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Registry completion

Today we went to Macy’s to pick up the last of our registry goods. We had gone last week to buy the rest of the stuff that we definitely wanted but had not received as gifts. We got everything at a majorly AWESOME price, most especially on our cookware.

 

Our All-Clad take

Everything in the photo above was purchased for under $550, including tax. That box in the middle is their 10 piece stainless steel set which normally runs $680 alone. They were having a deal where if you buy over $500 of All-Clad products, you get a bonus cast aluminum dutch oven free. Only they didn’t have that in stock, so they let us have other All-Clad products up to the value of the dutch oven – which was $170! We chose a French skillet and marble pizza stone. They ran about $40 over the $170, but we just had to pay the difference.

Then, because we were completing our registry, we got 10% off. Except that for the next month, they bumped that to 20% off. They were also having 15% off all All-Clad products! So we got the 10 piece set for 35% off, and they even gave us the 20% off of the $40 balance on the free items. I’m pretty sure we weren’t allowed to layer all of those coupons and deals together at ALL, but Macy’s employees are some of the most powerful employees that exist. I think they may be THE most powerful of any retail store. All you have to do is ask “can’t we stack these?”, they scan the coupons, the computer does not accept it, and they override the prices anyway so that the customer is happy. Works for me! We saved tons on this stuff. Can’t wait to start using it!

Before that, we went to update my name on our apartment lease. They took a copy of the marriage certificate, but in the end decided that since our lease is up at the end of August, they will just wait and put it correctly on the new lease. It seems weird to me that it’s ok to be wrong for a month, especially them knowing it’s wrong, but whatever, it’s their lease.

After the lease, I mailed in my passport for updating. My coworker pointed out the other day that there is probably a lot of people with renewal paperwork freshly sent in, as a result of the rate hikes the other week. So who knows when I might get it back. At least I don’t need it anytime soon that I know of.

We also went to update my name at Chase. The teller sent us to a very, very, VERY calm fellow in “account services” in the cubicle portion of the…store? He was too calm. Everything was v e r y  s l o w and drawn out. And apparently, they have no authority to update my name on the credit card issued by them, only on the deposit accounts. What kind of nonsense is that? So I have to call on Monday to update the credit card. This after I already contacted them online and said what is the procedure to update it, and they said to go in! Gah.

This evening I’ve been playing what SHOULD have been the bulk of our wedding reception music. Our DJ didn’t play at least 1/4 of the songs we gave him, which I considered to be our “must-play” list, and which did not fill up the entire time of the reception anyway. But I can’t change that now. In any case, it has been fun listening to these hand-picked songs. Josh and I danced to one of the slow songs which did not get played at the actual wedding, and it was nice. We’re not really dancers, but now and again we do enjoy dancing together.

Tomorrow we should probably get to steppin’ on writing our thank-you notes. When we were receiving gifts before the actual wedding, I would usually write them out within a few days of receiving the item. But now suddenly there’s a whole bunch at one time and the mere thought of it is daunting. I just need to break it up and only write a couple a night, just need to get started!