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S & R Members Treat 2010: Nagpunta ka na ba?

Among all the sales I go to each year, this is probably the one that I look forward to the most.

The S & R annual Members Treat Sale! Today is the first day and I was there very early. As soon as I dropped off the kids in school, I was on my way to shopping heaven at S&R.

I was early. At least that’s what I thought. When I got there at about 7:20 AM, whoa! The line already went down the side and almost to the back of the building. When I was finally able to get my carts, the end of the line was at the back of the building already! Ganun ka-karir ng mga members ang sale na ito.

I took this shot from the part of the line that forms the second loop. The far end of the line on the right side forms the 3rd loop. And the essing goes on and on and all the way back to the front!

One of my main targets during the sale is Cetaphil Cleanser, which allergic Nate uses instead of soap when bathing, usually on 200 to 300 pesos off. I also hoard lots of paper towels and toilet paper ( don’t know why! haha), bath soaps (buy 1 take 1!), shampoos and toothpaste (buy 1 take 1 too! I got Colgate good for 1 year’s supply na, haha!). Oooh, this year the pillows are buy 1 take 1 too so I got a couple.

As you will see in the picture I will post later and in the first paragraph, it can get quite rowdy and crowded. Here are some tips:

1.Go really early, because the lines are very long and carts can run out as early as 8 AM.

2. Go with at least one other person so he/she can fall in line for you as you shop. Last year, shopping buddy (my retail guru) Cookie and I made the mistake of forgetting this tip, and so we had to fall in line for an hour at the cashier.

This year we learned our lesson so Cookie brought along ate A so she was lining up at the cashier while we shopped. As a result, total shopping+check-out time was under 2 hours! Hoooray! Thanks, Cookie for the great strategy. hehe. Next year, mas mag strategize tayo sa shopping list. 😀

3. Leave the kids at home! This morning there was this kid who was bellowing her heart out. It was hot, crowded, noisy, and her mom wasn’t paying attention to her. Duh, the little girl had all the right to howl.

4. If you’re going to be late, accept the fact that you probably won’t get carts na, unless you hijack shoppers at check-out or in the parking (but that’s a lot of hassle and wasted time). So here’s a couple of good suggestions: bring that old baby stroller that’s been stored away (like this awesome phil and teds explorer); or hit the plastic bin section of the store as soon as you enter and use those bins. You might be lucky to find one with a handle and rollers.

Yeah. you get the picture? Just go early.

Fab Holiday Finds – Something Green

It’s week 5, and we’re playing anything red and/or green

I’m in Baguio City for the Christmas holidays, and it should be very apt if I post something from this Great Big Ukay H(e)aven.

My sis, the undisputed Ukay Queen of the family, helped me find this –

A huge Arnold Palmer green tote, at a wonderful price of Php150.00! Though an Ukay item, the bag is still in excellent condition, including the zips and the linings. 

Oh yeah, we also found an Agnes B. document bag that seems big and sturdy enough to hold my laptop! Also priced at Php150.00. I am so loving my ukay finds… Continue reading Fab Holiday Finds – Something Green

Fab Holiday Find – Silver


The theme for this week is SILVER.

Bazaars that sprout during the Christmas season are just wonderful treasure troves. I found this silver-plated fasyon ring at the Big Tent Bazaar, same day as when I found the fabo zebra-clutch for tita.

I bought 2 other rings (different designs) so I got a 20% discount on all three. 😀 I like how unique this piece is, although I don’t think it will look very nice on my stubby hands. I think this will perfectly fit sister # 3!

Oh, that surface where the ring is standing on? It’s my silver-chassis laptop. Hub helped me buy it – I paid 1/3 of its price with my blogging income. The rest is hub’s Christmas gift for me. Isn’t that kewl??? Hub bought it from a friend/gadget-shop owner, so we got about 10% discount. *insert banana_rock icon here*

spring plungers are silver things, but do not exactly make fab finds.

Fab Holiday Finds – White


I kinda had a hard time looking for something white. So my post isn’t really pure white. But it’s till quite fabulous.

Some time in October, I found myself wandering through the stalls at the Big Tent Bazaar. (As if I was zapped into the place by aliens, no? 😀 LOL) It was this shopping expedition, albeit a solo flight, that launched my holiday shopping this year.

I found lots of good-priced sale items there, including clothes, silk ties, fashion jewelry and the fabo clutch bag below. It’s a 12-inch zebra-print clutch with blue patent accents. The inside is lined with hot pink canvas. I got this for under P200.00 (of course, haggling skills came to the rescue). *insert banana-rock emoticon here* Continue reading Fab Holiday Finds – White

Fab Holiday Finds – My Orange Tree and Lesson #585


It’s week 1 for the Filipino Mom Blog‘s Fab Holiday Finds meme. Everyone is invited to join – just share your holiday shopping finds, whatever they may be. More on the mechanics here.

This year I decided to make orange my Christmas tree theme. So yesterday, when my sis, niece and I went on a Divisoria expedition, I got some orange poinsettias and orange tree balls. I love the prettifying effect they had on my tree. Continue reading Fab Holiday Finds – My Orange Tree and Lesson #585