I am married to a crazy man. My mother told me that and I didn’t believe her til today. This is a very long blog post and there’s not one bit of useful information in here so you may or may not want to waste your time reading farther. I know . . you’re saying “every post is that way, so why the warning on this one?” 🙂
The Loopy Ewe has this little
gimmick reward program. You spend all of your husband’s earnings in one year and you get a skein of yarn to match your favorite photo. We talked about that this morning. You spend all of your husband’s earnings in one year, and his entire 401K and you get to the status of “Loopy Gold” which means you get 15% off your orders for the rest of the year, but that doesn’t really matter because you’ve already spent every dime and maxed out the credit card. What really makes Loopy Gold status special is that you get a reserved spot at the next Loopy Fling. Those happen about every 18 months . . one year it’s in the spring and the next year it’s in the fall. Those flings fill up so quickly, it’s almost impossible to get a spot.
Last year, I reached Loopy Gold status but I never really intended to go to Fall Fling. It’s in September and that’s when the garden is keeping me hopping and I’ve worked way too hard to miss a week or harvesting. And, the Fling is kinda expensive. I figured with a hotel and air fare and shuttle, I’d end up spending over $1,000 and that didn’t include any shopping at The Loopy Ewe, so I didn’t consider going but when it was almost time for the Fall Fling, I was telling Vince about it and he said “Let’s go!” It was too late – the spots were all taken and the garden was in full swing and there was no way it could happen.
Actually, I placed a small order yesterday so I’m even closer . . very do-able before the end of the
So, at lunch today were were talking . .
Me: Vince, you know how I said I wasn’t going to buy more yarn? Well, I’m *THIS* close to reaching Loopy Gold status and if I reach that, then I get a spot reserved for the Spring Fling in 2016 and you could go and we could make it a little vacation!
Me: So, you’re saying . . I want to get this right . . you WANT me to spend more $$ at The Loopy Ewe, right?
Vince: It’s only money!
I think we’re going to do it. First, I’m going to twist my arm and make myself place another order and then we’re going to plan a vacation to go to Spring Fling, 2016 at The Loopy Ewe!