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!