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What's in the Mail?

August 7th, 2014 at 06:34 am

I have a pile of mail on my desk at home that I haven't been able to get to. I have just been too tired at night to deal with anything besides eating dinner and going to bed. So there it sits.

I meant to grab it this morning, so I could open it during slow times at work, but I forgot.

I am hoping that within that pile is my new Citi card, and a $100 bonus check from Capital One. I MUST open my mail tonight, before I get on the road tomorrow for a weekend getaway.

Aside from the Citi card, I also signed up with my current Discover card to try to charge $2000 per month for five months for a $400 bonus. I don't know if I can do it, but there is no penalty for trying. Just have to make sure I don't do unnecessary spending to make the goal, but I'm not too worried about that -- I'm a pretty cautious spender. I thought it might be a good opportunity to get some big-ticket expenses out of the way. We'll see how it goes.

I have scored some free food lately -- garden tomatoes and protein bars from people at work. Yay! I'm also getting all kinds of birthday offers in my email from restaurants, etc. Tempting, but I would have to find someone to eat with me. I wouldn't feel right about going alone and ordering a free entree, for instance. So the offers are not so much of a deal for me. I have to look through them again, though. I think there are several offers for free ice cream, free muffins, etc. Not so good for my diet. There's always a catch!

I can hardly wait for my weekend! I'll be at my brother's house in Michigan again, along with my son's family. We are planning to boat on the lake and swim in the pool. I will go to a painting class with my SIL. My brother called and asked what kind of cake I like, so I know there will be some kind of food celebration! Then on Monday I'll visit my old college and a former professor who was very influential in my life. All very exciting stuff! And none of it should be too expensive.

4 Responses to “What's in the Mail?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is a pretty good offer from Discover. That wasn't for opening a new account, but one you already have with them? Was it a mailed or emailed offer? Just curious how that came about and if I can figure out how to get in on it! Smile
    Sounds like a great weekend planned.

    I, too, am still waiting on the Citi card.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like a great weekend! Have fun!
    p.s. Love Martha Grimes--friend of my ex office mate!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    CCF - I have a Discover account that I've had for a long time. And use regularly. On my online statement, there was an offer to sign up for this deal. I don't know if it is open to everyone.

    MEC - Really? I'm always so interested in authors as "real people!" My BFF is a cousin of Tamara Myers, another mystery writer. I've met her, and she was really interesting and a lot of fun.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope you had a great weekend!

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