I think Bed Bath & Beyond should actually be Bed Kitchen & Beyond!! They seem to have a much larger section of kitchen than bath, but I guess B B B sounds better as a name. Anyway, did I mention that I love that store?! I do! I go there at least once a month for one (20) things or another. I also appreciate their customer service. We bought my mom one of those Mint robot floor cleaners for her birthday (she’s obsessed with vacuums, trust me, it was an appropriate gift), but it wasn’t exactly what we were expecting. We have all hardwood and marble tile floors downstairs, so it sounded great, but the sweep pad basically pushed the dirt and dust bunnies around, even though it was pretty thorough and got between nooks and crannies very impressively. And the mop pad hardly cleaned and kept getting bunched up on the tile surface and struggled to move. Bummer! Was really hoping it would have worked like it showed on TV. When I saw that Kath bought a Shark Vac Then Steam the other day and mentioned that she printed a 20% off coupon for it when she subscribed to BB&B’s mailing list, I knew that we had to return the Mint and trade it in for a Shark that my mom said she actually wanted but didn’t say anything about! So, I signed up for their mailing list, printed my coupon for 20% off of one item, and told my mom about the plan. She was excited, and I was glad that I saved the receipt.
So, last night, Dustin and I headed out to BB&B in Kingston where we originally bought it. We could have gone to the one in Middletown, but you know what else is in Kingston: Mother Earth’s! We brought it in and the girl at the customer service counter was very friendly and said that we could absolutely exchange it for other items. Yay! They had a whole stack of Sharks in the middle of the floor—yay, again! But the Shark ($149) was actually $50 less than the Mint ($199) and with 20% off the Mint would be only $119, leaving some extra leftover. Of course they’d just credit the rest back to our bank, but let’s be realistic, LOL. Me in BB&B with $80 already accounted for, it’s time to shop! Unfortunately, I left the coupon that I printed at home on my desk!!! Doh! *hand to forehead* Sigh. My $80 in accounted-for BB&B money dwindled to $50 leftover. But get this: The girl said that I can bring in the coupon another time and they’ll give me the credit back or I can use store-credit!!! BB&B rocks! Love their return policies and excellent customer support. I have never had to wait more than a few minutes in line and their employees are always helpful and courteous. Oh, and they have cleanly restrooms.
With the $50 leftover, I bought a box of snap and lock storage containers—which I always seem to need more of—and a summery striped dish and a new Misto cooking oil pump-sprayer. I’ll probably bring the coupon in to the store in Middletown this weekend. Will I be a good girl and ask for the credit back to our bank or will I be a naughty girl and spend the remaining $30 in the store? We’ll see I guess! LOL Depends on what’s new in the spring/summer lineup.
I skipped Mother Earth’s, I didn’t really need anything, I opted for ShopRite to pick up some fresh produce. We stopped for dinner at the Alexis Diner in Newburgh first. I don’t feel like Alexis is a typical greasy spoon, they have a lot of fresh and wholesome options on their menu, plus they bring me olive oil + vinegar bottles to dress my own salad.
I didn’t have my camera with me, just cell phone pics. Sorry! I know they’re cheesy, especially because my hands are so jittery and it takes pics soooo slowly compared to my Rebel.
I ordered the grilled shrimp salad with oil + vinegar.
It was pretty delish. Not crazy about their vinegar, though. It’s very weak compared to the red wine vinegar and balsamic I use at home. Love super sour vinegar! I could swim in it. Mmmm!
I didn’t do intermittent fasting yesterday, probably because Aunt Flo rolled into town and I just wasn’t in the mood. I was in the mood for peanut butter + chocolate, though!!
ShopRite in Middletown had Fage Total (full-fat) 6oz container yogurts on sale—4 for $1!!! They only had the Total (full-fat) on sale, though. I bought 4 of them. I should pick up a few more. That’s insanely cheap! They’re usually $1.50+ EACH. Maybe I”ll go back tomorrow and get a few more. Only downside is that the expiration date on them is March 15th, however, Fage yogurt stays good weeks longer than its expiration date. I let my sniffer and taste buds guide me, and in my experience, I’ve found them to be edible at least 2-3 weeks beyond expiration.
I restocked my produce stash; kale, romaine, baby spinach, asparagus, bananas, avocado, oyster mushrooms, and a bunch of other plants that eludes me at the moment. Oh! I found Pretzel Crisps by the produce department!! YES! So excited that ShopRite carries them! I bought two bags.
I also bought canned tuna and sardines, dry nay beans,
chocolate pecan turtle candies, cheese, and 100% whole wheat rolls from the bakery. I really should have taken loot pics! hehe
Question: Did you buy anything this week that you’re excited about?