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Extra Money

August 9th, 2009 at 09:22 pm

I got another refund check in the mail yesterday for $4.50.

Today, I was out and about with DD and found a dime and 3 pennies in the mall while shopping for school clothes.

So I have another $4.63 to add to the extra income fund!

Survey + Found Money

August 3rd, 2009 at 09:35 pm

Yesterday I found a penny in the Wal-mart parking lot. Then today at the mall I found another penny.

I got a Pinecone survey DD into my Paypal account today for $3.

So $3.02 to the extra income fund!

Just When I Thought...

July 30th, 2009 at 07:31 pm

...that I wouldn't have any extra income to add to my account this week, I found a dime! I went to Panera for lunch and right there on the counter at the register was 10 cents just waiting for me!

Hopefully I will have more to add to the fund for the week, but it isn't looking too good!

It Was a Busy Weekend!

July 20th, 2009 at 07:20 pm

Of course Saturday I worked. I got out about 1 hour early...last patients (a family of three) didn't show for their appointments.

After I got home, I did laundry and yard work. I mowed the grass, pruned some bushes, and bagged the twigs/weeds.

Then Sunday I had another Cheesecake Factory mystery shop assignment to complete. Since it was for brunch, the children & I left at 9 AM, as it was about a 2 hour drive. It was located in a mall, so we did some window shopping (lots of high end stores that I have never bought anything at). After that we went to a tourist area near the bay and spent all day there. I bought several books for DD & DS at Barnes & Noble there...cost about $42. Then we got some ice cream that was $12. Throughout the day I found a dime & 4 pennies as we were walking around. Smile On the way home, we stopped at Walmart. We finally arrived back home about 11 PM. It was a fun day and everyone seemed to enjoy it.

I got another refund check in the mail today for $10.97.

DD & I walked the dog tonight and I found another penny along the street...so 15 cents in found money over the last two days!

Have a great evening!

Mystery Shopping, Surveys, Found Money

July 11th, 2009 at 08:59 pm

Last night I did another Texas Roadhouse mystery shop. I took DD and DS along. I spent $35.75 with the tip and will get reimbursed $35. So that's $0.25 for each person! Then we went to Rita's Italian Ice for dessert, as I had a mystery shop assignment to complete there too.

I received a $5 DD reimbursement for a Bruster's mystery shop that I did last month.

I got paid for a health care survey I did 2 weeks ago--$10. Also got a check in the mail today from Your2Cents for $10.

This morning I went to the ATM before work at a convenience store and found a dime and penny on the sidewalk. After work I stopped at another store and picked up a penny. So 12 cents in found money today!!

So I have a bit of extra money to add to the weekly deposit for the extra income fund.

Sunday Update-Shopping, Ebay, etc.

June 28th, 2009 at 07:50 pm

Last week I had 3 items end on Ebay. After fees/shipping I netted $27.15 for those.


Today we went to Walmart, Wegman's, & CVS.
I had a $50 GC for Wegman's that I received almost 2 years ago at Christmas time from my employer. There aren't any nearby where I live, although there is one close to my Saturday job. Since my commute is so long, I just never felt like stopping to go grocery shopping after work. Anyway, I have never been to a Wegman's, and I was impressed with the quality/freshness of the foods. I have always heard excellent comments about their exceptional customer service as well. It definitely is a nicer, upscale grocery store in comparison to what I've seen around this area. I plan to return there again whenever I'm in the area because I still have $ left on the GC.
I bought (3) baby carrots 0.79/lb, 2 lb. blueberries $4.99, radishes 1.19/lb, 2 1b. strawberries $3, plus some other items, but the prices were the same or lower than Walmart (where I usually get fruits/vegs)& a lot fresher!

I found a penny at the entrance door at CVS.


So, I'm adding $27.16 to the extra income fund!

3 Cents, Reward Check, & Sample..

June 27th, 2009 at 08:47 pm

This morning on my way to work I stopped to fill up my gas tank and found a penny by the gas pump. Then driving home from work I went to the same convenience store to pick up an early edition Sunday paper and at a nearby Coinstar machine, I spotted 2 pennies lying on the floor!

It was a fairly good mail day also. I got a sample pouch of Dunkin Donuts coffee that I had requested several weeks ago + a Citicard Rewards check for $57.44.

