Hit today out of the water: Another new phone and 96 K-cups and only .20 cents spent! Yahoo!
I set a new record for myself - less than 4 days before I broke a phone. In my defense, I didn't do anything to that sucker. It was just possessed. A quick trip to my favorite Apple Store (Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham, of course) helped in that department. The geniuses there determined it was possessed and just gave me a new one. They are so nice at the Apple Store. The customers - not so much. As I was standing at "the bar", a man with a cracked iPod screen came up all distraught. He told his "genius" that his 11 year-old daughter broke it. I chimed in, "Yeah, I broke my screen last week and I'm 32 - you can't really use her age against her." He was not amused. Then some girl with hot pink nails, a hot pink MacBook and a hot pink iPhone chimed in on me and said one of her old iPhones used to freeze all the time. So I talked to her for a little bit and then said "Wow, you're all fancy with a 4." She corrected me all serious: "It's not a 4, it's a 4S." Yeah. Okay. I really have no idea what that means. If you're expecting to win "cool" points with me, it's not working because I have no idea what you are really even talking about. I told her that I don't even know what I'm doing half the time with my iPhone 3. My genius informed me I have a 3G. Okay. Again - you all lost me. Then back to guy with the iPod issue - his tech guy was saying it might be so bad that it might not be fixable. So the dad said "Well if I have to buy a new one, fine. My daughter was crying her eyes out." I really wanted to say "Well, why don't you just have her play with some Barbies - they probably won't shatter." I didn't though. I should have.
Now to my K-cups. A Facebook friend of mine said on her timeline that she scored K-cups for $12.50 at Staples (box of 48). So I ran up to my Staples - and they had the same boxes for $12.50 (.26 a k-cup). I had $24.80 in Staples Rewards and I guess there isn't tax on k-cups - because after the cashier rang up the two boxes, my total due was 20 cents. I handed him 2 dimes and felt empowered. This was at the North Weymouth Staples on 3A. They also had lots of boxes of 16 count French Vanilla and some various teas for $3.50 a box (.21 cents a k-cup). So if you are near a Staples and need some cheap k-cups - check them out. Use the price scanner though - the 48 count-boxes were marked $22.50 but rang up at $12.50. No idea why or what the deal was.
So all and all - a good cheap day here in the Occupy My Wallet front. No material possessions (except the phone - but that replaced my other phone so it evens out).