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Weekend Catch-Up

January 13th, 2014 at 07:28 am

Just received another $38.16 in Cash Back rewards from Discover. Also, a new freebie on the sidebar -- a co-worker gave me a half-pound of cheddar cheese that she was going to throw out because she thought it had sat out too long. (It was fine.)

I had to do some catch-up grocery shopping this weekend due to the extreme weather. Still, I only spent $61, and bought only 19 items. So it was kind of like a two-week shopping trip rolled into one.

I also did three loads of laundry ($4.50), exchanged some light bulbs at Home Depot, and transferred a prescription to Osco. I'll get a $25 gift certificate for Jewel when I pick up the prescription tonight. I'll have to keep an eye on my Discover account for the Home Depot transaction -- so far only the new charge has posted, not the credit for returning the bulbs.

My vacuum cleaner tried to eat a blanket (okay, it was my fault). I pulled it out, but now the beater bar is not turning. I took a look, but couldn't figure out how to fix it. So I bundled the vacuum in the car this morning and I'll be taking it in for repair at lunchtime. Since I drove, I also brought a package to mail -- books to my sister. And I may be be getting gas - if the tank went below halfway down, I'll get some cheap gas while I'm in the western suburbs.

Finally got my insurance card, but no Discover It card yet.

My son came over and took down my air conditioners and helped me get the Christmas paraphernalia into the storage unit in the basement. Now I feel like I'm ready for the rest of the winter.

$300 challenge -- I'm $123 down, about halfway through the month.

No further word on whether the $50 late penalty will be reimbursed.

7 Responses to “Weekend Catch-Up”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    Let me know if you like Shadow of the Wind. It's in my NOOK Library, but the Spanish version.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Do you read Spanish?

    So far I'm liking it -- I'm about halfway through. Kind of dark and mystical. Very well-written (or well-translated!)

  3. Suzanne Says:

    You might have just broken the belt on the vaccuum. I've done that, and it's easy and cheap to replace.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    How does cash back work on the Discover card? Check or statement credit, or both? I just applied for the Discover It and was approved.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    The cash back award, which is awarded every month according to how much you spend (and sometimes on what, like if there is a restaurant promotion going on) can be redeemed as statement credit, gift cards or Amazon credit, which is applied at checkout.

  6. bluesfemme Says:

    I loved shadow of the wind - the author loves books and learning and the untold tales that pass us by if we don't happen to intersect with them. I read i before visiting barcelona, but the mysticism you found reminded me more of Lisbon than Barcs.

  7. NJDebbie Says:

    Yes, I'm bilingual (English-Spanish). I believe Shadow of the Wind was originally written in Spanish.

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