Monday, January 18, 2010

just some thoughts

  1. ever wonder why hotels try to charge so much? why do we need a middle man to get a good deal? We had a date night on Saturday and we were looking into hotel rooms and costs. being frugal but not wanting to stay at the roach motels we kept our eyes on things like priceline.com and expedia. well i am a fan of William Shatner, love Boston Legal!! anyway i thought i would check out a 3 star in Salina. Now keep in mind when looking at rooms the Best Western rates were 69 dollars!! i thought well for that much i want to stay somewhere nice. Well i am what old William would call a 'mamby pamby'!! i tried a 60 dollar room rate at a 3 star hotel and they would accept the bid!! Wes said he would try later. Well Saturday night came I asked Wes where were we going, he said it was a surprise he and that he was no 'mamby pamby'!! When we pulled into the Hyatt I said no way!! The Hyatt? How much, he said his winning bid was 45 bucks!! Can you believe it!! he went low because the company putting the bid on tacks on an additional 13 bucks in fees and taxes so it still came out to 58. but i thought the Best Western for 69 or the Hyatt for 58 hmmm... my baby is no 'mamby pamby'!!!
Here's the thing the hotel could be a little less greedy and make the deal themselves, but they don't and a lot of people would gladly pay over 100 bucks for a night in the room we got. well we are on a tight budget and for that price i was totally grateful. i know this sounds like a commercial but it is just a heads up for those who go places and travel you can check out the prices on these places but priceline is the one that you make a bid and name your price, you also pick how many stars on the hotel and so if you are going for a 3 star you know the place will be decent anyway it is a great way to go somewhere and still maintain a budget. right now we are looking for a good deal on a new tv and we are waiting for super bowl sales. i hope we can find one a decent price.

today i am making banana crumb muffins for my girls, their breakfast choices no longer include cereal for a couple of reasons, 1. Wes gets up in the middle of the night and eats cereal, and 2. we only get cheerios because of no corn syrup and the girls usually don't eat it any more. so now they get either waffles or pancakes or muffins, until they decide to eat eggs and toast i need to be creative. so the muffins are made with splenda and real butter non fat yogurt and non bleached flour. they are topped with a brown sugar and cinnamon topping. these freeze well so i can put them in baggies and freeze for later use!!
anyway i had a lovely retreat with my sweetheart this weekend. the Elvis impersonators are coming to town and i was thinking the seats would be cheap enough to take my sister to however they are not two tickets would be over 70 dollars so that is out and her birthday is coming up and she is an even bigger fan then me, but Joan Rivers is going to be here as well and her tickets are only 22 dollars a piece so i may be able to get us in there and she is still alive!! I think that should be one of her jokes, her tickets are less then a dead mans!!! so i have to go see what my little ones are doing as they are trying to get dressed without me!! they are in their room all alone!! laundry everywhere!!! gotta go!! have a great monday y'all!!

10 comments:

Tall Kay said...

I have also had very good experiences with reduced rates at hotels through these types of services. I'm so happy you both had a great time! Thanks for all you share here. You have a beautiful heart.

Ms Hen said...

Nice you had a Date Night. I think most important for married people.. :)

Joan River is funny.. !!

hugs

Kim A. said...

Date night sounds wonderful!! I think I would like breakfast at your house.

namaste

Midnitefyrfly said...

mmmmm muffins (drools) sounds perfect right now!

Glad you got such an awesome rate- really makes it feel that much better to enjoy yourself!

Prayer Girl said...

I'm so glad you all had a wonderful time this weekend. I bet it was even sweeter for having gotten a nice room in a nice hotel for a really nice price. :)

PG

Brian Miller said...

nice. love date nights. so important to a good marriage.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Glad the weekend was good.

Date nights are nice arent they?

:)

Shadow said...

i'm glad you had such a great 'date night'. they're special, aren't they. we don't do them nearly enough...

DivineMistyM's Opinion said...

Walmart has a 50 inch for $698 flat panel hdtv. Just FYI.

Syd said...

Good for you and your husband. It is important to keep the excitement in a marriage. Time away together is important.