We ate almost all of a box of Café Cookies tonight. We didn’t finish them for two reasons, 1) while good cookies, they are definitely second-tier tasting compared to Somoas, Tagalongs and Do-Si-Dos and b) we had a MMC meeting tonight, so we are kind of stuffed from BBQ.
At Papa Russ’s BBQ we split the Big Platter, 1/4 chicken and pulled pork with green beans and baked beans for sides, Jalapeno corn muffins to sop up the plate. We bought a bottled water to split, but it turned out to be fru-fru fortified water with vitamins and berry flavoring. I ended up drinking that, while Donna got a cup-o-regular water to drink.
Spent Today: $14.08
Year to Date: $453.74
While Netflix is very, very good to us, but this week we have been stepping out on them.
We are on Netflix’s 1-at-a-time, unlimited rental plan which costs $10 a month. Now that they have added a bunch of distribution centers, there is one a mere 60 miles away, we can turn around a movie in 4 days at best, to 6 days at worst. This means we are watching at least 4 movies a month, but probably average 5, making our cost per movie in the low two dollar range.
Last Saturday we got a promotion in the mail from Movie Gallery with three coupons, one for a free rental, another for rent one, get one free and the third for rent 2 and get 1 free. Monday we went into the local Movie Gallery for the first time since our last Lost Weekend back in September. I meant to bring the 1 Free Rental coupon, but I brought the “Rent 1-Get 1” by mistake, so we picked out 2 movies and it cost us all of $4.23. When we were checking out we hit some mystery bonus thing because the clerk gave us a receipt that included a coupon for another free rental. We used that tonight and picked out “Trust the Man” (this and “Failure to Launch,” will possibly make up for the gore, violence and F-word usage in “The Departed.”) When we take this back we will use the original Get One Free coupon and will have watched four movies at an average cost of a hair over a buck.
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