Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Auto Tip Tuesday! 

     Use wheel cleaner: Your car’s wheels are down there on the road, taking the brunt of road dirt. Add in the dust that wears off your brake pads and you’ve got a formula for stains that are tough to remove when you wash your vehicle. Car-washing liquid won’t do the job.You need a wheel cleaner specifically formulated to remove such stains. Be sure to buy the correct formulation. Some cleaners are designed for metal wheels, and others for painted or clear-coated wheels.The metal wheel cleaners come in various formulations as well, depending upon whether your metal wheel has a satin, aluminum, or chrome finish. Protect metal wheels with wheel polish, painted wheels with a coat of wax.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Auto Tip Tuesday!

     Beware the wet thumb: If you top off your tires at a service station, check to see if there’s moisture coming from the air pump. Simply depress the pin inside the inflator valve with your thumbnail. If your thumb gets wet, advise the station manager that his tanks need to be drained and go to a different station. Moisture, trapped inside a tire, can cause pressure variations and corrode rims.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Planet Super Saver's 'Employee of the Month'!

Drum roll please....

     April's Employee of the Month award goes to Danielle! We would like to recognize her over the top performance, as well as excellent customer service. Thank you, Danielle, we sure do appreciate you!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Auto Tip Tuesday!

Fill with washer fluid only!

     Don’t add water to the windshield washer reservoir. It won’t clean as well as washer fluid, and it may freeze in cold weather and damage the system. Don’t try to run your windshield washer system once you suspect there’s no more fluid in the tank, or you may damage the washer fluid pump.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday's Kruise!

...Catch me while you can! 

     I was "krusin'" ALL over Scottsdale and Mesa today visiting exciting new places, as well as our current Super Saver merchants! I started my day off at C3 Kitchen at Scottsdale Quarter and after my two shots of espresso I was even more ready to hit the road. I had the chance to talk briefly with the owner- really friendly woman! I asked her what "C3" means and she told me it's because it's her third restaurant that she has opened... how clever! Their coffee is very reasonable priced and I love how they have healthy options too! I thought it was cute how they have a morning "happy hour" from 7-10 AM, all coffees are 50 cents off. I've never seen this before! This spot is super trendy, yet casual, and I can't wait to go back!

     After I left C3 Kitchen, I decided to walk around Scottsdale Quarter for a bit and walked into several shops. Have you ever heard of a place that will just blow dry and style your hair?? I found a place that does just this! It's called "Dry Bar" and for 40 bucks they will do your hair for you! A girls dream...I love it. I also found this neat spot called "Bath Junkie" that sells anything and everything you could ever want or need for a relaxing bath. It was so tough to hold back from buying everything I saw! As I kept walking down the strip of stores I was drawn to the cute store front of "Press Coffee". Although I didn't get any coffee because I was already full of caffeine, I spoke with the manager who was really nice and told me about her business. I will definitely be back to try a cup!

    Once I had enjoyed a nice morning at Scottsdale Quarter, I "kruised" over to Goldman's Deli to enjoy a nice turkey pastrami sandwich. Their menu is full of Chicago style Jewish cuisine and it was to die for! I could tell that it was a pretty popular lunch spot based on the crowd lined up out the door! There was even a table full of ladies playing Mahjong... how fun!

     My next stop was ACE Automotive in Mesa, which is one of our merchants that has been on our Auto Care Super Saver program for years. Right when I walked in I spotted a customer holding their Planet Super Saver punch card! I chatted with her about how the Super Saver has been working for her and she said she loves it and has built a great relationship with ACE Automotive. This is what we like to hear :)

     To end my day I headed to Old Town Scottsdale for a bit and stopped by The Gelato Spot! This neat place also serves wood fired pizza. Who wouldn't want a nice slice of pizza paired with gelato for dessert?! They also have a bar inside... three in one! I tried the almond joy & samoa gelato, it tasted just like an almond joy and the somoa girl scout cookie!! After I left The Gelato Spot, I ran into Old Town Candy & Toys right down the street. The entire place is filled with delicious looking candy, it's a bummer I didn't get the chance to indulge in any of it because I was so full from the day! But, I loved the old fashioned vibe I got when I walked in the door and some of the toys gave me flashbacks from when I was a young girl!

     What a busy day!! Check back this Friday to see if you can catch where I'm at next ;)

Customer using her Super Saver at ACE Automotive!

C3 Kitchen- 15147 N Scottsdale Rd #133, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Goldman's Deli- 6929 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

The Gelato Spot- 4166 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Auto Tip Tuesday!


      Got a rock chip, crack, or ding in your windshield? Bring your car to a windshield repair shop. For far less cost than replacing the windshield, they can fix chips and cracks, even quite long ones. The repairs not only keep the chips and cracks from spreading and restore structural integrity, they also improve clarity.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Salut Kitchen Bar- Tempe, AZ

     Yesterday I enjoyed lunch on the patio at one of Tempe's new-ish neighborhood wine bars. I felt like I was in the city, but at the same time in somebody's casual, yet elegant, backyard. I had the romaine cobb salad and a brie wedge complimented with a glass of faggetto prosecco. The wine list alone is worth the trip! But, they have great daily specials and what seems to be a pretty incredible happy hour every day. On Monday nights they have a wine and s'mores special... how fun does that sound?! I think I may just have to check that out :) Anyone living in or around greater Phoenix should stop by! We are told that their Sunday brunch (which includes oreo pancakes!) is simply fabulous! 

Salut Kitchen Bar
1435 E. University Dr. 
Tempe, AZ 85281