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Rashes, Grandpas and Rebates, oh my! September 30, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shannon @ 10:09 pm

Long time no update. From the looks of the rest of your blogs, I would say we are all in the same boat, BUSY!

Here is what is happening on the homefront: rashes galore. It all started out with the neighbor kid having it, then Audrey, then Rachel, me and now Jon. I could not go to work tonight and possible tomorrow because of the rash. How would you like your food server touching your food with a rash? It is from head to toe but not scratchy. I took Rachel to the doctor and he was not concerned about it and said it would go away on its own.

My grandpa is staying with us for the next few weeks while my mom and dad enjoy a nice trip to Hawaii. The poor guy has no hearing and just sleeps all day. I feed him and remind him to take his pills. The kids are enjoying having him around. He brings me back to a time when I would hang out at his house when I was younger and play with my grandma. I always thought my grandpa looked like Charles Bronson.

Another thing that has been keeping me busy lately has been rebates. I think I am addicted. I mean, how can I not be when I can save money using the coupons and then get paid more for an item? Coors had a rebate recently for $35 cash back for your meat purchases. Hello? Has anyone met my steak loving husband? We buy that stuff all the time from Costco. There was no beer purchase required and had to spend $75 on meat, either all at once or throughout the 45 day window. The magazine that got me started was Refunds Make Cents. Great magazine. It does take quite a lot of your time though. Another thing that has kept me busy is at Albertson’s you can earn free movie tickets for buying Pepsi products and Quaker. For every $25 you buy in soda (and more products) you get 2 free movie codes from Fandango. You can do this deal repeatedly until 10/31. I also mentioned Quaker. I am a granola bar girl. We go through these things all the time in lunches and what not. This turns out to be a double deal because for saving your receipts and UPC symbols (I admit this is a pain) you can get free Leapfrog products.

Today I just sent away for my free Cinderella alarm clock. You buy any 6 products like Mr.Clean, Tide, Bounty, Febreeze and some others and you get this for FREE! Audrey will be so excited! I tell you guys, I thought I was doing well with the coupons, but now I have graduated to a new level. I will gladly give you all the next class if you wish.

Next month I plan on starting an opinion site where for every five reviews you get a $5 Starbuck card. There is also a site where you can get a $5 gas card for doing the same thing. And as my girlfriends know, when asked for my two cents worth, I give a dollar! (Lee drop your gun.) 🙂

Some more fun news is my friend Shellie is getting married. Did I mention where? In Maui! I am going. Jon is staying home and I am going with my buddy Becky for some fun times. This will be a crazy travelling season because a day after I return, Jon and I are visiting up north to see Erin and Joel and tell them what they really need on their baby registry. I am also going to meet up with a friend I lost contact with from high school. In addition, I just received an email via MySpace, from my big sis from Sigma Kappa and she lives in Sacramento. I am going to try to squish that in somewhere as well. So excited!

A lot of you on your blogs have been writing about tv – Jon and I are also enjoying Lost. Invasion is fun and I admit to being addicted to Survivor and the Apprentice. I think that is all we are watching for nightime tv until 24 and American Idol come back.

So I updated my blog – now you all go do the same so I can read about how busy you all are. Can’t wait to see you, read about you and/or talk to you all!


7 Responses to “Rashes, Grandpas and Rebates, oh my!”

  1. Jason Says:

    Rebates are cool! My favorite conquest is the time I was able to hook together a sale, a coupon, and a rebate which resulted in my getting a gig of ram for my computer and they paid me 15 bucks to take it. Stick it to the man, baby. Stick it to the MAN!

  2. Shannon Says:

    It does leave you with a feeling of getting away with something but it is legal! Good job on the ram.

  3. Steve Says:

    Watch out for the I’m-excited-about-my-new-toy-and-too-busy-playing-with-my-new-toy-to-remember-to-send-in-the-rebate-form obstacle.

    Probably not much of an issue when you’re buying meat, but it can really bite you when you get a brand new cell phone with all the bells and whistles.

  4. Steve Says:

    Oops. Too many hyphenated words.

    Sorry for breaking your website, Shannon. 😦

  5. Shannon Says:

    No problem Steve. I have a rebate book organized of when I sent in the paperwork, a copy of the paperwork if possible and all the rebate details like when I should be expecting it, the address and/or phone number. Then when I et the check, I mark it received.

    I know that is why they have rebates because they hope people will lose all the info or forget about it.

  6. Gordon Says:

    This isn’t really a rebate but those coin star machines at the supermarkets have a new promotion that they are doing. Now if you put your coins in their machines you can choose to get money back minus 8% or you can get a gift certificate from Amazon or Starbucks with the money you put in plus 9% back. Since they’re pretty much giving money away, I doubt it will last long so get those piggy banks out quick.

    Its good to know that I’m not the only person that is willing to scour the earth to save a dime.

  7. Shannon Says:

    Gordon, thank you so much! I have not heard of this. I am going today!

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