Thursday, March 18, 2010

Got Tropicana OJ? Try Juicy Rewards! [Part 2: Online Shopping]

As mentioned in part 1 of this series, I was invited by "Savvy Auntie" Melanie Notkin to check out the new Tropicana's Juicy Rewards site as a Juicy Insider and share my experiences with my friends and followers.  This past weekend, I finally had a chance to use some of my points to do a little online shopping.

As a stay at home mom of a three year old and a five year old, shopping in person has been growing increasingly difficult.  Getting great deals online with free shipping is a huge thing for me.  One of Tropicana's Juicy Rewards Partner Rewards that caught my attention was Adidas.  While looking through the Adidas website, I discovered they carry English Premier League soccer jerseys, specifically my husband's beloved Newcastle United FC.  Yes, while some wives become football or basketball widows, I become a soccer one at times.  I bought my husband's original Newcastle United jersey when I traveled to England for work, but the team's sponsor then was Newcastle Brown Ale.  Alas, when my husband's school has team jersey day, it would be a little inappropriate for him, as a teacher, to be wearing a shirt with the logo of a beer company on it.  Newcastle's current sponsor is much more appropriate for school, and the shirt was on sale.  How could I pass it up?  

With the jersey discounted to $42, all I needed was $18 more of merchandise to meet my $60 minimum purchase to satisfy the save $10 off / free shipping coupon from Tropicana's Juicy Rewards.  Like magic, I found an $18 pair of basic black Adidias track pants in my five year old son's size.  While he's learned to manage buttons, elastic waists still make it easier for the kids.  Black goes with practically everything, so you really can't go wrong with it either.  Let's just say my little guy would probably wear a plaid shirt with polka dot pants if he had them, so I try to keep it simple for him color-wise too.

With my shopping items determined, the actual point transaction was quite straightforward.  When you choose to get a reward, you are issued a unique coupon code to enter into the Adidas website during the checkout process.  You can either copy and paste out of the Tropicana window, or wait for the confirmation email to arrive and shop later.  I realized the Adidas was also a My Points partner.  So I accessed the Adidas website through My Points so I could get My Points credit in addition to my coupon savings (It's currently in my My Points pending points queue, so it worked!).  I ordered everything Saturday afternoon.  It shipped on Monday, and arrived Wednesday via FedEx -- a prompt and accurate transaction.

I'm hoping to hit our local indoor playground, Boro Kid Zone, to test out the printable local coupons in the near future.  I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

Haven't registered yet?  Head to Tropicana's Juicy Rewards site and sign up.  Within your first six hours of being registered, you can enter the code SAVVY-AUNTI in the codes area to earn your first point.  There are additional extra point campaigns that you may be able to take advantage of,like code FBOOK-TROPI (Tropicana's Facebook Fan page).  Additional limit-time point opportunities have appeared on their fan page as well, so it it a good place to watch.

Come back and share what great deals you find!

-- Sue

*This post is written for my participating in the Tropicana Juicy Insiders program by Savvy Auntie on behalf of Tropicana. I received 12 free Juicy Rewards points and a $50 Visa gift card to use in redemption of the points and to facilitate my review.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Loving all the fab Adidas you found for your family, Sue!! Keep us posted!