Do you every have one of those week’s when something breaks. then the next day, something else breaks? A day or two later, something else stops working. Well, that was what happened here. It was like I was being small appliance punked! I swear, I was looking around the kitchen thinking that there just had to be hidden cameras because surely all the appliance deaths can be happening at one time!
But, this is what happened. First, I had a small 5 cup coffee pot that I use just for hot water. Now granted, I bought this little coffee maker at a yard sale years ago for $3.00. But still! Troy took it apart and tried to fix it but, it was unfixable.
Later that day, I grabbed the emersion blender and it just hummed when I turned it on. I did the natural thing, I smacked it a few times. Still nothing but a hum. Once again, this was a flea market pick up for a dollar a couple of years ago.
The next day, bread went into the toaster and a spark flew and it stopped working! Geez!
At dinner, I grabbed the blender to make some pasta sauce and as I grabbed the blender off the shelf, the whole thing crashed to the floor. A million little pieces went flying across the floor! I just decided that was it! We ordered dinner from a local restaurant!
It was time to go on a small appliance shopping trip. I had a couple of gift cards from Christmas for Walmart and then I ordered another GC for Walmart from MyPoints. So, with $145.00 in GC we went small appliance shopping!
And here is what we got…
Besides the 5 new appliances, I also got the Princess a new coat, a couple of shirts, a pair of PJ’s and a few other things the house needed. And the best part?
Not a dime came out of our pockets!!
Oh, how I love that! It is so worth taking a few minutes a week and click through some point offers at MyPoints and all the other little places I earn gift cards. It is just part of my computer time routine any more.