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Discover Surprise Snowflake

April 30th, 2014 at 03:57 pm

Yesterday in my mail there was a pretty plain envelope which didn't have a return address or anything. Good thing I opened it because it was a $5 Starbuck gift card from Discover!It stated they were sending it "just because", well heck I'll take it!!

I need to deposit my $1 bills today in order to tally up my monthly snowflake total! Make sure u check your mail for unexpected snowflakes!!

End of Month Snowflake

April 29th, 2014 at 09:16 pm

At the beginning of the year I opened up a Chase savings account that offered $200 reward.Well I just checked my account and it has posted. Actually it posted last week but I'm just now looking at the account. If I'm not mistaken I have to leave the account open a few more months or the reward will be forfeited but I will double check for sure. This will be going straight to the mortgage!!

Another credit

April 25th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I took advantage of another AMEX offer. I bought a $25 gift card from PetSmart and got $5 reward. I love how Amex rewards the credit right away, so that's $10 so far. I still need to take advantage of the Lowe's and Sweet Tomatoes offers. I will probably just buy gift cards at both. I also got an email from Petco saying that shipping is free today with any purchase. Well Amex has a offer where if you spend $25 you get $5 so I might check out dog food. I normally buy dog food at the commissary because its much cheaper but I will see.

That Was Quick

April 23rd, 2014 at 11:10 pm

I just applied for the Quick Silver card on the 19th and I got it in the mail today. I think I will just charge $500 of my tuition on it and be done Smile

I also bought $6.99 download from ITunes to take advantage of AMEX and the $5 rebate has already been credited to my account. Will count that as a snowflake.

CC Reward

April 19th, 2014 at 08:35 pm

After reading Keeping it Frugal's post, I looked up the Cap One Quicksilver card. It's currently offering a $100 reward when you spend $500 in first 3 months. I can make that easy so I applied and was approved. YAY for more snowflakes Smile

AMEX Offers

April 13th, 2014 at 12:45 am

For some reason I decided to log into my AMEX account to see if they had any good offers and sure enough they do.

1. Spend $5 at ITunes get $5 credit
2. Spend $50 at Lowes get $10 credit...I'm going to purchase gift cards
3. Spend $25 at PetSmart get $5, wish I would have checked yesterday because I just took my dog to the groomer. I will get gift card for later use

I think all offers expires 30 Apr so I will take care of things this week!

Target Snowflake

April 7th, 2014 at 03:14 am

Today I went to Target to take advantage of the deal they had on Cottonelle toilet paper. Basically I bought 2 30 double rolls which equals 60 that was on sale for $15.99. In return a got a $10 gift card which basically makes it $11 each. Not too shabby, so I'm counting that gift card toward my April snowflakes.

March Avalanche!!

April 1st, 2014 at 02:47 pm

March was a great month for collecting snowflakes because it turned into an avalanche. Granted the bulk of it came from my tax return but at least it went towards killing my mortgage which will hit another milestone this month(will post later when it happens)

My grand snowflake total for March is $4394!! That puts me at 63% of reaching my $10k goal for 2014!!

Snowflakes:
Tax return: $3721
Southwest CC rewards: $500
CC Annual fee refund: $99
ShopatHome rebate: $27
Wal-Mart returns: $24
$1 bills: $13
Swagbucks: $10