2008 was forever ago it seems like, doesn’t it? We were living on the Borachos in West Texas way far away from everyone. One thing I did love about that area is all the great photos I took of cactus flowers, the mountains, and the bats at the barn. I specifically remember getting this shot of Tyler. Him and his brothers were watching their Dad tie knots. It looks as if he was posing but he had no idea I was taking the photo.
He was only 14 in that photo. Most folks thought he was older. Of course I didn’t tell him that because he would think that was super cool but I do think it’s a great photo. Anyways, something else I always talk about is working with brands I love and this photo reflects one of those brands in a big way. That white t-shirt that looks so good on him, is a Hanes T-Shirt. I’ve learned throughout the years to buy good quality t-shirts or else you’re gonna have ones that get thin, pile something terrible, or shrink up so much that it now fits the chihuahua instead of you.
Anyways, I’m bringing Hanes up in this post because they have a new comfort rewards program. As many socks, underwear, t-shirts, and lounge pants I buy that are Hanes brand, I figure I’d sign up and get some perks. You can enter codes online and receive points that can be redeemed towards all kinds of goodies like travel and of course Hanes products. I think it’s a great idea for them to do this and while it may increase purchases which is what they’d want, it’s also giving something back to consumers. It’s showing us in a small way that they care and that they want to do something for us.
So the real reward for me is having the chance to work with a brand that I can genuinely say that I love and use every.single.day. It just feels good to know that way before I became part of the Hanes Comfort Crew online, I was actually part of their crew offline and have been for many years. The rewards program is just icing on the cake. And if you aren’t aware of some of the great things that Hanes participates in, you should really give them a few minutes of your time. The charities and organizations that they support blow me away. Just plain awesome.
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