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January 3rd, 2018 at 07:20 am

I am trying to have a more positive outlook and nearly titled this "Can't catch a break" but decided to look at the bright side. My car has an issue and I believe it will need a new control arm (replaced one in the spring and was told the other should be done within the year). Well, it is now more critical. I wish it would have waited another month till I caught up. However, with my new outlook I decided to let it sit (although I will go out and run it) other than one trip tomorrow to pick up something I have to sign for at a particular post office not on the bus line (luckily it is only five miles).

I have two schools I can walk to for subbing. Also, I got contacted yesterday from someone I regularly did virtual assistant work for in the past. He wants me to work for him again. He was always kind and generous. I am happy to do this. We are working out the numbers, but this will be a HUGE help!

Snowflakes came up and I gave them more thought. I have the following to redeem:

-I have a coupon for free eggs at Meijer (will wait another week)

-I have a $10 off $10 or more coupon for Staples

-$10 Walmart gift card (from Cross Media Panel redemption)

I was going to ride the free Walmart bus today to the local WM and use the WM gift card and Staples coupon (same center) but it is extremely cold, and the bus comes two and a half hours after drop off. I really don't want to walk between all the stores to kill time. I am opting to take the bus to another WM and grabbed a Goodwill shop next door. The bus ride is $4 round trip (I will use the change jar for this). However, the WM is a half hour away, so it is a good deal and that bus runs every half hour. It picks up a 100 feet from me too!

I am going to try and go car free until late this month. I have so much close by and great busing, so it should not be a huge issue other than limiting where I can substitute. However, the two close by schools have given me a lot of work lately, and I can probably tell them the situation and get in there as often as I want.

I decided one of my personal goals for January is to put more effort into Swagbucks. I have a friend who made $107.70 last month. This was not with any purchases or surveys! She lets the videos run overnight and said it helps immensely.

8 Responses to “This and That”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    There's a Walmart bus?!

  2. jokeabee Says:

    For Swagbucks I alsways have the videos running. It helps if you have access to another computer so that it doesn't interrupt what you're working on when the next video pops up, but it's just a minor inconvenience. The other thing is that you get 1SB per coupon "printed" each day (sometimes more!) up to 100 coupons. I select 100 coupons then save them as a PDF and always get the credit. That way I can choose if I want to print them later (usually not) and don't have to waste ink.

  3. jokeabee Says:

    Also, have you tried Informa Research Services- they have a lot of financial shops you can do at home and pay REALLY well.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    walmart bus?

  5. Laura S. Says:

    Jokeabee. Yup Informa is great. I have been with them forever Smile
    Yes, Walmart has a bus in many areas. Look up Indian Trails Walmart Bus!

  6. Laura S. Says:


  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's great you have two schools within walking distance!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, that's interesting about the Wal-Mart bus, but it sounds like the other way was much easier even if you did have to pay. Glad you have two schools within walking distance. Hope you can get your foot in the door, both literally and figuratively so they want you and will ask you to sub a lot or as much as you want.

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