Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Update #1: 1800Flowers. They put a partial refund on my credit card instead of the full refund I was due. When I called to complain about that, they insist that I was charged $5 less than I was. After *finally* getting to speak to someone who could help me, we discovered that someone at 1800Flowers changed the delivery date in their system (without my authorization) which resulted in the appearance of a $14.99 delivery charge instead of a $19.99 delivery charge. Now, where did that extra $5 go? Because it sure didn't come back to me. This helpful woman told me she had to fill out some forms by hand and mail them to New York, but she would do so to make sure I got the rest of the money they owed me. I'm supposed to get it by Friday - we'll see.

Update #2: Tipping Dilemma. I dropped by the hair salon on Friday with an envelope containing a 20% tip for the stylist-owner. It was an awkward thirty second conversation, but I do not regret it at all - the weight that lifted off my shoulders was unbelievable. Thanks for all your suggestions!

Update #3: There's still time to join the coupon challenge! Leave a comment on this post if you'd like to try to reduce your grocery spending by any amount using coupons between now and Labor Day, and you'll be entered to win a copy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing. I'll pick a winner tomorrow!


  1. OK well I could use a bigger boost when it comes to using coupons. I find that so far they don't make a huge difference in my grocery bill so far...
    Glad you decided to go in and tip the salon. :)

  2. Wow, you have way more patience than I do. I would have just called the credit card company and complained about a fraudulent charge.

  3. After hearing about your experience with 1800Flowers, I will definitely not be ever using them. I think its good that you got it sorted out at the salon. I will try to use coupons this summer but we have a lot going on with building but I will give it my best effort.


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