I use Swagbucks to earn points towards gift cards. I usually turn them in for Amazon gift cards so I can buy my new phone or have money towards my niece needing a new phone. After that I’m going to start saving for something else.
I just noticed that they also offer gas cards. Now that is right up my alley. Unfortunately the cheapest gift card is 5,000 points or $50. Now that’s good because that’s more than a fill-up but it takes a long time to get those points.
I can easily make 10 points per day or close to 4k per year. 5k is no sweat to get to either. I’ve already surpassed that this year. However to get to those higher cards or to get multiple cards will take forever. I don’t shop or have any referrals so I don’t rack up the points like other people. I also have limited internet on my phone so I don’t watch a lot of the downloads that would earn me extra points.
Oh well. I’ll just keep racking up the points and hopefully get another gift card or two before the end of next year. Free stuff rocks!
I save all of my gift cards to buy something that I really want. I decided that I wanted my own Keurig brewer and that’s what I’ve been saving for. Right now I have a little over 80% of what I need to buy the brewer. I’m trying to wait until I get 100% and only have to pay for taxes out of pocket.
I just got a $15 gift card and I hope to get another $15-25 card by the end of March. That will just about put me over the top. The only thing left for me to decide is whether I want to wait until I move or buy it now. I really don’t have a lot of room where I am now but that won’t stop me.
I guess I have some time to think about it.
It’s been raining Christmas music for the last few weeks. One of the local radio stations stops their regular programming during the holiday season and plays Christmas music all the way through the New Year. It’s almost enough to make you want to grab a cordoba c5 nylon guitar and go in yourself. Of course, after about a week I start getting stir crazy and wanting “regular” music but it’s fun while it lasts.
Now to get the shopping out of the way.
Ugh the month is almost out and I haven’t written anything. Well I do have a little written but nothing close to what I need.
The goal of NaNoWriMo is a novel in 30 days. 50K words which is doable if you focus. My goal was to write several short stories culminating in making the word count. At this rate, I’ll be lucky if I even get to 5k by Saturday.
I really need to get it together and focus.
Back in the Summer I saw a dirt cheap Groupon to the Dominican Republic. There were some other places that were inexpensive but the DR really stood out because:
- How inexpensive it was for a all-inclusive vacation.
- It’s somewhere that I really want to go.
- The trip was bookable through the end of the year ie. now
I regretted not jumping on it then and I’m especially bummed out now. It’s gotten really cold really quickly and this is the time of the year when you start seriously thinking about a Winter escape. Except the prices are too outrageous to consider for even a short getaway.
Now I know next Summer to just jump first and ask questions later.
There is a app for everything nowadays. There are sports apps, fitness apps and everything in between. Just recently I found a real estate app. It’s technically for agents but I’m sure there will be one along for buyers in no time.
I was out driving and I went to look at a MLS listing. When I did a search I came across goconnect which let’s agents do everything for their mobile device. You can schedule a showing or even see if a listing has sold. Neat.
Now if I could only find a app to make the whole buying process easier then I would be happy.
She works for a airline that I don’t usually travel on but she’s willing to help me out with a buddy pass. Now they’re free to her but she rarely uses them. She’s not allowed to sell them but who’s to say I can’t throw a gift card or two her way for letting me use them.
I don’t want to put the cart before the horse but it’s always nice to know that I may have another option for my travel plans.
And I don’t know how I’m going to get them when I need them. I want to take my nieces and nephew to Disney. I don’t need miles for that as we’ll probably either take the train or drive. All I really need money for is park tickets since I have hotel points to cash in.
However, I do want to take my niece on vacation to either Punta Cana or Cancun. I’ve found really cheap hotel deals but I can’t afford to pay for that and airfare for 3 people. If I have enough frequent flyer miles for 2 people, maybe I could swing the other airfare but at this point I’m not sure I can pull it off.
Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to travel and rack up some miles in the process.
This has been a trying week. I was off work on Monday for the holiday and short weeks seem to be the worse. There is always so much to do and get done.
Then today I have a million and one questions in my inbox and it’s just ridiculous. Of course, everyone wants a answer today even if I can’t answer their question. Some of them are “above my pay grade” lol. Seriously, I don’t know the answer and I have to defer to someone with a lot more experience than I have. Other questions are more like rush requests that they need to have done by today. Which pushes everything else back.
I really need this weekend to just recoup.
He’s not “claiming” it for himself, rather he’s claiming that he gave me the name. The truth of the matter is that another friend of ours made a comment and a name was brought up, my nickname. This other guy then ran with it and started calling me by that name.
I guess the reason that I’m so irritated is because for over 10 years he’s never called me by my actual name. It’s always the nickname. Well he’s now in a new relationship and I’ve seen him with the new chick 2 or 3 times and he’s called me by my real name. To say I was confused is a understatement. I have no idea why there’s a sudden change but I don’t really like it.
Oh well onward and upward.