Tuesday, October 23, 2012
My 'Mas Mess
Ok, this is the part where you can argue with me. I'll listen but I'm still going to do it my way. It's my challenge to myself so self decides the rules.
I did the Jewel deal(buy $100 in gift cards and get a $20 catalina for groceries back). I bought $200 worth of gift cards($40 free). The cool thing is I used the American Express card with $200 on it. That $200 has done well by me! I used the free money that I have earned and loaded it onto a prepaid American Express credit card. They sent me $35 in American Express gift cards for doing that. Then I used that credit card to buy the gift cards from Jewel and got another $40 free. So $75 in free money on top of the original $200 being free! I'm a little awesome.
I used the two $20 cats for our groceries and then put the $40 in the Christmas fund. Geez, all that to tell you I got another $40. I'm betting that you aren't even reading this part! Have your eyes glazed over?
American Express $25(gift card)
American Express $10 (gift card)
My Points $25 (gift card)
Send Earnings $27.94
Amazon Gift card $100(won)
HHGregg Visa cards $469.99
Jewel $40(from buying gift cards)
For a grand total of------$1146.93
I got a $10 Papa Johns gift card for 50% off in the mail.I never count anything until I have it in my hot little hands. I also got a $25 Regal cinema gift card for 50% off.
At Jewel, I bought 4 $25 Applebee's gift cards, 3 $25 Kohls gift cards, 1 $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. I'm counting them as paying full price. I did earn $40 but it is going into the Christmas $ pot. Again, my challenge my rules.
This is what I have gathered so far for Christmas...............................
1 $10 Papa Johns gift card($5)
1 $25 Cinema gift card($12.50)
4 $25 Applebee's gift cards(full price)
3 $25 Kohls gift cards(full price)
1 $25 Barnes and Noble gift card(full price)
1 $25 American Express Card(free)
1 $10 American Express card(free)
1 $25 Bass Pro Shop Gift card(free)
4 $25 Amazon Gift Cards(I paid FULL PRICE)
2 $10 Boston Market Gift gift cards($5 each)
2 $10 Chili's gift cards(free)
1 $10 Chili's gift card($5)
3 felt hats at $1.93 each. $5.79 for all(50% off)
2 Christmas bells at $4 each. $8 for all(50% off)
1 Shaggy D.A. DVD(free from Disney Movie Rewards worth $7.50)
1 tabletop ping pong for free(was $10 marked down to $5 used my CVS bucks to pay for it)
6 spatulas for1.92 each. $11.52 for all(70% off)
9 plates for 1.92 each. $17.28 for all(70% off)
11 cookies jars at 6.39 each. $70.29 for all(70% off)
I've spent $445.38. If I had paid full price, it would have been $820.38. I'm at 45.7% savings rate on the things that I have purchased.
Now get a cup of coffee to wake yourself back up,