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Finally, a Vacation! (Day 39 #100HappyDays)

My bro and I thought about going on vacation this Holy Week for the first time last year (we avoid going on vacay around this week), and our initial plans were to go to back to Pagudpud and avail of a tour package so there’ll be less hassle on our end. However, because of budget issues, we had to change plans. He was desperate to go to the beach, so he picked Potipot Island in Zambales.

Waiting for our bus tickets at Victory Liner in Caloocan

We knew there’ll be tons of other tourists or travelers who’ll be taking their own vacation there, so we booked our hotel months in advance. Sadly, Potipot Gateway was fully booked (despite them telling us there’s still one room for us, and we found out they didn’t actually reserve one the next day when we were about to pay), so Ken picked Isla Vista resort. It’s not the kind of resort I would’ve picked for our vacation, but we had no choice since most of them were already fully booked.

We were supposed to buy our bus tickets in advance, but after lining up for about 40 minutes 2 weeks before our scheduled vacation, we learned Victory Liner doesn’t offer advance tickets for Holy Week, except for trips going to Baguio or Cagayan Valley. *sigh* Anyway, I knew we’ll be in for a longgggg day of waiting.

So, fast forward to this afternoon, we finally got our bus tickets going to Iba, Sta. Cruz in Zambales after 8+ hours of waiting in line. We waited for about 2 hours for our bus to arrive, and we traveled for another 7 hours to Candelaria, Zambales. GOSH! I’ll talk more about this on our travel blog, Travelsilog.

You might be wondering what I’m happy about today. Of course, it’s the fact that we got to Isla Vista safe and sound. And tomorrow, we can’t wait to swim our hearts out at Potipot Island. 🙂

This would be the last time though that we’ll be traveling by bus anywhere during the Holy Week. 😀

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Target Black Friday 2012 Ad, Doorbuster Deals and Store Hours

Target’s Black Friday 2012 ad has finally been revealed! It’s 33 pages full of Doorbuster deals, huge discounts on Apple products, gadgets, toys and more!

Target Black Friday 2012 ad revealed!

Target Store Hours on Black Friday 2012

Target stores will be opening for their 2012 Black Friday shopping deals starting at 9pm on Thanksgiving day, November 22, 2012.

Target’s Black Friday sale will end on Saturday, November 24th. Take note that quantities are limited.

Target 2012 Doorbuster Deals

Here are some of Target Doorbuster Deals for 2012. Watch out for their surprise doorbuster promos too!

  • Westinghouse 50″ 1080p LCD HDTV – $349
  • Beats Solo HD Headphones – $179.99
  • Playstation 3 250GB Game System – $199.99


Target Black Friday 2012 ad - Doorbuster and gadget deals

  • $4 DVDs and Blu-rays
  • $7 classic board games
  • $49.99 Disney Princess Ultimate Fairytale Kitchen (save $50!)

Target Black Friday 2012 ad - Doorbuster deal on Disney Princess Ultimate Fairytale Kitchen

  • $39.99 Farberware 18-pc Nonstick Cookset
  • $19 kitchen appliances – Mr. Coffee 12-cup coffeemaker, Crock-Pot 6-qt slow cooker, etc

Best Target Black Friday 2012 Deals

Below are just some of the best deals Target is offering this year. Make sure you check online too to see if these are offered when you buy online.

  • Free $40 Target gift card with a purchase of Apple 16GB iPod Touch

Target Black Friday 2012 ad - Apple product deals

  • Canon T3 DSLR bundle – $499.99
  • Nook Simple Touch – $49.00
  • 4GB XBox 360 Kinect Bundle – $199.99 (save $100!)
  • Polaroid 19″ LED/DVD TV – $109.99
  • Nikon L310 digital camera – $99.99 (save $100!)
  • Sodastream Genesis Soda maker with Free $20 Target giftcard – $99.99

Target Black Friday 2012 deals on kitchen appliances


PLUS, if you spend $50 or more in apparel, accessories and home sections at Target, you get a FREE $10 giftcard! This is offered only on Black Friday, 4am to 12 noon.

Target Black Friday 2012 deal - FREE giftcard on minimum purchase
Enjoy shopping!! 🙂

See the full Target Black Friday ad here.

Target Black Friday 2012 Ad, Doorbuster Deals and Store Hours

Target’s Black Friday 2012 ad has finally been revealed! It’s 33 pages full of Doorbuster deals, huge discounts on Apple products, gadgets, toys and more!

Target Black Friday 2012 ad revealed!

Target Store Hours on Black Friday 2012

Target stores will be opening for their 2012 Black Friday shopping deals starting at 9pm on Thanksgiving day, November 22, 2012.

Target’s Black Friday sale will end on Saturday, November 24th. Take note that quantities are limited.

