Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday, I just passed 50,000 views!

   I have been blogging for more than a year now and I just passed 50,000 views.  What a mile stone.  Not that it really matters.  I blog for me.  To clear my mind.  I also get support and have developed a great group of friends.  So here are 50,000 Thank yous!

     Last night I took hubby to the store before we went to clean our bank.  We bought fruit and soda on sale.  If you bought 4 diet coke (at the sale price) you got a large free bag of pretzels.  Well all of Albertson's sales go for a week.  Now they are following Safeway's games and only having sales for certain days.  So you have to keep going back day after day.  When we got to the check stand I could not believe the total.  I told the clerk I was sorry but I would have to leave most of the things as I thought they were on sale.  The manager rushed over and gave me the sale prices on everything.  He said you have been loyal to this store for years.  I also know how large your pharmacy bill is.  I had just been back to order a medical supply pick-up for Friday and it was over $4000.00.  I noticed the manager standing by the Pharmacy but I didn't think he was paying attention.  He said he always paid attention when the Pharmacist started to whistle.

     I also found a manufacture coupon for $2.00 off if you bought a box of Graham crackers, a 6 pack of Hershey's bars and a package of marshmallows.  When I was in the store they also had a $1.00 off coupon so total of $3.00.  I always keep s'more makings in the summer.  But the price of each of those items was outrageous.  I pull out the coupons and went to another store just a few blocks away where everything to make s'mores was on special.  I was able to purchase the works for about $4.00.  If I had taken it up at the original store it would have been about $8.50.  My husbands thought I was nuts until I explained how much I saved on a 5 minute store stop.  I will do the same thing tonight.

     I need to run the lawn mower up to the repair shop today and also get some sewing done.  Several people want to pick up today and I am not done with their things!  It is just never ending.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. That is awesome that the manager helped you sort out that grocery purchase. It is rare to find managers or staff that care about their customers. I keep going to this one Acme store, and although they've usually been nice to me, the same problems happen over and over, especially when coupons are involved.

  2. What great customer service! You should let their HQ know what a great manager they have at your store! Yea on your 50k views!

  3. When I read the ingredients I knew you were making s'mores! Mmmmm, one of my all-time favorite summer treats! oops, I meant my daughter's favorite, not mine...

  4. Kudos on reaching 50K!
    Wish it was 50K $s for ya.... ;-)

    It's always bad when the pharmacist whistles. ouch

  5. Congratulations on 50k views! So good to have you here :)

  6. Wow, what a great manager! That's customer service at its finest ... though I wish you didn't make the pharmacist whistle :) And s'mores at a good price? You had a great shop!!

    Congrats on 50k views! I will take credit for a lot of those ;)


  7. That is fantastic! Way to go! U-RAH!

  8. Congrats!! That's a wonderful accomplishment!

  9. Happy 50,000! And my husband also thinks I'm crazy when I go to more than 1 store to grocery shop, but every penny counts!