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My Latest Purchase: A Bright Yellow Pick Me Up

Lately my job situation has turned from bad to worse. I don’t think layoffs are in my near future, but boredom certainly will be. I can’t complain too much, (in fact my husband would say I shouldn’t complain at all), but I am feeling a bit blue about the situation.

I’ve kept a watchful eye on the bright yellow, flowered bowl pictured above for weeks and this afternoon after a bunch of depressing conversations with coworkers I decided to head to the mall to purchase it. I’m not typically an emotional shopper, but I knew the bright yellow color would brighten my mood.

When I arrived at the store the bowl was not on sale, but I showed the clerk the Internet price and she agreed to honor it. The item was listed at $29 in the store and $19.99 online, so that discount made a significant difference in the final price. I chose to purchase two bowls and presented the cashier with a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase and a $25 gift card that I earned from an online survey site.

After the discount, coupon and gift card my total came to less than $7. Without the gift card, coupon and discount the total would have been over $60! I know I don’t really need these bowls, but I do love them.

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Tuesday 19th of January 2010

looks cute!! good and important item for home accessories

One Frugal Girl

Sunday 25th of October 2009

@Mary Weiland - Thanks for sharing your story. I too have items in my house that remind me of good trips with good friends. Especially a little brown and white stuffed giraffe that a good friend picked up for my in Vegas.

Mary Weiland

Wednesday 21st of October 2009

$7?! That's great! You're so funny, One Frugal Girl!!! I love the bowls, and I'm sure they'll make you smile. I have things like that that make me smile, and it's worth the purchase. My favorite coffee mug is one I bought in Spain when I was visiting there with a close friend :) I always smile when I use it, and it certainly brightens my mornings.

me in millions

Tuesday 20th of October 2009

Cute bowls! And great deal!

Lisa

Tuesday 20th of October 2009

Should definitely cheer you up! So cute!