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Awesome Weekend

April 23rd, 2012 at 07:33 am

**I did get my $250 Amazon redeemed. Woohoo!

I should have just bought my Quicken with these rewards, but I was not 100% sure they would come through this month. The points were there Saturday and I redeemed them last night.

I will pay off the credit card next paycheck, and close it shortly thereafter.

**We are still working on spending on Chase. Up to $2300 of $3000. I figure we will be done around 5/31.

**Mid-May I will try the Citi double dip. Or I may wait until we get dh's MRI bill. He has an MRI scheduled in May, but we often don't get billed for many months. I figure that bill will help immensely on our next reward. If the Citi double dip does not work, AmEx Gold is next on the list.

**I still need to apply for my $150 reward. No other offers have popped up in the mean time, so I will probably apply this week.

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**Reminds me, we had a couple of free options for lodging in Denver, but this weekend we confirmed the nicer option (studio suite with MIL's vacation points). Phew!! More driving for us. We could have stayed free with Grandma, but she has been a little confused, and I Wasn't 100% sure if she would get it set up correctly. I was worrying about showing up with no place to stay. She tells me the bed is terrible (they have rooms for guests at her retirement home), but I didn't really give a flip if it was free. BUT since this is free too, I think it will work out better.

Our airfare and car rental will probably be covered with rewards, so this is working out much better than expected.

**I just checked the weather because we went to the beach yesterday. It was supposed to be a record 80 degrees (it was 90 on Saturday!!), but it was foggy and cold. We tried to wait it out a bit but gave up around 1:00 when it felt like it was just getting colder and foggier. I just checked and it was a whopping 59 yesterday. Rolleyes Well, we tried. I was just stoked we'd be at the beach on such a nice day. But I felt better to see that the sun never came out. At least we didn't just miss it with our impatience. Wink

Anyway, we had fun anyway and we found a jellyfish on the beach. How cool is that??? {I had no idea jelly fish were around - that is good to know. Yikes!!}

**We had a very vacation-y weekend with our folks. Went down for a birthday party, spent the day in the in-laws' pool (aaaahhhhhh) and hit the beach Sunday.

5 Responses to “Awesome Weekend”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun times ahead with all those vacation plans!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    I do not know if *fun* is the right word. It's more of a chore of a trip, to help out Grandma a bit. *sigh*

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Hi HB - good to hear from you!

    The sales are usually kind of summer and Christmas. It's got to be coming up - probably in June? I will let you know when I know more.

    I deleted your post to protect your e-mail address. {I couldn't just delete the address - sorry!}

  4. Homebody Says:

    No worries. I so appreciate it more than you know. Mother of 7-year old is 30 and was diagnosed with cancer right before she moved from Humboldt to Roseville. She had the surgery (salivary gland) and is doing better, but still needs her follow-up MRI. My other friend is my former neighbor and lives in Lincoln. Both families bought houses and both husbands are teaching at the CHP academy.

    I need to start following and participating again as I have completely stopped paying attention to money and budgets at a time when it is more important than ever (still disabled)!

  5. Monkey Mama Says:

    HB - I asked my dh and he said June. So in late May or early June I will contact you with dates.

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