deal of the century

So another month has flown by yet again! February, the short month, makes time fly by like a turbo jet. This weekend was actually quite productive which makes me so happy. Friday we booked all our air travel for Hawaii — yippee! We’ve been comparing so many different deals, trying to wait it out to see if airfares would drop anymore, scared that the next day they would skyrocket…but as I was comparing on, I said heck I wonder if I can book our inter-island travel for our honeymoon with AA too (initially thinking we were just going to book with an inter-island airline b/c it looked cheaper) — so I re-entered or flight requests and BOOM! it came back with the same price it was originally giving me for just our flights to/from Hawaii without our inter-island flights…whhhhaaa???? Joe and I kept looking at the computer screen to look for our mistake, that we entered something wrong, but low and behold…we didn’t! So cha-ching! We booked immediately! It was a no brainer, it was like getting our inter-island travel for free! And I thought that was the deal of the century…but wait there’s more…

So yesterday, Joe being the best fiance in the world — accompanies me to make the drive out to Temple City so I can get fitted for my maid of honor dress for Danielle’s wedding. I rewarded his bravery with a lunch date to Din Tai Fung Dumpling House (thanks BFF for the recommendation…it was delish!) Our day was planned afterwards to hit up the mall and check out different styles/outfits for our groomsmen and dress options for our bridesmaids. So on our way back, our first stop was David’s Bridal. Joe, still the best fiance in the world mans up and walks into this crazy mess hall with me to check out dresses and to see if their Juniper color online was anything close to my wedding color. It was fairly close, but the dresses were not what I was looking for. So we walked out and took a detour to Nordstrom Rack…got a deal on a new pair of trail shoes, then headed out to the motherland — South Coast Plaza. We spent a fair amount of time there — trying to put together different coordinates to see if they match, how it looks on a real person and not a hanger, and just walking into random stores in the hopes of a miracle that a peacock blue spring/summer dress was just sitting on the rack waiting for us to buy. And nothing. Feeling a little defeated in our search, we head over to the Irvine Spectrum. I wanted to stop by Macy’s to show him a possible groomsmen outfit I saw when I was there the other day. He tried it on, and I immediately told him to take it off. Definitely did not look good on. Ha ha. So we were starving at this point and about to call it a day when I came across a rack of chocolate brown vests on our way out…and OMG, they were perfect. So we grabbed a bunch and headed over to the dress shirt section to find one that would compliment…and OMG, we did! While I was hoarding all of the stock in my hands, Joe was trying to contact his groomsmen for their sizes. As we collected all their info, we noticed that the store only had one Medium vest and we needed a total of three. Damn! Of course, a hurdle to the finish line. So we walk up to the cashier to pay and pray that another Macys near us has the last 2 vests we need. The sales rep tells us that yes there are 4 mediums at Mission Viejo Macy’s. Puuuurfect! So as the sales rep is ringing us up, he asks us if we want to pre-sale our items for an additional 25% off on top of the current sale. We say sure! If you are a frequent shopper at Macy’s, you know that they have a crap load of sales, coupons, etc. Its crazy! The one day sale is like everyday! So anyways, he rings up all our stuff — 4 vests and 6 dress shirts, and tells us our grand total is $200. Say what? Joe was thrown off and asks how much are the vests? The sales rep tells us, $7.49 each. US Dollars? Without complaint, Joe hands him over his charge card and we look at each other with our ‘best deal ever’ faces, take our receipt and walk out the door. You know your a shopper if you find happiness and glee with a deal of the century. This immediately prompted me to blog this morning.

Our night wasn’t over quite yet. We still needed the 2 Medium vests to be complete. So we drive over to Mission Viejo mall and we insist on making it a contest — person to find the vests wins! We love pretending to be on Supermarket Sweep which is what it felt like ha ha. So we look, and look, and look, and I’m getting that defeated feeling again in my stomach. Couldn’t find it — so I ask a sales rep to help us find them. And she can’t find it either. So basically they could be any where on the first floor. Determination fueled an hour long search, every rack, all the fitting rooms, our gut is telling us they are here….and Eureka!!! Joe finds them on the other side of the store, right after I walk right past them. He calls me back to the rack he was standing at and there they were a full rack of the chocolate brown vests we needed. We hit a freeze frame high-5, grabbed what we needed and were on our way. After 7 hours of shopping, our mission was complete. We celebrated our deal of the century with drinks and pizza at BJs.

Its the greatest feeling to snag a deal of the century — but its even a greater feeling to have the best fiance in the world who is also the best shopper.

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