Friday, October 23, 2009

Roses are Red. Violets are Blue.

If you've ever been to Pike's Market in Seattle, than you know about the fabulous fresh cut flowers for bargain prices. I've always loved fresh cut flowers, who doesn't? But they can get pretty pricey. After our trip to Seattle, I was on a mission, fresh flowers in our apartment at a decent rate.

I succeeded on my first try. The bouquet of flowers from Russo's consisted of roses, lilies, and a whole slew of other flowers and fillers that I can't even begin to name. The price, $15.00. And the best part? They lasted 2 weeks!!

I'm an avid follower of Groupon. Groupon is a coupon deal offered by a local vendor. In order for the coupon to actually be available, enough people have to buy it. Once the preset threshold is met, than the "deal is on." A while back, I scored what I thought was an awesome deal. For $85, I receive 3 flower arrangements delivered to my home (full value $258) from Twig, a high end floral shop in Boston. I cashed in my coupon and had my first delivery this month. The remaining two deliveries are scheduled a month apart. Let me just say, I wasn't in awe when I saw my arrangement. My delivery consisted of pink roses, pink/purple calla lilies, purple dendrobium orchids, and a filler. And it was all displayed in a square, black vase. The flowers were delivered on Tuesday, today is Friday. The flowers started wilting yesterday! I'm a bit dissappointed that the flowers aren't even going to make it to a week. I understand that Twig is probably using bottom of the barrel flowers for people that cash in on this deal, but you'd think they'd want to use flowers that aren't so close to expiration in order to draw customers in.

I'll keep you posted on how the next two deliveries go. Perhaps this was just a fluke.

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