Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Chewy oatmeal cookies packed with walnuts and chocolate chips are easy to make, and your family will love the combination of flavors.

Source: Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe – Allrecipes.com

My base recipe. Easily made vegan with a couple swaps:

  • butter -> coconut oil
  • egg -> chia substitute (1 tbsp chia seed + 3 tbsp water per egg, let sit for 5 minutes)

Then, mix up the add ins! Add shredded coconut, baking M&Ms, whatever…

Gluten free? Swap the AP flour for gluten free (and certified gluten free oats if you’re particularly sensitive).

THERE ARE NO RULES!

A bit of a rant…

Here’s what happened. Friday or so, I saw some tweets indicating Karma¬†was changing their pricing. It sounded like starting June 1, you’d be charged about $3/mo to¬†access your already-paid-for data. Yikes.

Not being super-sure if this affected me (I didn’t get a notification or anything), or¬†if I was missing something critical, I emailed them. Sadly, I don’t have my exact text, but I politely yet¬†firmly asked them for clarification. I¬†expressed my concern about what I’d heard, and wanted to hear from them, acknowledging that maybe my secondhand information was missing something.

Here’s¬†the reply I received.

Sounds like I’m right ūüė¶

That spawned a twitter thread with more surprised/frustrated/disappointed people.

Then at least a couple people, including myself, got blocked!

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Part of me finds it funny, but it also makes it hard for me to believe they want to keep me as a customer.


While writing this post, Karma published this explanation of the grandfather program. For the first time, I’m hearing I can continue to access my data without a monthly fee. We’ll see… maybe I’m not completely robbed.

Funnily, I didn’t get the tweet where they posted this because they blocked me!


For me, the Karma is a backup device. I live¬†in an area with spotty¬†cell service, and the device¬†runs on a different network than my regular cell provider. It’s also great when I’m killing time during an airport layover.

But most of the time, I don’t need to use it. When I do, it’s usually only briefly so I don’t waste my precious data. It’s¬†rare (if ever) that I’ve used $3 worth of data, so it just doesn’t make good sense to spend $3 to access it – it’s just doubling (or more) my cost.

The Karma team believes that every Refuel customer would benefit from participating in the Refuel Grandfather Program.

I’m sorry,¬†but no. It’s not worth it.


Update (5/16)

I finally got the official announcement email:

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Apparently I do¬†get to keep my data. That’s all I really wanted in the first place.

I can only assume¬†they’re responding to customer feedback, which I¬†suppose is a good thing. I still wish they’d have communicated something to the effect of “we’re clarifying some details” or “we hear you,¬†let’s work this out” … these things would have helped.¬†While I had no interest in paying a monthly fee now, things may have changed in the future, unfortunately, they’ve lost me as a customer.

(Dear email support person, I think you were giving a decent effort but just didn’t have up-to-date or correct¬†information. I’m sure you had to deal with a lot of angry email, I hope you have a relaxing weekend in the near future.)