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This and that

January 21st, 2009 at 09:50 am


- Got my last free tea latte using Safeway store coupon. Needless to say, all the store flyers are gone from the shelf, but I grabbed several copies on the first day of sales cycle so that I will have enough for the week.

- Spent $7 for lunch. I craved for special noodle dish at the Chinese restaurant near my office. It was worth it.

- Went to a yoga class last night. Her class is pretty easy and not challenging enough for me, but I guess it is a good stretching exercise before I go to bed.

- Realized it is the end of sale cycle and had to get some cheap cereal. Stopped by the store after yoga, and grabbed 4 boxed of Kellogg and paid $2 after discount and coupons.


I brought my breakfast and lunch to work. I want to go to Walgreens and Target today. Walgreen's has some good deals going on for Uniliver and P&G products. I want to hit the store before shelves are empty. I have some $1/1 coupons for Tide and Target carries travel size Tide for $1 or less. The coupons expire on 1/31, so I need to go to the store and get some before the expiration date.

Free lunch today

January 15th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Today's lunch was on the stores.

I got a Togo's sandwich using buy GC ($25 or more) and get a free sandwich coupon.
Then, went to Safeway (these stores are next to each other) and got a free London Fog tea latte. Free with a store coupon.

Got to love free lunch!

Free Starbucks Tea at Safeway this week

January 14th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Safeway's ad this week has a free Starbucks tall tea coupon. I stopped by this morning, and got my tall tea latte. Very yummy. I grabbed more ads in case they ran out.

Bunco tonight

January 7th, 2009 at 04:18 pm

I joined the gym on Sunday, and have been working out three days in a row. That's pretty good for me!

I just want to make sure I recover the cost of membership. Well, just kidding.... a little.

My friend called me and asked me to play bunco tonight with them. I said "SURE!" I normally have to say no because I have school, but not today. It is so nice that I have some break from school and be able to do something different.

So, no gym tonight, but will be playing bunco. It will be fun. It's been a while since last time I played this game.

Oh, about my spending today, I went to WAG and finally got free shampoo and conditioner. I need to go back there with more coupons and get some more before sales cycle ends. I didn't bring lunch today, and went to Togo's and bought a sandwich, a bag of chips, and 20 oz drink. $4.38 with "Get $1.99 regular sandwich when you buy chips and 20 oz drink coupon."

Gym membership - part 2

January 5th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I signed up for gym yesterday.

But, not the one I checked out first. After I came home from California Family Fitness with $149 initiation & $54 monthly due quotation, I talked to my friend and DH, and I did more research. Then, I found 24 hour fitness was running a promotion $199.99 for one year. That is $16.67 per month! I went to check out the facility, and it was smaller than Cal Fit, but they have a pool and yoga class. The yoga class I randomly go to is $11 per class anyway. So, If I take two classes per month, I pretty much recover my cost.

Sign me up!!

The funny thing was when I sat with the enrollment coordinator, he didn't mention ANYTHING about this promotion, and started talking about initiation fee and monthly due. I said..."well, I saw a $199.99 promotion on your website...." Then, he said "Oh, that's what you want?" He didn't spend much time with me after that LOL I don't care. I got what I wanted.

Gym membership

January 3rd, 2009 at 05:24 pm

One of my goals this year is to maintain my health and decided to spend money to make it clear to myself that I put some efforts in it.

So, here I went to the gym that is a minute away from my house to get a membership quotation.

Initiation fee: $149
Monthly membership: $54 if I pay 6 months in advance, $64 if I pay month to month

I didn't sign up right away, told the guy I will think about it and came home.

This morning, I told my frined and she told me other people joined with only $49 processing fee. Boy, I'm glad I didn't sign up right away!

I'm kind of discouraged by this right now and I didn't go back there to talk to the guy. I'm thinking about next "deal" to come around and sign up when initiation fee goes down to $49.

Or, should I go back and negotiate? Boy, I hate doing it.

2009 started well

January 2nd, 2009 at 01:07 pm

I have a feeling 2009 will be better than 2008 Smile

DH and I went over to our friend's house for New Year's party on Dec. 31, and had a lot of fun. I bought some homemade pot stickers as usual, and everyone brought their signature dishes that were very good.

We slept in on New Year's Day, watched a couple of DVDs & Rose Bowl game. After that, I took down our Xmas tree. Our kitchen looks so much larger without the tree!

Today, I went to Whole Foods and bought some bacon for DH and bagels for DD & me. The store has a center cut bacon that is very expensive ($7.99 a package) but super yummy. I thought I'd buy it for DH as a new year's treat. He was pretty happy about that.

Then, I started writing down our spending in my new weekly desk planner. I bought the planner because I really like the layout, but wasn't sure what to do with it. Originally, I was going to use it at work, but figured this is a perfect planner to keep our financial records.

I will be heading out to Wal Mart soon to get some cheap veggies. Coupons expire on Jan. 10 and I want to use them up!