This morning my walking group headed out to do a 12k walk up and down the south section of the Las Vegas Strip. It was a little overcast but overall a great walk. Did you know that a lot of Las Vegas locals NEVER go to the Strip? There's too many tourists and way too much traffic so this is the first time I've seen the Strip in more than six months! There is always a lot of new things to see on the Strip and it is definitely better to go early in the morning to avoid all of the tourists if you want to do a fast-paced walk.
In sale news...
- Hubby bought me a laptop for a (very) early birthday present. I wanted a small laptop like my old Dell XPS 13" that I had a while back. I found an XPS for $1600(!) at Costco which was on sale for $1200, and while I am generally impatient, I decided to wait and see what else I could find. A couple weeks later I saw a Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 13" i7 laptop for $1100 but it wasn't on sale. A few days later I was checking the Best Buy website and they had the Samsung laptop on sale for $800 so I raced up to get it (the store only had two left!). Then a couple days later this same laptop was on a Flash Sale at Best Buy for an extra $750 so I took the receipt, not the laptop, to Best Buy and they credited me back the $50 price drop. Overall I love the laptop and think the price was really good as well.
- We were at the 99 Cent store a few days ago and they had all kinds of produce on sale. I picked up a giant 10 pound bag of apples thinking they would probably cost more than the $1.99 it said on a sign on the bin (even though it is the 99 cent store, their prices have been creeping up higher and higher a la Dollar General) but no, for some reason the store was getting rid of apples and at 19 cents a pound I couldn't pass up this great sale. Needless to say, we are going to be eating apples (and applesauce and apple turnovers and apple pie) for a while.
- Our local Albertsons grocery store has a super sale on an item or two each week if you use their app. A couple weeks ago hubby and I each used our apps to get eggs for 12 cents a dozen, hubby's favorite coffee creamer for 75 cents (it's usually around $3 a bottle), and various other items each week at ridiculously low prices. This week, the super sale on the app was a case of bottled water for 99 cents. We've noticed some stores looking really low on bottled water (maybe the panic buying because of the coronavirus?) so even though we have plenty of bottled water, we each grabbed an extra case of water just to have on hand.
- Finally, Happy Leap Day! I didn't really know Leap Day was that special--unless you happen to be born on February 29th or something--but apparently it is as there is a huge list of sales and deals you can only get on Leap Day.