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Progress: Rewards & Fitness

March 13th, 2014 at 10:52 am

I can finally report another credit card bonus! I feel like these are taking forever to get my hands one, even though I know they are in the works. I had to wait for the statement to cycle closed again before the bonus was available. I could see it there since last month, but it wasn't available to redeem. I was able to redeem $115.76 from US Bank Cash+ Visa card. I had this one applied as a credit. I then owed $33+ which I have already paid. Smile This card offered a $25 bonus if you redeem more than $100. I do get the bonus, but it is a Visa Check card which has to be mailed and takes about 6 weeks to receive. Ugh! Really I am happy about the cash, just frustrated with the delays.

That reward is another snowflake, of course! I sent it in to the mortgage yesterday with $25 from Swagbucks, a Pinecone survey and ATM rebate money recently received. We have $147.27 less debt on our mortgage to pay. Yippee!!

Payday is officially tomorrow, but I have already started paying bills, including credit card balances. Yesterday, I made payments on the US Bank card, my husband's Discover, and our Target Red Card. The paycheck is pending, but will be a hard deposit tomorrow. I think I will spend a few minutes and make a payment on my Discover to get that nearly paid off. I have just another $5 to spend to meet the goal...which I think will happen when I get a car wash later today. I'm also waiting on a refund (I ended up sending that clothes washer part back, since the problem seemed to resolve itself. No more leaking. Anyway, I hoping the refund arrives before the statement closes in less than two weeks. At this rate with Discover we should both get our $150 bonuses in April. I guess I can wait until then. Smile

My snowflake accumulations for March just may not be as high as January and February. My best chance for another big influx for this month is to sell some old furniture (sofa, loveseat, kitchen table and chairs). I let you know when I get those listed and then sold.

The gym workouts continue! I am definitely committed now. I have 10 cardio workouts done and 4 weight lifting sessions complete. I'm already planning ahead to how to fit my workouts around a mini trip we are taking early next week. My husband is on board with the counting of calories, so that is a big help. He is pretty good getting his workouts in when he can as the Army does need fit soldiers. In fact, some of them are working out three days a week at their workplace gym. It just feels good to be making progress towards a fitter me!

Are you inpatient with getting your credit card rewards? Which card do you think rewards the fastest? If you are in on the March Fitness challenge, how are you coming along?

4 Responses to “Progress: Rewards & Fitness”

  1. Single Guy Says:

    I just got $300 in a $100 check and $200 in gift cards. This reminds me that I need to start searching for a new sign up card as I am not working towards any signup bonuses now Frown.

    Keep at the workouts too. I do it every day at work, my girlfriend loves the results. As do I Big Grin.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I just activated my BofA Cash Rewards card (spend $500 in 90 get $100) today. If I go to NE for Spring Break, I'll have that $500 spent pretty quickly ($331 for plane ticket alone!)

  3. snafu Says:

    Do you track your mortgage's principal each quarter? We are now mortgage free but found it helpful to track sum owed and interest added each quarter. Our lender had provided a print out at onset which showed where we would be following their schedule so that track gave us motivation and momentum.

    You're doing fabulous job tracking all those snowflakes on all those cards for items needed anyway. I hope you can relax and not get impatient with all those rules and niggling requirements.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Keep up the great work on your fitness goals! Smile

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