Target 2012 Doorbuster Deals

Here are some of Target Doorbuster Deals for 2012. Watch out for their surprise doorbuster promos too!

  • Westinghouse 50″ 1080p LCD HDTV – $349
  • Beats Solo HD Headphones – $179.99
  • Playstation 3 250GB Game System – $199.99


Target Black Friday 2012 ad - Doorbuster and gadget deals

  • $4 DVDs and Blu-rays
  • $7 classic board games
  • $49.99 Disney Princess Ultimate Fairytale Kitchen (save $50!)

Target Black Friday 2012 ad - Doorbuster deal on Disney Princess Ultimate Fairytale Kitchen

  • $39.99 Farberware 18-pc Nonstick Cookset
  • $19 kitchen appliances – Mr. Coffee 12-cup coffeemaker, Crock-Pot 6-qt slow cooker, etc

Best Target Black Friday 2012 Deals

Below are just some of the best deals Target is offering this year. Make sure you check online too to see if these are offered when you buy online.

  • Free $40 Target gift card with a purchase of Apple 16GB iPod Touch

Target Black Friday 2012 ad - Apple product deals

  • Canon T3 DSLR bundle – $499.99
  • Nook Simple Touch – $49.00
  • 4GB XBox 360 Kinect Bundle – $199.99 (save $100!)
  • Polaroid 19″ LED/DVD TV – $109.99
  • Nikon L310 digital camera – $99.99 (save $100!)
  • Sodastream Genesis Soda maker with Free $20 Target giftcard – $99.99

Target Black Friday 2012 deals on kitchen appliances



PLUS, if you spend $50 or more in apparel, accessories and home sections at Target, you get a FREE $10 giftcard! This is offered only on Black Friday, 4am to 12 noon.

Target Black Friday 2012 deal - FREE giftcard on minimum purchase
Enjoy shopping!! 🙂

See the full Target Black Friday ad here.

Let’s Start Holiday Shopping!

It’s October and already, I can feel the Christmas season slowly creeping up on me as stores upon stores come out with massive sales and promos for all the holiday shoppers out there like me. It’s truly the BEST time to go shopping for gifts for your family, friends or even yourself. Prices start to lower at this time of the year to make way for the season of gift-giving.

There are many sites you can visit to find information on the best discounts out there. If you want to shop smart, you would ultimately check out Coupon Chief coupon codes that you can use to shop for gadgets, clothes, furniture or even home appliances.

Holiday shoppingDuring this holiday season, especially with the upcoming Halloween and Thanksgiving, you would expect popular stores like Best Buy, Apple Store, Expedia, Macy’s, Target and others offering huge discounts. It makes shopping for gifts all the more fun even when you need to be more budget-conscious.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the most anticipated shopping events every last quarter of the year. This is when stores offer up jaw-dropping discounts to millions of shoppers out there. That’s why some people hold off on shopping until these ‘holidays’ come.

I am one of those who are very excited about shopping this quarter of 2012. I’m in the market for a new laptop and I’m pretty sure I can get a very good deal if I wait patiently for the upcoming shopping holidays. I’m just glad there’s Coupon Chief that I can bookmark and come back to as my main resource for the best deals out there.

Are you ready to start your holiday shopping? Anything fancy on your wishlist? Let me know at the comments section. 🙂

Let’s Start Holiday Shopping!

It’s October and already, I can feel the Christmas season slowly creeping up on me as stores upon stores come out with massive sales and promos for all the holiday shoppers out there like me. It’s truly the BEST time to go shopping for gifts for your family, friends or even yourself. Prices start to lower at this time of the year to make way for the season of gift-giving.

Holiday shoppingThere are many sites you can visit to find information on the best discounts out there. If you want to shop smart, you would ultimately check out Coupon Chief coupon codes that you can use to shop for gadgets, clothes, furniture or even home appliances.

During this holiday season, especially with the upcoming Halloween and Thanksgiving, you would expect popular stores like Best Buy, Apple Store, Expedia, Macy’s, Target and others offering huge discounts. It makes shopping for gifts all the more fun even when you need to be more budget-conscious.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the most anticipated shopping events every last quarter of the year. This is when stores offer up jaw-dropping discounts to millions of shoppers out there. That’s why some people hold off on shopping until these ‘holidays’ come.

I am one of those who are very excited about shopping this quarter of 2012. I’m in the market for a new laptop and I’m pretty sure I can get a very good deal if I wait patiently for the upcoming shopping holidays. I’m just glad there’s Coupon Chief that I can bookmark and come back to as my main resource for the best deals out there.

Are you ready to start your holiday shopping? Anything fancy on your wishlist? Let me know at the comments section. 🙂