Pay-It-Forward Ice Cream Coupons
--by cabbage, posted Nov 24, 2008
A long while back, my son and I were having ice-cream at a Baskin Robbins near our home and we decided to "pay it forward" by anonymously treating a dad and his kids to ice-cream. We left the store before they knew what was going to happen and my son and I smiled to ourselves as we walked home.
Well, the other night, as I was reading Darwin's "Voyage of the Beagle", a coupon for a free of pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream fell out of the library book! Talk about what goes around, comes around. I didn't say a word to anyone at home, and went about my daily errands. That day, my son had been particularly helpful (doing things without being asked), so I decided to surprise him with his favorite flavor of ice-cream. Now, ice-cream is not normally found in our freezer so this is a really special treat!
As I told my son this, I was the one who got even bigger surprise. He ran inside and got a coupon he had received from a school fair (for a free ice-cream cone at a local store). He had been saving it for months to use on a special occasion, but now that I was going to treat him today, he decided (by himself) to pay forward his coupon. He went and put it in one of his library books along with a Smile Card!
Some kid (or a mother) is going to be surprised, just like we were. :)