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Half . com and gift cards

January 3rd, 2011 at 05:46 pm

I sold another dvd on half .com today. That makes a total of 6 dvds for $24.25. I also had the sale at secondspin .com for another $14.50. Pretty good way to start the 2011 $20 challenge!

I got a $25 Lowes gift card for $15 in the mail today. My company offers a shopping program to employees (% of at various merchants). Each day they offer "outrageous offers", which are like black Friday deals every day. They're usually really good (like the $25 gift card for $15), but they're hard to get (e.g., open only to the first x hundred that claim them). In addition to this one, I got a $50 Best Buy credit for $25. My plan is to go for these deals throughout the year and use those credits / gift cards for birthday and Christmas gifts.

Other than that, I've been battling with our flexible spending provider at work. No matter how I fill out my claim form, there's always some problem. It's killing me. I have $411 left from my 2010 allocation, and I have until March 15th to use it up. Looks like new Rx sunglasses for me and contacts for hubby, along with visits to all of my medical professionals! Fortunately, I scaled way back this year, to only $600 for the year. I heard that next year, which will be a biggie (DS will need braces), they're lowering the total from $5,000/family to only $2,500. Bummer.

I also have to battle with Cablevision. We switched to FIOS, and haven't sent the modem back yet, and they tried to charge me a $100 equipment fee. Ouch. That will be going in the mail tomorrow! I'm NOT paying that...

So that's it. Just keeping things tracked and organized, and making slow and steady progress.

5 Responses to “Half . com and gift cards”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great job on the sales. I sold quite a few of ours DVD's and CD's last January. The ones we pulled a few days ago were only worth a nickel each. I donated them instead.

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    Thanks CCF! They're piling up! Just got an email for one more DVD for $2.25! Wahoo!

  3. retire@50 Says:

    What a great deal on the gift cards. Lucky you Smile

  4. mjrube94 Says:

    Retire@50, PM me your email address and I'll send you an invite to participate. I'm going for a $100 Pottery Barn for $50 today. If I win, I'm going to sell it on EBAY. These gift cards may be my ticket to boosting my $20 challenge this year!

  5. retire@50 Says:

    I'm afraid I don't know how to do PMs and couldn't find instructions anywhere. However if you either reply directly to this email or if you leave a message on one of my posts I can email you directly that way. I appreciate the offer to join, thanks.

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