1. We ran low on Dunkin Donuts ground coffee at home and headed to BJs to buy the bulk bag. We brew a pot everyday so the 2 1/2 pound bag is not too much for us. This bag used to be $15.99. When we got to BJs, the DD coffee was $22.99!! Looking closer at the unit price, it was $9.20 per pound! Wait a minute, not only is this a big price increase, but I could swear it was $7.99 in the DD store. Checking my Android phone quickly, yes, it was $7.99. And I only had to buy one pound at DD. Something seriously wrong here. Quick conclusion: BJs creates the illusion of discounts on many products to lure you in. Their customers (me until today) assume that everything in bulk must cost less. Not so. You must be a smart and informed shopped there. And when DD has their big sales on coffee, I'll be sure to stock up. BTW, I told the guy at DD about the BJs story and he was so amused, he gave me an extra 10% off, so that's $7.20/pound.
2. I do like Starbucks too. AT&T pushed out a new OS upgrade from Google for my Android phone last week. Today, my Starbucks app crashed when launched. A little searching around on line and I found many others were having the same experience. But what was surprising is that Starbucks is nowhere to be heard on the topic. I'd expect at least a message posted that says, yes, we know, we're working on it, please be patient, Love, Starbucks. No such thing. I've posted a message on Twitter to them hoping for a reply. I've noticed that many companies monitor Twitter so a complaint or question there gets a quick reply because everyone is watching. An email sent to the company is a 1:1 correspondence, so you can wait.
UPDATE: Someone (Jason, you're the man) figured out how to fix the incompatibility of the Starbucks Android app with v. 2.3.4 of the the Android OS. Go the Application settings for the Starbucks app and Clear Data. This causes the app to open properly and it won't force close. You'll just have to log in to your Starbucks account again from your app to get your Starbucks card associated with the app again. Too bad Starbucks couldn't be more proactive and notify us all of the fix. Fail!
3. I know I said there were two experiences today, but my tweat on #1 above yielded a comment from someone on Twitter that they found a Dunkin Donuts K-cup for Keurig brewers. I've been looking for and wondering about this for a long time. This would be a great find. I'll post an update if my search is successful.