On Monday Check-in

@Tripleoxer IMO, getting out of Target for less than $100 is a victory at any time, and doubly (triply? quadruply??) so when you are moving!

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:27 am 1

On Return of the "Good Guy Discount"

@A-M On the TAR segment, I think that's the line that Sonari could walk that Ben failed at -- Ben was always sheepish, but also somehow serious about asking. They didn't have tape of Sonari doing it, but I think you're totally right about being game.

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:39 am 0

On Return of the "Good Guy Discount"

@@fo End of the day at a stand of any kind is a key opportunity for free stuff -- they'd rather get rid of it than bring it home, depending. (I've had this experience at farmers markets especially -- I'm buying X amount of stuff, and they throw in Y more because it won't be as good tomorrow.)

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:37 am 0

On Success: It's In The Bag

@guenna77 Oh sure, but don't you think B&N is hoping it will get them closer? Or, at least, a status symbol among a different kind of person? I may be overthinking so as to avoid my job.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 4:18 pm 0

On Success: It's In The Bag

@guenna77 The status of the bag is the whole point. It's not about reusing any bags, it's about always bringing your lunch in the same Bloomingdale's bag from the one time you shopped there.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:57 pm 0

On Success: It's In The Bag

@garli Oh, I would almost guarantee that the vast majority of nail polishes are sold to people who can't afford the shoes. Like Tiffany key chains (or whatever else is the cheapest thing they sell -- bean necklaces?). Luxury brands sell a lot of their "most affordable" item to people who couldn't buy from them otherwise. (And I use the scare quotes because obviously $45 is ridiculous.)

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm 0

On Success: It's In The Bag

@NoName Especially compared to a thousand bucks for the shoes.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm 0

On When the Punches Come Your Way

@A-M Ugh -- best of luck to you.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:57 am 0

On What's Your Limit When Waiting for a Table?

I feel like the longest I've ever waited for food was at Shake Shack when there was only one! But I will accept 20-30 minutes depending on what else is around -- I'm pretty likely to try another place nearby to see if we can get right in.

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 10:24 am 0

On Stars: They're Not Paying Off Their Student Loans Just Like Us!

@seakelps What's crazy is a quick Google only showed me rates up to 2.5% with a $100K minimum deposit and a 5 year term! http://www.bankrate.com/cd.aspx

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 2:39 pm 0