I had planned on using the 12 days of Christmas to buy a Southwest airlines gift card. Well that’s out the window because….I won a $500 gift card from MCR!!! Oh my gee that’s so awesome!!!
Now I’m going to go for Target on Sunday and then Best Buy next week. Both should be $25 gift cards that I can add to my stash. I’m just so excited about winning the gc that I don’t know what to do with myself. Except start looking towards a trip or two. I’m so excited to start planning.
Even when I think I can’t win, MCR comes through for me
But I’m not so sure about the panhandlers. Now technically they’re musicians because they play instruments but it’s the same thing to me.
If you go to the mall or anywhere there’s going to be a crowd of people you see the guys with their cool ovation applause series guitars or even a drum set playing their hearts out for money. Of course they’re always collecting donations or whatever but I don’t give.
I hate being a grinch but when you see 4 and 5 of these people in one day, that starts to add up. Unless they play a really cool song that I stop and listen to, then I’ll throw a buck or two in.
Well not patiently actually. MCR is having it’s annual 12 Days of Christmas sale on gift cards and I have my eye on a couple that I really want. Mainly a Southwest gift card for air travel. I would also like either a Domino’s or McDonald’s card depending on availability.
They still haven’t released the points needed though. Which makes it tough because I need to make sure that I have enough points to get the stuff that I really want. According to last years schedule I have enough but if you look 2 years out the points needed increased making me severely short.
I guess I’ll know within the next day or two.
I frequent a message board where people talk about rewards programs. We share ideas on how to get extra caps or codes, or even bonus points.
Someone shared something she did last year. It was when the site had HSN gift cards available. They were for $20 and I knew that I couldn’t find anything for that amount. The stipulation was that you had to make a purchase and not add all $20 to your account balance. Well what she did was get the gc, and donate $1 to a charity. Then $19 was added to her account for later use.
There was no limit on the number of gc’s you could get. She estimated that every 35 or so caps was a gc, of course I believe that included bonus points but whatever. She ended up accumulating several hundred dollars in the account and buying something that she really wanted.
Now that her secret is out, I bet a bunch of people will do the same thing and the gc’s will either not be available or the program will change again. I just wish I was smart enough to have thought of this before-hand. But my mind is not racing with all of the possibilities.
I just have to wait for the opportunity to strike to come back around.
I was supposed to save my points all year for this. But since this is a rewards site, you can’t really depend on the program continuing every year. You also can’t count on the prizes that you really want being there when you’re able to visit the site.
Last year I got a gift certificate to Wally World. They’re no longer available this year but Target is an option. I really have my eye on the South West gift card though. I’m hoping that it’s a $50 for 1200 or so points like last year. If it’s a $100 gc I would be outta luck because I don’t have that many points available.
I guess they should announce the points needed within the next week. Until then I’ll just keep collecting my points and hoping for the best.
I always work on Black Friday and I’m really not in the mood to get up and fight with the crowds to try to buy a tv. Cyber Monday usually has good deals and I can order the tv and either have it delivered or have it site to store where I can go pick it up myself at my convenience.
Considering I’ll be at work all day and tied to my computer, that may be my best bet.
Notice I didn’t say if I needed the tv, only if I wanted it. It’s a 32″ or so tv on sale for Black Friday for a dirt cheap price. It’s not a name brand and as far as I can recall I’ve never even heard of the brand.
I would like a new tv for my living room although I had said that I would wait until I moved before buying a new tv. I could just add the money to my savings and wait until a good deal comes along after I move.
Besides, with it being a Black Friday deal, I probably won’t get anywhere near that tv before they sell out.
At work I mean. I’m not even thinking about holidays. I’m looking at my desk and pretty soon I’ll be totally buried underneath all of this paper. I really need some time to just concentrate on what I already have and not what’s coming in. I’m non-exempt so they have to pay me for overtime. Unfortunately, my manager doesn’t budget for overtime so I can’t get any extra time to do my work.
Maybe one day I’ll catch up on all of this work.
People should be thankful that I’m nice. I mean really a nice person. I have quite a few bills to pay and I’ve been severely tempted within the past few weeks. I have to say that I’ve turned the opportunities down cold!
Both involve my the ATM machines at my bank. After you make a deposit, another screen comes up and say done or something similar. Most people hit that button and walk away. BUT there is another screen that asks if you want another transaction including withdrawal. I’ve used this myself and you don’t have to re-enter a pin. So I could just withdraw money from someone elses account.
That’s why I make sure the home screen comes up every time I complete a transaction at the ATM. I don’t care how many people are behind me or how annoyed they are. I can’t believe how nonchalant some people seem to be.
Personally, I’m paranoid about the little bit of money that I do have.
Ugh. I tried to set up a WiFi connection to my dsl line. I unhooked the modem and set everything up. Then I couldn’t get anything on my modem. I mean nothing even down to a power signal. I called Verizon and they told me my modem was dead. When I told her what brand I had, the customer rep said that she couldn’t believe that it hadn’t gone sooner since that model was so old.
They’re mailing me a new modem with WiFi included. Once I get it and make sure that it works, I’ll take the new router back to the store and see if I can get my money back. As it’s a open box electronics item I’m not sure what will happen. If they don’t take it back, I can always sell it on eBay.
I’m just glad my internet is back up. Withdrawal is a killer.
And I can’t cope. I’m going crazy trying to get back online. I even used my cell phone as a hot spot so I could get a signal to check something out.
I just added all of this new music into my “cloud” and now I can’t get to it. My friend has this best studio one pro audio engine that we used to make songs of our own. He used some of the poetry that I had written and added beats to it. It came out really well.
Now I just wish we had pressed it onto disks like we started to. I have to wait until my internet is back up before I can even listen to it again.
A friend of mine wants to move out of town. I really don’t have a problem with her wanting to leave but it’s the way she’s going about it.
I’m a firm believer in a back-up plan. You should have a minimum of savings before picking up and moving hundreds of miles from home. This person lives paycheck to paycheck and if she ends up saving one month of pay I would be shocked. I’m sure she would have first and last months rent but I bet that would be it.
I really do wish her well but I don’t see this working out.