Monday, March 14, 2011

Randomness For Monday

How was your weekend? Did anyone put those coupon tips to good use this weekend? Hopefully so! Since my weekend wasn’t that eventful, I thought I’d just do a quick recap/random update post, which could be good or bad. Good, because you will receive lots of useless information and bad because it may be the only information you get this week unless I can pull something out of my hat to write about.

Last Thursday, I popped into the dentist’s office to have my permanent crown put on. After chatting with the dentist for a bit, he determined that I should go ahead and have a root canal before the permanent crown is put on. I’m sure you can imagine the joy I felt! I was originally scheduled to have the root canal done in Birmingham tomorrow because no endodontist in Huntsville takes my insurance. After talking with a co-worker who had one recently, I found out that his endodontist would file our insurance and I would just have to pay $300 up front. My co-worker did the same and was reimbursed $200 since the insurance paid most of it. So, now the root canal is scheduled for next Monday, March 21.

Friday night I went to see a local production of RENT at Merrimack Hall. I won’t go into great detail about it here so that I will have at least one more thing to write about this week. Stay tuned for a review.

Saturday morning, I got my hair trimmed and went grocery shopping. Since coupons have been a big topic of discussion here recently, I have to tell you about the great deal Publix has in their ad which ends tomorrow. When you purchase $25 worth of groceries, you can get a $50 gas card for $40 with the coupon in their current ad. They run this promotion from time to time and it is usually just for BP gas, which I do not buy ever since the oil spill last summer. This tie the promotion was for any gas card. So, I got one for Shell and used it yesterday. You can’t beat $10 in free gas, especially with prices as high as they are! I hope Publix continues to put this awesome deal in their ads!

Saturday afternoon, I was supposed to meet up with Jackie and the kids to see Rango at the movie theater; but, one of the kids got sick and our plans got changed at the last minute. I don’t know why, but this movie looks so interesting to me; probably because Johnny Depp provides the voice of one of the characters.

If you have not tried the new Sonic hot dogs and you are a hot dog lover, you must go get one. You can go here and take a short quiz and get a $1 off coupon for a combo. The New York dog is so good. I seriously think I had four of them this past week! DELICIOUS people!

As far as the rest of the weekend is concerned, not much else took place. I did some house cleaning, laundry, etc. throughout the weekend and went to church yesterday. I also did some TV watching. Jackie told me about a show called, “An Idiot Abroad,” that comes on the Science Channel. I recorded all the episodes and have watched them over the course of the last couple of weeks. It took me a while to really get into this show, but once I did, I could not stop laughing. The things that come out of Karl’s mouth crack me up. I think he would be a lot of fun to hang out with. One of the things that is the funniest is that Ricky Gervais busts up laughing at everything Karl says – even if it’s not very funny. Apparently Ricky finds Karl to be one of the funniest human beings on the face of the earth.

I also finished a book recently and will write a book review on it because if you are a reader and a movie lover then you will want to read this one because I think the movie version is coming out later this year.

Back to coupons and money saving methods – right now at Viewpoints, you can write five reviews by March 21 and earn a $5 Amazon gift card. The reviews have to be a minimum of 700 characters and about something in the following categories: Home and Garden, Family and Pets (excluding toys), Health and Beauty (Excluding Food and Drink) or Computers and Electronics. This is a really great way to earn a gift card. I have done this many times and have earned probably three or four $10 gift cards. In fact, I earned one just last month and am planning on writing five reviews for this campaign to get the $5 card.

I’m sure I have a lot more uninteresting information to pass your way, but I’ll save it for another day this week when once again I don’t have much to say.


Erika said...

I like your random posts :)

Here's a possible topic for you - cycling. I know NOTHING about it; maybe you could enlighten me!

Melissa said...

Hey! I did use some coupons over the weekend. I need to figure out the best way to get my grocery list together earlier so that I can focus some extra time on looking to save money. It's a difficult balance for me to figure out. But, I want to get better. So, stay tuned! :)