so about two or three months ago (right before the Superbowl I think,) I went to my door and found this big yellow and black box on my porch. It was printed "To Stacy from Stacy" I was a bit puzzled …
inside was four bags of pita chips in four different flavors and a very cute card/brochure, from you guessed it, Stacy, a girl that had a dream of opening a restaurant that serves healthy food — this was a big dream, so she started small, with a food cart in downtown Boston, MA — her pita bread sandwiches became very popular and soon people were waiting in line. To keep her customers happy while they waited, Stacy would pass out baked pita-bread chips — a big hit, and that is essentially how Stacy’s Pita Chip Company was born.
I have of course purchased Stacy’s chips from Costco once, and really liked them (because they have my name on them — and it is even spelled right) but I never thought I’d get happy mail from Stacy herself! The card is just hilarious, it says she has always dreamed of being able to share her pita chips with everyone in America, but since she couldn’t do that, she would send them to every person named Stacy she could find (ha!) On the back it says "We hope you enjoyed getting your free box of Stacy’s Pita Chips as much as we enjoyed sending them to you. If you did, why not share the joy by sending a FREE gift box to a friend? Since we’ve already sent them to every Stacy, you’re free to send them to Bill or Mary or Cheryl or John — or whoever you think would enjoy Stacy’s chips the most.
I totally dig companies who do cool stuff like this — I guess I’m a sucker for clever marketing,
but I’ ve now bought a bag of Stacy’s chips each time I go to Costco, and I think I’m going to call them up one day soon and see what FUN thing we can do together — can’t you just see pita chips as the scrapbooker’s snack of choice?! So I’m going to give away my FREE box of Stacy’s chips to the first person that tells me who’s photography is featured on our NEW HAPPY MAIL feature at Big Picture Scrapbooking. We launched this fun "connection tool" to help you celebrate National Scrapbook Day, and every day after today. Go check it out and send some happy mail of your own!
After you’ve done that, sign up to take Lisa Damrosch’s NEW class with
her exclusive ScrapSupply chipboard album — it’s a four week workshop
that results in one of the coolest projects I have ever seen
(seriously) it’s all about celebrating scrapbooking and it’s simply
amazing!! We are taking an automatic $5 off any registration today as a little NSD thanks for all you do to support BPS!!
Have a wonderful day — today is very special for LOTS of reasons, more on that soon!!