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New Snowflake Generator, etc

March 2nd, 2013 at 09:44 am

I don't know if there is a version for Android phones/tablets, but I discovered a new app which allows you to earn giftcards/paypal cash. It is called App Trailers. I downloaded it last night and already redeemed and received a $1 AGC! All you have to do is watch short videos advertising various phone apps, or tv show trailers, etc.

Nice Smile I haven't seen a way to use / get a referral code, but I thought some of you might be interested. Smile

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I have cashed in for my first 4 AGC's from Swagbucks. Tomorrow I'll get my 5th one, and probably a $25 one as well. That will give me $50 in AGC money just from SB this month. Smile I'll have around 800 leftover towards April's giftcards.

I'd like to see if I can earn enough to get $40 of gift cards in April. (This month I was able to do a large deal, but I can't count on that happening too often.)

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Yesterday I went into town and spent $80 at Safeway. $23 of that was spent on Morningstar products. There was a deal - spend $20 on certain freezer aisle products, and get $5.00 coupon towards your next order. So, I got that, plus another $10 off coupon and a $.50 coupon for Stouffer's (I love their spinach souffle.) It wasn't all groceries, I also got asprin, cat food, and a birthday card.

I'm thinking of going back on Friday and if the same deal is still on, buying another $20 worth of Morningstar products (they have the corn dogs!!) which would only really cost me $5... Hmm... Will have to make sure I have enough freezer space.

The only reason I went to Safeway instead of Walmart is because I realized that the 5% grocery deal with Chase probably doesn't include Walmart... oops. I used 3 coupons I printed from SBs - asprin, cat food, and some snack food. I probably would have done better on some of these deals at Walmart, but I also wouldn't have gotten the corn dogs or the $15.50 in coupons!!

I also filled up my car - $3.39/gallon. According to my gas buddy app, my last tank gave me 32.9 miles/gallon. Not bad at all. Smile

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I am so glad it is the weekend! It was a long week. I was kind of sad on Thursday afternoon because I had my last technology club session (I'll be in ABQ next Thursday, and then the following Thursday is PT Conferences .. and then no more after school activities.)

I'm mostly looking forward to the book seminar I'll be going to on Thursday. The seminar itself I'm majorly looking forward to, it's just all the lesson plans I'm going to have to leave for the assistants and wondering if they'll actually even do them!!

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I'm debating the wisdom of sending the $2000 from my refunds straight to my car loan. I'm thinking about holding it out as an emergency fund, which I could then use to send to the car loan in June or July if I see that everything appears to be stable here. I've just been hearing some unsettling rumors about the finances here ... I'm still going to do at least a double payment, but I think I'll be holding off on sending anymore huge extra payments. I'll still have the money to send if everything still looks good, but I think it would help me sleep a little better knowing I have a good stash in cash .. just in case.

5 Responses to “New Snowflake Generator, etc”

  1. snafu Says:

    I don't know NM specifics but there are threats of layoffs for police, firefighters, EMS and teachers in other states. What dollar savings would you relinquish by waiting until June to pay down the car loan? When do summer school contracts firm up?

    Are you allowed to chose your sub based on availability? It feels better when you know your plan and material will be followed as much as time and unforeseen challenges permit.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    The total interest if I take 3 years to pay it down would be around $180. Most of that is in the first year .. so by waiting to pay it off in a lump sum til June or July, it probably would be around $40 in interest.

    Last year our contracts weren't finalized til late April/early May (can't remember for sure.) That was about the same time we worked on the summer school plans.

    I'm not at a public school, so the cuts won't have an effect on my situation here in that manner. However, it may have an effect on the overall mission/school due to decreased donations from people who are directly affected.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Oh, as far as the subs. I won't have an actual sub, but the various teacher assistants are supposed to bring the kids over and follow whatever plans I have left. So, I don't have a choice in who does what. Last year whenever I made plans and left them, no one even brought their class to the library, so this year I haven't done any lesson plans. But our new principal has told me that she's going to tell them (teachers/assistants) that plans will be left and that they are to be followed. Will see.

  4. scfr Says:

    Hmmm ... Tough call, but if I were in your shoes I'd probably wait on sending in a huge payment until my new contract was finalized, or until the EF was built up, just in case. Your plan sounds prudent.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    thanks SCFR

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