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Sending Off for More Snowflakes

May 21st, 2012 at 04:01 pm

Secondspin.com returned a game to me because I forgot to include an accessory. Well, I found the accesory and will be selling the item to them once again. I'm also selling more DVDs that I haven't watched in years so the order I just placed came up to $23.50. Those snowflakes may not come in until June but we will see. To make things even better, secondspin.com is located on shopathome.com website so that's another 4% coming back to me.

If you haven't checked out shopathome.com, you should becuase they pay you to shop at stores you normally would order from online anyway. I'll take that free money. I have a link to them on my sidebar if you're interested.

2 More Checks

May 19th, 2012 at 05:35 pm

I received the last of two checks from Secondspin.com today totaling $87.82. That brings my total snowflakes for the month thus far up to $191.82. My goal is to get to $250!

More Snowflakes are Falling

May 17th, 2012 at 03:58 pm

I received 2 checks from Pinecone today and I sold my Roku for $50. I got an email from SecondSpin.com that they've processed my other two orders so I should be receiving that payment before the month is out as well. So I'm over halfway through the month and my total is $104. That doesn't include my AGCs from SB, checks pending fron secondspin, or my five dollar bills. This is turning out to be a pretty good month for snowflakes eventhough it's 101 here today in Vegas Smile

Great Customer Service

May 16th, 2012 at 10:58 am

A couple nights ago I made a purchase at beauty.com. The next morning I got an email stating their "20% Family and Friends" event started. I went online to cancel my order so that I could reorder and get 20% off but the order couldn't be cancelled because it was too far in the process I guess. Well I decided to send an email and ask if I could still get the 20% off since I made my order just the night before. Believe it or not, they agreed and and gave me a refund of the difference!! Now that's customer service!

$5 Bill Challenge Update and Other Snowflakes

May 15th, 2012 at 09:21 pm

Well it happened again, I paid with a twenty and got 3 $5 bills back. That brings my monthly total to $50. This will end of being my biggest month to date.

Yesterday I received 2 snowflake checks in the mail. $11.99 from Ebates and $34 from secondspin.com. I was expecting more from secondspin but they rejected one of my items because I totally forget about the accessory that came with the DVD. Good thing is that they are suppose to return the rejected item and I can resend with accessory. So my first epxerience with secondspin is working out quite well. I have two more purchases pending so hopefully those snowflakes will come in this month as well!

Ebates

May 14th, 2012 at 01:42 pm

If you have any shopping to do online, you may want to check out Ebates if you haven't already. They're currently offering 13% cashback at over 100 stores. Might as well get paid for shopping you were going to do anyway, if it's in your budget of course Smile


http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?re...GDT3IZze4i5pM7TA%3D%3D

Small Snowflake

May 11th, 2012 at 03:51 pm

I received another $3 payment from Pinecone today. I just completed another survey and have another waiting in my inbox.

I also ordered 2 $5 AGCs from Swagbucks today.

These small amounts sure adds up!

Veteran Retraining Assistance

May 10th, 2012 at 08:40 pm

I just received this email about what appears to be a great opportunity for certain vetereans. I hope it helps someone.

"We will start accepting applications for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)on May 15th for training that begins on or after July 1, 2012. If you are an unemployed Veteran, you may be eligible to receive 12 months of training assistance equal to the full-time monthly payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). You must pursue a program approved for VA benefits offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to a high demand occupation and result in an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree or a Certificate. Don't forget to sign up early as participation in the program is limited to a total of 99,000 Veterans with only 45,000 Veterans allowed to participate prior to October 1, 2012.

VA will publish more details on the program as they become available at our VOW website."

Another Great Place for Possible Snowflakes

May 10th, 2012 at 07:37 pm

If you have any books laying around, you may want to check out cash4books.net to see if they're buying. They also pay for shipping. If you enter bonus code HiddenCash at checkout, you get an additional 15%.

I've used them plenty and never had a problem; I'm off to see if they're buying any of my books!


http://www.cash4books.net/index.php?ref=230767

May $5 Bill Challenge Update

May 8th, 2012 at 08:06 pm

New total $35, broke a twenty today and got 3 fives back in change. Man that twenty went quick!

Bountiful Basket

May 5th, 2012 at 03:42 pm

Here's what I got today. 2 things that I've never tried but will thanks to BB is artichokes and Jicama.


TSP Update

May 4th, 2012 at 08:32 pm

Just wanted to pass on the below about the military starting to offer Roth TSP contributions for both civilians and military. I wish they had the Roth option before I retired but oh well. I maybe starting a civilian position with the VA soon but that's another post. The link takes you to the article.

http://www.dfas.mil/pressroom/dfasnewsreleasearchive/Release0412002.html

$5 Bill Challenge and More Snowflakes

May 3rd, 2012 at 06:59 pm

It's the 3rd of May and my new total is $10. I also placed another order on secondspin.com last night and was able to sell $50 worth of stuff. I plan on placing another order tonight becuase it's the last day to get the 20% bonus. I never sold anything to them before but I've only heard good things. If all goes well, I will have at least $100 in snowflakes from old DVDs and CDs that's been sitting around the house for years. Can't beat that with a stick!!

Great Place for Snowflakes!

May 1st, 2012 at 07:47 pm

If you haven't already, check out www.secondspin.com They buy old CD's, DVDs, and games. They also reimburse you for shipping up to a certain point so making sure you read the shipping policy. Until 3 May you get a 20% bonus on anything you sell. I went through some old DVDs and CDs that were sitting around and made $47! I will definitely be going through more stuff tomorrow.

May $5 Bill Challenge

May 1st, 2012 at 02:58 pm

Another month is here, therefore another challenge for myself begins. The rules of the challenge is easy, I will save all five dollar bills I get. Last month I saved $50! My goal is to have at least $400 saved up by the end of the year. $232 to go!!

How are you challenging yourself this month??