Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday - Happy Hour!!!

Many years ago, I worked in women's retail. In this time I often witnessed a shirt sell for $70 to one victim only to see the same shirt--a few weeks later--sell for $9.99 to a victorious shopper. It was in that time, that I formed the, "can't-bring-myself-to-pay-top-dollar-for-the-same-product" disorder. I really can't. And this includes food!

And so, friends, I ask, do you know the joys of Happy Hour? I mean, you can do this totally sans alcohol, my sweet Baptist friends. You can go on an early date with your spouse to some hip joint for Happy Hour and actually afford it. (Hey, and meeting up with friends works, too!) If it makes you feel better, you can rename "Happy Hour" and instead call it "Dinner Time". Seriously. It's from 4-6pm, people! You can throw in a frozen pizza for your offspring, leave them with a young sitter (because they cost less than those older, busier and driver's licensed ones) and head out for something tasty...at HALF price! So, today, I encourage you ladies to get googling to find the best Happy Hour in your neighborhood. Here in downtown Minneapolis, we have $5 pizzas at Palomino and $2-4 appetizers at McCormick and Schmicks. Just keep in mind to tip a little better than usual!


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7 comments:

Wani said...

I suffer from the "can't-bring-myself-to-pay-top-dollar-for-the-same-product" disorder" too. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thanks for sharing!! C'mon by Wani's World and check out my WFMW post!

Tami@ourhouse said...

I never would have thought of that. We're from Florida, where most rest have the 'early bird' special (mostly for older retirees). Happy Hour would be a whole different crowd, though.

I had to click when I saw half price dates as the subject! I love a good date night.

Gotta GROW with it said...

the "baptist" comment...had to laugh at that one! this is so true, not sure why i don't think of it more often. maybe cuz we don't go on dates as much as we should...hmm, one more obvious reason why we have no excuses!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

I used to be the queen of this when I was a poor college student. Now that I'm "poor" wife and soon to be mom, I need to start again! Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

Palomino happy hour changed my life. It's THAT good! And if you're not Baptist, it's even better!

JohnnyB said...

It works everywhere! Julie and I had a full dinner, made up of some 1/2 priced appetizers. FANTASTIC suggestion!

Jessica said...

If you like deals you need to try out www.thegrocerygame.com

Cheap and FREE groceries!!

I just signed up myself, but my sister has been doing this for about a month. Check out all her free stuff: www.mommyof3preschoolers.blogspot.com