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I did it!

April 15th, 2012 at 09:13 am

I applied for the Chase Sapphire card -- 40,000 points for $3000 spending in 3 months. I just finished up my Citi obligations, but I haven't cashed in the points or cancelled the account yet. I would never have done this without the encouragement of you good folks out there!

Now I need to gear myself up for spending $1000 a month again -- but not wastefully. I wonder if I can charge my rent?

I did my grocery shopping yesterday. I spent $20.04, and got granola, dried cranberries, wine, milk, a pound of ground round (ha, ha, three rhymes), bag of salad, shredded cheddar, bag of yellow onions, a green pepper, and 2.3 pounds of bananas. I had $4.50 in coupons, but wasn't credited for them and had to go back. This happens often. I need to stay awake while checking out! For another $2.50 I got some body wash. Then I stopped at Dollar General and bought two birthday cards and three spools of thread for $2.

I also paid my rent - $1132. And my credit cards. But I won't log those payments, because I log the items as I buy them.

Then I transferred $250 into savings.

Yesterday's meals:

Breakfast: Egg casserole, hot chocolate
Lunch: Lasagna
Dinner: Salad, Wine
Snack: Granola w/milk

I divided my take-home ziti into four packages and put them in the freezer. Today I have to cook some chicken I thawed, and I want to make some teriakyi sauce. I planned to make granola this weekend, but I had a $1.50 coupon to buy granola, so I will wait on the homemade.

4 Responses to “I did it!”

  1. Swimgirl Says:

    I love getting those leftovers packed in the freezer. My husband calls our freezer "The Lunch Bank," and takes something from it most days!

  2. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Excellent job!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Does your Goodwill take credit cards?
    I've just charged my auto insurance to my Chase card!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, I always charge my Goodwill purchases. Auto insurance would be a good idea but I am set up for automatic withdrawal -- afraid to monkey with that.

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