Bombay Chicken Salad
When Babies R Us tells me they can price-match an item in the store that I found cheaper online but they can't apply my 15% off coupon to said price-matched item, but they CAN apply my 10% registry close-out discount, I just stand there, mouth open, like whaaaaa?
Because all the while they're explaining this to me my brain is thinking about the 20% off coupon that I also have that doesn't appear to work in conjuction with my 10% registry close-out discount, and also doesn't apply to any of the major brands that I would want to use it for. I am convinced they want you to give up and just pay full price for everything.
I had to wonder: what's the most efficient way to purchase everything we still needed - in one transaction per Babies R Us rules, mind you - while getting the most bang for our buck and really sticking it to them for making my head hurt so bad? Should I have brought a protractor or something?
In the end, I'm happy to report that despite the tedious nature of this afternoon I am still married, we got everything we needed, and my balance after applying discounts, coupons, gift cards - and one Mr. Belding "Hey hey hey, what is going on here!?" review of the receipt with customer service - was only 37 cents. Not quite TLC-worthy but pretty dang close.
By the way, I dragged my husband to this couponing extravaganza on a Sunday afternoon after he had just come back from a weekend-long bachelor party. It's like I need to make things super complicated or something.
You know what's not super complicated? This recipe for Bombay Chicken Salad. Man, I love a good segue.
In keeping with salad week here at Type A Kitchen (and don't worry, you haven't missed a national event. This is a self-imposed healthy salad week in our house. Fun for all!), I've made a delicious and easy grilled chicken salad with mangos, almonds, raisins, and Indian spices. I threw in some 10-minute farro from Trader Joe's and some hearty arugula, and prepared a light and tangy citrus dressing to make it a wholesome and satisfying dinner salad. This was a huge hit!
Bottom line? Keep dinner simple, light, and stress-free this summer. You'll be so glad dinner's in the bag when two separate Babies R Us employees have just offered two completely different interpretations of coupon application rules while you stand with a shopping cart full of nipple cream and nursing bras. This much I know.
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