Wednesday, August 28, 2013

If Blood Makes You Squeamish, Look Away

Yesterday morning I had some time to spare, so I popped into Victoria's Secret. I had some of those coupons they've been sending out and got a $10 GC from work, so I was on a mission. There I was trying on some fabulous braziers and bathing suits, and holy canoli, I felt the needle part of the sensor cut right through my arm.


The poor sales girl had no clue what to do, so I just asked her to put my stuff on hold and said I would come back when the bleeding had stopped. Later I found out this was the best decision, because when I went back the manager was there, and she went above and beyond to make up for my little wound. I didn't even have to complain and she was throwing more coupons and discounts my way. I of course added a few more items to my pile to milk the discount, and by the time I was done, we had taken more than $60 off my bill! A bathing suit, two bras, and six pairs of panties is a freakin' steal at $63 dollars. Way to go Victoria's Secret, you have won my loyalty, and in spite of all the ninnies telling me to sue you, I would never. Discounts will suffice, 'cuz you can totally buy my love ;)

Other than that...I have Apple and iPhones on the brain.

Usually, I'm that person that refuses to go for the "newest" iPhone and chooses the older model to beat the system and not pay those hyped up prices. However, I am totally torn about the next launch. September is fast approaching, and other than Pumpkin Spice Lattes, we know that means a new iPhone is coming out. As a matter of fact, there seems to be two iPhones coming out.


Initially, I could have upgraded in June, but I gave my upgrade to Will. My speaker and software weren't working already, but his phone was having even more issues than mine. He had an upgrade in August, so I resigned myself to waiting until then. I knew that it wouldn't be an iPhone 6 coming out, so I figured I'd just get the 5 and call it a deal. Uuuuuntil I heard that the "5S" or whatever they dub it will have a better processor and therefore better battery life. Oh, and I hear there is a champagne color option...sounds just fab to me. The second, the "5C", will be a cheaper option made of plastic for the first time and come in different fun colors. What is a girl to do?

Why does my Birthday have to be all the way in October? Birthdays are a great excuse for ignoring the guilt one might feel for purchasing materialistic things, right? I guess I could just wait for my Birthday, but living without an alarm is getting really old. It is against my religion to succumb to the desires of our society, but I just don't know what else to do.
Are any of you going to rush out and but the newest iPhones?

Speaking of Pumpkin Spice...Has anyone tried this stuff?




It looks AMAZING.

26 comments:

Sam said...

I sooo want to try that ice cream! Yum :) that's a great deal at VS! You did good & I love your attitude! Can't believe how quick people are to sue these days. Seriously.

Rachel said...

"You can buy my love" :) I totally agree! That's so weird though, that's quite a cut to get, randomly! But hey, a good deal was worth a little blood, right?

Meredith said...

owie! but kudos to VS to being nice about it, i'm right there with you. my love can be bought. I'm still living in the non-smart phone world and finally looking to upgrade. I'm with you in getting the new one :) I haven't upgraded or purchased a phone since at least 2008.

Whitney said...

Sorry that you got hurt, but good job on using the discount lol :-) That was totally nice of them!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Oh la la.. you are speaking my language when you talk about iphones! I'm going to need to research these new models before my upgrade (in March).. now I'm excited! I'm glad your arm is okay but be sure to keep it clean, especially if you haven't had a Tetanus shot in the past seven years!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

that's good that you didn't sue...that's everyone's first inclination these days. Happy Wednesday my friend :)

Jean said...

Well, the good thing is that they took care of you at VS! :) Those pins are huge! I lasted at VS for three months. Can't believe I was ever there!

I have the iPhone 4s and am very happy with it. Brady has the iPhone 5 (prior to that, he was cell phone-less for 6 yrs). I have no desire to upgrade. I was never one to get into the latest cell phones. I was always a decade behind (I swear). Perhaps, wait on the reviews & see what everyone has to say about it then go get one??

I'm excited for Pumpkin Spice Latte, too! I have not tried their ice cream, yet! But you are making me curious!

Helene in Between said...

OUCH!! that looks so painful!

Nicole said...

Oh how I wish they had that ice cream at my store...sigh...

Way to go Vicki's! Sue them? That's just crazy. Chalk it up to a little accident, take the discounts and run!

I waited for my upgrade about 3 months ago, and just at that time they sent an email saying I could get an iphone 4 for FREE with my upgrade. Granted it's not the fanciest or fastest, but it was FREE! Can't beat that! I'm right there with you on not succumbing to the latest and greatest gadgets. They're always the best...until the next one comes out.

Cece said...

I have to see if I can get cut at VS too! They haven't sent me coupons in a loooong time! Glad it wasn't serious.

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I am so sorry you got hurt but nice job with the discounts!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Kelly Z said...

Ouch! Glad they gave you more discounts!

I know must hunt down the Pumpkin Spiced Latte ice cream!

Kelly said...

omg, that ice cream! i must try!

Jenn said...

Im glad that you're ok! And that you got some mega mondo discounts! Go you!

Blush and Barbells said...

Yikes, that look painful! I hope you're on the mend.
My old iPhone is slowly dying - I might need a replacement soon too. What to do, what to do...

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

A cut is not worth suing over - but a big discount for the scrape is definitely a welcome thing!

Kathryn B said...

I very rarely jump out and buy the latest and greatest. I usually wait for the company to work out the bugs, then I buy. But my iphone is getting REALLY slow and the new camera is really appealing to me, especially seeing as I take most of my pictures with my phone.
Also, I have never been a fan of suing someone, unless the harm was done intentionally, which I don't think was the case there. I think that's awesome of the manager to go above and beyond for you!!! Hope you heal quickly!!!!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Yow!! That looks painful! I'm so glad they worked hard to make it worth your pain. The ice cream looks amazing. Have you also seen that they now have caramel macchiato in the iced coffee aisle at the supermarket?! Yum

Brittany said...

I'd say the blood was worth it!! You got HALF taken off your bill! That is amazing. hmmm maybe I should go injure myself somehow at a VS ;) haha

Jess said...

Oh my gosh! I have never heard of the sensors cutting anyone like that! How crazy! But hey, hopefully they'll keep the discounts coming! Taking someone to court always seems like more trouble than it's worth. Plus, who knows what kind of big shot lawyer they're probably able to afford! I think you definitely did the right thing!

And yes, PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE'S!!!! I can.not.wait!!!! (mine will be half-caf this year)

OK and last opinion.... I would wait to see the reviews of the new iphones. I upgraded to the iphone 5 in June and to be honest I'm not impressed. It's not compatible with anything and my computer is even too "old" for the update it needs so I'm not able to update my phone unless I update my computer! What a mess!

Jess said...

(and by update my computer I mean purchase a new one)

Kenzie Smith said...

Dang girl you got one heck of a deal at VS! I'm thinking I might need to get hung up on a tag.. ha ha :D

Dinah Gacon said...

Holy moly ouch girl!!! Sorry you got stabbed at victorias secret but I am with you on the discounts, hell ya!!! And, OMG they actually have a pumpkin spice latte flavor icecream? Where have I been??!!!

xo Dinah @ Sunshine super glam

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Glad VS made it right with great discounts! You did get a steal on all that!

Nikki said...

Sounds you seriously made off lady! No pain, No gain.. right?! Hope your battle wound healed - you definitely won that war!
xoxo,
Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

Kim said...

Ouch! Glad everything worked out at VS! :) That PSL ice cream looks wonderful! Yum!

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