So $57.47 more to the extra income fund!

Saturday News

June 13th, 2009 at 07:37 pm

Today I found a penny by the gas pump when I was filling up my car.

Then in the mail I received a Rite Aid refund check for $4.99 + the title to my car that I paid off last week!! Smile

So a pretty good mail day and $5 to add to the extra income fund for next week!

Ebay + Found Money

June 2nd, 2009 at 08:09 pm

I had an Ebay auction end yesterday. After shipping/fees, etc. I netted $74.30 for an electronics item. Not bad...I will add that to the extra income fund, along with the penny I found walking through the laundromat to where DD works.

I filed a dispute for an unpaid item I had listed on Ebay. The bidder/buyer hasn't responded to any email or tried to contact me in any way. It has been over 7 days that the auction ended. We will see what happens there...

Money In The Parking Lot + Refund Check

May 30th, 2009 at 09:32 pm

Today after work I went with DD to Wal-mart. As we were walking through the parking lot to the store, I noticed some dollar bills in the middle of the road. Now I haven't found anything but coins in probably years. I was very excited to have found 2-$1 bills!! Smile

Also, I got a refund check in the mail today for $2.99.

So a total of $4.99 to send to the extra income fund!

Extra Income Update

May 27th, 2009 at 09:01 pm

Earlier this week I sold some coupons through an advertiser when I subscribed to a refunding magazine (from years ago who I've been in contact with sporadically just for this purpose). I received $3.75 in Paypal for that.


I found another dime today at Wal-mart near the checkout area.


Also, I listed another item on Ebay on Monday. It has many watchers & bids on it already. I got payments today from 2 auctions that ended last week. I'm still waiting on one more payment. I need to ship those items out tomorrow. I'll figure the net sales after costs probably tomorrow.

You Data Earnings + Picked Up Another Penny

May 23rd, 2009 at 06:12 pm

This week I have earned $1.20 from You Data. Not a lot, but certainly better than nothing.

I stopped to fill up my car with gas today and found a penny by the gas pump. That's 3 cents I've located this week!!

Have a great evening!

Thursday Update

May 21st, 2009 at 07:46 pm

At work in the hallway I found a penny today. More to the extra income fund!!


Since my regular monthly car payment was applied to my account, I now owe less than $2100. With the additional principal payments of at least $70/month, I should easily have this paid off before the end of the year.

Another penny!

May 19th, 2009 at 05:25 pm

I found a penny at the Wal-mart checkout area again. A little more extra income!!


I feel like I'm getting sick...sore throat and generally just weak/tired. Hopefully I can stop it from progressing any further, but we shall see. I think I will have a hot cup of lemon tea now.

Mystery shops + found a dime !

May 13th, 2009 at 05:25 pm

I signed up to do several mystery shops this week at Rita's, Bruster's, and Sonic. I've already done the first two, the other one I will do tomorrow.


I found a dime by the soft drink dispenser outside of Wal-mart today!

I'm going to combine last week's extra income with this week's deposit...it wasn't that much anyhow, but still it all adds up.

Found another penny!

May 11th, 2009 at 03:40 pm

After work today, I stopped at Rite Aid to buy the FAR item for this week--got 2b Fat-tastic Mousse. By the checkout counter I spotted a penny there waiting for me!


I've got several Ebay auctions ending tonight, so I will post my net income here in the next few days. Now I'm going to list a few other items.

Have a good evening!!

I found 5 cents!

May 9th, 2009 at 03:38 pm

I found a nickel in the Walmart parking lot today, right by my car door!

Plus I got a refund check in the mail for $1.49.

More $ to the extra income fund!!

2 cents more...

May 5th, 2009 at 07:19 pm

I found two pennies today...one at Walmart and another in my own dryer (someone failed to empty their pockets once again).

I will add this to my extra income fund!

2 cents & a refund check

April 23rd, 2009 at 04:12 pm

I found another 2 pennies...one last night at a convenience store and another one today again in the locker room.

I also got a refund check in the amount of $2.39. So an additional $2.41 to the extra income fund!!

