my free birthday doughnut from krispie kreme

4 Jun

london 11.34am 17C rain tuesday 2019

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i got a email this morning from krispie kreme, to give me a free doughnut for my coming birthday. they do it every year which is very nice of them. they gave me a link to get the voucher to redeem the doughnut at their store, but i accidentallly closed it and it wont come up again, instead they ask that i just go to the store and show my membership card or show the app on my smartphonemobile. i dont have a smartphonemobile so i thought i have lost this offer. however, as i was looking around their website i saw that i could log onto my membership. i had forgotten my password, but they sent it to me in my email, and so i was able to use a new password and have it accepted. and then i found my membership number, so i hot foot it to the krispie kreme store in victoria station, showed them the number and got my free doughnut. i am glad i could get it, as i thought i had missed my chance. 

victoria station is very pleasant to hang around in esp so early in the day like now. it has benches with small tables at intervals along its length to rest the laptop, and whilst i was there eating my doughnut, a woman came right next to me, and stooped down in front of me, and started charging her mobile, and that was when i saw just by my feet there was a charging point, with a plug and usb socket. and there were quite a number of these points placed at regular intervals all along the bench. first time i noticed them. so they provide free charging points too. along with giving us free water to refill our water bottles, and free toilets, and free wifi , and this applies to all the railway stations in london now, i can see it is very pleasant to hang around train stations in london. haha. 

this reminds me of what some of my freebie friends have told me that they have noticed the companies are now trying to emphasise the smart phone apps and making them use those apps to get the free vouchers for any free food offers. it means i shall have to save any vouchers sent to me via emails,  as i might not be able to get them again once i download them for the first time.

many things are now shifting to smartphone apps. like recently i heard sainsburys is trialling a checkout app where u can scan an item on your smartphone as you move about the store and it will tally up the price and u can pay it via the smartphone, without need to go through the normal checkout in the store. so no need to queue up on the checkout tills. they can save on giving u a paper receipt too, something i noticed they are trying to wean the public away.

in london we have lots of restaurants offering free food to publicise their opening. i dont think other cities have this phenomenon, do they? london might be unique.

muslim countries might offer free food during end of ramadan. i read that egypt has won a guinness book of record by having the longest ramadan table giving away free food to the poor. it seems to be the custom and the only chance the poor will get to access free food. and it is only once a year.

i dont remember malaysia do it, but then i am not a muslim, so wont know if there are any free food going around at the end of the fast month. i am sure they only give it to fellow muslims and not the other races in malaysia.

interestingly this year there seem to be a disagreement amongst these muslim countries as to when ramadan ends. egypt , malaysia, indonesia and australia says it ends on wednesday 5june. but middle eastern countries like saudi arabia, etc say it is today tuesday 4th june. i have it noted in my google calendar as today ending.

i think astrologically, we can predict when the new moon starts and by rights if u follow the calculations, new moon should begin today. but if u follow tradition and use the sighting of the new moon, than errors can occur, as there might be too cloudy that night for the new moon to be sighted. but it does mean that this year, all the muslim countries will sit down to a end of ramadan meal at the same time, all over the world. this is because the time difference, makes the s.e.asian countries celebrate it on wednesday when it is still tuesday in the middle east  in uk. so all muslims this year celebrate it simultaneously as it were. perhaps they should make this a permanent feature from now on. haha.

3 Responses to “my free birthday doughnut from krispie kreme”

  1. MELewis Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

    Happy birthday! Hope you enjoyed the donut. We don’t have them in France.

  2. alifesgayventure Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

    that is news to me, that u dont have these kinds of doughnuts in france… what about those with a hole in the middle, u must have them because they are universal, aren’t they, and not just british. i like those with a hole through them actually more than these with fillings inside them. the bakers also have whole doughnuts with strawberry jam, or custard inside them, and the outside is very plain, no decorations at all. they are very sweet of course, i wish they were not so sweet, i would like them better if so, esp the custard ones. and they cost a fraction of these krispie kreme ones.

  3. Garfield Hug Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Blessings and a great year filled with good health is wished for you.

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