I know that these aren't clothes. But hey, to me, they come a very, very, very close second. I'm talking about Chocolates. Delicious, Delicate, Smooth, Rich, Delectable, melt-in-your-mouth, I've-died-and-gone-to-heaven, super scrumptious Chocolate. And of the many, many varieties out in the market, one of my favorite yet totally affordable brand is Lindt - in particular Lindor Truffles.
And while I LOVE Lindt chocolates, I love them even more when I am able to get a deal on them. We're not talking a regular deal but AN INCREDIBLE DEAL.
On Sunday, while at the Grocery Store, I approached Customer Service and asked if they had any Easter Chocolates left. (While I don't buy much chocolates normally, I did have a hankering for some that day - hence my request). The young lady working the Customer Service desk told me that they had a bunch the day before but for some reason, she thought that all of the Chocolates had sold out... however, she would put a call into the Grocery Manager and find out if there was any left.
I stood there for a long while as she appeared to have a "personal" conversation with the Grocery Manager (or so I thought). She then got off the phone and pointed to a stand located in a far corner of the store and said, "that's all the Easter Chocolates we have left. If you are interested in buying a bunch, the Manager said that I could give you a discount."
Great! I love discounts! as I pushed my buggy towards the case of leftover Easter Treats. As I approached, I see that the case is filled with chocolates I don't normally like. You know the kind, solid bunny made with "not so yummy, does not really melt in your mouth and kinda chewy" chocolate and then out of the corner of my eye, I spotted some Lindt Chocolates. As I rounded the case with my buggy, I see that there was a bunch of Lindt chocolates on the stand.
YUMMY and DISCOUNT is all I can think of at this point.
I picked up 4 bags in total - 2 of the Spring Lindor Truffles and 2 of the Lindor Truffles Stracciatella 8.5oz bags. (If you haven't tasted the Stracciatella Truffles - oh, do run to the store and get some. They are TO DIE FOR!!! It's the most amazing White Truffle with cocao pieces that imparts a flavor of Cookies and Cream Ice Cream. It's Heavenly!!)
The "After Easter" Sale price for these Tuffles were $5.99 a bag. I stuck the 4 bags into my cart and headed back to the Customer Service counter wondering the entire way, what sort of discount she would give me.
Thinking that if she offered to sell them to me for $2.99 a bag, I would go back and get a few more - for after all, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lindor Truffles. I placed the bags down on the counter and she said, these will be 35 cents a bag.
35 CENTS A BAG???!!!!
I normally pay $5.99 or $6.99 for a bag of Lindor Truffles and think that it's a deal. But at 35 cents a bag, that's an amazing deal!
I realize that I don't need 48 bags of Lindor Truffles nor do I need 960 Truffles in total (there's 20 to a bag and at 48 bags, I get 960 individually wrapped Truffles) but I couldn't say no to a phenomenal purchase.
I paid $16.80 for 48 bags of Lindor Truffles. My discount? A WHOPPING $270.72!
Now, THAT IS A SERIOUS SCORE! Don't you think?
However, I do have 1 small problem. I don't know how I'm going to stick 48 Bags or 960 Truffles in my small Upright Freezer. Houston, we have a problem...