Went to Express Avenue mall to do some shopping… After finishing our shopping; my friend asked the person in the parking fee counter if there is any discount… Infact asking for a discount has become his habit which he does with street hawkers to branded stores… Finally his habit helped to know something new…
When my friend asked for discount we were told if we make purchase for more than Rs.2500/- then parking is free… All we have to do is to collect the bills & go to the counter in the entrance to collect free parking pass… That was a great news for us as EA is the costliest parking zone in Chennai… I was not sure how many people would be aware of this and immediately wanted to share it…
Though we have made purchase for more than 4000 bucks we came to know only on exit and we were lazy to go back & collect the pass…
Also in a hurry we forgot to get more details & catch points like;
- Is it applicable for movie tickets & food court bills…
- What is the duration for the parking time???
- Is is applicable for premium parking???
Please comment if any of you are aware of the process…
The day started with loads of appointments. But to my surprise all the appointments were cancelled and had nothing to do. Then I & Balaji had long pending shopping to do. So Balaji made some shopping in Mega Mart and then we left to iStore in to buy Laptop bag for my new Mac book.
Then we thought of having coffee at 36 Degrees Coffee & Juice Shop near Foreshore estate. We picked up two more friends and went to the coffee shop. To start off with things were not smooth as Balaji got irritated that there were no coffeeâ€™s in a coffee shop. So we settled for Sandwiches & Shakes. But Balaji got carried away with The Ambience and with the quality of food and drinkâ€¦ Also the price was very nominal and Balaji was finally happy.
When we entered 360 degrees there was a curious looking Birthday girl named Cathy dressed like an angel was sitting in the entrance expecting her friends for her birthday party. When we are half way having our grub slowly Cathyâ€™s friends and their parents started dropping in with gifts.
You can imagine how the place would have become with a bunch of kids between the age group of 4 â€“ 6 years. Kids were playing with balloons. Then Cathyâ€™s parents arranged for magic show and the Magician really presented well in front of kidsâ€¦ I realized how smart these kids were when the magician was asking for colors, remembering the counts, remembering the name of cards and also finding out the trick played by him. It was absolute chaos. But watching tiny tots enjoying was real fun. Initially we though we have to vacate the place thinking we might be a hindrance for their privacy. But the magician involved other guest like us and got us connected with the party.
Then we walked out with absolute satisfaction. Then from there we didnâ€™t know what to do. So I thought of visiting Amethyst Coffee Shop as we have not been thereâ€¦ Again a wonder place when it comes to crowd and ambience. I was not that impressed with Food & Drink when compared to 36 Degrees Coffee Shop and also prices were on the higher end. Again I was angry on myself that I didnâ€™t carry my camera to shoot snaps at these wonderful places. Anyways there were no complaints as these places are in Chennai and we can make it anytime again.
Then I had an appointment to meet an entrepreneur friend of mine at 8 PM which was scheduled in CafÃ© Coffee Day located inside Mega Mart where we started the day. We dropped two friends at their home and drive to meeting and shared our latest experiences and we packed our bags. But what was interesting things for the day was;Â
- We started and ended the day in the same place.
- We visited three different coffee shops.
Over all I was not regretting for cancelled appointments as the day was more fulfilling and I enjoyed the weekend in a different style.