Fortunately my schedule changed so I went there this afternoon.
I stood in line waiting for my turn. I intended to buy one for me and give the guy behind me a free cup of coffee. But the lady in front of me had a better idea.
She was ordering a Venti Frappuccino. I heard the Barista tell her that she could Buy one and get one free. She turned around and asked, “Does anyone want a free Venti Frap? I’m buying”
There were a few people behind me and I waited for just a few seconds before I responded, “Sure, I’d love it.” I offered to split the cost of the first one and she said to ne, “Absolutely not. I’m buying.” I thanked her as she paid and we walked away from the counter to wait for our Fraps.
It gets more interesting.
I introduced myself to Maria and asked her what she does. We chatted for a few minutes. I told her that my daughter called me about this deal. She asked me how did my daughter know about this since she was not there. I said, “My daughter is MoolaSavingMom.”
As soon as I said MoolaSavingMom one of the ladies in the shop belted out, “I know her, I Love MoolaSavingMom.” Almost immediately another lady called out, “I know MoolaSavingMom. She has saved me a ton this year.”
I beamed a little as Maria asked me to tell her what my daughter does. I explained to her about the free coupon seminars, blog, facebook page, Google+ page and twitter feed. I asked Maria what she does and learned about her internship @ WFU Baptist Medical and her work trying to find a job. She asked me what I do and I introduced her to Networking for Mutual Benefit, Social Media as a Relationship tool and NCWiseman. It was an enjoyable conversation and I got a free Venti Frappuccino.
On my way home with my free Venti Frappuccino I called my daughter and told her I ran into another one of her MoolaSavingMom friends. These encounters are happening more and more lately. When I got home, I went online to check my Social Media stuff. I hit MoolaSavingMom‘s Facebook page and found this post:
I love to Network and meet new people. I equally love to get Free bean and meet fans of my daughter’s work.