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$119 down the drain?

March 13th, 2015 at 01:13 pm

One day at work, I really needed to get access to an obituary of an alumnus that I could only see through one of those paid online services. In this case, it was I should have just let it go, but I decided to get their free trial so I could look at this obituary. I put in all the info, including my personal credit card info (big mistake!) Nothing seemed to be working, though -- I never saw the obituary -- and I assumed that the trial did not go through. Ha ha. Of course it did. I have a charge on Discover now for $119 for my subscription! I canceled the service, deleted my account and wrote them an email asking them to remove the charge. We'll see if they do anything. If they don't, I'll try to refuse the charge through Discover. What a hassle. Lesson learned. No free trials. They're never free.

I may just have to suck it up and make up the $119 in other ways. I started this morning by not getting breakfast in the station.

Today was payday, and I put $1100 in my slush fund. That felt good.

2 Responses to “$119 down the drain?”

  1. frugalredhead Says:

    I would think you might be able to get them to refund your money. I have dealth with these situations several times, unfortunately, and I have almost always been able to get mymoney back. If they don't cooperate, definitely dispute the charge with Discover.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That stinks about the charge. I hope you can get it remedied quickly!

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