Non-Consumer Mish-Mash — Truth in Advertising, Saltine Lamp & Free Chocolate!

by Katy on October 28, 2013 · 17 comments

Granola Bars

It’s time again for Non-Consumer Mish-Mash, where I write a little bit about this and a little bit about that.

Slogans That Really Make Sense

I love clarity in advertising, which is why I found this Huffington Post piece to be absolutely hilarious! It’s wonderful, and it’s all absolutely true! My favorite: “Pizza Hut: We have a salad bar for some reason.”

Which is your favorite?

Goodwill Oddities — They Never Cease

 Saltine Lamp

I know it seems like a shop a lot for someone who called herself “The Non-Consumer,” but I promise you that I’m really not actually bringing all those Questionable-will finds into my home.

Having said that, I had a hard time not bringing home this $4.99 Goodwill vintage lamp. I think I may have made a grievous error.


Free Lindt Chocolate

I may not be a crazy coupon lady, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t keep an eye out for the good ones. So when Frugal Living NW posted about free Lindt chocolate bars, I clicked that link faster than Usain Bolt, my husband’s grandfather who ran the steeplechase in the 1928 Olympics, Katy Wolk-Stanley on the hunt for free chocolate.

And best of all it’s for Walgreen’s and Rite-Aid, so it should work as a national deal. It’s not good until November 3rd, but you should print the coupon A.S.A.P., so chop-chop!

Click HERE for your free chocolate.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Penelope October 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm

You are a goddess for finding me free chocolate!!! Unfortunately, he link to the chocolate doesn’t work :(o


cathy October 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm

If you click on the link to Frugal Living NW, you can scroll down thru their posts, even to the previous page, and you will find it. There is a limit of one coupon, and I just tried this method after reading your comment. Go quick! 🙂


Katy October 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I fixed the link, and if you print one, you can then print another by going “back” and then “forward” again.



Emily N. October 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I got a “bad link” error message as well 🙁


AFS October 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm

me too


Heddie Swanson October 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I still have a saltine box like that, and use it all the time — keeps crackers edible much longer during muggy summers for us singletons who don’t eat them all in one week.


Katy October 28, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I have a Saltines tin as well. although mine’s a bit newer. I did give this exact one to my sister as a gift though.



Sandy Remmers Hofstatter October 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I’ve got a metal Premium Saltines box that I still use for its intended purpose. I would never turn it into a lamp (and an especially bad lamp at that).


Katy October 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

There are no “bad lamps,” only lamps making poor choices. 😉



PoppyEcho October 29, 2013 at 7:59 am



patti October 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Thanks for the chocolate coupon heads-up!! And that lamp would look awesome on a kitchen counter. Lamps are easy to repair or to make in the first place. I also found a tin like this at a yard sale but I sold it on eBay.
Should have saved it!


Katy October 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm

But kitchen counter space is so precious. 🙁



AFS October 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I liked the Hidden Valley slogan:)


megyn October 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm

So, so many good phrases. I especially love the Apple, Target, Nike, and Instagram ones.

I was able to print out two coupons, which my 3 + 5 year olds saw and immediately claimed as their own. I will be making this trip while they are at school and taking a tip from my mother by hiding them…assuming my 3 year old stops climbing on top of the fridge to discover all of my “child proof” hiding spots.


Diane October 29, 2013 at 5:58 am

Dark chocolate with sea salt is my favorite Lindt bar. Thank you!


Rubymay1029 October 29, 2013 at 6:48 am

Hot Pockets ARE a different temperature in every bite!


Kat H. October 29, 2013 at 6:50 am

The Nature Valley one got me. As someone who eats a lot of the crunchy granola bars (because I have yet to find a granola bar recipe I like) I am very familiar with the crumbs everywhere phenomenon. I kind of want to hang that one up.


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