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Sold a book, mailed some rebates

November 29th, 2006 at 10:21 pm

So what's new in my little world of finance...

I sold a book at The topic was how to be an executor for an estate. I bought it a few years back for $.10 from our library, and I made $2.50 on the sale. I'll be the executor for my father's estate, so I thought it might come in handy, until my dad proceeded to tape record step-by-step instructions on how to take care of everything. (He's a bit eccentric, or a control freak, maybe a bit of both)! So the book was expendable.

I mailed out a bunch of rebates today, and have one more to go that I need to get out before this weekend. Then the cycle starts all over again. I never really got into rebates before a few months ago but, man, it's unbelievable the deals that are out there. In some cases I'm getting a few bucks back on things I definitely would have bought anyway, so that's cool. In other cases, there are Free After Rebate (or close to it with coupons) that have allowed me to try new things and/or build up my stockpile of stuff.

I can't remember the last time I paid for toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, deoderant, most shampoo (hubby's brand loyal), hair spray, deoderant, feminine products. Amazing, and I'm not even that good at it, relative to some of the people out there. One of my goals between now and the end of the year is to figure out the best way to track it all...I've been struggling with that one for a while.

Watched the Grinch last night - another classic. It's on Broadway through January, but I haven't heard any reviews yet. (B'way shows have gotten SO unbelievably expensive, with tickets regularly topping $100 each. Even with the two-fers, it's still a lot of money).

2 Responses to “Sold a book, mailed some rebates”

  1. paigu Says:

    Good for you! I haven't bought deoderant or razors in years, thanks to freebie offers.
    I didn't know Broadway tix were getting so pricey =( Have you tried standing in line for the discount tickets booth in Times Square? You might also check in your local library or at your company; they sometimes have discounts (for matinee shows, mostly).

  2. kashi Says:

    You aren't that good at it?? Ha!!

    I will most likely be the executor of my parents' estate as well. I'm trying to coax them into actually creating a will...*sigh* They've started with some sort of belongings tracking software. Going to keep pushing for a will...

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