Friday, November 12, 2010

I've been a bad girl!

Well, sort of. I've been a bad blogger, a bad housewife, a bad house remodeler, but a good nursing student. As my instructors keep saying... prioritize your actions!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we're hosting this year. And by hosting I mean 10+ people will be staying at our house for the week[end]. Let me paint you a picture of how ready we are to play host to a baker's dozen - we only have one fully functioning bathroom. Oh and the water temperature in the shower sucks so don't even think about showering after someone else.

On a related note, I got a pretty sweet deal on a bed for the basement bedroom! I don't know if you've heard of Groupon.... but Groupon is awesome! If you haven't joined the action yet, you can join by clicking this referral link (it's a deal-of-the-day website that offers special deals at select stores and restaurants in your area and at times they offer nationwide deals). One of the Washington DC area Groupons for this past weekend was $95 for $200 worth of Roomstore furniture. After conferring with Mr. Boss Man, I immediately hit BUY NOW!!!!

I hurriedly typed Roomstore in my browser and began scanning their mattress selection. I'm pretty sure the basement guestroom is too small for a queen bed so I made the executive decision to make our guests sleep on a full size bed. I also made the executive decision to buy a mattress without test driving it at the store because frankly, I ain't sleeping on it so I don't give a damn how uncomfortable it is. Maybe that makes me a bad house host, but whatever... I do what I want.

I settled on the cheapest better quality Hartwick mattress/boxspring set. We opted to pick up the mattress and boxpring ourselves to save us a cool $100 on delivery charges. Hm, hopefully I can add mattress to the list of things that fit in my Prius. I moseyed on over to Amazon and purchased this bed frame to go with the mattress set.

Are you ready for the grand total??

Mattress/Boxspring Set @ Roomstore     $349.99
Cost of Groupon    $95
 Picking it up ourselves     FREE
Bed Frame from Amazon (w/ free "Prime" shipping)     $52.99 
Minus the coupons ....
10% off coupon from Roomstore     -$35
Groupon Coupon       -$200
TOTAL = $269.88 (including tax)

Compared to the original full price of $475.93 (including mattress, boxspring, delivery, bed frame, 's and tax) I think I got a pretty sweet deal! 

I just checked and today's Baltimore Groupon is $99 for $300 worth of Ethan Allen furniture. I was sitting next to Mr. Boss Man as I checked out the deal, but before I could even finish saying "Ooooooh" he shot me down. Has anyone else had any sweet deals lately?

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