Monday 6/30:Visit to Jackson Square


Yesterday, after the baby’s morning nap I decided I had waited long enough to get my beignets. See, they were the real reason I came to New Orleans. With the kids in the double stroller I rolled into Cafe du Monde, only to realize that my soccer mom stroller was too big for the place. I stopped a waitress and asked if I could order with her and she said I had to go to the counter. Then she looked at the monster stroller and the two kids and took pity on me. $8 later I walked away with my bag of beignets and iced coffee. It could have been less but I tipped her generously for taking my order. I walked across the street to Jackson Square to enjoy my treat.


We skipped lunch because of the late treat. So we had an early dinner of oyster poboy and seafood gumbo for $12. Total for this day: $20
New Running total: $303.58

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  • looney

    Just wanted to share savings…last week bought 4 SoyJoy at CVS for $1 each, and got $4 ECB.
    Today, went back to CVS, got 2 20oz. pepsi products $1.39 ea. plus get $1 ECB. Got 2 boxes of Honeymaid graham crackers, BOGO, 3.99.
    Used $4 ECB, my total was $2.77, and I got $1 ECB, PLUS the spring 2008 2% which was $16.50.
    **My Spring 2008 spending was so high because when I got my card, in May, the woman accidentally gave me the one from the register that the clerks had been using for people who didn’t have their cards, so that got counted as mine!!

  • Elizabeth F.

    Just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying living vicariously through your blog pics of your trip! Looks like fun…lots of yummy food too!

  • Mercedes

    Hi Looney!
    That was great luck to get a card that had already been in used. But how did it work out with the deal? had any already been maxed out on it? How did they clear that?

  • Mercedes

    Hi Elizabeth!

    Well, I am happy and sad to be back. It’s good to be home. I did take a few more pics I will share. I am just waiting to figure out how much we ended up spending so I can wrap up my expense tracking for this trip. I am glad you have enjoyed the pictures. New Orleans is beautiful!

  • looney

    I took the card and registered it right away online in my name–so according to CVS, I spent over $800 there in the spring…Since it hadn’t been registered, yet used…There weren’t any deals fulfilled that I wanted…like free hallmark cards or free candy bars…You do have to have bought 8 total soyjoy I think, to get the $4, but I buy them whenever they are on sale.

  • Jenny’s Vegcafe

    I loved Cafe Du Monde. I keep telling hubby that we must go back to New Orleans and he thinks it’s just for the beignets.

  • Jenny’s Vegcafe

    I loved Cafe Du Monde. I keep telling hubby that we must go back to New Orleans and he thinks it’s just for the beignets.

  • Jenny’s Vegcafe

    I loved Cafe Du Monde. I keep telling hubby that we must go back to New Orleans and he thinks it’s just for the beignets.