Friday, November 20, 2009

Festive Pictures Framed


I went to Michael's to get a frame that would hold three 5x7 Christmas cards.  I really wanted the pictures vertical, but could only find horizontal.

I looked through the stack and every single frame had chips.   I took the least chipped frame to the checkout, and the conversation went like this:

Me ... "every single frame had a chip"  (no question/request here)
12 year old seasonal Clerk... picks up phone and asks for customer assistance.
Clerk ... she scans the frame ... original price $29.99 and it is 40% off ... it comes up at $19.99 (which isn't 40% off, but I didn't say anything).   I give her a coupon for 25% off frames over the sale price (which would have brought it down another approx $7.00) ... she looks at the coupon and says, with rolled eyes, ... "they won't give you any more off than this."
Me(politely):  "mmmmm"
There are now people lining up behind me.
Clerk, again with rolled eyes, maybe because no one from customer assistance has come, jabs a cash button and says ... "I'll give you 80% off."
..... 80% off the sale price!!
Me (doing internal happy dance) says .... "Thank you."

YAHOO ... I got a $29.99 frame for $4.00!!!!!  I live for stuff like this.

I took it home, got out my black spray paint and in 2 seconds had the frame pristine.   Doesn't it look nice with these festive cards.


It's more winter seasonal than really Christmas ... so I hung on the wall.   Love it!
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This is my "Greenery Weekend" with the girls.   We go to one of the girls cottages and cut down greenery for our winter pots.  (and eat ... a lot).

Have a good weekend!!!!!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and I love pillows, too! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season, Martha

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  2. Score! The frame looks great, i like the pictures you choose.

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  3. Wow, nice work! That's the kind of thing that would just make my day! Sometimes it really pays to be persistent and not just settle.

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