Murphy USA Keeps Me Going!

Murphy USAI am quickly beginning to wish we had a Murphy USA much closer to us; they are awesome! I’ve done a few other stories about them, such as when we shopped for tailgating supplies and when we went in search of goodies for our mail woman {such a hit, we got a very nice handwritten card from her!}. Today, we’re in search of snacks to keep us going as we’re out and about this season!

Drinks to Keep us Energized


Energy DrinksFirst item up is energy drinks.  Now, Babydoll and I don’t really drink things like Red Bulls or other “traditional” energy drinks.  I’ve never had them and of course wouldn’t serve it to her.

Side note:  I have consumed large quantities of Mountain Dew one night when I had to pull an all-nighter to get hundreds of hand-poured sugar lollipops made, but I try to stay away from those binges unless absolutely necessary…  

So, while we found those drinks today, we won’t be purchasing any.

SodaThen there is caffeinated soda to keep you going. We purchased a couple of Mountain Dews for Vince because he likes those {and because they were on sale: $2.21 for two, instead of $1.76 for one; awesome!}.  I, however, am cut off from soda {a personally inflicted rule that I wish I’d not made, but the stuff is like crack for me so it’s all or nothing baby}, and Babydoll doesn’t really like it, so we’re still searching.

I know there’s a big Pepsi vs. Coke thing, and I’m in the Coke camp, so I took pictures of those products.  Murphy USA, of course, has a large variety of Pepsi products as well, if that floats your boat.

Sports DrinksNext up: sports drinks.  These are my go-to if I need a quick burst of energy.  They’re also good for when you’ve had one too many blueberry martinis the night before…  My personal favorite is Gatorade, but Murphy USA has a number of brands in a variety of sizes.

So with all of these drink choices, what did we end up getting?  Water.  And Tummy Yummies.  The latter was Babydoll’s choice.  Water keeps me hydrated and doesn’t ensure a crash in a few hours like other drinks might have.  I’ll feel much better after having some.

Murphy USA has my most favorite bottled water:  smart water.  If I’m out, and I need to buy bottled water, that’s the water I want.  It tastes like, well, water.  Go figure.

Our ChoiceThe Tummy Yummies were something Babydoll wanted to try, so I gave in. I figured if it had a ton of sugar, that would give her energy right?  Turns out, they don’t have all that much sugar and aren’t nearly as bad as I thought they were.

Snacks to Keep Us Full


We had just eaten lunch {mmmm, Mexican food, one of my faves} so I wasn’t terribly hungry, but Babydoll can pack it away like a grown man, so she was all for a snack for the ride home.

SnacksMurphy USA has a crazy number of snacks at its little kiosk.  I’m really digging the number of protein-packed snacks like beef jerky {they have the really good kind} and nuts.  We snag a bag of nuts and we’re ready to roll.

Gift Cards


Did you know that most Murphy USA stores carries a large selection of gift cards?  No, I didn’t either.  This will probably come in handy for a few of you this time of year…  Here’s a handy list for you:

  • Applebee’s
  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Vanilla
  • Longhorn
  • TGI Fridays
  • Foot Locker
  • eFinanSe
  • Blockbuster
  • O’Charley’s
  • GameStop
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Lowe’s
  • Chili’s
  • AMC Theaters

Alright, we are done!  We’ve got our drinks and snacks, and we’re ready for the ride home!

Want to see more pictures from our trip?  Check out my Google+ album!

True Confessions:  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias  All opinions are my own, including the drink company preferences I listed.  I know you might be a Pepsi fan.  That’s OK.