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Travel Payment Received

October 24th, 2013 at 11:21 am

Ironically, after I posted about the delay in the travel payments by the Army, my husband was notified he was overdue on making a payment to his government card. As a result he looked into it and found that he had routed the requests into a, to use his words, black hole. He resubmitted and it was paid today! Glad that is taken care of since he is going to start traveling again.

I used the money to pay toward the Citi card where we had some recent purchases. There is still a little bit on there...less than $100. Since I don't really want to pull from savings, I will pay that off with next week's paycheck. No interest being accrued as the charges are recent and the card does have 0% currently.

If you have an American Express card, you might look into this offer posted on My Money Blog. Get $25 for $75 purchase at Staples. Gift cards count, including those for other stores like Kohl's and JC Penney's! My husband and I each had it on our accounts. If I use it, I will likely buy gift cards, so that I'm simply shifting money we would use anyway. I find Staples VERY overpriced. I will stop in this weekend to see what my options are.

I haven't sold the coat I have listed on Ebay, but I did pull out some items that I hope to list on Sunday. A couple DVDs and CDs, as well as a few activity kits that are new. I did check SecondSpin.com but didn't have enough to where I would get reimbursed for shipping. I might get more cash with individual sales.

I hope to use this last week of October and first week of November to move some clutter out. Yesterday, I went through a stack of magazines(earned from airline miles) and pulled out just a couple recipes. The rest have been recycled. Some of our clutter will go to Goodwill for sure, but if I can make a few sales I will do that, too. It will be nice to start the holiday season with things cleaned up.

Do you like to declutter before or after the holidays? Or maybe both! If you are needing cash for gifts this season, starting selling things you don't need now. Don't forget to consider regifting if appropriate!!

4 Responses to “Travel Payment Received”

  1. snafu Says:

    I find it very effective to put up photos and descriptions of items I wish to sell in November thru the 1st week of December. I only sell items that are in excellent condition and find the frugalistas are shopping for gifts, decor items and electric kitchen appliances. As I set out fall/winter clothes, I'll box up items to go to GW. Adult's used clothes don't sell well in this region.

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Glad the reimbursement came through!

  3. beawealthywarrior Says:

    The only option that I have at the moment is for Papa John's but maybe the one you mentioned will be added later. Glad you finally got reimbursed

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    What a great tip, thanks CCF! Smile

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