Saturday, October 22, 2011
Frugal deeds for the day: My daughter and I went to our facial appointment and had a great time. We also stopped at the Dollar Tree - no pie crusts on the shelf yet. I did get a few more items for the condo - pancake turner, muffin pan, veggie peeler. We stopped at the thrift store - and found not one thing we needed or wanted. Then to Applebees - the gift card I purchased about a month ago with the Murphy's Oil $1 off any gift card coupon - had $0. Good thing I kept my receipt and the cashier remembered me - so, we paid for our meal today w/a CC. Tomorrow, we will be ordering take-out with that giftcard - and that will be it for Applebees. The cashier had forgotten to activate the card with the veriphone - but as soon as he swiped it - the $25 appeared. The manager at Applebees made me feel like I was trying to pull something on him - he said there was $0 - and it looked like there was never $ on the card. Maybe he thought I was a total dufus and stole the card from a retail store - thinking there was $ - when everyone knows you have to activate. I guess these days, it is hard not to think that - but still, it is rather insulting. He said do you want me to throw this card out. I said no. Because I knew I kept the receipt somewhere in my purse - and I was taking the card back. We also stopped at Kroger for a few items - and watched a free Dvd yesterday and paid $1 for Brides Maid today.