Today was payday so now I'm going to work on the finances Smile

Eating out at work + found money

April 17th, 2009 at 05:59 pm

I've done really bad this week with spending money on lunches. Normally, I try to only eat out *maybe* once every 2 weeks. Yesterday I went to Panera and spent $8.25. Today was a co-worker's birthday so I had to pitch in $6.25 for pizza and a cake. I had plenty of healthy foods--fruits & veggies, yogurt, etc.--to eat both days, but sometimes I can be talked into going out. Some days it is because everyone else is going & I don't want to sit alone to eat lunch. Then other days it is to celebrate a birthday, baby shower, wedding, etc.

We have drastically cut back on dining out too as a family. So I guess sometimes I feel a bit guilty that I'm eating out for lunch, but I very, very seldom dine out with the children. It has been at least 3-4 months since I've made much more of an effort to scale it back. With that said, we would eat out *maybe* once a week, but it was usually fast food.

Anyway, I spent $14.25 for 2 lunches this week when I had healthier food in the refrigerator at work. Oh well, I need to work on this because that extra $ could have gone to my car loan!!


On a positive note, I found another 6 cents in the locker room again today. When my co-workers drop coins, they just don't bother to pick them up, hardly ever. I usually wait several days to see if anyone takes the coins & if they don't, I take them. So more money there to the extra income fund!

Have a great evening!

Found a penny...

April 15th, 2009 at 03:24 pm

Today I found another penny at a beauty supply store!

I also got my tax papers mailed out. Other than that, nothing much new here financially.

Have a great evening!!

Surveys, found money, budget

April 10th, 2009 at 11:47 am

This morning while at Wal-mart I found more money...this time a nickel nearly the same area I found a dime earlier this week!!

I have completed some surveys this afternoon. I sent an email inquiring about a $10 payout I requested back in February at your2cents.com. It has been nearly 2 months and I still haven't received the check Frown

Yesterday was payday so I need to work on my bills/budget now...

Have a great day!!

22 cents more!

April 7th, 2009 at 06:23 pm

Today at work I found 12 cents in the locker room.

Then at lunch time I went to Wal-mart and found a dime by the photographer stand!

That's $0.22 to the extra income fund for the week. It may be my only source of additional funds to deposit this week Frown

Found a penny

April 4th, 2009 at 03:45 am

Last night I found a penny at Walmart.

Also I got some avocados (5) for $0.58, which I thought was a great price. At the register they rang up $1.38 each. I pointed it out to the cashier...I mean after all, I would never pay $1.38 for 1 avocado!! She adjusted the price for me as the guy behind me in line was huffing & puffing, deeply sighing, etc. for the extra time it took her to credit me the $4. He ended up switching to the next lane and I left the store before he did anyhow! Smile I don't care it was $4!!!

Have a great Saturday!

Found a penny + more checks today!

March 28th, 2009 at 02:43 pm

I stopped by a convenience store to use the ATM and I found a penny heads up on the floor in front of the machine!

In the mail I received 2 refund checks for a total of $6.35.

Since I already made the extra income deposit for this week, I have $6.36 accumulated already towards next week's deposit!!

Have a safe weekend!


March 20th, 2009 at 04:49 pm

Today I found a nickel in the locker room at work.

Also got another refund check for $2.49.

So another $2.54 to the extra income fund for the week!

NSD + Found Money

March 12th, 2009 at 03:19 pm

Today was a NSD for me. Not much going on here other than I found a penny yesterday at the grocery store.

More to add to the extra income fund!

Have a great evening!

Found a penny!!

March 7th, 2009 at 03:33 pm

Today while I was at the post office I found a penny heads up under a counter.

More to add to the extra income fund!!

Citibank, NSD, & Found $

February 24th, 2009 at 05:33 pm

Yesterday I got the CC Rewards check in the mail from Citibank that I requested last week. The amount is $68.07, which will get deposited to the extra income fund.

Then I went to Walmart with a few co-workers at lunch time. I didn't buy anything there, but I did pick up a penny near the cash register area as I was waiting in line with a friend of mine.


Today was another NSD for me!!

Found more $ and extra income deposit

February 21st, 2009 at 04:10 pm

Today I stopped at Sheetz on the way home from work to fill up gas tank and found a dime inside the store near an ATM.

I also got another refund check in the mail for $9.25 today.


This week I am depositing $377.53 to the extra income fund:

Saturday income- $348.71
Refund checks- $ 26.24
Coupons sold on refund
site- $ 2.45
Found money- $ 0.13

Have a great evening everyone!

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