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Annual Fee Refunded

March 29th, 2014 at 06:32 pm

YAY!! I got the refund check for the annual fee that I was charged for the Southwest CC. I will apply it to my 52 Week Savings Challenge!

Quick Update

March 25th, 2014 at 06:02 pm

I realized that I posted about ordering my $500 in giftcards from Southwest promotion but never posted when I received them. Well I got them in the mail a week or so ago. Once I received them, I sent an secure email via the website requesting the account be closed and that the $99 annual fee be refunded. I'm happy to report that I've already requested a check for the refund. So more snowflakes on the way!!

I must admit that I'm happy that I'm currently not working on any spending requirements for cc cards at the moment. Don't get me wrong, the snowflakes are great but its nice to not have to worry about spending so much for a while(or at least to the next offer comes along Smile

New 2014 Snowflake Goal

March 8th, 2014 at 07:10 pm

Before I announce my new goal, I want to give a quick update on March snowflakes thus far. Earlier this week I received a tax refund of $3721 of which I threw at the mortgage. The main reason I believe it was so high is because of the education credit that I qualified for since I'm a full-time student. Yesterday I returned some items to Wal-Mart to the tune of $24 and today I got a rebate check from ShopatHome for $27. So that's $51 that will be going towards my 52 Week Savings Challenge. So as you can see March is more like an avalanche versus snowflakes Smile

Since I have already surpassed my initial 2014 snowflake total of $4000, I'm officially changing my goal to $10,000!!! My yearly total is now sitting at $5674, so I'm 57% there already!!! Here's to the power of snowflakes Smile

Another Mortgage Milestone

March 7th, 2014 at 01:50 am

I now own 75% of my home!! Only 25% left and 16 blocks to fill four walls!!!!!!

2014 Mortgage Progress

Gift Cards Ordered

March 5th, 2014 at 04:11 am

A couple days I posted about receiving 50,000 reward points($500) from my southwest card. Well the only option was to order gift cards, so I broke it down as follows:

4 $50 WalMart cards
3 $50 Amazon cards
4 $25 Kohl's cards
1 $50 JcPenny

I will probably use the Walmart cards to offset my grocery budget and the other cards mainly for Christmas. So instead of using $750 of my 52 Week Savings Challenge towards Christmas, I now only need to use $450. Since my current challenge total is already up to $702, I can officially say that Christmas 2014 is officially funded!!!