Recently I’ve noticed a trend. I buy something, try to get the best deal I can, and then a day later I get a better coupon for the same item/store.
This happened the other day when I purchased a few new maternity items from Old Navy.
I had been waiting to buy all three items and I finally got a 25% off coupon so I went for it. A day or two later I get a 30% off coupon and subsequently every item I bought is marked down. See those red prices? Yeah, I didn’t get those.
Then yesterday I made a trip to Whole Foods for the first time in over a year. They built a new one near my house and I finally went over there to check it out. And of course what pops up in my email this morning from Living Social?
I don’t make this stuff up, people. Whatever.
Back to the fun. So before my coupon-free shopping started yesterday, I treated myself to lunch at the salad/hot bar
Cabbage slaw, corn, edamame, bean salad, peanut noodles and some General Tso’s and balsamic tofu.
Honestly, I only really liked the General Tso’s tofu and the peanut noodles. Both of which were the least healthy of everything I picked out. Go figure. I still ate up my whole plate. $7 of food ain’t going to waste around this pregnant lady.
After lunch, I took a long time browsing around and reading labels. It was quite a fun experience! I spent an extra long time in the Larabar section trying to pick which flavors to buy.
Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte, and Carrot Cake made the cut.
I also finally got to buy a small amount of something I’ve been wanting to test out for a while. Nutritional Yeast (or nooch).
I don’t know guys, this stuff seriously smelled like fish food. I tasted it, and it wasn’t terrible, but the smell was unbearable so it went in the garbage. Good thing I only bought 50 cents worth.
I also grabbed a new dinner item. I had read about these vegetarian hot dogs by Field Roast on Emily‘s blog and I was so excited since I haven’t had a hot dog since getting pregnant.
First I boiled them and then I seared the dog in a pan for a few minutes to give it a little crust. Then, I loaded the dog into a whole wheat bun and topped with sauerkraut and lots of mustard. So much kraut you can’t really see the dog. (The mustard is under the kraut- that’s the best way).
On the side was baked fries and baked beans. Double baked goodness!
These hot dogs were SO tasty and I absolutely loved the texture and flavor! Not to mention the nutritional facts. They boast 21 grams of protein and none of the other funky stuff you get in regular hot dogs. I highly recommend them and can’t wait to try out the other flavors.
Right now I’m just relaxing and sipping on my first pumpkin spice latte of the season. It’s really just a decaf skim latte and I asked for 2 pumps of pumpkin spice. She didn’t even charge me for the syrup and was more than happy to add the pumpkin spice on top. Score!
I just better not get a coupon for free Starbucks tomorrow…(well I guess that one is okay).
Do you seem to miss sales like me or are you more likely to get the deal at the right time?
Do you enjoy pumpkin spice lattes? What about Whole Foods, yay or nay?