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Hey, big spenders

Published on Feb. 12, 2008 | Print | Share | Recommend ()

A bikini wax, lap dances, and Pizza Express are just a few of the things Bloomington residents purchase. For one week, we challenged a SRSC personal trainer, sorority sister, Yogi’s bartender, IU campus bus driver, and the deputy mayor of Bloomington to record everything they bought, where they bought it, and how much it cost. Some of the results were downright ridiculous. Our five subjects’ grand total for one week:
$2,205.65.


Mike Glasscott, Yogi’s Grill and Bar bartender and WGCL sports radio host

Monday: $13 @ Subway: sandwiches for Mike and his fiance • $25 @ Kroger: vegetables, chicken, rice, toilet paper, dish detergent, cat litter

Tuesday: $20 @ Great Wall Chinese Restaurant • $5 pack of Marlboros • $35
                                             Yogi’s: drinks

Wednesday: $8 @ Wee Willies: breakfast • $10 @ Scotty’s: bite to eat and a beer • $40 @ Yogi’s: “Some fun (read: beer)” • $20 @ Pizza Express

Thursday: $15 @ Casa Brava: dinner combo platter • $15 @ The Trojan Horse: gyros, Greek sampler

Friday: $5 pack of Marlboros • $10 @ Yogi’s: wings • $22 @ Yogi’s: after-work drinks

Saturday: $5 pack of Marlboros • $5 @ Wendy’s • $60 @ Malibu Grill: crab cakes, Chimay Belgian Ale, Tres Pisotles • $30 @ Alley Bar: Stella Artois, Amstel Lights • $25 groceries

Sunday: $25 groceries • $10 @ Yogi’s: wings

TOTAL: $403

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Alyssa Hinnefeld, sophomore and SRSC personal trainer

Sunday: $75.24 @ Marsh Supermarket: vegetables, fruit, toilet paper, other groceries

Monday: $1 @ SRSC  vending machine: bottled water

Wednesday: $82.71 online order from Nikken Total Wellness Company: Swiss Soflower Herbal Foaming Cleansers, Kenzen Daily Nutrition vitamins, shipping and handling • $25 for a math tutor • $4.85 @ Smithville Food Mart: cheeseburger, cheese sticks for Alyssa and friend • $6.97 @ Panera Bread: garden vegetable soup, ½ turkey & cheddar sandwich on honey wheat with extra pickles

Thursday: $2.97 @ IMU’s The Market: steamed broccoli, potatoes, noodles • $3.82 @ Taco Bell: “For my boyfriend – I resisted the temptation.” • $5 @ Café Pizzeria: tip; friend picked up the check

Friday: $120 @ Hair International Day Spa: microdermabrasion treatment, bikini wax, tips • $129.20 @ Target: bras, pants, Clean & Clear face wash, Oil of Olay, Dial foaming hand soap, Maybelline mascara, St. Ives lotion, bath gloves • $7.19 @ Staples: two-pocket folders, index cards, printer paper

Saturday: $1.90 @ Dick’s Sporting Goods: Sour Patch Kids watermelon candy • $6 @ Applebee’s: tip; friend picked up check “This usually doesn’t happen. I swear I’m not a moocher!” • $14.71 @ Wal-Mart: Oliver Winery Soft White Wine

TOTAL: $486.56

****

Kelly Sullivan, senior and Alpha Omicron Pi sister

Monday: $2.29 @ Jordan Hall Kiosk: V8 Splash • $1.05 @ BP: coffee • $58.51 for City of Bloomington Utilities: water bill • $138.13 @ T.I.S.: books • $5.35 @ Bloomington Bagel Company: bagel, hard-boiled egg, tea

Tuesday: $1.70 @ Sugar & Spice: coffee • $7.30 @ Starbucks: hot chocolate, coffee • $13.07 @ CVS: Swedish Fish, ear plugs, green tea, mini personal calendar • $102.83 @ T.I.S.: book, hat • $8.14 @ Village Pantry: milk, coffee, cereal

