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Christmas shopping season in full gear

Sep
10

Michael's displayed Christmas items since late August.

From this point, we are in full Christmas mode.  Christmas is just over three months away.  You better start your Christmas shopping.

christmas michaels

 

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99 Cents only stores to raise price

Sep
09

99 Cents only store found the way to increase price and still keep it under a Dollar.

99 cents only store
Photography by yours truly - in 2006 (I think)

Now, they are 99.99 Cents only.

I thought this was a brilliant idea.  99 Cents only stores needed to raise price.  Also, they need to raise price in the future.  I don't know how they will keep things under a buck in the future.  At one point, they must raise price.

This is why Big!Lots makes sense. But I like them better when they used to be Pick 'n Save

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Good buy, but impulse buy - HP Laserjet P1005

Sep
03

I made an impulse buy last week.

This HP's Laserjet model P1005 was on sale at newegg.com for $50.00 plus free shipping. This paticular printer usually goes for $120.00 - $160.00.

Basically, I bought the ink cartridge and they gave me the printer for free.

The problem is that my current printer works fine.  It's an older model and it prints slower.  But it works. 

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Shopping at Vons - 52% Saving

Aug
30

Happy Labor Day everyone~!

I truly deserve a Labor Day.  I work at least 60-70 hours a week

I don't buy meat from Costco.  I am pretty sure that Costco carries quality meat, but I just cannot afford them.  Meat products are expensive at Costco.

I can find good deals on steak at supermarkets everywhere. Whenever I see ribeye steak or New York steak at under $4.00/lb, that's when I stock up. 

Ribeye steak was $3.99 a pound.  So I bought 10 bounds of ribeye steak, a cake, and some fruits.

Plum, peach, and green beans were all $.99/lb.

Check it out.  I spent $47.49 and saved $52.41.

Vons Receipt, Ribeye Steak

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Sign of Christmas

Aug
26

This is a definite sign of Christmas.

Costco, August 25, 2008

FYI: Michael's now have a full scaled display of Christmas items.

Christmas Costco

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My club card - 3 in 1

Aug
26

This is my club card.

I put three club cards in one.

It contains Vons, Ralphs, & Albertsons.   I had this for about 6-8 years now.  Vons club card is the oldest one.  It's about 10 years old.

Supermarket Club card

albertsons, vons, ralphs card

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Christmas shopping started - 2 nephews done

Aug
26

Christmas shopping has officially begun.  I bought gifts for 2 nephews today.

I bought 2 RC cars from Costco, they were $49 for a set of two.  I paid $34 after $15.00 coupon.

Then I went to Wal*Mart and bought a $100.00 worth of rechargeable batteries and a 15 minutes charger.  I believe my nephews will like the batteries.  With today's electronic gadgets, you can never have too much batteries.  And 15 minute recharging time is cool.

Now I have about $70.00 allowance for my niece. 

RC Cars costco

Christmas is for the children.  I spend all my possible money on the youngsters.  My grown up family members udnerstand that I don't buy gifts for grown ups.  We have fun watching the kids opening presents. 

For grown ups, I bring cakes and shrimp cocktails from Costco.  I can't wait to Christmas. 4 months will fly by.  Oh boy...

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Linens'n Things insults my intelligence

Aug
19

My favorite Linens'n Things store is closing.  I knew about Linens'n Things filing chapter 11, but this hit me personally.  I shop here all the time.  They have quality products.  They have fun household items... and they take expired coupons - I collect their coupons, even the expired ones, so I always get 20% off from Linens'n Things.

They said the entire store was on sale.  But I don't get excited over this kind of sales gimmicks.  I had to investigate more.  So, I went inside...

Linens 'n Things closing

Linens'n Things is well known for their 20% off coupons.  They even take expired coupons.  Bad Bath and Beyond also takes Linens'n Things coupons, even the expired ones.  So, I have a collection of 20-30 Linens'n Things coupons all the time.

I looked inside the store.  As I imagined, most of the items were only 10% off from their normal price.  10% didn't do much for me.  But I still have my 20% off coupons.   

I spent about thirty minutes looking for a few kitchen items.  I got my coupons out and went to the cashier.  I was ready to make another record breaking bargain. 

However, when I got to the counter, the cashier said "You cannot use coupons anymore".  That's right, you cannot use coupons.  So, instead of getting 30% off like I anticipated, I was only going to get 10% off.  I was extremely angry and felt insulted.  I just wasted 30 minutes of my life I will never get back.  I can go to Bad Bath & Beyond and get a better price with a better selection (since their stores are not closing).

"Wow~! that makes everything REALLY expensive".  I said loud so other people can hear.

I put down my items on the counter and walked away.  The cashier didn't appreciate my attitude.  But who cares.

The store is closing.... instead of my usual 20% off, they are now giving me only 10% off.  That's an insult.  Of course, there were some items with 30% off.  But those are the items people don't want. 

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