ANNOUNCEMENT: No New Posts Until February 9

I’m currently in Japan with my wife (Hokkaido to be exact and it’s frickin’ cold) and I thought I’d be able to do touristy stuff during the day and then prepare blog posts at night. But I’m finding that to be difficult since we’re also doing touristy stuff at night.

So I’ve decided to just enjoy my first trip to Japan (and temperatures below 10 degrees) and wait until I get back to my warm rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to start posting again. But then again, some of you have been sending awesome Spotted photos that I really want to post, and I’m a workaholic.

But for now, I shall leave you with this:

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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Impulsive Buy Reviewer Leonard

My parents know it.

My friends have seen it.

I’m pretty sure my dog has witnessed it too.

It all starts with my jaw slowly dropping, next my eyes intensely widen, and this is followed by a huge gasp that is capped off by my entire body temporarily freezing. What just happened? No, not a medical emergency. Yours truly has just glanced at a NEW out-of-this-world…food item. OMG!!!

Hi everyone out there in internet land! My name is Leonard and as you can tell I am very excited to be the newest contributor to The Impulsive Buy. I hope to break the internet with my debut like Kim K. once did and amass more page views than a snippet of a sneak preview of the teaser to the teaser trailer to the latest superhero movie would.

I recently got my M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson and now I currently spend most of my time thinking about birthday parties with a side gig of learning about the worlds that different cartoon characters live in. No, seriously, though, I work at a party supplies company working on all the super exciting licensed products. We are always developing something new, which continues my obsession with the new and exciting. (As you can imagine, there are A LOT of gasps at work.)

Just like all the weird and wacky products that TIB showcases, my journey since undergrad at Penn State has been very eclectic. Rather than just boringly list off the places, I’d like to explain it through some of the signature food that I have experienced at each location. So let me see if you can guess where I have lived/worked/studied over the past few years. Gigantic smoky turkey legs, wiz covered cheesesteaks, taro flavored bubble tea topped with sea salt foam, huge hot dogs named after celebrities, and, for my current location, warm to the touch soft pretzels! What do you think? Did you get them all??

If you are having trouble, here is one hint: one location is repeated.

Got it?

Did you happen to say Disney World, Philadelphia, China, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia?

If so, then you are RIGHT! What’s the prize, you say? You get to read my upcoming reviews right here on the Impulsive Buy!!!! (And a big, but imaginary, pat on the back from me.)

On weekends I love to take a trip to my local grocery store. My friends or family rarely join me on this adventure because I could spend hours there combing the aisles for the newest piece of Impulsive Buy gold. For example, remember those green Ghostbusters Twinkies? I spent months and months tracking them down (My Mom even called up Hostess to end the madness) and then subsequently raved about them to my co-workers – JUST LOOK AT THAT EPIC GREEN COLOR.

So, get ready TIB readers because Lenny (that’s what I am called when fun is to be had) has just arrived fashionably late, which means the party can officially start!

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2016 Season of Giving Winners

Here are the winners of last year’s Season of Giving:

DAY 1 – Starbucks Gift Card

Gabriella

DAY 2 – Panda Express Gift Card

Karl M

DAY 3 – Wendy’s Gift Card

Jess

DAY 4 – Target Gift Card

Amanda

DAY 5 – Subway Gift Card

Jordan A

DAY 6 – McDonald’s Arch Card

Rob

DAY 7 – Trader Joe’s Gift Card

Katie B

DAY 8 – Jack in the Box Gift Card

Laurie P

DAY 9 – Walgreens Gift Card

Tabitha

DAY 10 – Burger King Gift Card

Rachel

DAY 11 – Walmart Gift Card

Courtney

DAY 12 – Mystery Gift Card

Michael

Congratulations to all the winners!

Also, thanks to everyone who participated!

I hope to make the Season of Giving an annual thing and more than 12 days. So someone remind me in October or November. Thanks!