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Candy Canes & Fines

November 5th, 2015 at 03:39 pm

I was at Walmart last night to buy gum for my daughter. She paid for it out of her allowance. We stock up with three packs at a time, so her cost was $2. In the candy aisle I found my favorite flavor of candy canes. Wintergreen. I feel like I have been searching a couple years for this flavor. So I bought them for $2, along with the traditional peppermint flavor that was just $1. I had that item on my baking list, so I can cross one thing off.

My primary errand last night was actually the library. I had a book that was due. I had tried to renew it online, but my account showed expired. I vaguely remember there was a three month 'trial' or 'probation' period. I also had a feeling my daughter owed a library fine for two books we never got notice about their due date. So, I returned the book, renewed both our cards for three years (no charge), and paid her fine. The fine was $7.60! Two books that were overdue by nearly three weeks. I also got her account set up to send us email notification of due dates. We usually rely on those notifications. And these are newer accounts in our new town. We should be able to avoid any more fees in the future.

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8 Responses to “Candy Canes & Fines”

  1. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    I have a library card, but rarely use because I never seem to have the time to return the books when they're due. I mostly just re-read the books I already own once a year or so.

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    We are all library fanatics at our house, so getting a fine is always a bummer.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    @MizPat, it was the move and not following through in getting our account set up with the appropriate reminders. I figured the fine at least goes to a good cause...our library!

  4. Buendia Says:

    We love books from the library because we almost never re-read anything! Ours doesn't give fines, though! You only pay if you lose a book.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I hate to pay library fines, but I figure they are going to a good cause.

  6. My English Castle Says:

    I've gotten pretty good about online renewals and fines, but my DD--not so good.

  7. snafu Says:

    We use the library a lot for e-books, reference, research, magazines, international newspapers, DVDs and even lecturers by celebrities. I don't feel I can rely on their notification service so I use the print-out to note return dates on my computer's linked to cell calendar. The library is in the same parking lot as an excellent bakery so it's too often, easily a treat.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I owe about $4 in fines right now ... Smile

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