Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Random Financial Things From This Week

First off....thanks for all the love yesterday.  I am doing much better today.

Second, I have noticed a bunch of things this week, and instead of a huge post, I wanted to just make some notes and brief comments.

Late Fees.  I haven't seen one of those in a very long time.  I flipped out when I saw one on CC2.  But then I scrolled down further and saw it had already been reversed.  I paid the bill on the due date, which was a weekend.  Apparently their automated system charged the late fee because the payment wasn't posted by the due date.  But since I did pay it before the deadline, they reversed it.  Scared me for a minute.

G-man and the Grocery Store.  OMG.  I swear, he has no idea how to buy everything you need in one trip.  The past several weeks, there will be 2 to 3 trips to the store, by him, on the same day.  I don't count picking up prescriptions since those have to be paid for at the pharmacy.  He realizes he forgot something (usually something major) and has to go back.  Talk about a waste of time, gas, and money.

I suck at budgeting outside the norm.  Sassy was invited to a birthday party.  I need a gift for a baby shower.  Do I have a budget for these types of items?  Nope.  Need to start another account for these random things.  I budget for Christmas, tax bills, birthdays in our family.  Other people....apparently they didn't make the cut in my scattered head.

I am "addicted" to getting gas points.  One of the local grocery stores offers $1.00 off per gallon of gas when you fill a new prescription, and $0.50 off when you refill 5.  In addition, they offer $0.10 off for every $50 of groceries you buy.  How sad that I was "excited" yesterday at the eye doctor that I have a mild infection and needed drops.  And my first thought was ....ooooohhhh......$1 off gas, plus I have 2 scripts to fill, which brings me to 4/5 I need for another $0.50 off!!!  Additionally, I have $0.50 off per gallon at another store for my next fill up (probably sometime over the weekend).

The things that run through my head.....*sigh.*


  1. At least your husband will go to the store. Mine will starve to death or wait until I get in the car intent to go some where and then say can we stop at the store? After he has sat on the couch for 4 hours and I have been working. If we are close to home. I stop the car and get out leaving him. Then I walk home and get the other car. He can get his own butt to the store. I have such a few precious bits of time, I am not going to buy his corn pads on mine. You only have to do this a few times and they quit asking.

  2. I do all our grocery shopping and never forget a thing, do I need to give your hubby a lesson?


  3. That's so funny about the fuel points! My husband and I do the same thing! Our store offers double fuel points for gift cards so we bought gift cards for all the children for Christmas to various stores. And yes, I've been excited before to need a prescription for the fuel points.....shameful isn't it???

    Nice to find your blog! I'll be checking back in from time to time.


  4. @Kim - he works at the grocery store!!!! He has no excuse!!!

    @HS - You know what is funny about leaving items at the store....I will send him with a LIST. And he still forgets stuff!

    @Poppy - We buy gift cards to get the gas points too!