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I mentioned in another post that I signed up for a Chase Freedom credit card. The last thing I needed was a new credit card, but I did request my $50 bonus rebate check. That should show up in the next week or two. I’m also waiting on my $7 survey check from Opinion Outpost. I’ve been trying to earn money through surveys, but it’s a very slow process for me. Most of the time I don’t qualify. Sometimes it’s annoying, but most of the time I don’t mind. I just wish I would qualify more often. The pay from surveys isn’t much, but something is better than nothing.

I’m also still waiting for my rebates from recycling my cell phone & my old laptop. I’m supposed to get $70 for the cell phone, but only $16 for the laptop. I don’t care though, because like I said something is better than nothing. And if I didn’t recycle my laptop it would still be sitting on my bedroom floor taking up space. I have another laptop that I could recycle, but I’m not able to erase my hard drive. I don’t like the idea of sending it in  with all of my files on it. Maybe I’ll find away to erase the hard drive so I can send it in. I’ll look into that this weekend.


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First No-Spend Day In Awhile

As the title reads, today is the first no-spend day I’ve had in awhile. It’s about darn time! I always end up spending money (usually way too much) when I’m with family or friends. Peer pressure is not a friend of mine! This is why sometimes I’m glad I have a part-time job. As long as I’m working 7 days a week it’s makes it more difficult for me to go out & spend. Once I’m done working all I really want to do is go home, watch TV, or lay down. Although, working at a convience store has it’s downfalls too. I LOVE food. Not sure if I’ve mentioned that before, but I do! And of course, convience stores have lots of junk food. Plus, I work mornings there & I’m not a morning person so I usually end up buying something to eat for breakfast.

I only plan on keeping my part-time job until the end of October at the very latest. Once November comes & it gets closer to the end of the year & the beginning of the new year, that’s when things kick into overdrive at my full-time job. Last year there were plenty of opportunities to work overtime & that should sustain me through the winter. Plus, I’d rather not drive 7 days a week in the winter time. MidWest winters are not good ones by any means. They’ve been getting progressively worse the last few years & the less I’m actually on the road, the better. Plus, it makes more sense to work overtime at the full-time job that pays higher then to keep a part-time job that pays less.

I’m still waiting on my rebates from recycling my cell phone & laptop. They say it takes 4-8 weeks to send the gift cards. They estimate I’ll receive the cell phone rebate in the 2nd week of Sept. The laptop rebate isn’t supposed to show up until the middle of October. Patience is something I’ve never been very good at.

One last thought – Everyone please pray that I get the new position I posted for at work. It pays quite a bit more than what I make now.

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