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Fitbit, etc

November 28th, 2016 at 06:07 pm

My Fitbit one's cover for the metal piece has been missing for months. It wouldn't be an issue if it weren't for the holes it's making in some of my clothes.

This weekend after making yet another hole, I decided it was time to look for a replacement.

I had been thinking about upgrading to the one with GPS, but just don't want a watch like gadget. So, sticking with the One.

I started looking at replacement clips - $15 on Amazon for a non-knock off.

Hmm... do I really want to spend my fun money on that?

Then I decided to call the CS for fitbit. After I explained the situation, the rep checked to see if my One was under warranty. Nope. But then she said that as a one time courtesy, they would send me a new clip!

Sweet! A ten minute phone call saved me $15 (and from more holes in my clothes!)

On Friday I accidentally left my CVS card at CVS. I only realized this when I got an emailed receipt.

Someone had decided to take it and use it. Frown

I went to CVS on Sunday and was able to use up a number of coupons/extrabucks so the so honest person with my card couldn't use them.

Today I spent about 15 minutes on the phone getting my old card deactivated, and my new one ordered.

What a pain!

So I attempted to vacuum on Sunday and proceeded to have a melt down. The vacuum's hose was totally blocked.

DH came to the rescue - although it ended up with him dismantling half of the vacuum.

I have always hated vacuuming. This vacuum has made me hate it more.

It was a wedding gift, which was timely due to both of our vacuums dieing ... but it's not up to a pet household.

So ... we are bidding on a Rainbow vacuum system with an aquamate attachment. For a short stint many years ago, I tried my hand at selling Rainbows. They're good machines - and priced right when bought used. If its hose gets clogged up, it won't require a cordless drill to dismantle it!

By the time the vacuum was unclogged and reassembled, and I'd vacuumed the upstairs, I had two hours before I had to return the Rug Doctor. (Partly why the melt down.)

It took over an hour to just do 3 rooms and the bathroom. Ugh.

I'm not really even sure it was worth it or not. Maybe once the carpets are completely dry it'll seem more so.

Oh - as I was leaving to go get the RD, I had put a load of laundry in the washer. I was in my car, ready to pull out, when I remembered that I had clipped my Fitbit to my nightshirt! Which was in the wash.

I don't know the last time I moved that fast. Smile

The shirt was towards the bottom, so it was a miracle that the Fitbit still works!!

DH asked me last night if I have a reputation for being absent minded at work too... Smile

12 Responses to “Fitbit, etc”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    My daughter put a flash drive through the wash once...came out fine. Oh, and her iPod earbuds, too. I was able to get a courtesy charger for my Fitbit, it was out of warranty too.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've had two Zips ruined most likely sweat ... so for the One to survive actual immersion ....I was very thankful.

  3. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    Great call on reaching out to Fitbit.

    We have a Bissell pet vacuum that my mom gave me years ago. I love that thing, and it's recently been giving us trouble. DH took it apart last year and gave it a thorough cleaning, but he still wanted to look into a new one because it smells when running it.

    Yesterday, Amazon had an $80 Hoover PowerScrub Carpet Cleaner. I went ahead and got it to try it out since I really want the carpets in our new place to last.

  4. Kiki Says:

    I have the carpet cleaner that is recommended by Mary Hunt and debt Proof Living. It is a hoover steam vac. Here is a review by her: http://www.everydaycheapskate.com/home-and-family/love-hate-relationship-carpet/#more-10214

    and http://www.everydaycheapskate.com/home-and-family/the-best-thing-i-ever-bought/

    I found mine on Amazon for about $125. Then a neighbor used it, liked it and found one on craigslist for $35. Go Figure! I use it the way she does with hot, hot, hot water and spray the carpet with something before I clean it, let it sit and steam it and vacuum it up. Cleans well and dries quickly.

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    Wow, Kudos to fitbit for customer service! Funny, I just bought one for myself for Xmas. I was hoping to do fitness challenges with my friends. Maybe we can get an SA fitness challenge going!

  6. alice4now Says:

    I have a Fitbit I stopped wearing this summer, I need to put it back on. I am much more diligent about getting my steps when I am wearing the Fitbit.

  7. Dido Says:

    I like the idea of an SA fitness challenge!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks for the ideas on vac/stem cleaners. The one main thing we need is something that can handle lot of pet hair / my hair, without clogging. That;s why we thought of the Rainbow.

    A fitness contest would be awesome!

  9. Kiki Says:

    I just remembered that when i lost my fitbit on a plane someone sent it to them and they contacted me and sent it back to me!

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How cool Kiki! We get fitbits left on the bus a few times a year - I wonder if we could send them to fitbit and they contact the owners?

  11. ThriftoRama Says:

    How about after Xmas I'll post an SA fitbit challenge we can all join in??

  12. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds good, Thrift!

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