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Money Snipets

December 16th, 2014 at 06:10 am

I redeemed Swagbucks yesterday for $25 in Paypal cash. I guess that could be considered a help to cash I'm sending my mother in law for Christmas.

We are giving the flute teacher a gift of a $10 Panera gift card (earned through MyPoints), a lotion bought on clearance last year, and a few candies. Last lessons of the year today!

I found a penny on my basement floor and a nickel in a parking lot yesterday. It does help to look down to find such things!

I was notified by Citi about their Price Rewind program that pays you back if they find a lower price. This got me to think about our flute purchase we made last month. I haven't found a lower price, but I came across a rebate! It is $50, so I filled it out and put in the mail this morning. I remember seeing it at the store, but the employees made no mention that the one we bought qualified. I also didn't think to ask, just glad I came upon it now!

The tires and flute purchased in the last couple months are being carried on two different zero interest credit cards right now. We do have the cash to pay, but I've been waiting for the cash flow from the raise to catch up and help. With payday yesterday the tires are paid off after a $708 payment! I paid $307 towards the flute.

I completed our 52 Week Savings Challenge at the beginning of December. I had been stashing that money in our Capital One 360 Savings account. Most that money has been used to pay for my daughter's band trip this spring. I ended up with an extra $423 in the account, which I'm going to use to pay towards the flute. After I apply that payment later this week, we will owe just $806.

I have made sure to set aside some cash in our checking account to pay for the $250 admission fee to the University my is choosing to attend. I also set aside the balance we will owe for senior pictures, $210. Both of these will be charged on a credit card for points, but it is nice to have the money set aside to pay for them when due.

I did end up return a few items bought for potential gifts. I returned a pair of slippers, a spa kit, a makeup kit and two pairs of men's socks (one had hot dogs on them!). I did keep the four rugs after realizing I paid less than $1.25 each. I'll probably use one myself! Or two!! The returns netted me just under $20, but I consider it less clutter and offset for three pairs of slippers (of a different kind) that I bought for friends that will need to be mailed.

Lots of money activity here! Have you found any money? Have you returned anything you purchased recently? Have you redeemed any Swagbucks or MyPoints?

4 Responses to “Money Snipets”

  1. PNW Mom Says:

    No found money or returns, but I am redeeming points from My Points, Ibotta and Shop Kick later today. I love those apps that let you earn gift cards!

  2. Char Says:

    Cashed out my Checkout 51, saving star and ibotta rebates so just got that money which was $70. I found $.25 in my couch. Purchased a toy for DD that was $30 at TRU but $20 at Walmart so I price matched it. Returned a few gifts I won't need totaling $45. Bought Hershey Kisses for cookies I am making with ECB's.

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Wow flutes are expensive. I've redeemed a five pound amazon gift card.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm within about 800 points of being able to redeem PerkPoints for a $25 AGC. My $25 PP from SBs came through yesterday, and my Bubblews check cleared.

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