a whoooollleee lot of folks! :-)

TJ and James Cunningham said...

Girl! You know that cell phone/cancer has surfaced again, I heard it on Fox News this week.....

Okay I am going to guess 5089

Carolina Girl said...

5050! And I need a new phone too, mine stinks!

Braja, you DID get cheated!

Tardevil said...

That's alot of peeps! Guessing 4921.

♥ Braja said...

4929!!

♥ Braja said...

Damn, I just saw Tardevil's guess is only 8 away from mine...that's kinda spooky....especially if we're both right.

Yeah. Figure THAT out...

:))

♥ Braja said...

And Carolina Girl? I KNOW!!!!

♥ Braja said...

OK I'm going now....

midlife slices said...

5026

Oh, and did you know you can put all your electronics, cell phones, etc. on a personal articles policy on your homeowners insurance (at least with State Farm I can) and it's cheap cheap cheap a month and it covers them 100%? FYI

I've got laptops, cameras, cell phones, diamonds, etc on one policy and it's like 30 bucks a YEAR.

Terri aka Pepsi's Mom said...

Wow! My guess is 4743. Pepsi and Sierra said so.
Love your contests!
But I would have to donate, no Starbucks here!

Pam said...

Okay, I've been with you too much, but I'm going to say 5000 on the nose. Hope you are enjoying the new phone.

"Pink Party Girl" said...

Okay, I'n gonna guess ..(drumroll, please) --TA-DA----

5112!!

Just let me know where I can pick up my 'Star' card! :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

4977..I bet you know everyone in Texas! I have never even been to a Starbucks..I don't think we have one within 90 miles of these boonies.:)

Library girl said...

4951 :)

HoodChick said...

That's more people than my company even employees. Wow, you might have a bit of an addiction there. I'm not guessing a number because I'm anti-Starbucks.

You do know 14 x 12 = 168 bucks, right? And I'm of the school that that if it's 1/2 of the price of a whole new one, it's not worth it. (But I've yet to crater an electronic device)

Rob said...

I'm guessing 5112 just 'cuz it has a nice ring (rimshot!) to it.

And Liz, if you find some way to group contacts on the iPhone, you must let me know immediately!!

Rob said...

Crap, how did I not read the other comments thoroughly enough to catch that "Pink Party Girl" had already guessed 5112? Jeez...

Ok, make my guess 5050.

And seriously, how DO you manage that many contacts?

Vodka Mom said...

let's see

5169

sound good???

Vodka Mom said...

now I'm off to Starbucks.

Gretchen said...

That's too funny! My phone is broken, too, but I have to wait til Christmas and I AM getting a crackberry. We can't use iPhones in this region.

How about 5,102?

Wunderwoman said...

4937 contacts?

I want an iPhone!

Snappy Di said...

Carolina Girl grabbed my number so I'm going with 5051.. nya nya nya... LOL

Di

Maryann said...

I am going to guess 5188.

Anonymous said...

janie,
I know I told you that if you sync your phone to your outlook that you can have all of your contacts on your mac. 4891 and I dont do starbucks so I will take the contacts please. Nick won 2nd in state marching contest. Love ya ScottE

♥georgie♥ said...

shucks i missed this!