Saturday, February 25, 2006

99 Cent Anecdote

I just remembered an anecdote from when Sandralein was visiting and I introduced her to Brandy, the owner of the house I rent from.

Brandy: Nice to meet you! Did he take you out and show you the area?
Sandralein: Yes!
Brandy: Did he take you to Disney World?
Sandralein: No, but he took me to the 99 Cent Store.

Brandy looked at me as if to say, "What a cheap-ass!".
She didn't understand though that neither of us were the slightest bit interested in visiting Disney World. We are much more interested in value.

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Don't be a hater

Why do these people hate Dollar Stores?

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Friday, February 24, 2006

Buck Store Friday

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Since I am getting rid of the premium channels on my cable service I thought I'd stock up on Dollar DVDs.
From the Dollar Aisle at Sav-a-Lot
Classic Comedy Laugh Pack
1. Africa Screams - Abbott and Costello
2. Flying Deuces - Laurel and Hardy
3. My Man Godfrey - William Powell and Carole Lombard
4. The Fatal Glass of Beer, The Golf Specialist, The Dentist - W.C. Fields

Suddenly - Frank Sinatra
The Man With the Golden Arm - Frank Sinatra

From the Family Dollar
10 Episodes of Dragnet - Jack Webb, Ben Alexander

Also from the Family Dollar:
Four Pumpkin Scented Candles marked down from $1.00 each to .50 each

Sunday, February 19, 2006

99 Cent Phone Card

This is amazing and I had my eye on it for quite awhile -

The 99 Cent Phonecard.

Upon purchase, you are referred to a 1-800 number, or to this activation webpage where you can set up an account and are provided with a local access number in California or Nevada. Then when calling from this local access number, all domestic calls (except Alaska and Hawaii) are only 1 cent per minute! ONE RED CENT!! And it comes with a 99 cent credit already on the card!

But I did not buy this card for it's 1 cent/minute domestic calling feature.
I bought it because international rates to Germany are only 3 CENTS per mintute!!
Well, 3.9. But the cheapest deal I'd found previously was 6 cents/minute.

Das Leben ist Ponyhof.

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Cruisin' with a 40

A couple of weeks ago I acquired a classic 40 oz. bottle of IBC rootbeer from the 99 Cent Only store -

A frosty 40.

When I was walking around the store with it, there was a hip-hop kid with his girlfriend and he goes, "Yo! They got beer here???"

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Monday, February 13, 2006

This might be the coolest Dollar Store purchase ever

A photo mouse pad. All you do is supply the photo. How much would you pay if you had this made?
Well, how much???
Yeah, I thought so.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Future DVD Review #5

I picked this up at the 99 Store recently -

I normally wouldn't be too interested in a Roy Rogers DVD, but "Under California Stars" seemed like a nice title, then I read the synopsis on the back and it says "Trigger is kidnapped!"!!! I had to buy it after reading that! Who would kidnap a horse??

The synopsis goes on to explain, "Desperate to find his beloved horse, Roy enlists the aid of pretty trainer Caroline and her young friend Ted".

Sounds like a masterpiece.

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Friday Update

Took a ride up to Alpena today and decided to stop into the Dollar Tree.
Check out this bargain!
A 6 in 1 remote control.
But does it work???
Let's take a look.

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