Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday!

A marathon Black Friday shopping trip always deserves a quick pick me up 
and this Almond Roca always fills the bill!  A tin or two made it into our cart 
along with the Hickory Farms meat & cheese pack, and the little Black Scottie Dogs.

A  small pause in the action,  just to watch the fun animated figurines and scenes.
We are always a sucker for trains, after all Grampa worked for the railroad.
After squeezing all the paws of the singing and dancing puppies and pigs, and 
pushing all the buttons on the little ice skaters and dancing Santas.....

We wandered past this set of very colorful Christmas trees, and at 
$20 I think they are a steal, how about you? (I can't get this to stop 
underlining my words - any suggestions?

     We (okay the underlining stopped - why I don't know.....) went to all 
the stores on Jacob's list.  Menard's Cashway Lumber was our first stop,  because 
somebody wanted the small generator that was on sale for $99 (Half Price - woo hoo!).
I was told it would be perfect for camping.
Our next stop was the mall.   Jacob has phy-ed next trimester and
needed gym clothes.   (Which also meant he needed brand new boxers
just in case someone snuck a peak and his undies weren't "cool".)   
After a run through the usual A&F, AE, Pacsun, Zumiez, etc. we grabbed 
 a quick lunch at Culver's,  then popped into Walmart where we spotted all of
our Pink Saturday finds.
In the electronics department Jacob used the bar scanner on his
new cell phone to compare prices on a few items.  The sale sign  on the
products  clearly stated that their  prices were unbeatable!   When we 
approached the department manager that we found a lower price with his
scanner he refused to match it - even though the lower price was 
from a neighboring Walmart just 4 miles away).  
(He had two excuses - #1 -  It wasn't a  printed advertisement, and 
#2 - They don't price match other Walmart prices, huh?)
  That doesn't sound like they are unbeatable to me!  
The bar scanner sure is handy though.  
Later it dawned on us that  not only could we check the prices on the items, 
but we could check reviews on those items as well,  
and I am glad we didn't buy them.   One item had  over a 
dozen reviews labeled DON'T BUY THIS &  THIS IS JUNK, etc.   And a  television we
looked at for my parents bedroom only had a  850:1 contrast ratio. 
Well, that only means that I am still back at square one.  I guess
tomorrow we will buzz over to Best Buy and Circuit City.
Hope you all have a Happy Pink Saturday! 
Please visit Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound for the rest of 
the Pink Saturday participants!



Smilingsal said...

Stores like to advertise that they'll beat anyone else's price, but I've never found one to honor that. There's always one excuse or the other. Last time I tried, at a Home Depot, I was told that the item # was different!

Bridget said...

Thanks for taking me shopping. I love Menard's!
happy pink saturday, Bridget

nikkicrumpet said...

Well the things you learn...I didn't know that any cell phone could do that...the scanning thing is pretty dang amazing! Of course I'm amazed that you braved the crowds to shop on Friday...UGH...I think I'll stick to online shopping!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Love the pink tree. I saw a cute one at Michaels the other day, now wishing I would have gotten it.

erin said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Happy To Be said...

GM Robyn...Happy PINK Saturday to you I loved the little pink tree that would look cute in my bedroom..have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Mama said...

Happy Pink Saturday Robyn and Jacoub, I guess you are both out getting more incredible bargains?. I think that manager at Walmart's was just plain mean!. WOW I have never heard of checking prices and reviews on a cell phone, that's awesome!, hope you find the perfect TV for your parents, hugs, Kathy.

onlymehere said...

Almond Roca always reminds me of my mom! She loved it so much and this time of year I tend to see it in stores more. THanks for the memory.

Anonymous said...

Yow, you went out amongst the crowds, huh? I'm minorly glad that I'm feeling too crummy to even consider it, and am equally glad one of my guys will buy some more 7-Up on the way home from wherever this evening.

Walmart and price matching ... it makes me nuts that they don't match prices with other Walmarts, but it's company policy. Guess it has something to do with managers needing to get rid of things they overstocked. I've discovered lots of other stores within other big box chains are the same way.

Have a great pink week!


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I want a cell phone that can do that!

jeanne said...

