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April 22nd, 2006 at 03:47 pm

I've been reading a lot about how much people like getting the mail to see what surprises came that day and let me just say I think its great too! I love getting surprises!

Since I'm living in my current residence for a short period of time, I have all my mail going to my parents house. They're 20 minutes away & I visit once a week, so its no trouble to get my mail there.

I went today & picked up a little over a week's worth of mail which included:
$20.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble
$40.00 gas cards
$20.00 Circuit City gift card
all courtesy of MyPoints. They came really quick too.

I received 2 sets of printable coupons this week for gas & pharmacy rebates. This was a bit problematic, since the first part of the rebate was for gas/pharmacy purchases between January and March. I'm not sure that I have any receipts left for either one of those. I'll have to dig through my stack of papers on my desk. Otherwise, I'll still get at least $30.00 in rebates from each through the year.

Since I've signed up for so many MyPoints programs, I've made a nice Excel spreadsheet to keep track of the dates I signed up, what the gift was, when to cancel, ect. Its actually pretty easy to work with & it keeps me on track.
On Monday I have to cancel a few of these programs.

I paid my credit card in full again on Thursday. This starts my new resolve to no longer use my credit card in an attempt to control spending. We'll see how it goes. I've got a LOT of family & friend birthdays coming up. I'm hoping to use the CC & B&N gift cards for some of those.

I gave my dad $10.00 of the gas cards for helping me to fix my headlight a week or 2 ago.

This upcoming week is my birthday & I budgeted an extra $40 to go out with my friends on Friday. We're going to a restaurant & have fun girlie drinks while sitting on the deck on the river. I'm really looking forward to the splurge.

5 Responses to “Jackpot!”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Hope you have a great birthday!

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have alot of fun!

  3. scottish girl Says:

    I just read that you're a Psych major, I'm studying Psychology.

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    scottish girl,
    I LOVED psychology. I wanted to go onto grad school for it, but I decided against it for a few different reasons. It's a great major & good benefit in the business world. Gives you a little insight to human nature. Good luck with school.

  5. boomeyers Says:

    Great job! I am jealous! A paid off credit card - great! Keep up the good work and have fun at your birthday party!

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