Wednesday: $6.14 @ Subway: sandwich, drink  • $4.45 @ Starbucks: vanilla latte • $7 @ IMU: parking • $113 @ IU Bookstore-Eigenmann: French workbooks • $38.93 @ BP: gas

Thursday: $32.71 @ CVS: medicine, Diet Sunkist, Diet Mountain Dew, blush, razor

Friday: $2.01 @ McDonald’s: coffee • $10 @ Sol Spa: tanning & lotion • $15.63 @ Best Buy: CD

Saturday: $5.29 @ Big Red Liquors: margarita mix • $4.00 @ Kilroy’s Sports Bar: drink • $155.82 @ Pitaya: shirts, jeans, hat

TOTAL: $733.35

****

Maria Katrien Heslin, deputy mayor of Bloomington

Monday: $23 @ Eastland Plaza Laundromat: feather comforter dry-cleaned • $0 @ Uncle D’s New York Pizza: pizza slice, drink; friend paid

Tuesday: $12.69 @ Uncle D’s New York Pizza: pizza slices, salad bar, Cokes for Maria and friend

Wednesday: $1.96 @ Starbucks: coffee • $0 @ Malibu Grill: nachos; friend paid

Thursday: $11.13 @ Tudor Room: buffet lunch, tip • $0 @ Trojan Horse: saganaki appetizer, gyros, jalapeno poppers, Upland beer; friend paid

Friday: $2.10 @ The Copper Cup: coffee • $18.37 @ Nick’s: lunch, veggie burger, portabello sandwich, two Cokes for Maria and friend, tip • $29.67 @ Nick’s: tomatoes and green olives pizza, chicken fingers, drinks, tip for Maria and friend
Saturday: $13 @ FARMbloomington: flatbread pizza split among friends • $132.45 @ Kohl’s: purses, rain coat, clock, candle, candle holder

Sunday: $1.96 @ Starbucks: coffee • $122.02 @ Kroger: Pedigree dog food, Beneful dog food, dog biscuits, bananas, Christmas teddy bears, cheeseball, Amy’s vegan soups, pita chips, Friskies canned cat food, veggie buffalo wings • $30 @ BP: gas

TOTAL: $398.35

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Dan Fontaine-Goldblatt, senior and IU campus bus driver

Monday: $4.01 @ City Bakery: turkey and swiss croissant, V8 Vegetable Juice

Tuesday: $4.19 @ IMU’s The Market: small coffee, breadsticks with cheese, V8 Vegetable Juice • $1 @ campus vending machine: Coke • $15.75 @ Sunny Palace: shrimp fried rice, shrimp lo mein, egg rolls

Wednesday: $1 @ campus vending machine: 12 oz. apple juice • $4.75 @ CVS: NyQuil

Thursday: $14.52 @ Pizza Express • $21.18 @ Big Red Liquors: Admiral Nelson Rum, Heaven Hill Vodka, Absolut Vodka

Friday: $19.01 @ Kmart: umbrella, orange hunting hat

Saturday: $1.69 @ Village Pantry: V8 Vegetable Juice • $12.25 @ Players Pub: hamburger, Pabst Blue Ribbon pints, Woodchuck Hard Cider • $4.25 @ McDonald’s: fish sandwich value meal • $2.95 @ Staples: envelopes • $13 @ Night Moves: Budweiser pitcher, lap dances

Sunday: $64.84 @ Kroger: Armour Lunch Maker, Dannon yogurt, scented candles, hoagie rolls, 2 percent milk, thin spaghetti, angel hair pasta, light bologna, frozen chicken and vegetable bags, frozen shrimp and pasta bag, beer-battered fish fillets, roasted turkey breast, corned beef, coffee filters, vanilla wafers, Marie Callender’s chicken dinner, Jack’s Pizza, organic berry juice, lettuce, raw chicken patties

TOTAL: $184.39

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