Robyn, your post about your shopping trip was very interesting. Scanning prices on your cell phone blows me away. I think that Walmart was wrong. I like your purchases though. the little train thing is cute and the Almond Roca sure is Pink.
Good luck with your shopping tomorrow.

Hugs, Jeanne

alicesg said...

Lovely pink stuff there. Like the pink christmas tree. :) Have Pink Saturday.

Joy said...

Fantastic pink tree!! Love it!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Robyn.

I think that feature on cell phones is awesome. And, I think that was stinky of that Walmart manager to not match the price.

JudyBug said...

I think I "NEED" the pink tree. Is the other one purple? Hmm, I could do it in purple and gold for LSU. ;-)

I saw you like Steel Magnolias? I actually watched some of it being filmed...what fun!

ksarra said...

Hi, glad you had fun shopping with Jacob! The cell phones are amazing, aren't they??? Makes my "party line" post put me back there with the dinosaurs! HA My husband and I went shopping Friday too, but I don't know that I'll go next year. Online shopping is sooo much easier! Take care, "talk" soon, friend.

Happy To Be said...

Hey girl thanks for coming by and how cool that your Dad could make you a cookie cutter big enough for you..I love to do the cookies at Christmas time also..My kids use to do all the decorating on them for me and we would have some funny looking gingerbread men !! and what a mess in the Kitchen..WOW but I would give anything to have that mess once again..I stiil do this with my Grand daughter but she wants them all done nice now ha ha !! have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

CC said...

I liked our shopping trip..:) and I loved the little Christmas scene. That tiny train is so sweet. Happy late Pink Saturday and have a wonderful week.

Ellen said...

Wow didn't realize there were so many different colored trees. I did see a pretty gold tree and a gold wreath. :)Ellen

Bo said...

Hi, I'm tired from just reading about your shopping excursion...LOL. BTW, my computer is sooo sick...I've got to try to find somebody to fix if I'm missing in action, you'll know why...I'm using my DH's acc't. to post this...Oh the misery! ;-) Bo

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I do not think I could have done black Friday....I think that is why we put our Christmas decorations up the day after Thanksgiving.....I did go out on Saturday to do a little shopping.....they stores were not as bad as I thought it would be...I guess I was just lucky...I loved the Pink tree....
Mo :-)

Ma'dame French said...

I am disgustingly late I know!! Where is that almond stuff I think I need some to recharge!! Say hello to your Jacob for me will you!! It;s a great name;) French

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy PS a few days late!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sue said...

hey Robyn I remember you from RMS, thanks for stopping by! tostitos and salsa for breakfast??? must be because of the teenager in the house??! LOL!! Sue

Allgrins said...

Thanks for all your kind words on my blog. I enjoyed your shopping trip. Jamie

Anonymous said...

Robyn, I wanted to thank you for the sweet comment that you left on color outside the lines. I hope that you send him some pictures, I would love to see your pictures next. Thanks again, vickydarnell

Picket said...

Morning a shopping trip & what an amazing cell phone! lol Sorry to hear you're under the weather girl..I pray that you will feel better today and get back to your old self..not that you're old mind you...just a figure of speech! lol Thanks so much for coming by and for the sweet comment..plug up some Christmas lights girl...that always works for me! lol ♥

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

That was a really neat accessory on Jacob's phone, to be able to match prices! How cool! And shame on Walmart for not matching to their own sister store! Hope your Christmas preparations are going well! ~Rhonda :)

Happy To Be said...

Robyn hope you are feeling better Picket said plug up some Christmas lights..did you get your parents tv yet?? thanks fo coming by..hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

PlantBuddy said...

Hi Robyn,
That hippo looks familiar. Actually I borrowed it from FreeFoto.Com. He's a cutie.
Like all your pinks. Well, they passed the by-law and starting in June all of our store here in Toronto will be charging 5 cents a bag. DaisySoapGirl says it's coming in New York City soon too. Have a great blogging week.

kari and kijsa said...

That is the cutest pink tree! Love all the goodies!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Beautiful pinkness! It sounds like you and Jacob had a wonderful day of shopping!

A wonderful weekend to you!
Kathi :)

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