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Chase check

November 29th, 2012 at 09:35 pm

I ordered my chase rewards check the other day. It use to be that you ordered the checks in increments of $50 each time. Now, you can order whatever your point rewards total is. Today, I got a check for $76, I also got a dollar bill in the mail and have $2 for yesterday's no use gas day! A total of $79 for the $20 challenge!

Prev. total $10,706.00
today 79.00
new total $10,785.00

$6 for miracle whip???

November 28th, 2012 at 06:48 pm

I have always been a mayonaise user but my dh loves only miracle whip. He takes his lunch to work every day and has for 35 years. He has been eating ham sandwiches a lot lately (cause of the thanksgiving left over ham.) He ran out of his miracle whip. I could not believe that a jar has gone up to almost $6. I knew groceries were high, but that is rediculous.
I did my grocery shopping yesterday. With the help of my Ingles advantage card and some coupons, I managed to save $10 to add to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $10,192.00
today 10.00
new total $10,202.00

opps, I forgot that my social security check came in today. That is another $504 to add to the total.

Prev. total $10,202.00
today 504.00
new total $10,706.00

Dinner out!

November 24th, 2012 at 08:58 pm

We went out to dinner last night to celebrate my birthday. Even with a nice tip of $6 plus, we only spent $30. It was our first time out in over a month and we really enjoyed it.
I stayed home a lot this week and have several no use gas days. I know the stock market went up once or twice, so I am adding $10 (plus my pinecone check) to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $10,179.00
today 13.00
new total $10,192.00

Free turkey

November 23rd, 2012 at 07:53 pm

I got my free turkey today at Ingles. It feels like a birthday present. When you spend $50 a week in groceries for 6 weeks, they give their customers a free turkey. It was worth about $17.
I also was underbudget on my electric bill this month, so I have $60 to add to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $10,119.00
today 60.00
new total $10,179.00

Happy Turkey day!

November 22nd, 2012 at 03:53 pm

Or maybe is a a ham day. It is for us. I hate to cook a big turkey for just the two of us. I was born on Thanksgiving day, a long time ago. My mother said that she had fixed a lot of food the night before but did not get to eat any of it!
WE have no plans for the day, dh has even gone to work. I stayed up most of the night to watch Gone with the Wind, one of my favorite movies!

Large rebate!

November 15th, 2012 at 07:54 pm

The building supply store that we do business with, use to send me a rebate check every few months. A few months ago, they started a new system. We can take the rebate money off of our balance if we pay off the balance by the 10th of the month.
This month, I had a huge bill for the spec house we are building. My rebate amount came to $925, which I am adding to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $ 9194.00
today 925.00
new total $10119.00

Grocery savings

November 14th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I did my grocery shopping yesterday. by using my advantage carad, I was able to save $20 which was added to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $9174.00
today 20.00
new total $9194.00

No use gas

November 14th, 2012 at 08:40 pm

I had two no use gas days in a row, both Sunday and Monday. I will add $4 to the challenge money!

Prev. total $9170.00
today 4.00
new total $19174.00

Happy Veteran's Day!

November 11th, 2012 at 06:40 pm

I was an army brat. My father served in both world war one (he lied about his age) and World War two. I don't know where he was in the first war, but he was in Germany and France during world war two.

Pinecone check

November 9th, 2012 at 09:31 pm

I got a pinecone check in the mail today from a survey I took last week. They also sent me a free product to try out, so I will get another check in a week or two.
I had another no use gas day today, so that is $5 more to add to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $$9165.00
today 5.00
new total $9170.00

Another nice check in the mail

November 8th, 2012 at 08:54 pm

I got a nice check in the mail today from Edward Jones. It reflects an accumalation of dividends on stock I own thru their company. Of course , it gets added to the challenge.

Prev. total $9000.00
today 165.00
new total $9165.00

no use gas day!

November 8th, 2012 at 04:35 pm

Finally, I had a no use gas day, so $2 more to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $8998.00
today 2.00
new total $9000.00

Finally!

granddaughter got married

November 7th, 2012 at 09:14 pm

I had not mentioned it, but my oldest granddaughter got married last month. It was an outdoor wedding and very nice. She looked beautiful! I gave her a wedding gift of cash. Every young couple can use the money! My mother always gave cash gifts on birthdays and christmas and I sure appreciated it.

stock market

November 7th, 2012 at 07:08 pm

The stock market is way, way down this morning. I am assuming that it has something to do with the outcome of the election.

I hope you voted!

November 6th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I hope everyone voted. I feel like this is a very important election. I know that some of you said you did not like either candidate, but I think it is important to choose one and vote. Voting independent this year would be a wasting of your vote.
So, go and vote!

Gosh, it is so dark out!

November 6th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

It is only 5 pm. but it is getting so dark outside. I do not like the time change!
I did my grocery shopping today and saved $7 using my Ingles card. That will be added to the challenge money.

Prev. total $8991.00
today 7.00
new total $8998.00

rebate

November 2nd, 2012 at 05:55 pm

The building supply that we do business with, gives us a rebate. Usually it is in the form of a check and we get the check randomly.
Well, they have decided to give us a discount on our bill every month instead. So, this month's rebate came to $303 which I will add to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $8688.00
today 303.00
new total $8991.00

Happy November!

November 1st, 2012 at 07:40 pm

Happy 1st day of November! November is not my favorite month, even tho I was born on Thanksgiving day! It is getting cold now and we had our first hard freeze last night, so all my pretty flowers are dead.
We only had one trick or treater last night, so plenty of candy left over. I usually buy what my husband likes so it won't go to waste!
I took my puppy to the vets today. She had a lump on her back. It turns out it was only a reaction to the rabies shot. I am glad it is nothing serious!