ActiveRain Point Store Challenge - Total Success!

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate AZ Broker BR030809000

Once again ActiveRainers stepped up to the task of a challenge and had A LOT of fun in the process!  ActiveRainers imagination ran wild with their point store entries! Personally, I found myself smiling and chuckling while reading each post!  I wish I could link them all to this post but yikes - that would be a lot of posts. We had 58 entries for the July Challenge!  Read Entries Here!

Co-Hosts Anna Banana, Carol Williams and Kathy Streib


A big shout out to all the Members that offered up fantastic trips, cheap gas and more.   Carol Williams Golfing at Pebble Beach, Kathy Streib Make Your Open House Stand Out, Endre Barath, Jr. Dinner in Paris, Kat Palmiotti Montana Secluded Ranch Vacation, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist Mr Crappy Cheap Gas. Debe Maxwell, CRS North Carolina Lake Vacation and Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Silobration Experience in Utah.


The ActiveRain Point Store is now closed.  Keep your eyes open as the Point Store will open again in the future and we've got lots of new and amazing offerings!  And I'm quite certain more goodies will be added!


Thanks to all of you for your comments, creative entries and your awesome IMAGINATIONS!  Until next time - keep on enjoying your summer!


   Happy Travels from the Banana Jet Set Crew!



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Comments (23)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Creativity and fun is the key to a lot of stuff in life, ya know? You have to do what you have to do. :

Aug 02, 2022 08:41 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Indeed so Laura Cerrano !  Creative fun!

Aug 03, 2022 09:50 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Well done Anna and your Air Banana crew and on to the next adventure!

Aug 02, 2022 09:30 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Adventures abound Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI! All Aboard!

Aug 03, 2022 09:51 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  I enjoyed shopping and serving in the Point Store until the next time, thank you, Endre

Aug 02, 2022 09:51 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Endre Barath, Jr. you created a very fun trip that was well received!  Merci Beaucoup!

Aug 03, 2022 09:51 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

This was a fun challenge and I enjoyed reading members entries. Looking forward again to spending some more of my point awards when the store reopens!

Aug 03, 2022 03:50 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Glad you enjoyed the fun Larry and Sheila!  Lots more good stuff to follow to spend those points on

Aug 03, 2022 09:53 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a fun challenge and it was nice to read about why certain people would choose certain things from the fake point store, haha.

Aug 03, 2022 05:12 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

It was totally fun Brian England.  You and Wayne Martin sure enjoyed your adult libations!

Aug 03, 2022 09:53 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for my first introduction to the point store.  I had heard rumors, but to experience it for myself was a real blast.  I do wish I had put together the second entry for the challenge.  I am a man in transition right now so I wouldn't have been around for an Elk Grove adventure and don't know Goodyear well enough yet.  You could have bet great food would have been on the agenda, probably right after a pickleball lesson.  😃  I appreciate the light hearted challenge, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker.  Now, back to playing Truth or Dare!

Aug 03, 2022 05:31 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Ray Henson glad you had a chance to experience the fun of the Fake Point Store!  We stepped it up quite a few notches on this one.  Next one will blow your socks off!

Aug 03, 2022 09:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Anna... this was a fun challenge even if it took me 31 days to enter! Are 58 entries above average for one of our challenges?

Aug 03, 2022 05:34 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

It's only a number Nina Hollander, Broker .  The fun part is you entered and it was so fun reading yours!  I had no idea you had lived in Paris.  As for entries - I have no idea what's normal.

Aug 03, 2022 09:56 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That was a fun challenge and I loved reading all the entries. Thank you to you, Carol and Kathy for hosting!

Aug 03, 2022 05:36 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

And thank you Kat Palmiotti for hosting so many Montana Adventures!  You're going to be very busy!!

Aug 03, 2022 09:56 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anna, lots of fun posts and even more creativity in the posts this month!  

Aug 03, 2022 06:22 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Creativity was what we were going for Joan Cox .  Took a little bit of coaxing but it happened.  The sky is the limit for imaginations!

Aug 03, 2022 09:57 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I read a lot of the entries however I am sure I have not read all of them. Those that I read were fun reads.  Great job! 

Aug 03, 2022 07:59 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist please tell Mr Crappy thank you for his contribution! For sure with all this flying around we're going to be doing the cheap gas is going to really make it all possible.

Aug 03, 2022 09:59 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

I am sure I have missed a few, which I will catch up soon. It was fun reading about stories and imaginations people shared.

Everyone on your team has done an excellent job encouraging, responding, and commenting on all posts. The best part was that you all shared your stories, making us feel like one big fun-loving family! 

I look forward to the next imaginary challenge! 

Aug 03, 2022 10:54 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

It really was fun seeing and reading everyone's imaginations take off on a fun trip Aura!  We 3 crew members had a blast and a lot of laughs together with this challenge!  We are one big family Aura and like I've said before I'm so glad you adopted us or vice versa!  Enjoy your Day!!  PS love your fish story!

Aug 03, 2022 11:00 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker , Carol Williams, & Kathy Streib It was fun imagining the trips 

Aug 04, 2022 07:57 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Our pleasure Doug Dawes !  I'm glad you had fun letting your imagination go wild!

Aug 04, 2022 10:32 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Dang!  Looks like I missed the (banana) boat on this one Miss Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker .  What fun we could have had shopping and stopping for a quick bite at the Banana Split Store.  I'll have to pay closer attention next time.  Hope you are doing well :)  And staying COOL!

Aug 04, 2022 08:45 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hey Miss Belinda Spillman it is so nice to see you in the rain!!  It's been awhile! And we can still have lots of fun on the Banana Golf Cart next time  you are in town!  Doing well and we had an awesome monsoon storm last night - cooled things way down.  Lovely day today!

Aug 04, 2022 10:34 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Anna- I'm late to chime in but I loved all of the fun and imagination that went into this!! Thank you for being the proprietor of the ActiveRain Points Store. 

Aug 04, 2022 07:21 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Not late at all Kathy Streib !!  You've had a lot on your mind.  I meant to ask you how is your brother doing?  Hope all is going well for him.  And....I'm not really the 'proprietor' of the store....just took it over when nobody else had opened it for several years or more.  It was fun and WAY imaginative this time!  Thank you for all your help.  I so appreciate YOU!!

Aug 04, 2022 09:09 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Good one Anna.  Keep us posted.

Aug 05, 2022 07:25 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

You all certainly know how to have fun!! It is refreshing to be with a group who makes time for Fun and creative adventures! 

Aug 08, 2022 12:16 AM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker, the point store definitely got my creative juices flowing, Thanks for the good time😃

Aug 08, 2022 11:36 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Oh you did a fantastic job of spicing up the contest  with 'out there' creativity Kimo Stowell !  And I like you latest comment for Endre Barath, Jr. 🤣

Aug 08, 2022 02:32 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for this contest Anna, Carol Williams  & Kathy Streib .  It was such fun and I loved trying to get creative with it.   Headed over to see some posts! 

Aug 10, 2022 05:55 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Thanks for playing with us Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ !  You came up with very creative ideas!

Aug 11, 2022 09:27 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

Thank you! 

Aug 11, 2022 10:30 AM