WINNERS FROM YESTERDAY: Here are the 3 winners of the Restaurant.com gift certificates from yesterday...CONGRATS! I'll be contacting you in a few minutes. :)
1. tara @ kidz
2. Wen in OR
ENTER AGAIN TODAY for another chance to win one of THREE $10 gift certificates to Restaurant.com! Just leave a comment on this post (any comment) today by midnight PST as well as a way for me to contact you. I'll pick 3 winners and post them tomorrow. GOOD LUCK! I'll be doing more of this, so come back!
**If you haven't already...GO ENTER MY LANDS' END GIVEAWAY**
This weekend I went shopping for the first time in a LONG time. Reminded me why I hate shopping anywhere BUT online...too many people, too much walking (I'm lazy) and too many messed up prices...
Let me explain the 'messed up prices.' There were a plethora of signs boasting "80% off" or "Everything half off", yada yada yada. Let me just tell you that they are JACKING the prices UP then lowering them. A jewelry store was going out of business and everything was 80% off and then after that an additional 20% off. So, who in their right mind could pass THAT up? We went in, found a fabulously gorgeous dome pave diamond ring. (Looked very similar to the ring pictured to the right.) "I'd like to try that on, please." After further inspection of this magnificent piece of art she shared the price. Now, my hubby and I know a lot about the proper pricing of diamonds. We know all \ about color, cut, clarity, ct. For the quality it was we were figuring the original price would be at the absolute max $2000-$3000 and that is jacked up 'max'. (After all the sales it should land around $400 if it were originally $2500.) The 'price' they had it originally marked at was $12,999! HAHAHAHAHA YEAH RIGHT! Fools. Whatever. I did notice that prices throughout the mall were jacked up before the 'sale' prices. That's not very nice at all and really rude to people who aren't familiar with the value of products.
At least it only cost us $28 to fill up our empty tank today. Totally random thought. I love gas prices being back down and hope it lasts a long time.
OK, here are some deals before I get to the menu plan for the week...
FREE Upgraded Overnight Delivery at these sites...
Exposures.com - Upgrade to Overnight Shipping at Exposures for the cost of Standard Shipping (a $32 value) on orders over $100. Use code 40618000017 and choose FedEx Standard Overnight at checkout. Offer ends 12/20/08.
and the same exact deal going on at...
Walter Drake - Upgrade to Overnight Shipping at Walter Drake for the cost of Standard Shipping (a $32 value) on orders over $75. Use code 80618000006 and choose FedEx Standard Overnight at checkout. Offer ends 12.20.08.
Mikasa Deals ...
--Mikasa's Shogun Blue Blub Vase is now on sale. Originally $68.00, now just $40.00.
--Mikasa's Sasaki Red Shogun Vase makes a great gift. Sale price $40.00 (originally $90.00)
--Mikasa's Akito tall vase makes a statement! Now just $20.00, originally $125.00.
--Mikasa's Sasaki Green Vase is stunning. Now just $30.00, originally $70.00.
--Mikasa's Echo Frost Bowl is now 50% off. Makes a great gift!
--10% off + FREE shipping on orders of $99 or more. Use code HOLLY08 to save. Offer ends Dec 31.
--Buy any Wonder Pets DVD and save 15% off your order! Use code QWPDVD at checkout. Expires 12.22.08
--Get a FREE Dora or SpongeBob board game with any order over $100
--Get 20% off all DVDs at the Nick Shop!
--Get 20% off all Dora the Explorer Merchandise at the Nick Shop!
Thank you Joanne for letting me know that this easel has dropped in price even more!
Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel
List Price: $59.99
Sale Price: $25.99 - 57% off
FREE Super Saver Shipping
Of course Restaurant.com has a fabulous deal going on... 70% off! Get $25 gift certificates for only $3 AND get a FREE $15 deLaFlowers gift certificate with every order!! ENDS TODAY. Use Code WRAP at checkout and hit apply.
WOW! The Deal of the Day at Amazon is 80% off Men's and Women's Outerwear! Click here for the Deal of the Day. I do need a new jacket...hmmmmmmm
Alright, enough of the chatter...here's the FOOD!!!
Monday: Cranberry-Chipotle Turkey (EASY Slow Cooker Recipe)
Tuesday: Leftovers from Monday
Wednesday: Ziti Bake (Didn't make it last week, had leftovers instead so it's going on the menu this week.)
Thursday: Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup - I'll post this recipe on Slow Cooking Thursday (photo to right) - I add 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cumin & 4 tbsp taco seasoning and sub a can of chicken broth for the beer.
Friday: Baked Salmon with Coconut Crust - I combine 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) and one table spoon of brown sugar then drizzled it on top of the coconut crust during the last 6 minutes of baking. It makes a fabulous coating and adds flavor.
Head over to orgjunkie.com for more fabulous meals!
Have you ever paid too much for something?