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Applied and Approved

July 30th, 2014 at 02:26 pm

I applied for the Citi Thank You Preferred Visa today and was approved. After we spend $1500 we will get points that can be redeemed for gift cards or as I did in the past (and I hope is still available) a check made out to our mortgage company. Smile

I registered the girls for school today. Paid $130, plus bought a geometer ($4). I skipped buying the family activity pass, as I think we likely didn't get our money's worth last year. We will just pay as we go this year.

I also did a little spending at Walmart this morning. The main reason was to buy painter's tape (because I'm painting my laundry room tomorrow). But I also got two packages of underwear for the girls marked at less than $7 for 8 pairs, a pair of workout carpi's for me, and a package of sheet protectors that was on one daughter's school supply list. I think I spent about $35 there, but all on needs!

Do your public schools charge a registration fee? Do you know what a geometer is? Does school starting remind you to buy undergarments?

6 Responses to “Applied and Approved”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Yes, no, yes. Tell us! What color are you painting the laundry room?

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    No, No, No. But I laugh that MEC said yes to the undergarment question. (Apparently I am the weirdo).

    As soon as our credit card closes for the month I will pay the kids' school supply and field trip fees. (Totally optional, legally, but I certainly don't mind donating some money for supplies. In exchange, we don't have to buy supplies).

    Ooooh, I forgot about the Citi mortgage payment option! I did that last year and just deposited the check into my checking account. Our mortgage holder is the CU that we bank at. This means we can just redeem for cash. Big Grin I will have to do that.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    @MEC, the laundry room will be painted Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams. It's leftover from all the painting we have done in our bedroom, master bath, entry, great room, kitchen and hallways. It's a neutral, but better than the one the builder put on the walls that matches the ceiling. I need the walls NOT to match the ceiling color!!

    The geometer is a tool to help with learning and teaching geometry. It looks like this.

    I don't always get myself new undergarments, but it's been a bit of a habit over the years to just get that taken care of around the same time as school supplies. Socks are often on the list too.

    @MM, glad the Citi offer will work for you.

  4. snafu Says:

    Thank you for naming that gizmoo. I used to use it a lot when I was editor of our community bulletin.

    I don' t envy you painting the laundry rm. Is it hot in your region?

    We had so many items screwed to the wall like shelving for products in use, ceiling retractable clothes line, x-tra large jacket hanger for items hung directly on hangers, kit to hang iron board, iron and spray. It took us an entire day to prep the room for painting, Day 2 we painted. Worse was two days to put everything back in place and remove and replace the ceiling light fixture. I wish I hadn't cheaped out and bought the basic upper kitchen cabinet set at Lowe's. I opted to put back the three lengths of wood shelving on 'L' brackets and their cut to fit 3 short ceiling to top of dryer shelves for craft supplies.

    I wonder if I could convince DH to install cupboards as tucking all these different products behind doors would look much neater.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    snafu, it will be about 80 degrees here tomorrow, but I have the windows open today and expect I can get quite a bit of painting done in the morning before it gets too hot in the house. I only had to detach a blind, and three outlet covers. I am keeping the washer and dryer attached, so they will get moved around as I paint. It is going to be tight, but small rooms usually go pretty fast!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I actually stopped by the mall on Wednesday to get some new bras before starting my job, but got waylaid by a good clearance sale at Sears. I still need to get by Lane Bryant.

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