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More Snowflakes

December 6th, 2014 at 03:00 pm

It's nearly too warm here for real snowflakes. But I have done three Pinecone surveys in the last two days, so another $9 will be on its way to the mortgage shortly.

I'm planning to do my Super Target grocery run today. I will use up $25 worth of earned gift cards while I'm there and will consider these snowflakes/extra money as well to send to the mortgage.

We used our Amex cards last week on Small Business Saturday. Our credits have posted. It seemed to take longer than I remembered from last year. One of the places we went was a Botanical Garden. Admission was $10 each, we each purchased two admissions, expecting $10 back on each of our cards. Turns out I was only charged $10 rather than $20, a mistake at the museum that I didn't catch. So together they charged us $30, but with the two $10 Amex credits we only paid $10 to get in. Nice!

It does always amaze me the deals you can find this time of year. I have a $10 Reward from JC Penney. I need to just purchase over $10 worth of items, so I'm sure I could pick up something in the store for nearly free! Although, I do need to remember that I received the reward because we spent nearly $100 there recently on clothing. But even so, there seem to be coupons and offers all over the place that can really reduce the amount spent out of pocket.

Did you get your American Express Small Business credits? Do you have any extra money coming to you? Or a reward that could get you something for nearly zero out of pocket?

5 Responses to “More Snowflakes”

  1. FS Says:

    I signed up, but didn't bother buying anything for small business saturday. The $10 limit was kind of annoying, most small business places I frequent won't even allow credit charges unless the transaction is more than $10.

    AMEX is keeping me very busy this season with a lot of their deals though. Trying to see if I can stack two of their deals together, (1)buy $50 at JCP for $15 credit and (2)spend $150 at department stores for $30 credit.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    FS, you had to buy a minimum of $10 to get the $10 from AMEX, but I too failed to use all of the ones offered. I wasn't going to buy something I didn't need.

    Good luck stacking your deal, let me know if it works!

  3. FS Says:

    I meant the $10 limit in reward from AMEX. It was so much easier when they had $25/card and I could just do a round of groceries shopping then ask the cashier to charges multiple cards at once. I didn't want to shop in the fist place so I would only be taking advantage of the deal and it makes me feel bad to ask them to do the same with this limit.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I keep getting "household questions" surveys more than actual surveys. I did do one actual survey last night. Hope to get more actual surveys!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Just for everyone's benefit when Amex sponsors Small Business Saturday, it is to promote small businesses and those small business that take Amex as a form of payment. The store owner's are NOT losing money when you take advantage of the offer, it is all coming from corporate American Express as part of an advertising campaign.

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