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Get a 75% price discount on a smoked turkey sandwich!

Monday, December 22, 2014

I really like having smoked turkey breast sandwiches but they are usually quite pricey.

Whenever I am in the supermarket, I would check out the cold cuts and see if there are some special offer items. If we don't mind eating stuff which are expiring in 2 or 3 days, we can usually get rather good deals. For example,

Eat by 25 Dec 14, Christmas Day!

Half price! What a deal!

Of course, it was not the first time I bought this product at half price from Cold Storage supermarkets. Just trying to create an air of excitement here. Yeah!

This brand has a good selection of cold cuts but I like the smoked turkey breast the most. I like to think that it is the healthiest option there is. See?

99% fat free and has the healthier lifestyle stamp!

Anyway, this is about 200 grams of turkey and is enough for me to make 4 sandwiches, each with 2 slices of meat.

If you are interested, here is the list of ingredients to make the sandwiches with:

1. 200 grams of smoked turkey breast. $4.75.
2. 8 slices of Gardenia wholemeal bread. $1.65.
3. A small cucumber. About $0.40.
4. 4 slices of cheese. About $0.80.
5. Some trans fat free margarine. $?.??.

Packed and ready to go!

Each gourmet sandwich would cost less than $2.00 to make but you would have to be like me and not mind having the same thing for breakfast and lunch. However, if you are making breakfast or lunch for the whole family, this is not an issue.

Biting into my lunch!

We can have "atas" food without the "atas" prices.

Related post:
Gourmet sandwich by AK Deli.

Grow some plants that bring wealth and good luck?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

It has been quite a while since I had my own outdoor space at home. Today, I went to a plant nursery to get myself a few potted plants to start populating my new pad. Here are two of them:

They look quite cheery, don't you think?

I chose these plants because they don't need much care. Perfect for me. However, they do need to be in a bright and preferably shaded location or so I was told. Perfect for the outdoor space I have at home since it doesn't get any direct sunlight.

The one in the blue pot is a Dracaena Fragrans while the one in the black pot is a Pachira. The one in the blue pot is also known as an Iron Tree in Asia. When an Iron Tree flowers, it will bring good luck to the owner. So, I hope it flowers.

I kept an Aloe Vera plant that grew to be a giant before and it flowered multiple times. If you are new to my blog, see the related post at the end of this blog post to look at the photos I took of the Aloe Vera plant before.

The Dracaena Fragrans is also an organic air purifier. Apparently, it removes pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. I am not a chemist. So, don't ask me for details but they sound like nasty stuff. Source: NASA Clean Air Studies.

The Pachira plant is believed to bring wealth and is also known as the Money Tree. It also cleans the air of smoke. Anyone here living or working with smokers? Go get a Pachira plant.

I just found out that it could grow to be 15 feet tall although the size of its pot could limit its growth. Oh, dear. I could be in trouble if mine grows much bigger. I better be mentally prepared. Source: Care for Pachira plants.

Now, I have another thing to do on Sundays apart from the laundry.

Related post:
AK's Aloe Vera plant flowered?

How AK saved 32.7% + 9% in Cold Storage supermarket?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Regular readers know that I have a big weakness for ice cream.

So, it should not be surprising that whenever I visit the supermarkets, I would go to the frozen food section and take a look at the tubs of yummy ice cream.

However, I never pay full price for ice cream in the supermarkets. Even as I give in to my weakness, I insist on having value for money. If it is not value for money, AK does not buy! 

OK, I feel better now. See how weak I am?

So, what is the "lobang" this time? This:

This is an ongoing special offer. This was taken at the branch in Bugis Junction. I don't know if the special offer is available at all the Cold Storage supermarkets in Singapore but if you have a weakness for ice cream like I have, this is a chance to buy "atas" ice cream on the cheap. The special offer ends tomorrow.

How did I pay for my purchase? 

1. $15 discounted CapitaMalls shopping vouchers! So, I save another 9.1% or $1.36.

2. I am a Passion Card member. So, I received some TapForMore points which are equivalent to about 13c for the $19.99 purchase.

3. I paid the balance of $4.99 using the NETS Flashpay function in my OCBC Frank Card. So, I save another 6% or about 30c. I also receive 6 chances to win a condominium in a lucky draw happening end of next year. Well, one could always hope, right?

Extra savings = $1.79. I know how some people would sniff at the savings but in terms of percentage, it is a big deal. Believe me when I say that savings do add up. To people who think what I am doing to save money is nonsense, sorry, but I cannot change. This is me.

I am losing the battle of the bulge to happiness in a tub!

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