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Money In The Parking Lot + Refund Check

May 31st, 2009 at 04:32 am

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!

Friday Update

May 29th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

I'm adding $424.03 to the extra income fund for this week:

$415.58 Saturday income
$003.75 Sold coupons
$003.78 Ebay net sales
$000.82 You Data earnings
$000.10 Found money

I now have over $5,000 in the extra income fund. I've updated the sidebar with this deposit.

Have a great evening all!!

Extra Income Update

May 28th, 2009 at 04:01 am

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.

$68.82 Deposit

May 25th, 2009 at 08:56 pm

I have $68.82 to add to the extra income fund for this week:

$65.02 Net Ebay Sales
$00.03 Found Money
$03.77 You Data income

I now have $4765.46 in the extra income fund!

You Data Earnings + Picked Up Another Penny

May 24th, 2009 at 01:12 am

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 22nd, 2009 at 02:46 am

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.

$65.02 in net Ebay sales

May 21st, 2009 at 03:16 am

After deducting shipping/fees from the items I sold on Ebay so far this week, I have gained a bit over $65. Not bad I suppose!

I have a few more items listed only 1 has a bid on it, but several watchers on many of the items.

So another $65.02 towards the extra income fund for this week!

Another penny!

May 20th, 2009 at 12:25 am

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.

Ebay Update

May 18th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Yesterday I posted some more items on Ebay. Auctions on 2 of the items end today and both have bids on them. The other five items have several watchers. One of those items have a bid.

So I'm hoping for at least a bit of extra income. I will probably post my net Ebay income on the items ending this week by Wednesday.

Have a nice evening!!

I Redeemed My Market Points

May 16th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I finally reached over 1000 Market Points with Global Test Market to cash out--1025 to be exact. So I will be getting a check for a bit over $50 from them in a few weeks. I took me a while to accumulate points this time...I didn't seem to have as many invites. The last check I received from GTM was in December 2008.

Have a great evening!!

$692.62 To The Extra Income Fund!!

May 15th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

I'm combining 2 weeks of extra income for my deposit this time:

$480.22 Saturday income
$060.00 Craigslist sale
$030.87 Ebay sales
$016.44 Refund checks
$054.91 Mystery shop fees/reimbursements
$050.00 Health care surveys
$000.18 Found money

That brings my grand total in this account to $4,696.64. I've updated my sidebar to reflect this deposit.

Have a great weekend!!

Ebay and Survey $ Update

May 15th, 2009 at 01:21 pm

Out of the items I recently posted on Ebay, I sold all of the 5 items. I still have 3 items listed with watchers on two items + a bid on one item.

After the fees/shipping costs, I netted $30.87 (4 items) so far. I am still awaiting payment on 1 item. Certainly not a lot of money, but at least something + I cleared out some clutter in the house.


A few weeks ago, I completed 3 health care related surveys. I received a total of $50 in my Paypal account this week for participating in those. So more extra income!! Smile

Have a wonderful Friday!

Reimbursement + Rebate Check

May 15th, 2009 at 12:24 am

Last week I took a continuing education course one evening relating to my field. It was for 3 hours & cost $95. I paid for it several weeks ago, then this week my employer reimbursed me for it. Since I had already budgeted that amount out of my pay, I decided to mail a check for that amount to the car loan principal.


In the mail today, I received a refund check for $14.95, which will get added to the extra income fund.

Have a great evening!

Mystery shops + found a dime !

May 14th, 2009 at 12:25 am

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 wasn't that much anyhow, but still it all adds up.

Found another penny!

May 11th, 2009 at 10:40 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!!

Craigslist, Ebay Update

May 11th, 2009 at 12:13 am

Earlier last week I listed an item on Craigslist. Now I've never had any luck selling anything I posted there. In fact, I listed this item before. At that time I got several responses from interested potential buyers. I was not at all successful because people would say they would meet me to look at the item and never showed up...didn't even have the sense or courtesy to call to cancel the appointment. It seems that is the rule, rather than the exception. Anyway, no luck selling the item a few months ago. Reluctantly, I re-listed the item because I really wanted to get rid of it. To my surprise, someone contacted me to make arrangements to meet me & actually followed through & purchased the item. She was a really nice person & was thoroughly interested so she paid me exactly what I posted in the ad. I explained to her that my previous experiences were not acceptable & that I appreciated the fact that she offered great communication & actually followed through on her committment to meet me. That surely is commendable these days (it seems)!! Anyway, I got $60 for the item. More extra income!!


As far as Ebay goes, I have 6 items listed currently. Four of the 6 items have bids, with plenty of watchers. So it looks like I will have some extra money to throw into the extra income fund. I have about 4 more items to list that I've found around the house that I no longer need, so I will post them this week hopefully!

Have a great evening!!

Happy Mother's Day!

May 10th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I just wanted to wish all the mothers a very enjoyable & relaxing Mother's Day!!

Have a great day!

I found 5 cents!

May 9th, 2009 at 10:38 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 6th, 2009 at 02:19 am

I found two pennies 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!

Listed Some Ebay Items

May 5th, 2009 at 01:52 am

I just finished listing some items on Ebay...four to be exact. I still have some to do tomorrow night. I'm not sure what to do about shipping costs, as I believe the USPS rates increase on 5/11. I don't know if Ebay will have changed the rates once the auctions end. I didn't think about it until I already listed the items...oh well.
I have some large lots of DS's clothes(that he outgrew)to list tomorrow.

I also listed one item on Craigslist. I need to clear out some of the clutter in the house.

I'm hoping I can at least sell some of it!!

Another No Spender + Banking Changes

May 3rd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Today I didn't go anywhere or spend any money.

I closed out my online bank account at Provident Direct. There was a bit over $1 left in it. The interest rate at one time was one of the highest and now it is one of the far as online savings accounts go. Provident is switching to M & T Bank sometime this month.

I still have the majority of my readily accessible cash with Shore Bank in an online savings account, which is paying 2.45% APY. I have a checking account with ING Direct to pay my bills. I need to find out if I can have subcategory accounts with Shore Bank.

Have a great evening!

Interest, surveys, refunds, etc.

May 3rd, 2009 at 04:22 pm

For this week I am adding $387.30 to the extra income fund:

$345.62...Saturday income
$027.39...Refund checks
$010.29...April interest
$004.00...Survey income

This now brings the total in this account to over $4000 !!

I Finally Got My Rebate...

May 1st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

for the Goodyear tires I purchased in February. The amount is $25. I also got another refund check in the mail for $2.39. Both of these checks will be added to the extra income fund for the week!

Have a great evening!!