An Errand-ous Day

Monday was a busy day with places to go and people to see.  I needed strength and fortitude to get through it all.  Where did I start??

My free Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee for the month of October, pumpkin spice of course.  Every Monday, I get it for free.  I was disappointed that I didn’t get to go there last Monday, so I was not about to miss it again.  I’m so glad that my friend Gail found the coupon and gave it to me.  Dunkin’ Donuts is good about putting out coupons.  We usually find them in the local newspaper which is great.  It started my day off right!

When I have a lot of errands to run, I try to map the route out in my head to make my travel as efficient as possible. My next stop was the CVS to pick up Ralph’s prescriptions.  CVS has a program that I like.  It involves this little tag…

I keep it attached to one of my cloth bags and keep it in the car.  I give it to the cashier along with my CVS extra care card and after 4 visits I get a $1 off coupon.

Like this one.  This is a wonderful thing.  It’s supposed to be given to the customer because they brought their own bag.  However, they give it to people who only bring the tag and I find that frustrating.  Fewer bags used is supposed to be the whole idea.  I’m additionally upset at the moment.   I had a $2.50 coupon which I thought was in my bag.  I apparently put the coupon in the recycling instead of the useless part of the receipt.  I have so much in my recycling now, I’m not likely to find it.  When it gets light out, I’m going to give it a try though.  I’ll update you all later.

My next stop was Verchio’s produce.  I needed lots of things, especially fruit.

Let’s see if I can remember everything…potatoes, Roma tomatoes, carrots, plums, grapes (not so good), yellow squash, pears and scallions.  That wasn’t even everything.  This time, I wrote down what the price was of everything in order to do a better job of the Thrifty Vegetarian.  I like it when I know that I’ve gotten a good meal for a good deal.  How poetic!

Gail had gone to Sam’s and picked up some the salad mix I like and some Honeycrisp apples.  I had mentioned that Alice had given me one and how good they were…

They are so delicious!  I had never tried them before and they are a little pricey, $7.00 for the bag, but I Know I will eat them all.  They’re a great snack and a portable one too!

I visited with Gail for a while making some plans for some upcoming adventures.  She also gave me a great coat that had been her Mom’s.  It’s sporty but could be worn for dress if needed.  It’s really beautiful and fits perfectly.  She told me her Mom would be happy that I was able to wear it.

When I got home, I put all of my goodies away and got started on more sorting.  I was doing well until I had an avalanche of things which I had already sorted fall off of the table and on to the floor.  Of course this happened just as Ralph and our grandson, Alex were walking in the door.  I was able to get it together without too much difficulty. 

On this subject,  I’ve joked to my sister Ele and to Gail that I’ll need an assistant to put out the recycling today.  Now I have to dig in the bin to look for that darned Coupon!

For the moment, I’ll just enjoy sharing life with all of you…

…and drinking my own pumpkin spice coffee from the wonderful mug that Ele gave me.

Time for dumpster diving!!

Happy Tuesday!

18 responses to “An Errand-ous Day

  1. All that fruit and veg sound lovely, I’ve just been to try and restock all of mine too!

  2. Honeycrisp apples are so good! Yes they are pricey, but I feel it’s totally worth it though because of the nutrients and it satisfies your sweet tooth with low calories and fiber.
    I think Dunkin Donuts is an East Coast ‘thing’, I’ve only ever seen one here in Ca, but maybe it’s because I don’t drink coffee…..or eat donuts, so I am not really looking.

    • Marie, I think it is more of an East Coast thing. On our trip in September I saw one at a rest stop in I think Illinois but that was the last one. Oh my gosh! The honeycrispt are so good! As I said, I don’t mind buying them because they are so good I know I’ll eat them. That’s why I’m usually willing to spring for clementines. I hate when I buy something that’s not good, like the grapes I bought yesterday…:-(

  3. We do have 2 Dunkin Donuts in the KC area – note that I said ‘area’. I’ve been craving a pumpkin spice latte, but not enough for a 30 min drive. I envy you your latte access – guess I’ll have to suck it up and go to Starbucks for the full calorie version.

    • Val, at Starbucks, you can get a regular coffee, ask for the sugar free syrup and fat free milk. I calculated it and I think it came out to about 3 pts as opposed to the full calorie version which I think was 8. I think they have the nutritional info available at the stores.

  4. I am so terrible about keeping track of coupons and discounts. I always lose them or inevitably throw them away when they expire before I can use them. It’s terrible!

    I wish we had Dunkin Donuts here…

  5. I’m very impressed that you use coupons. I think they are a brilliant idea, but more often than not I forget to use them!

  6. Honeycrisp apples are delicious! They’re just so sweet and light and crunchy. I also really like Sweetango apples…they taste a lot like honeycrisp, with a bit more tartness.

  7. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Fran. I am a BIG fan of honeycrisp apples. I’ve only recently discovered them, before, I’ve been an ambrosia girl. Hope you had a terrific Tuesday.

  8. Yum! If I buy a honeycrisp, I hide it as they are so expensive!!

  9. I’ve never tried Honeycrisp before!!! We don’t have ’em here in Australia but are they sweeter than normal apples?? Love to try them someday! 😀

    • Vien, I only tried them in the past week. I think they’ve been around but I’d never heard about them. They are hard to describe sweet/tart combo but very crisp! So Good. Hope they get to you there in Australia very soon!

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