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Deals, Snowflakes, Repairs

December 6th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I've been doing more shopping, in the stores and online. It's going well. I've used coupons, and have stayed within budget so far. I think Etsy is my next stop for unique items for my daughter's. They will likely browse first to give me ideas of what they like.

I used the $5 Amazon promotion discount for spending $35. On the same purchased I used my Citi Thank You card points to redeem $9.08 towards the purchase. I will pay that off and retire that card. I was glad to open it for the bonus, but can't say it is one I really want to keep.

I received a $3 Pinecone payment today in my PayPal account. Technically, I already spent it when I made an Ebay purchase. But I will be adding that $3 to my snowflakes. Smile

I used $75 worth of Kohl's cash in the last couple of days to purchase two infant clothing items for my new niece, a 3 pack of pairing knives, two scarves, a belt, pantyhose and two containers of lotion. Not too bad. More than half of those items are gifts. I'm splitting the knives between three people. The scarves and lotions are for two teen nieces. I received the Kohl's cash when I purchased a KitchenAid Stand Mixer on Cyber Monday. It was a great deal with free shipping, 20% off, $15 in Kohl's cash for each $50 spent, a $50 rebate from KitchenAid, and I went through Ebates for another rebate. I think the stand mixer cost me about $180 after all those discounts. The mixer was a splurge, but we have been looking at them on and off for over a year.

The check engine light in my Honda Odyssey has come on twice in the last two days. Boo. It's about time for an oil change. So my van has an appointment on Monday. Hoping it is an easy fix and inexpensive as possible. At least we are working on a credit spending goal, so that will help.

My Christmas cards are mailed. I found a deal online before Thanksgiving for 25 photo cards. Then I bought envelopes because the type I bought didn't come with envelopes. After Thanksgiving I pulled out the Christmas decorations and found a full box of cards (with envelopes) that I bought on clearance at Target. I'm guessing I paid less than $1 for those. I guess they wait until next year. If I remember to use them. Smile

I have joined the 2014 52 Week Money Challenge. I have ten dollars in my wallet, that I will put in an envelope to cover weeks 1-4. It's a beginning. I will likely put larger amounts in my Capital One 360 account. No exact plans for the money other than to find another way to save and accumulate money. This money will come from income, rather than snowflakes.

Enjoy the season! Stay warm. Eat light. Rest deep.

6 Responses to “Deals, Snowflakes, Repairs”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Weird - my Honda Odyssey light just came on this week too! I've hit 150k miles so I'm afraid it's time for more than an oil change for me.

  2. snafu Says:

    Sounds like a well thought out plan. I'm most interested in your KitchenAid stand mixer. What color and accessories did you chose? I looked at buying one a few summers ago when we had a constant stream of visitors. I tracked how many times I used my hand mixer summer through Christmas baking season and decided to wait. I've been procrastinating on even making a decision about buying/not buying. ugh...

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    Let me just say I adore my Kitchenaid stand mixer. I have a red artisan. I use it constantly. It does so much, especially when you start figuring in attachments. We use it several times a week for baking mixes, and we often use the grinder attachment, the pasta attachment, etc. My MIL uses an attachment to make the applesauce she cans each fall. She swears by it.

    I bought one for my mom several years ago, and she now swears by hers. My MIL is still using one she got as a newlywed in the early 70s.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I bought an Artisan in green apple. I know there are three attachments plus a splash guard. I'm so looking forward to it. I have a daughter who is big into baking, so there will be two of us that will get plenty of use out of it. Worse case scenario, since I got such a great deal, I could likely sell it for nearly the same price or more, but I don't think that will happen.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've thought about getting a KA mixer, but I probably won't do it until I live in an actual house where I'll be living for a long, long time. Smile

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    Starting the Challenge now for next Christmas is such a good idea!

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