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August Snowflakes

September 6th, 2013 at 03:36 pm

As I said before, August was slow for the snowflakes. I received the following:

Swagbucks $25.00
Found Money .25
Ebay Sales Proceeds 36.48

Total $61.73

That brings the total for the year to $497.20. I'm thinking of sending the majority of this to CC debt, as it has just been sitting in a savings account...

Today was a NSD. I did a few loads of laundry which I dried on the line. I also earned over 200 Swagbucks, most of which were from doing surveys!

Tomorrow I have to work 4 hours, which may give me a couple of hours of overtime this week with the holiday pay. It won't be much, but certainly a few extra dollars!

Friday News!

August 9th, 2013 at 03:07 pm

Snowflakes have been a little slow coming in this month. I did receive $25 from Swagbucks in my Pay Pal account.

I spent some time today doing surveys on Swagbucks. I think I will meet my goal as I only have a few more points to go, and I haven't even watched the videos yet today!

I have one item on Ebay that will end tonight with 4 watchers but no bids yet.

It seems like today will be a NSD!

Another No Spender!

July 7th, 2013 at 08:07 pm

I'm very happy I didn't spend any money this weekend. I stayed home again today! Besides, it was too hot again to go anywhere.

I spent today listing several items on Ebay as Buy It Now. I've found that for some things that works better than the auctions. Sometimes with the auction-style, I don't feel like I get what the item(s) are worth...

I cooked some chicken in the crock pot today. I made a salad & cubed up some of the lemon-pepper chicken in it for work tomorrow. After four days off of work, I still don't feel like going back!

A Hot, Humid Weekend!!

July 6th, 2013 at 10:18 am

It's 88 degrees here and the heat index is 101! I'm sure glad I did the yard work yesterday. I have no desire to go outside much today, let alone go anywhere; therefore, I'm planning a no-spend day in the air-conditioned house:-)

I do have some items I want to put on Ebay and try to de-clutter a bit. I really dread listing stuff on Ebay--writing descriptions, taking photos, etc.--and tend to put it off for months. Ugh! Anyway, I did list and sell some items last week and currently have 2 listed as auctions.

I also want to devote some time to updating my snowflakes from June and total that. I don't have much accumulated in 2013, like I mentioned previously but know that every little bit adds upSmile I also need to figure out where to allocate the $ that I currently have set aside in the snowflake account. Any ideas? We just came back from vacation last week (that I paid for in February), but we did stay an extra day. Maybe I can pay for that expense from the snowflakes. Also, I have accumulated some CC debt in the last couple of years that I've been absent from blogging! Actually, I could probably put a greater percentage to CC debt and a lesser amount to a slush fund. Advice?

I plan to do some more swagging today. I have already met my goal with a survey I took earlier this morning. I don't have problems exceeding my goal on my days off work, but when I work I simply don't have the time to devote to it...

I have some laundry hanging out now and made some homemade chocolate mint tea that I picked from my garden. Enjoying a glass over ice!! Yum!

Have a great, frugal weekend!

Sunday News

March 21st, 2010 at 01:54 pm

Today is a NSD!! I haven't even left the house.

Yesterday I found a dime and a penny while running some errands. We did another mystery shop on Friday evening.

I received an Amazon GC by email from Reward Port Surveys. It was for $10.

Today I listed 5 items on Ebay today. One of them had a bid on it. Another one has a watcher.

Other than that...not much going on here.

Have a wonderful day!

Busy with Mystery Shopping!

March 14th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I have done three restaurant mystery shops in the last week. The food has been delicious. The service, on the other hand, especially at the one place was not very efficient with less than acceptable wait times after ordering meals. But all in all, not bad considering we can eat out for minimal OOP expenses due to reimbursements and shopper fees. I have another casual restaurant assignment scheduled for tomorrow night.


I have found a total of 2 dimes, 1 nickel, and 2 pennies over the course of the last few days while doing these assignments. So 27 cents in found money.


I got a $2 check from Survey Savvy on Friday. Yesterday, I received my Rite Aid monthly check rebate for $12.99. So a bit of extra money to send to the extra income fund.


Today is another NSD! Yeah!!

Today was a No Spender!

March 7th, 2010 at 05:28 pm

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

I did do some yard work--picking up sticks and raking some residual leaves from the fall.

Nothing much financial going on today. I got a Prevacid rebate ready to mail out tomorrow.

Have a great evening!

No Spender & Survey Check

February 27th, 2010 at 10:58 am

Looks like today will be another NSD!!

Yesterday I got a $2 check in the mail from Survey Savvy. I will add that to my extra income fund.

2 No Spenders + Refund Check

February 21st, 2010 at 11:28 am

I had 2 NSDs this weekend. No need to go anywhere and spend money!

I got a refund check in the mail yesterday from the cable company. We switched from cable to satellite TV and I had a few days credit left since we switched in the middle of the billing cycle. The amount of the check was $7.79. I will add that to the extra income fund since the money was already budgeted for cable.

Have a great Sunday!

A Second Snow Day

February 11th, 2010 at 08:13 pm

I had another day off work today due to the weather. I have been home for 2 days now, so 2 NSDs. I didn't actually get the driveway shoveled completely until today. My muscles are really aching now!!

Tomorrow evening I have a restaurant mystery shop to do. I will probably run a few errands as well.

More No-Spenders & Ebay Update

February 7th, 2010 at 07:21 pm

Since we had so much snow this weekend, I didn't go anywhere or spend any money for 2 days.

Today I listed 5 items on Ebay. There are bids on 2 items so far and numerous watchers!

Here are some pictures of the snow we got:

2 No-Spenders!

February 1st, 2010 at 05:03 pm

I had 2 NSD this weekend. I didn't go anywhere on Saturday or Sunday. It felt great not to be spending money, not to mention the gasoline I saved by not running a bunch of errands!

Small Amount of Extra Money

January 30th, 2010 at 09:23 am

I got 19 cents added to my Pay Pal account from You Data yesterday. Also, I found a penny at the gas station while running errands last night.

Today I have been doing some surveys. I requested a payout of $2 from Survey Savvy.

It looks like today will be another NSD!!

Have a wonderful weekend!


January 26th, 2010 at 06:12 pm

Today was another no spender for me.

I got another refund check in the mail today for $17.72 for the Olay Quench Lotion. I will add that to the extra income fund!

Sunday Update

January 24th, 2010 at 06:20 pm

Yesterday I found a penny while at the grocery store. I also received a refund check in the mail for $3.69.

I had Direct TV installed yesterday. So far everything is fine. Many more options than with cable TV and much less expensive Smile.

Today was another no-spender!!

Have a safe evening!

NSD + Great Mail Day!!

January 17th, 2010 at 08:30 am

Yesterday I have another no spender.

I got a total of $16.28 in refund checks today in the mail. Also, I got a product to sample from Pinecone based on a survey I did last weekend.

Today may be another NSD...we will see!!

NSD, $5, & Republic of Tea

January 6th, 2010 at 07:25 pm

Today was another NSD for me.

I got a $5 gift certificate in the mail today from Rite Aid from their Christmas promotion. I also received a Republic of Tea catalog in the mail (which I requested) along with a sample of Chocolate Strawberry tea! Has anyone ordered any tea through this company? I love drinking all types of tea and was just wondering if this brand is worth the extra money.

NSDs and a Small Check

January 3rd, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I had 2 no spenders this year so far--Friday and today!!

Yesterday I got a refund check in the mail for $2.88 so that will be added to the extra income account for the week.

I need to prepare some refund offers to send out tomorrow and work on my budget a bit, then I plan to relax a little.

Have a great day!