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$75 for $4 at Old Navy January 26, 2014

Posted by Kenny Norman in north.
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I’m practically an Old Navy extreme couponer. I have a $25 rewards certificate and a $30 Super Cash coupon, which are basically $55 in free money as long as I spend $75. I also have a 10% off coupon for taking an online survey. So I thought, why not use them all? Old Navy- Traders Point (6) The Traders Point Old Navy is miles ahead of the Keystone at the Crossing Old Navy in terms of size, stock, and selection, and I confirmed that yesterday when I went to the latter Old Navy and struggled to find $10 worth of clothes in my size. So I went to Traders Point after work today, January 26, and got two t-shirts, two thick winter hoodies, and a new belt using all the coupons mentioned above. On top of all that, the cashier made a math error in my favor when I had her delete five items to trim my order size and she deleted the wrong item, as I discovered after I’d left. Final cost? $4. I love the Traders Point Old Navy. It’s almost always got what I’m looking for! Shame that neither of those coupons will ever come again (probably), and certainly not together. But hey, no one can accuse me of buying anything full price!

2013 in review January 25, 2014

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for KNormIndy. Check it out!

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An Indianapolis cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.

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Lunch at One South January 22, 2014

Posted by Kenny Norman in downtown.
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So I went with my dad for lunch at One South today after my job fair. The job fair was a bust, partially because a lot of companies declined attendance due to 13-degree weather, but also because the 13 companies there were either seeking positions for which I wasn’t qualified or salespeople. Anyway, after that ended, my dad parked at Circle Centre’s Sun Garage and we went to eat lunch at One South restaurant at the Hyatt. I printed a $25 gift certificate for the place, and because they’re only open from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., we’ve never used it. DSCF0755 I went in there and it looked like a cross between Miyagi’s (another restaurant I had a $25 gift certificate to, located at 96th & Keystone and serving Chinese food) and the Apple Store. Service was prompt, courteous, and professional. When I asked our waiter how much drinks cost, he said they were $3 apiece or included with the $12 pasta bar. Since the $12 salad bar was the cheapest thing on the menu, my dad and I went for that. The waitresses brought us bread and butter as we walked up there. I saw fruit on the shelves by the pasta bar, and for the first time ever, it wasn’t decoration- it was real. I grabbed a banana and an orange. On the pasta bar, there was green beans, bread pudding, spinach, cheese, tomatoes, pasta that smelled like pizza, vegetable soup, and some other dish I couldn’t quite identify. All this looked fancy, but nothing really jumped out at me, aside from the fruit. Then I walked to the right and saw a chef with a grill. He was very nice and when I asked him what this was, he politely and fully explained that this was a place where you could create your own custom pasta, choosing your own meats, vegetables, sauces, noodles, and toppings. I chose bowtie noodles with spinach, peas, turkey, chicken, and shrimp dipped in marinara sauce. And yes, it was every bit as delicious as it sounds. I got my plate, covered with another plate to hold the steam in, and went back to our table to tell my dad all about it. He was intrigued enough to get up and order his own plate.
DSCF0756 Throughout all this, our waiter promptly and frequently removed plates and refilled drinks. To make the gift certificate I had work, we had to order $35 worth of food, and we were $11 short, so we decided to order an Angus Burger to go. What surprised me is the little glass bottles of ketchup, mustard, and horseradish sauce the server included. How fancy! I had to wash my hands of all the sticky orange remains, and once I located the bathrooms hidden behind the pillar next to our table, I noticed they were as fancy as the rest of the restaurant. We tipped our server $9 after he quickly gave us a to-go box for the bread and butter we never got around to eating. That “build-your-own-pasta” grill is an amazing feature; I would definitely enjoy returning to One South for another lunch sometime.