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Trip Total and More

July 26th, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Thanks to a couple of mystery shops, a small cash gift, and my Enterprise discount through my daughter, my trip total for 10 days was $325.92. I am pleased.

The visit went well and my son absolutely loved Michigan State. We will still take a day trip to Florida State, but he more or less made up his mind. He is in CT visiting his dad, but he is not taking him to UConn so it is out. I am upset he won't make the time to take him, but my son said he really doesn't want to live with dad full-time. He also does not want to live on campus.

As far as MSU, I would likely move back to MI next year. I am looking around a bit, but I will cross that bridge in the fall when it is a definite decision on his part. I am looking at towns within 25 miles so it is not a far commute.

I emptied out my short term savings today. I had the struts replaced on the car. The total was $672.36. I had $636 even saved up. I cash flowed the rest out of checking. I do need an alignment. The gentleman who fixed it referred me elsewhere and said the alignment would be $55.00. I will get that done next week.

While I was gone, my veggies grew! I have cucumbers and peppers ready to harvest. The tomatoes are getting close as well. I am excited. I have only tried gardening once before, and it did not go well.

Prime Day/Getting ready for trip

July 12th, 2016 at 01:38 pm

I made it a point to not look through the deals. I told myself I would get one of two things if there was a deal. I looked at Prime Pantry and a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Prime Pantry was free shipping for over $60, but I am pretty stocked up these days, so I found it difficult to spend enough. In the end I treated myself to a 6 month subscription to Kindle Unlimited since it was on sale. I had all but $6 of it in Amazon credit.

I also called my parents because I knew the bargain Kindle Fire was going for $33.33 today. I remembered when I was there in October, one of theirs was having issues. They are all set but wanted one for my nephew, so I ordered it. I will get reimbursed when I get to Michigan on Friday.

I need to get moving and do my laundry and pack. I want to get it done since I am off today. For once I am hoping work is slow tomorrow, so I won't feel so rushed. I have to get the rental car and pack it up since we are leaving bright and early Thursday morning. I am so excited to go see my family and friends.

Swagbucks and Amazon

July 6th, 2016 at 05:22 am

I am sure by now most, if not all of you, are aware that Amazon Prime day is the 12th. Swagbucks has a two day sale on their Amazon gift cards. Unfortunately, the $3 and $5 cards are not on sale, but the rest are. For example, the $25 card is usually 2500 Swagbucks. It is on sale for 2200 Swagbucks.

I have been cashing out all on all of the sites and apps I use so I have the credit in time. I don't have a particular idea in mind, but if nothing else I am sure they will have free shipping that day for Prime Pantry and I will get a bunch of free household and food items.

On a side note, I have to share my excitement for next Tuesday. Not only is it Prime Day, it's Tmobile Tuesday, and time to get the freebies from PinchMe (noon ET on the 12th). My family thinks I am crazy, but I LOVE free stuff!