Posts Tagged ‘Safeway Monopoly’
Mourning the Monopoly
I abandoned my cherished Safeway Monopoly weeks ago. Asking clerks to endure another exposure to a stranger to hand me tiny blue gambling slips felt petty and selfish. They deserved to reserve their patience and strength for people with genuine check-out problems. Giving up Monopoly – anguishing, and necessary. There’s nothing wrong in seeking out…Read More
Safeway Monopoly – Easier… or Harder? You Decide.
Once again, the devils designing Safeway Monopoly have demolished my expectations. The board – half the size it was last year. MAKES ME WANNA SHOUT. No more draping it ooooo sooooo lovingly over the back of the coach, forlornly hoping to ward off vindictive creases and tears. Players are even more precipitately pushed careening over…Read More
Safeway Monopoly – Fighting Spirit
Safeway Monopoly is back one week from today. This year, I’m ready. My calendar is marked, my strategy honed. But there’s been something missing, and I finally know what it is. My lucky tradition. Athletes wear their lucky shorts and socks. Actors tell each other to “Break a leg” before treading the boards. I believe…Read More
Safeway Monopoly – LEVEL UP!!
I write this on Wednesday 2/20/2019. Safeway Monopoly started Wednesday 2/6/2019. So, two weeks in, I feel emboldened to discuss the whack-your-head-with-the-iron differences in the game this year. You’ve still gotta buy stuff and win paper sets. One side is still all the little slips that will litter your house for months. The slips still yield…Read More
Safeway Monopoly – Surprise!
Safeway Monopoly started Wednesday 2/6/2019. Which I discovered 2/5/2019. NOOOOOOOOO. I thought it started next month. I haven’t had Spring Training: no run through all the aisles to remind myself what’s where; no eating down the staples. No making room for the frozen pizza. I wasted a purchase when I bought the chocolate on 2/5…Read More
Curse You Red Baron – Safeway Monopoly 2018, a Retrospective
As the sun sets on the last day to redeem Safeway Monopoly 2018 coupons, join me as I embark on a critical analysis of this year’s trials and triumphs. It was harder to win anything from Fandango. Much harder. And, loath tho I am to say it, I think that was fair. I ran…Read More
Gaming Monopoly, Safeway Style
I play the Market Street, Tom Thumb, Albertsons, Safeway, Shaws, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Amigos, United Supermarkets, Carrs, Star Market, Pavilions, Acme (MEEP MEEP), Randalls Monopoly Sweepstakes to WIN. It’s the only competitive sport I play. So, my rules: (1) Never, ever switch stores. Me, I play Safeway. I know what I’ll be able to find,…Read More