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DH and I Sick ... Financial doings

December 22nd, 2016 at 04:58 pm

DH has been pretty sick the past few days - bad coughing, etc. Tuesday night we went to the CVS minute clinic near us to see if he had strep throat. Thankfully he didn't! (I catch strep EASILY.)

I haven't been feeling too great myself. Took today off, since the next six work days pretty much everyone will be gone, and I CAN'T take off no matter how sick ..

Spent some on cough syrup, oj, etc.

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I came across this link on Facebook yesterday - most of the things were ones I'd heard of before, but there were a few new ones.

http://www.frugalforless.com/35-work-from-home-gigs-that-pay-you-once-a-week-or-daily/

One I signed up for is PointsClub. So far, so good. The surveys pay even if you don't qualify. The main thing is to visit the site every day without fail, so that when you DO get a qualifying survey, it pays out more.

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I got an advert for Barclay Mastercard - spend $500 in 90 days, get $200. I had to wait for them to go through my credit monitoring service (provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield for free), but got my approval email on Tuesday. Once I get the card, I'll pay $500 towards DH medical debt. Boom! There's our $200. Smile (Which will be put towards student loans.)

Now I just need to wait a little while and find another deal like this for a spend $500 get $100 (or hopefully $200!) to finish off the medical debt.

I called to find out what percentage deal the hospital offered for paying if off all at once - a measly 10%. Yeah. No. 20%, and we'd be talking. Just with this one credit card deal I shaved off more than 10%! (There's a balance as of now of $1632)

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I bought 3 pairs of leggings from Amazon, and also a Bissell hardfloor steam mop. They should be here by Saturday or Monday. (Used gift card money/rewards points.)

I got quite a few compliments on my dress/sweaters from my shopping spree at work. Big Grin In fact, the lady who is on light duty had been looking for clothes for her youngest daughter who is a BBW like me Smile and hadn't thought of Lane Bryant or JC Penny's. She went there and found several items her daughter LOVES. Her daughter said (through her mom) "tell the lady you work with that I LOVE her!" LOL

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I'm so glad this is an off week for my stepbet. I would have forced myself to get my steps in, but definitely wouldn't have enjoyed it.

From my last stepbet I earned $11.90. My current stepbet (which starts for real on Monday) I only paid $35 to join (emailed a coupon!) So, I'm essentially starting off with a $5 bonus. Smile Hopefully I'll be feeling better by Monday.

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Bing had some issues this past weekend with points crediting. I guess enough people complained (me included!) so today they put out a 1,000 point clicker as an apology. When you click on it, you're taken to a page full of images with a variety of Sorry's on it. I thought that was pretty cute. Smile

11 Responses to “DH and I Sick ... Financial doings”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope you don't catch the illness and your husband feels better soon!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Oops! I see you also aren't feeling well. I hope you feel better soon.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks CCF. Slept a lot today, and will be heading to bed again here soon. Generic Nyquil for the world!

  4. alice4now Says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon, sounds like you have a busy week ahead of you and you don't want to get worse.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Well, I think you are a BW, but not a BBW! Except that you are rather tall compared to me. Smile
    For some reason I have always found JC Penney to be the place to find a nice dress, though I haven't had occasion to buy one lately....

  6. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks Alice. After today, I plan on two days of r and r - Monday I'll have to get my steps in, but won't do much else (unless I'm feeling better by then. )

    Ahh, thanks CB. Smile My last church dress I got at JC Penny's- so yeah, it's a good place to shop.

  7. fern Says:

    Nice barclaycard deal....i'm going to look and see if i can find it

  8. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Great credit card deal! Hope you two feel better soon.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Fern - it was a mailed offer - I haven't seen anything like it online.

    Thanks VS. Not feeling that much better yet - but managed to make it through the work day.

  10. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you feel better soon, both of you. It's bad enough when one is under the weather, worse when both are.

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Rob.

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