Consumer Minute: Free Starbucks; Jib Jab gift cards

7:32 PM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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Local store shelves are running out of Twinkies and Ho-Ho's. After parent company Hostess announced Friday morning that it filed for bankruptcy and is liquidating, people ran to our local stores and supermarkets to buy out their favorite snacks. We went to a couple locations and found empty shelves. Hostess Brand drivers were also told they've made their last deliveries. So, don't expect the store shelves to be restocked anytime soon.

It's the gift that keeps on giving. has made video gift cards featuring Jib Jab videos, where people can put their faces on dancing cartoons. You can personalize your own video to go with a virtual gift card on

Starbucks is celebrating the spirit of the season with a holiday drink deal. Buy one holiday beverage, get another of equal or lesser value for free. That's between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. now through Sunday.


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