Monday, October 18, 2010
Frugal deeds for the week: last week JCPenny finally acknowledged that they had converted computer systems - and some how - my sofa sleeper order was cancelled. They took $200 off my order - much apprciated - and said they would do all that they could do to expedite the order. I see the $200 off - but don't see any "expediting" yet. This past weekend - we went to two concerts - Friday, Bon Jovi, and Sunday, Brad Paisley. I won tickets to Brad Paisley - we rented someone else's condo to get Bon Jovi tickets. The whole point was to stimulate the economy - and I guess we did - frugally. One night, we used hotel points though. In any event, it was a wash financially for us, since our unit was booked by someone else too. We used several of the restaurant.com gift certificates. We stopped at the gift store for a couple of gifts - one for grandpa for babysitting the dog - we got BOGO sweatshirts - and they gave us 2 small token gifts too. We saw the big boats - but did not watch the "Thunder on the Gulf" races. Since we don't have cable at home - I did watch some reality tv. I was also able to knit another pair of slippers on the trip. Came home to a bunch of mail. The realtor called and she thinks she has a tenant lined up for the house recently vacated by the soon to be divorced couple. Looks like the stock market behaved too. Oh, and I ordered a 1/2 priced gift certificate to a restaurant - and I got it in the mail. We will be taking Grandpa to enjoy their version of Octoberfest - live German music, etc, in addition to the authentic food next weekend.