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Payment Cleared

October 1st, 2013 at 12:59 am

The payment for the $125 Ebay sale I made yesterday cleared PayPal today! I will mail it off tomorrow and include the funds in my October snowflake total. I'm also waiting payment for a Pinecone survey I took over the weekend. What a way to start the month!!

I made $125 in 2 hours

September 29th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I finally got off my butt and listed on Ebay a Nintendo 3DS system that my daughter got over 2 years ago but only played it a few times so it's basically still new. I listed it as an auction but also with the Buy Now Option(which I never used before) for $125. I listed it at 1:00 and it sold at 3:00!

Looks like the buyer sent payment already too but I got an email from PayPal saying they're reviewing the transaction(I've never had that happen) Hopefully they clear it quick so I can get it in the mail.

Boom, $125 in 2 hours, I'm really going to go crazy listing stuff now!!

Possible Snowflakes

September 28th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

If you have old CDs/Movies/Games just sitting around, you may want to check out www.secondspin.com. Right now they are giving an additional 20% bonus for the stuff you sell. Use promo code SELLMORE13 at checkout. I've used them previously in the past and never had a problem but make sure you read the rules about shipping reimbursement to avoid confusion.

The bonus is only good thru 30 Sep so I better get busy checking

Still Got Paid

September 28th, 2013 at 01:06 pm

I logged into my Navy Federal Credit Union Account and saw that my military retirement pay is already sitting there. I wasn't really worried because I always keep a month of expenses sitting in my checking so that I'm a month ahead but it was still great to see this early. I just hope all of our active duty personnel get paid without delay!!

School Snowflakes

September 21st, 2013 at 03:58 pm

I'm currently working on my doctorate degree by using the Montgomery GI Bill from my time in the military. Well I just found out that my monthly entitlement is increasing by $84 starting 1 Oct. Since my school tuition is not increasing, I'm going to count that $84 as snowflakes. Now I will just pray that the government doesn't shut down and screw everything up!

Great Way to Get Small Amounts from Unused Giftcards

September 15th, 2013 at 03:24 am

I think I got this from someone here last year but wanted to repost since I just used it again with success! Anyone have those gift cards that you use up until there is a couple of bucks here or there and you just can't figure out what to do with them? This goes for those generic Visa/Mastercard/AMEX/Discover gift cards of course (not merchant cards.)
If you do any shopping online it might be worth it to consider cashing them at Amazon. Amazon will issue a gift card directly to your email and you can redeem the gift cards on your account and accumulate a balance that you can spend at checkout. As long as you have a minimum of 15 cents you should be able to redeem the card there. I just did it on a Vanilla Giftcard that only had a balance of $2.54 and I got my Amazon giftcard email immediately. It's only $2.54 but I'll take it.

Instructions: When you get to the home page on Amazon click on "Gift Cards" at the very top. Then click on "Email" under the ways to send option on the left of the screen. Then chose the card you want under email delivery(I just chose the first one). Under "enter your gift card details" put in your amount of the gift card and then fill it out so that you are the recipient (putting your email address in the Recipient e-mail field.) Then click "Add to order" and then proceed to checkout. While you're checking out it asks you for the card number you want to use. Put in the gift card number and the expiration of the gift card if it has one. Under name put your name (that worked for me.) Then finish checkout. You should get two emails. One showing the purchase and then a follow up one with the gift card number and the amount.

I hope this helps! I'm adding that $2.54 to my monthly snowflakes Smile

September Snow

September 12th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Last month I opened up an account with Navy Federal Credit Union to take advantage of being able to purchase a 1 year CD that's earning 3%. After opening the account, I learned that they had a special going on for new members that opened an account in the month of August would also get $100. Well my $100 hit my account today! Too bad I already paid my extra towards mortgage principle for September yesterday or I could have sent in a little bit more. My bank only allows me 1 extra online payment a month but I can go inside the branch.

With what I sent yesterday, I now own over 60% of my house!!

Text is 2013 Mortgage Progress and Link is https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85406469/Mortgage%20Progress%202013b.pdf
2013 Mortgage Progress


September 7th, 2013 at 03:18 am

Has anyone every used the prepaid cell phone service? If so did u experience any problems. I'm looking at ways to cut my cell phone bill. Tonight on HSN I noticed that that had a special for an LG smartphone with TracFone. It comes with 1400 minutes that's good for a year, triple the minutes for lifetime after that, phone cover and car charger all for $79 and free shipping. The other good thing is that I get to keep my current #. I'm going to look back through my old bills and average up my minutes. Going this route could possibly save me over $100 a month the first year if can stretch 1400 minutes.